Freitag, 27. Mai 2011

My vegetarian curry-balls for Anna.

A friend of mine turned veretarian some years ago. She doesn't even eat diaryproducts BUT she allowes herself eggs to fill up her depot of proteins.
I do admire her strength.
Playing around in the kitchen the other day, I inventend a new recipe to cook for her when she comes the next time.
It really turned out to be very delicious! Happy!!!


4 medium potatoes (cooked and mashed), 4 dl cooked thai rice, 4 dl white cabbage(chopped), 1 big onion, 3 garlic cloves,2 pinches of sambal oelek, 2 tsp of kikkoman soya, 2 tsp of ketjab manis, 1 1/2 tsp sweet chilipowder, 2 tsp currypowder, 2 tsp curcuma, 2 eggs and 2 ssp of sesame oil.

Fry the chopped cabbage, the onion and the cloves of garlic in the sesame oil. Add the soya sauce , the ketjap manis and the sambal oelek. Let it cool down.
Now mix all the ingredients together and form small balls with your hands or with two small spoons.
Fry in the pan in sesame oil.

The balls are very tasty and the whole kitchen smells indian. LOVE IT!

Serve with a dip sauce and maybe a green sallad.



Mittwoch, 25. Mai 2011

My nest for WS

This is my entry to wednesdaystampers challenge where the theme this week is "nest".
I altered this book for our wholeday crop at the mosaikscrappers a couple of weeks ago.

I used one Tim Holtz (stampers anonymous) stamp as a background inside the book as well, but it is pretty difficult to see on the picture. Stamps on the cover are from Tim Holtz aswell.

So this is my nest, with my three children inside - growing and growing - about to leave the nest soon.


Montag, 23. Mai 2011


Another spread. Theme India.
I was there many years ago - I think it was in 1988.
Brings back memories of smell, people ,flowers, bling-bling, spices, sounds and vivid colours.

Stamps from Katzelcraft,Stampers anonymous, Creavil and a freebie from Craft Stamper. Background made with adirondacks' brights and neocolors2.


Samstag, 21. Mai 2011

Poppy time again!

Photos by Peter today!

Freitag, 20. Mai 2011

Carrés brodés - embroidered squares from Afghanistan.

"Deutsch-Afghanische Initiative e.V." started this project together with the organisation "Madeira" to help women in Afghanistan.
( Every square is 8 * 8 cm.)

In the village of Laghmani (situated about 70 km north of Kabul) you will find female embroiderers between twelve and the mid fifties. The older women have learnt to embroider in their childhood, but the majority of them have not done embroidering for nearly 20 years, and the young ones learn within the scope of the project. The squares are systimatically paid for.

The hand ebmbroidery of the Afghan women is a completed but not a finished product.
The European people, buying the squares, must set to work and employ their own ewperiences with textiles, their choice of colours and their skills so that a finished product can be created. In this way,symbolically expressive object emerge. These do not only combine 2 techniques but also 2 cultures.

The objects range from small bags with maybe just one square to beadspreads with dozens of them. Other objects include cushion covers, runners and wall hangings.

I bought some squares a couple of weeks ago and made them into birds to decorate my kitchen.

Great project from women to women.

To get more information or maybe to order some squares for your own project, you are welcome to contacct Pascale Goldenberg. ( )

Dienstag, 17. Mai 2011

Party at Gram castle in Denmark.

As grandpa in Denmark turned 90, we had a great stay at Gram castle in Sönderjylland, Denmark.
Wine tasting, ghostwalk, ecologic food and drinks and superb support from the team of the castle.
Of course I had to make a little mini album and here are some of the pictures;

The mini album is from Basic grey. I used ledger paper and decorated the pages with Hambly screenprints. I kept it very simple, as the pictures are those that should stick out most.


Montag, 16. Mai 2011

prompt 10 "red"

This spread is made for our prompt 10, theme "red", chosen by Laurence.
The labels were given to me by my boss, who likes to buy clothes from o'neill.
I made a collage with them, painted with Neocolors 2 and stamped with stamps from Paperartsy.


Dienstag, 10. Mai 2011

Crop 3

I made this altered book for my brothers daughter Tyra, who visited us at easter. We sure had some nice days together!

The 3rd Crop with a wholeday workshop. Great sun and picnic in the garden... life could hardly get any better!

For more info about the mosaikscrappers in Luxemburg you can check it here.


Donnerstag, 5. Mai 2011

Schmetterlinge für Creavil challenge no.6

This is my entry to Creavils challenge " Schmetterlinge ".

I used my Neocolors, AAI and Acrylics again, aswell as a lot of stamps (Paperartsy, Toga, Stampavie, Hero arts).

Great fun!


"HANDS" for wednesdaystampers

Another page in my art journal.
Stamps from Paper Artsy (Hot Picks), Fusion Art, Katzelkraft and L'encreetlimage.
The wednesdaystampers would like to see some hands this week and this is my entry .

Wish you all a nice week!