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August 2014

Simple Softies


The new herzensart Shop is online!

According the new European customer rights guidelines (EU-VRRL) we need to customize and update the shop. Now it's available again in a new design. Some more changes and also new products will be visible in the next months, so feel free to visit the shop from time to time:

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October 2012

Simple Softies


Collaboration: herzensart for Little Tiger Verlag

at Frankfurt bookfair the new herzensart/Little Tiger items, a Viking Notebook, 2 magnet sets and 8 more postcards are presented for the first time.




January 2012

Simple Softies


Collaboration: herzensart for Little Tiger Verlag

I made 2 postcard series for German publisher Little Tiger Verlag. 8 viking cards and 8 Circus cards are published and




June 2011

Simple Softies


Collaboration: herzensart for Baenderei Kafka

I made 3 Little Britain ribbon designs (Grenadier, London Bus and Telephone Cell). The ribbons were woven on more than 100 year old Jacquard looms by German Bandweberei Kafka


October 2010

Simple Softies


burda style



June 2010

Simple Softies


Simple Softies for the whole family

published by Penguin, Australia (June 2010)

publication of sewing patterns: submarine (right corner on the cover) and Anti-Spy-Christmas tree


May 2010


herzensart is part of a Designers Presentation and Salesshow called

" Design muss sein"

May 16th 2010, from 10p.m to 8a.m.

The show is part of the international day of the museums

and will take place at

Museum fuer Angewandte Kunst, Köln

Address: An der Rechtschule, 50667 Köln



More Softies - Only a Mother Could Love {22 Hapless but Lovable Friends to Sew and Crochet}

is the US edition of the successful Australian "More Softies - Only a mother could love" book, published by Perigree Trade, Edited by Jess Redman and Meg Ledger

The herzensart "Smirky" is smirking from the cover

Available here


March 2010


Collaboration with Volksfaden

exclusive for Volksfaden : the first herzensart fabric design

"What I wore", 100% Organic Cotton Poplin, made in India with herbal dyes

More infos and orderform here



December 2009


come and visit us at our nightbazar at the old factory

on Friday, 04.December 2009 from 5p.m. to 11 p.m.

in Siegburg- Zange
Lindenstrasse 60

find arts & crafts, metalwork, studio tours (on request)

We´re looking forward to meet you

Volker Alexi, Bogi Bell, Gerda Holetzki, Claudia Lehleitner, Jutta Wetzel, Dorothea Willscheid, Sandra Monat and out guest artists Anne Meyer, Theresia Müller Kunz & Peter Merz




The popular NY holiday plush show is returning to gallery hanahou with oodles of handmade plushes for you and yours! Spread warm holiday cheer with adorable, strange, and funny unique plush toys made by more than 50 top plush artists from around the world. 

December 3 - January 9
Opening party: Dec 3, 6-9 pm


October 2009

2 neue publications:


an article in Uppercase Magazin (published in Canada)







herzensart creations published in Nido magazine


May 2009

"Vor Ort" - open studio days in Siegburg

we are participating and open our doors on

Saturday, May 16th from 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 17th from 11 a.m. to - 7:30 p.m.

to public. We are happy if you drop by and say hello.

find us at: Alte Fabrik, Lindenstr. 60, 53721 Siegburg

you can check the program for the whole weekend here (in German only)


March 2009


PLAY ALL DAY - Design for Children

released March 2009 by "die Gestalten Verlag"

this book also features some of our creations

link to book preview

Play All Day documents a collection of the most vibrant, stimulating and engaging design products and concepts for children. This book sets a new standard of design for children with fascinating examples of innovative and well-designed toys, playgrounds and play environments, room decorations, wall coverings, furniture and kindergarten architecture. In addition to these products, it also presents illustration, photography as well as new and original ideas offering playful solutions that talented designers and creative parents are designing for and with their kids. It is an inspiring reference for design-savvy parents and other professionals.


February 2009

The first of the 2 wonderful and successful Softies books, published by Penguin Australia will be available in a new edition on Feb.3rd 2009, entitled: Softies Only a Mother Could Love

Since then the Australian "Softies" and "More Softies" books were so hard to get hold of outside of Australia. The new edition will also be available via and

We feel so honored, that the "mad dog", one of our tow patterns that were published in the book, made it on the cover.




January 2009

the herzensart studio has moved and has a new address:

Sandra Monat
Lindenstrasse 60
53721 Siegburg




November 2008

the inspiring Magazine Artful Blogging (Winter 2009) dedicates an articel to our little herzensart blog.

pics of the article here

Link to publishers webseite


October 2008

we are happy to follow an invitation to this international plush art show from 11.October - 2. November, at Black Lark Gallery in Hastings, UK


September 2008

again we made a pattern for the second Softies book titled "More Softies". This time it´s a cute cuddling creature called "Smirky"

The book will be published on September 29th, by Penguin Australia

More informations here

July 2008

6.-7. Juli Amsterdam

some herzensart creations participate in the Concept Store of the international kids trade fair kleinefabriek

short videoimpression of the Concept Store January 2008

May 2008

We are so happy being asked to participate in an exciting project organized by Australian artist Kirsty Campion, called "Mixed Nuts", with 50 artists from 5 countries participating. Each artist recieved the same shape to create it freely.

All Nuts will be shown in the "Mixed Nuts" exhibition in Adelaide, Australia starting on 2nd May.

Afterwards a book will be published by Rockport publishing


March 2008

the lifestyle MILK Magazine Hong Kong dedicates 8 pages to write about herzensart
Find the whole article here


February 2008

together with Harmony Art fabrics our art toys are represented at

green products expo in New York


November/December 2007

herzensart at the

internationale Toy Designer Show, New York

Plush, Vinyl, and Clay

Kismet Art Gallery, 71 Fourth St. in Troy, New York

from December 30th - January 25th

we are part of this show for handmade, unique stuff!

Friday, November 30th 2007 and Saturday, December 1st 2007 in Cologne

the show is located in the nice ambience of an old church (Christuskirche at the Stadtgarten). If you should be in the near please say hello!

August 2007

we are very proud to be part of this book; find 2 herzensart designs in there

softies, published at Penguin books Australia with 22 patterns for original softies, from 14 designers worldwide for you to sew, knit and crochet.

More informations are to find on the publishers site


April 2007

herzensart vikings conquer Chicago!

we proudly announce that herzensart vikings are available at

The Sweden Shop in Chicago

January 2007

Friederike! on TV

January, 22nd at 12:35 pm on ARTE TV,

lifestyle magazine CHIC, the "before-after game". Friederikes! transformation from an ugly foundling to the most beautiful blue sheep on this planet

November 2006

Colgone Open Studios 2006

you are very welcome to visit us on

Sunday, 19th November 11a.m. -6 p.m.

Studio Address: Kuthstr. 143 , 51107 Köln (Vingst)

October 2006

herzensart goes Australien :)
we participate at Morphe II, an "art-toy-exhibition" in Australia

November 2005

we are in the biggest Cologne newspaper:
"Kölnische Rundschau" Tue, 11-15-2005 (edition 265, German text)




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