So let’s go back quickly to last weeks events to understand the rest of the story.
Last week while I was so busy with making ink monsters and nights lamps, Cindy went next door to see the Schwümmlis. She gets along pretty well with them and on Wednesday allSchwümmlis but Baby Schwümmli
and Granddad went off to see a befriended family. So they asked Cindy to look after Baby and Granddad, who is already quite old and prefers staying at home.
Next morning Cindy and I had breakfast together and she told me about her first evening as a babysitter. Cindy had had a lovely evening with them, Baby Schwümmli sleeping soundly while Granddad and her had flipped through the famous photo album, he had aready shared with me.
„And look, what I have got here“, Cindy suddenly got exited and dangled a tiny box in front of me.
„He gave it to me instead of paying me money.“ Cindy looked at it enchantedly. „Instead of money??“, I asked her bewildered. „You think, our landlord will take it as the rent, Cindy?.“ She got quiet and fiddled with the box. „But it is a special Kitschbox made in Düsseldorf, Granddad told me“, she tried to get out of the affair, „and you have to look inside. It’s filled to the brim with special Schwümmli stamps. She poured them onto the kitchen table. Loads and loads of teeny-weeny stamps!!!
„I could have a try at selling some of them “, she proposed. „Have you got any idea, how to sell those, Cindy?“ I was stumped and felt helpless, sharing my flat with someone naive like her. But she really meant, what she said. She wanted to pay the rent with selling tiny stamps.
„I have an idea“, she smiled a secret smile. „You always get these „Wundertüten“, the tiny goody bags from your friend in Düsseldorf. I think, we have to meet her and talk to her.“
And off we went to see Eva, the „wundertüten“ expert.
Last weekend we three sat together in Evas „big room studio“ , discussed many options, ate loads of monsterapple cake and created a prototype of the „Wundertüte“. Eva contributed some giraffes and birdy creatures. And the three of us liked it so much, that we made a real job of it and produced a first batch of them.
Cindy even got the brilliant idea to give a tiny album with the stamps, in case somebody wants to start collecting them.
And now we proudly present the first product of our collaborative project in our new etsy shop „CindyAndFriends“ .
if you want to purchase a Wundertüte, you have to be quick. There are only three left.(18.03.2015)