Sonntag, 31. Oktober 2010

*need your advise!

Hello my friends and fellow zakka designers!

i have a question about a problem i recently had with a customer.
i sold one of my dresses, but didn´t recieve the payment.

first i waited a few days, then sent an invoice and kindly remembered
to finish the payment transaction on paypal, so that i can sent the item
out (which was already packed and labeled).
i never recieved an answer. so i waited a little longer... who knows,
maybe internet broke down or something happened. more than 2 weeks later and still without payment, i sent out a second invoice with some kind remembering words.
no message back.
so over after over 4 weeks waiting i sent out the last remembering invoice and also told that i can´t leave positive feedback.

Here we go!... short msg recieved:
"sorry, but I have miss-ordered this. I have a petite Blythe."
not only, that i have many (and i think quite lovely) petit dresses for sale,
i just think that´s not a correct way. The customer could just have told me earlier,
no problem than.
but after over 4 weeks of waiting,
it´s was a very dissappointing experience for me.
i put a lot of work and love in that special dress and all my heart hangs on my little creations.

so, what to do?
i haven´t sent out the dress of course without recieving payment.... but:

should i just leave it with that and cancel the transaction?
or should i give her negative feedback and cancel the transaction?

i am not a person who wants to harm others, but i just feel that was the wrong way from her to handle it.

any comments on that? please! :)


Donnerstag, 28. Oktober 2010

*botanical garden

we had a great day at the botanical garden in bremen.
entrance fee was regularly 8 Euros, which seems to be kinda expensive, but we managed to get into it for student prices which costs us only 5 Euros per person. It was worth every penny! there where huge glass houses with waterfalls, several garden themes and land scenerys and you could see how much work and love they put into it.

Babette Bubbles had a lot of fun hanging around there.
not quite sure anymore what the little glitters on the wall where supposed to tell us, i think it demonstrated the differend kind of forests on the world, and there was a huge wind machine in front of it.

Babette: "wohoo...."
there where so many paintings on the stones, this one really was amazing!

they even had a butterfly garden inside. Mr. P and me visited several butterfly gardens in the past already. Everytime at least one! is landing on Mr. P´s shoulders. This one really enjoyed sitting there, it didn´t fly away for a while even though we walked around all the time.

Babette: "why!? it is supposed to land on me!!"
In the evening, we went to Bremer Freimark.
Took a ride on the old "Krinoline" with Babette Bubbles.



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Donnerstag, 21. Oktober 2010

*petit rockstar

i was not sure about her in the first.... now, i think she is adorable! Very photogenic,
she is my Petit Rock Star!

I also made a new dress set for long walks in the woods!
it is happy ladybug fabric i used (from H&M childrens section).
Akane, the red deer, will show us around.
She is at home in the deep forests

dresses available at the etsy:


Mittwoch, 20. Oktober 2010

*happy days/ bananalicious ♥

this is what i found on our bananas this morning.
i so do lo~ve bananas! They sweeten up my life!

music: Kylie Minogue - All the lovers

ok, i am not quite sure about all those half nacked kissing and hugging people in this video, but i love the song and the white elefant floating in the air!


Dienstag, 19. Oktober 2010

*etsy shop tags

i just created this tag for my etsy shop orders with PSP.
Up till now, i drew them all by hand when i recieved an order from
a customer. I actually enjoy drawing them, but it´s just so time consuming.
So i decided to make some printables for the computer.
I am quite satisfied so far, let´s see how it looks on paper.


Sonntag, 17. Oktober 2010

Freitag, 15. Oktober 2010

Mittwoch, 13. Oktober 2010


Josefine is a very shy little bear. Usually she is hiding in the woods. you can only spot her if you find her red ribbon on the head.
Today, she came by for a little visit.
Such a lucky day!

She has a little belly, don´t tease her with it, she will get very sad if you do.
She likes yummy mushrooms and berries so much!

*Needlefelted with the wool i got last weekend from the local farmers wool market :)


Dienstag, 12. Oktober 2010

*weekend (2)

This weekend our local farmers wool and pottery market took place in my village. i go there every year, they sell the lovliest handmade stuff and selfspun and died wool. plus: you can find many great ideas to make for yourself too. this is my little loot for this year. i love the sheep skin room shoes. they are so soft and keep your feet warm on cold autumn and winter days.

as i told you lately, Mr.P and me went on a little mushroom hunt in the woods.
we found many lovely and intersting growing ones, unfortunately, we found only one mushroom, that was edible. we were a little bit late, someone else already found the good ones.
so in the evening, we made a little sauce for the steak out of this single mushroom. it gave the whole meal a fine flavor.

it sure would be interesting to search for the names of all these mushrooms.
meanwhile we better let them be and only took what we know for sure can be eaten.

this one landed on our plates. it is a bay bolete, or a Maronenröhrling

we also had a little guest who rested on our car in the sun :)


Sonntag, 10. Oktober 2010


we had a sunny and warm weekend over here in Bavaria, but - autumn definitely arrived here too.
took *Piu out with us on our little walk in the woods, she was so impressed by all things nature! ^_^


*Piu: "Piu......"


Freitag, 8. Oktober 2010

*Pluie learning mushrooms

dress #3 for petit *Pluie

the big ribbon in the middle was inspired by a dress i have seen on a chinese tourist who visited our little shop lately. it was so cute looking, i should have ask her if i could take a picture of her dress.

*Pluie seems to like this one a lot! Now, she is learning about mushrooms as you can see. We plan to go to pick some mushrooms on the weekend. hope we will be lucky and find some.

i love the fabric pattern on this fabric. i can already see a cute little fall dress for Petit Blythes made of it. no time for sewing this weekend though. Mr. P is coming by and we already have a lot of plans.


*Mademoiselle Poulette

She enjoys late September sun in the garden.
i really love that yellow dress on her. it compliments her haircolour.

have a lovely and sunny fall everybody!


Mittwoch, 6. Oktober 2010

*sewing for pluie #2

i altered yesterdays pattern a little bit and came up with another dress for tiny wonderfrog *Pluie.

mhm.... i don´t like the long sleeves so much, i can make them shorter though.
all in all, i like yesterdays dress more, but *Pluie can move her arms more easy in this pattern.
means: more sewing the next days . :)

*Pluie is always smiling... hard to tell which one she likes most... hehe
her new friend came from a disney chocolate egg.


Dienstag, 5. Oktober 2010

*sewing for pluie

i have been tired recently and my muse has not been shown up for a while.
today i was trying to sew some tiny dresses for *Pluie, the tiny wonderfrog.
it was a long process, also the dresses are only about 2 cm high, it took me the
whole evening to figure out the pattern. sewing on this size was nearly impossible,
so neckline and arms are glued with fabric tac.

the brown dress was the first try. too small, can´t close it in the back and tried to sew the neckline.

second try: much better! using fabric tac for these tiny pieces is great!
only missing the closure in the back.

unfortunately making these tiny dresses is sooo time consuming. not much worth selling them. *sight* maybe i get faster with making more?
i hope so. Pluie wants a couple more dresses to go out

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