Mittwoch, 30. November 2011

seven and counting

seven days until I'm working at a bookstore wrapping gifts all day until christmas~

pro: I'll get books at staff discount
con: working from 9am to 8pm ( no life !!! aahhhhh!!!!!)

at least I've managed to finished all bags for Kafe Kunst Fest! pics will follow :)

Samstag, 26. November 2011

omaha

just discovered Winter Family yesterday.
I don't think you can listen to it all the time. it's just something you need to sit down for and carefully listen.


Freitag, 25. November 2011

huzzaaaa!

The last months, almost a year, I lost track of finding good new music and following the bands I already love.
I missed so many new records.
I can't even tell why I got bored of music.
but I'm back now!
gonna catch up on everything! huzza!


Donnerstag, 24. November 2011

preview


As I already said. I'm working on a batch of 10 bags right now for Kafe Kunst Fest in December.
I got 5 of them fully finished. 
All bags are handpainted, then dip dyed and embroidered.
They all got an "under the sea" theme :)
so here's a small preview of two of them.
unfortunately the lighting doesn't bring out the dip dye ombre effect...






  


the price will be around 10-15€ I guess. I'm
not sure yet.

pumpkin frozen yogurt

Yesterday I grabbed the last pumpkin at the supermarket and I made some delicious pumpkin pasta for about 10 people because I can never estimate how many noodles I need.

Nevertheless I had about half of the pumpkin left, and since I'm the only one in this household who likes pumpkin, I couldn't make a pie. ok I could, but I couldn't eat it all by myself. So instead I made myself some frozen yogurt!
Here's the recipe:


Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt



makes 2 servings

70g pumpkin purée
500g low fat yogurt
70g sugar
2 egg whites
cinnamon
ginger
vanilla flavouring

Prepare:
First you need to make the pumpkin purée. You could also use the canned one but I couldn't find it.
Heat up some water in a pan and cook the pumpkin about 30 minutes on low heat. 
Then pour off the water and mash the pumpkin.
Let the purée cool down a bit.

Also you need to sift the yogurt so it gets a kind of cream cheese consistency. Put a kitchen towel in a sieve and onto a bowl. Then put the yogurt in and some plastic wrap upon it. Let it rest for around 6 hours!


When the preparing is done you can mix the yogurt (wich will be only around 300g left) with sugar. Mix it for a few minutes (4-5) so it gets all creamy.
Then stir in a bit of cinnamon and ginger spice, as well as some vanilla flavouring.
Beat the egg whites until stiff and gently fold into the yogurt.
At the end mix in the pumpkin purée.

Then you have to freeze it for about 3-4 hours until it reaches the consistency you wish.
Take it out every hour and stir it.

Dienstag, 22. November 2011

For Sale!




I'm selling these handmade cotton bags!!
I made them two years ago for Kafe Kunst Fest, and those are the only two left.
They were printed with a stamp technique and cellular rubber.

Each bag is 7€ plus shipping!

fabric heaven

yesterday I went to buy some new fabric.

Usually fabric shops tend to be super expensive but I went to a wholesale plant where you can buy at purchase cost.
So I saved a whole lot of money and got myself a nice striped sweatshirt fabric.
Also I found this red Jersey on a pile of remains, which means it couldn't be cut smaller anymore, but I got it for a good price of 7€. Remains are paid 5€ per kilogram.
And they gave me some small fabric remains for free :)


Samstag, 19. November 2011

ermergency plan

I'm always late with my projects. I can't manage to keep my schedule. But when working with others I really try. Nevertheless this time all my effort didn't mean anything because now my emergency plan becomes effective.

As I told you I'll be taking part in Kafe Kunst Fest on December 11th. So a friend of mine had everything prepared..bags and shirts...and they practically just needed to be sent to me to be printed and embroiderd.
But life doesn't play like you want to, and due to a fire everything burned or is useless now.

So luckily a few weeks ago I purchased some plain cotton bags, which gives me the opportunity to still have something to sell.
I'm glad that the whole project doesn't fall trough all in all...but I'm also very sorry for my friend who might not even come....which is understandable.

So there are ten bags waiting to be handprinted, dyed and embroidered. 
Tschakka!

(Pictures will follow)

Freitag, 18. November 2011

self control is equal to zero

if it's about books.

bought another two. ha!
the price was just too attractive.
and I had too much time left waiting for my train.


Kafe Kunst Fest

1 - Taken by me, Kafe Kunst Fest 2008|||| 2&3 - Taken by Sebastian Botzler, Kafe Kunst Fest 2009

Every year, usually one or two weeks bevor Christmas, the Kafe Kunst Fest takes place at the Kafe Kult in Munich.
This year it will take place on December 11th, only for one day.
There will be a Craft Market, with lots of d.i.y. stuff you can buy (like screenprints, selfmade bags/plushies/clothes and so on) but also an exhibition of photos, comics, illustration, zines, and so on. 
As a visitor you can participate in workshops like how to build own instruments out of tin cans and other unusual stuff.  Also there will be a station where you can print and sew something. 

I've kind of grown used to the Kafe Kunst Fest since this will be my fourth time in participating. And even though this year it will be super stressful for me to take part, I cannot imagine not doing so :)

For four years now a friend of mine and I have our own little project called "TEAM WELTRETTER". We've been sewing own clothes and bags, and some of them are handprinted afterwards as well.

I advise you to come and visit us if you can spare some time, since it's totally worth it!

So if you're in or around Munich on December 11th save the date!
Free entry!
For more information you can also visit these sites:




Donnerstag, 17. November 2011

NO SOUP FOR YOU*

*Seinfeld

There are days when I don't know what I want to eat. And when I finally decide what I would like to have the shops are already closed.
so that's when I start to cook up something from scratch.

Yesterday witchcraft and wizardry came together and I made this super yummy soup, which is kind of Asian, but I can't tell which kind because I just threw some stuff in and was lucky to have a good result :)

so here's the recipe: (please note: it seems like a lot of stuff to buy but most of those things either belong to my usual inventory or are cheap to get)


Vegan Super Yummy Non-Labeled Asian Soup



Ingredients:

leek, finely chopped
pickeled bell pepper
garlic, pressed or finely chopped
bamboo shoots
mie noodles (or any other Asian soup noodles)
smoked tofu
vegetable stock 
soy sauce
dried ginger
peanut butter
vegetable oil
and some salt and pepper (I used cayenne) 


First heat up some vegetable oil in a saucepan. Stir-fry the garlic (just a bit..don't let it brown!), then add the leek, bell pepper, diced smoked tofu and a bit of soy sauce. Cook for only a few minutes then add the vegetable stock (about 700 ml). Let it cook for about 10 minutes on mid heat. 
Next you add the bamboo shoots and noodles. It needs to cook for about another 5 minutes until the noodles are done.
Now add the spices as ginger, salt and pepper. And also stir in about half a tablespoon of peanut butter. This may sound a bit weird but it goes very well with the flavours.



Mittwoch, 16. November 2011

page by page


so it happens that I started reading lots of books at once during the last few months and they're piling up next to my bed. 
still I can't stop buying more and more. Luckily I got some money for my birthday. What did I do with it? buy new books! 

I finally got myself a copy of "Blankets" by Craig Thompson , which I already read but since I also got "Habibi" a few weeks ago I wanted to complete the collection of big fast graphic novels!
I just love Craig Thompson's style of illustrating and it took me some time to read through "Habibi" because there were some pages I had to stare on for minutes before I could turn to the next.


Nevertheless my list of books I urgently want to read keeps on increasing ...
What I'll most likely buy next:
  • "Across the universe" by Beth Revis
  • The whole "Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" series by Douglas Adams
  • "Black Hole" by Charles Burns (graphic novel)
  • "Der Geschmack von Chlor" by Bastien Vivès (graphic novel)




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