So, I sewed some dish towels and made some rubber-stamps...
Sounds easy, doesn’t it? But there is a whole story behind it:
Two years ago I discovered the amazing world of rubber stamping and was fascinated. I searched for ideas (and found a lot), then I looked for suppliers to buy all the stuff I would need to make my own stamps. But I had to realise that it is impossible to get the carving blocks in Germany. Although I knew the producers, went to crafting-fairs and contacted big suppliers nobody could help. Many of the American suppliers don’t ship to Germany or the shipping costs are extremely high. So... I resigned and worked with small school rubbers... (but secretly I dreamed of my own huge import business for rubber-blocks and the enormous fortune I would made out of it, waaahaaahaaarrr :-)
But then... two weeks ago as I was dandering through Madrid the miracle happened:
I walked by a small art supply shop and saw a carving block on the showcase! I couldn’t believe my eyes. Overwhelmed I bought a few of them and couldn`t wait to get home and try them out!
( I was so happy that I had enough space in my suitcase!)
So... here are my first experiments with the big carving blocks:
And as I told you - Strawberries in my garden!