The original meaning behind A little Donnerwetter is a play on words. Donnerwetter means both "Thunderstorm" in German and is used as a saying for children which means "Oh, my goodness!" Since my last name is Donner, I really liked the name.
A little Donnewetter began back in November of 2009 shortly after the birth of my first son Jonas. For the first time in over ten years, I wasn't working outside the home. Ok, having a baby is also time consuming and tiring and it is work, but in a good way. I love being a mom, and I'll take changing a dirty diaper over firing someone any day. I found that as a mom, you can also do a lot of multi-tasking while watching a little one and I began to get creative again making things for my new baby.
I originally studied art at Bethel College and then went off to Europe where I lived for over 12 years. Although I have exhibited in both the US and Germany, I found that while working I didn't have a lot of time to do to many art projects or shows. Now that I am home, I can't find enough time to do all of the projects that I have in my head. Sometimes I work while my kids are asleep, and other times I work while they play. With two little ones running around, most of the time I work in ten minute intervals here and there throughout the day.
I love sitting on the sewing machine or cooking in the kitchen. Now, that my oldest son is getting bigger, he also helps me out sometimes. I look forward to having boys who actually know how to cook and sew, although at the moment they are more concerned with driving their little tractors around the house.
I began this blog after my family told me that other people may also be interested in the things that I make. On all my posts, I've done my best to try to give good directions on how to make and cook everything. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to send me an email. Thank you for stopping by.