Thursday, September 28, 2006

WIP and linen tape

I want to show my current WIP. I am wondering what lining to use. Off-white would be boring but I don't think that I have a nice orange fabric, need to check and that can take ages as I am the owner of tons of fabric...

I recently got the most amazing bookbinding linen tape from this ebay-seller. It comes in 6, 10, 13 and 19mm width and has a very nice quality. I want to use it for stamping because it's very difficult to get nice trims that are affordable... But first of all I will have to make the stamps - I will keep you posted.

Oh, and I finally posted the swap package for Mayumi. Hope she likes the things I got for her!

Friday, September 22, 2006

Felted again

Felted flower brooch 2

After a long break I finally managed to do some felting with my daughter. I felted a couple of flowers. I made brooches of two of them that I am selling on etsy. I am also working on a clutch...

toy sewing machine

toy sewing machine I found on ebay

This is a sewing machine that I found on ebay and wanted to give to my 8 year old daughter but I am not sure if it works. Unfortunately, it didn't come with instructions :((
There doesn't seem to be a space for batteries, so maybe it works without? Would appreciate if anybody could help!

Sunday, September 17, 2006



There are so many Japanese craft books around but just the two books that I want most seem to be out of print. So, if anyone has one or both of them and doesn't need them anymore (fat chance of that, I know), please send me an e-mail at!

Monday, September 11, 2006

thrift stores, 2nd hand clothes

for those of you who like to visit thrift stores, there you go (haven't been to most of them and am not sure if they still exist...!)

Falbala Knaackstrasse 43, near Kollwitzplatz, 10435 Prenzlauer Berg
tube station Eberswalder Strasse
Faster, Pussycat! Mehringdamm 55, 10961 Kreuzberg
tube station Mehringdamm
Garage Ahornstrasse 2 /little road off Einemstrasse, 10787 Schoeneberg
tube station Nollendorfplatz
Kleidermarkt Colours Bergmannstrasse 102, 10961 Kreuzberg
tube station Gneisenaustrasse/Mehringdamm
Made in Berlin Potsdamer Strasse 106, 10785 Berlin - Tiergarten
tube station Kurfuerstenstrasse
Tenderloin Alte Schoenhauser Strasse 30, off Muenzstrasse, near Hackescher Markt, 10119 Berlin - Mitte
tube station Weinmeisterstrasse
Treibstoff Bergmannstrasse 106, off Mehringdamm, 10961 Berlin - Kreuzberg
tube station Mehringdamm

I also found a list of markets you could visit while in Berlin but I am not sure if it's up to date!

Craft and fabric shops in Berlin

(not complete! Changes possible!!)

craft stores

idee. Creativmarkt

Wilmersdorfer Strasse 108-111
10627 Berlin – Charlottenburg
opening hours:
mo - sa 10.00 - 20.00
they don’t have a working webpage
tube station Wilmersdorfer Strasse

another branch around the corner from KaDeWe department store (see below)!

im Storkower Bogen
Rudolf-Seiffert-Strasse 3
10369 Berlin
tel 030 - 99 49 90 61
opening hours:
mo - sa 09.00 - 20.00
S-Bahn (S42, S43, S8), stop: S-Bahnhof: Storkower Strasse
Bus 156, stop: S-Bahnhof: Storkower Strasse

Hobbyshop Wilhelm R├╝ther
Goltzstrasse 37
10781 Berlin-Schoeneberg
Tel 030 - 23 63 68 3
opening hours:
mo – fr 10:00 - 19:00 h
sa 10:00 - 16:00 h

more branches here:
Berliner Strasse 90/91
13507 Berlin-Tegel
opening hours:
mo – fr 10:00 - 19:00 h
sa 10:00 - 16:00 h

Kollwitzstrasse 54
10405 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
opening hours:
mo – fr 10:00 - 19:00 h
sa 10:00 - 16:00 h

Breite Strasse 37
13597 Berlin-Spandau Altstadt
opening hours:
mo – fr 10:00 - 19:00 h
sa 10:00 - 16:00 h

fabric stores

Frau Tulpe Stoffe & Accessoires
Veteranenstrasse 19
10119 Berlin - Prenzlauer Berg
opening hours:
mo - fr 10 – 20 h
sa 12 – 18 h
tel. 030 – 4432 7865
check their website (Produkte: Stoffe, Accessoires)

Frankfurter Allee 50
10247 Berlin
Tel. 030 / 291 83 54
opening hours:
mo - fr 9.30 – 19 h
sa 9.30 – 16 h
tube station Samariterstrasse

KaDeWe department store
Tauentzienstra├če 21-24
10789 Berlin
tel 030 - 2121-0
opening hours:
mo - fr 10 – 20 h
sa 9:30 – 20 h
tube station Wittenbergplatz

Wertheim department store
Kurfuerstendamm 231
10719 Berlin
tel 030 - 880 03-0
opening hours:
mo - fr 9.30 – 20 h
sa 9 – 16 h
tube station Kurfuerstendamm

also check out Turkish markets:
there used to be one on Paul Lincke Ufer just off Kottbusser Damm in Kreuzberg (tube station Kottbusser Tor), it used to be on Fridays but I have to check that...