24.8.14










got a new phone
and since i´m very late in that game i made myself a late-bloomer-themed phone case
using some drawings i made for the FLORAL PATTERN CARDS
i like THOSE by Leah Goren too
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also i joined Instagram right away - you can follow me @annawsake
got quite addicted instantly
since it´s so much quicker than blogging
but i guess i wont give it up
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those working coats in dark colours don´t come in small sizes
so i´m looking like a unbelievable dirty doctor wearing a lab coat instead
right now we´re working on some custom made CHANGE NECKLACES
using heirloom beads and pearls
a FANCY STONE RING with a stunning two coloured yellow sapphire
and we´re thinking about a reedition of an Advent wreath W made a few decades ago
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plums galore
not a day without
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does someone has any experience with VSCO for Photoshop?
thinking about getting an edition but i have no idea what i should choose
any suggestions?









17.8.14













late summmer things
but right now it definitely feels like fall
wore pantyhose for the first time yesterday
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quite tart local apricots for PISTACHIO SQUARES (Nina knows a DELICIOUS VERSION too)
(works excellent with our abundance of plums too + who doesn´t like such a friendly called recipe)
a HORCHATA made with apricots
and a PLUM CAKE with champagne and olive oil
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W thinks those wire beads are too common
i think they are delightful anyway
and a good way to get some training in aiming with the solder flame
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S did not like my tightly bound fall flowers
so she tore them apart again after taking the pictures
she was right i guess
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cat does not like the fish rattle
too noisy
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and i do like ANA KRAS
so i work on a lamp shade once i a while - very fangirl like
completely aware that hers are actually art 
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JOHANNA VAN DAALEN + STUDIO OINK + a little bit of WSAKE
YAY YAY YAY!






9.8.14














i´m quite sure i´m really boring you
but there´s not so much happening in my life
doing laundry 
(cat approves very much)
cutting down a monstrous purple hanging plant once or twice a year 
(and starting it over again with the cuttings)
working on some SWIMMING RINGS
(hahaha)
oh, that´s a bit exciting: some PLANT HANGERS arrived from Portugal
get them now - there are only a few more left until the next shipment
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i do have the feeling HONY is currently doing his part to restore world peace
me - not so much
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in case you´d like a purple plant too to spend your dull time with
let me know and i´ll send you a cutting next time
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going to make these APRICOT PISTACHIO SQUARES
with some kind of egg free marzipan filling
but that´s as exciting as it gets around here
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yesterday: WORLD´S CAT DAY

















1.8.14
















W is trying to smile with our SEMICIRCLE COLLAR NECKLACE
he has to work on that a bit more though
while taking the pictures he asked why a feature about olives would stream perfectly on his favorite gadget
and one about grapes wont
i had no idea of course
he´s very worried about the durability of his ipad so i told him i´d get him a new one
the minute his best new friend bites the dust
he seemed relieved
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the intestines of antique church candlesticks
the silver pieces are currently getting a make over
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the most disappointing pesto i made - ever
stringy - apparently too old - sorrel tasting bland and slightly tart
i´m a huge pesto lover
(and i tell everyone about that fact, a lot, it might turn into an annoying habit)
so i wont be put off by this and will try a new herb this very weekend
let´s see what the farmers market has to offer
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TROPICAL MOONS in the morning sun
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figs and blackberries from Ss + Ws garden
i have no idea where those shiny black seeds are from
but i find them all over the garden
quite likely a evil weed
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i like to find little devilish gifts at the flea market
this hideous picture frame is for painter E
to put the drawings in she´s going to make when in France
bon voyage
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an exhibition by ANA KRAS
a nice BLOUSE
a BOOK STAND EVENT i would have loved to visit
i wonder how this BRASS CUBE will looks once it´s actually used
it´s very likely heavily coated to remain shiny
but an uncoated one would be interesting too - getting brown, patchy, covered in verdigris










24.7.14











it looks like i´m very good at channeling a saint
not interested in that career though
being one involves lots of pain and making miracles happen
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turned some casualties caused by severe cutting back
into a divine smelling wreath
if someone would be interested in making me fall in love with him
it might help a great deal if he wore the scent of santoline, artemisia and basil
get´s me every time...
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my hydrangeas are still battling with the ground
small flower heads but they do look quite optimistic to me
and i´m very smitten with those tiny explosive looking ALLIUMS
(quite a match in that vase looking like a grenade somehow)
they come in lots of colours and i´m going to order ALL of them this fall
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a copper CAT NECKLACE
for a ginger cat owner
and a custom made silver plated HAIR COMB
it turned out so nice we decided to offer tis option too
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a SOUR CHERRY SHAKE
and a very old plum tree breaking down bearing too much fruit
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and YES, E would very much like to sell her paintings
do get in touch with her any time
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a for no reason my favorite part of Breakfast at Tiffany´s:
"The sky was red Friday night, it thundered, and Saturday, departing day, 
the city swayed in a squall-like downpour. 
Sharks might have swum through the air, 
tough it seemed improbable a plane could penetrate it."
you just have to love Truman Capote