Thursday, August 31, 2006

as promised

Here comes the promised photo of the octopi that I crocheted recently and forgot to post ... I've seen so many pictures of nice amigurumi that I thought I should try to make one myself. I really adore this sweet cat, but lack the patience to make one, I'm afraid. So I started with something small:

Octopus Tintenfisch Krake
Originally uploaded by zakkablog.

my amigurumi style octopi!
anybody interested?

für einen Froschkönig

für einen Froschkönig
Originally uploaded by zakkablog.

manchmal sind die süßen Kleinen Giftzwerge, aber ansonsten doch eher Prinzen oder Prinzessinen - mit diesen Schühchen dann auch ordentlich ausgestattet...

21.9.2006 Meine Nichte hat einen Sohn bekommen. Er wird der - hoffentlich stolze - Besitzer dieser Schühchen werden. Und für meine Nichte hoffe ich, dass er sich nicht zum Giftzwerg entwickelt!!!

Friday, August 25, 2006

so many things to do

Yesterday I wanted to take some pix of a few finished crafts but then the batteries were empty and I only managed to take a few. Unfortunately I couldn't go out to buy a new pack because I started my own online travel agency not too long ago and there are still so many things to organize and do... if you want to book a flight or journey, ask me!

Anyhow, here is a photo of a little bowl that I made from a yarn blend. I knit the bowl first and then felted it in the washing mashine. It shrunk by about 40 %. It can hold all the odds and ends that usually litter my desk.

I wanted to crochet some flowers but they were supposed to look different from the usual ones, so I made these little starfish-shaped thingies. They look quite beautiful on dark hair, so I attached them to hairpins :-))

Well, I didn't stop there. Why not crochet some daisies, I thought? Well, I think they are very sweet. This one is attached to a hairclip and also looks very nice on dark hair... What do you think?

Thursday, August 24, 2006

I'm an ambassador!

I'm an GYS ambassador!
I got that mail from Rikki asking for pictures and I will certainly spend some time clicking today or tomorrow.
I will also try to post pix of some of the things that I've been sewing and crocheting the last days. Maybe someone is interested in swapping for an amigurumi-style-octopus??

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


Actually, the main reason I am starting this blog is because I also want to join gimmeyourstuff and start sending goodies to you and receiving parcels with goodies from all over the world - it's such a nice idea! I just hope there is somebody out there fancying stuff from Germany!!
So, let me know!
To contact me, please leave a comment and/or email me at ckebel (at)

The name of the blog already gives you a hint: I am really into Japanese crafts. I can spend hours drooling over pictures of craft books posted on flickr, everything is sooo beautiful! I do envy all of you living and working in Japan...
But I also like all those nice patchwork fabrics from the US and Scandinavian cottons - I guess it's obvious that I am completely crazy about sewing, knitting and crafting ;-))

But what would you get from Berlin / Germany?
* craft supplies, e.g. we do have great wool, also felting supplies (wool roving), embroidery floss
* a cut of an Indian saree
* sweets - we do have yummy chocolates, wine gums ...
* spices (also Indian! Cinnamon sticks or powder!) and other cooking or baking stuff
* herbal teas like peppermint or camomille
* German papers or magazines, small children's books
* handmade soap from India
* you name it, I'll try to get it!

I would love to receive:
* craft supplies obviously, e.g. fabrics, buttons, trims, preferably from Japan, Scandinavia, GB or USA (new and vintage)
* craft books / magazines from Japan (e.g. little sewing projects, sewing w/ linen, nuigurumi, zakka, felting)
* origami paper with patterns
* whatever else you may think of...

P.S. I am adding pix of some of the books that I am looking for. So in case you have one and don't need it anymore or you can easily get them, let's swap!! Can't seem to be able to upload a picture of this book - my absolute favourite! Plus the following...

P.P.S. In the future I will only send packages weighing up to 1 kg because supposedly they arrive at their destination much faster! Unfortunately, that also means: less goodies :(