Sunday, August 2

New arrival! Card range from April Rose


April Rose

Hello lovelies,
as I mentioned in my previous post I had been collaborating with my good friend and illustrator Siobhan from April Rose on a new card range. Well, they've arrived fresh from the printers in the UK and are now available in my online shop! The range is a "Keep Calm" series that includes ten original designs in Siobhan's inimitable vintage retro style! I absolutely adore these. The cards are made from FSC certified 300 g paper and have a wonderful matte finish. Here are a few examples...

Apart from the craft-themed cards, there's one for people who love to bake, garden and more. Check them out and all the other cute items at Duni's Studio. 
As mentioned, the regular postal service from Germany to USA and Australia is still suspended, but with cards it shouldn't be a problem, because I can send those as documents. Just a heads up - there are a lot of shipping hold ups currently regardless of where you live, so expect a longer wait time. If you have any questions about these cards or shipping simply contact me at duni.buesken(at)gmx(dot)de.

For readers wondering how my sweet little cat Sumi is doing. Well, it's been touch and go for a while. She's just skin and bones now despite feeding her enriched food several times a day. The trauma of losing an eye seems to be a bit much for an 18 year old. She had been recovering in a room, which I had decked out in blankets and pillows and my heart simply soared when she finally left it on her own almost three weeks after the surgery. It's slow going, but she's learning how to navigate with one eye. Poor baby. My deep wish is that she improves daily and lives out her life as happy and comfortable as possible.

In the meantime, we have been steadily working on turning our garden into a low-maintenance one. We didn't realize when we started this project that it was going to be so time consuming! Then again, it's not like we're going anywhere what with the second wave of the pandemic sweeping through our country. We're keeping our fingers crossed that we finish the big jobs by the end of this year and maybe next year we can start on the fence construction. I admit, I'm not very adept at gardening and the big jobs mostly fall on my hubby's shoulders.

I will end this post with a picture of my handmade cat - which I had to sew twice, as the first one resembled a mouse ;-). Wishing you all a happy Sunday and stay safe wherever you may be in the world.


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  1. Poor Sumi... I am sending lots of purrs her way.

  2. Oh I love these cards. A delightful selection.
    So sorry to hear about Simi. Wishes for her to continue to improve.

  3. Guten Morgen liebste Duni,
    ganz herzlichen Dank für Deine so liebe Karte, ich habe mich sehr, sehr darüber gefreut!
    Ich hab gemerkt, daß ich noch soviel nachlesen muss, so habe ich gar nicht mitbekommen, wie schlecht es der armen Sumi geht :O( ....Das tut mir so leid zu lesen!
    Gib ihr ganz viele liebe Streicheleinheiten!
    Und Du laß Dich ganz lieb drücken für Deine so lieben Worte!
    Ich hoffe, es wird bald ein bischen besser und ich komme wieder mehr an den PC !
    Nun wünsche ich Euch einen schönen und freundlichen, und hoffentlich nicht allzu stürmischen Wochenteiler! Hier hst es in der Nacht schon begonnen, sehr heftig zu wehen ...
    ♥️ Allerliebste Grüße, Deine Claudia ♥️

    1. Ich Danke Dir meine liebe Claudia <3
      Es geht langsam aufwärts mit Sumi, aber ich mache mir ständig Sorgen, da sie nicht wieder "die Alte" ist. Ich streichele sie für Dich :) Sei Du auch ganz lieb gegrüßt, Duni


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