December 31, 2009


To all my readers and visitors and customers, I wish you a wonderful and happy new year. And most of all I wish you  health, because this is the most precious and fragile thing in life.

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December 28, 2009

Christmas Was Wonderful

We had the most wonderful Christmas evening this year. Our girlie had so much fun open the gifts and we played all evening and sang Christmas songs, ate Christmas cookies. It was so peaceful and relaxed.

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Wish you Happy Holidays and

a Happy New Year!

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December 16, 2009

I Am Happy To Be Featured

I am featured on Jewelry Making: An Artist's Journal. Please visit Sarah's and Angie's wonderful BLOG or their lovely SHOP SuaVoce.

Thank you!

December 11, 2009

And The Winner of my First Giveaway is ...

Thank you so much for your participation at my contest. 28 of you like my giveaway and wanted to win it. I am flattered and happy. So this is the entry list with numbers in order of commenting.

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And this is the number said: 7

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And therefore the winner is: picnut1512
Congratulations! You just have to reply on my email within 24 hours and the prize is yours.

I am happy to confirm the winner: Colleen (picnut1512) answered my email. Congrats!

Thanks to all interested people for participation!

December 2, 2009

My First Giveaway - Win A Bottle Gift Bag

I am giving away this HOLIDAY BOTTLE GIFT BAG. You can win the bag on the photo (without bottle and card), detailed product information you will find in my SHOP. I think there is still time to get it before holidays will start. 
It is easy to enter, JUST COMMENT ONCE here under this post. One person has one entry. Very simple! This contest is open to everyone in the world, and ends on Thursday, December 10th (European time GMT). The winner will be drawn by and contacted via email or via your blog or shop and announced here on my blog on Friday 11th. If the winner don't reply within 24hrs a new winner will be drawn.

Good Luck!

Note: participants must be 18+ years old

December 1, 2009

What Would St.Nicholas Be Without Krampus or Yin And Yang

Probably everybody knows the story how St.Nicholas became Santa Clause. But here in Austria we honor also his companion KRAMPUS. On December 5th a wild mob of furry creatures with horns, carrying chains and rods roaming the streets when it’s getting dark. St. Nikolaus come to children and bring the well-behaved candies and chocolate and he is always accompanied from Krampus who will punish the bad children.
So when we were children we never could be sure what will happen on this day. My grandfather was disguised as Krampus and my grandmother as St. Nicholas. But my brothers and I didn’t know this, so we were more than nervous. Mostly we got a slight hit on our backside to remind us to be obedient and than got our little Nikolausbags with candies and chocolates.
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But in the last years people meant the figure of a Krampus will hurt our kids soul and so St. Nicholas is walking alone his way. I think that is not what I want to teach my daughter. „Be nice and you will get a reward, if you don’t it happens nothing.“ NO, NO, NO. Life isn’t that way. Sometimes you are lucky and you come through, but most of the time we have to be able to deal with the unpleasant results of misbehave and mistakes.
All people need the balance in life. The old Chinese knew that and called it YIN and YANG. To value the good in life you have to know about the bad. You don’t have to experience it but know about it.
So I fight my battle for KRAMPUS and I put chocolate krampus in the little bags for my girlie and my godchildren.
This is a KRAMPUS, photo from Wikipedia and two links for more information:
On December 5th a wild mob of furry creatures with horns, carrying chains and rods roaming the streets when it’s getting dark.