window displays

Above are some of the windows I have been doing for Eye Candy Opticianry since I started working there in August. Eye Candy is located on the Avenue in Hampden, one of my favorite Baltimore neighborhoods. It has been fun working with Cerrill, the owner, and interpreting her personal style into functional and eye-catching wee displays for her!


ANSCHTECKA online shop is finally here!

ANSCHTECKA table at Winter Festival of Wonders last weekend. I really enjoyed my time there and all the interesting and talented people I met.


ANSCHTECKA at Winter Festival of Wonders

I am pleased to announce that ANSCHTECKA will be part of this year's Winter Festival of Wonders' Mystery Marketplace at Area 405 in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District. The Marketplace is free to attend and it would be wonderful to see you there!

February 11th and 12th, 12-5pm
Area 405
405 E. Oliver Street
Baltimore, MD 21202


new necklaces

ANSCHTECKA from the top:
Simple ::::$40 each::::; Lariat ::::$55 each::::; Braided Collar ::::$98::::

For sale at Holiday Heap along with my other accessories and backpacks, or contact annikamblomberg@gmail.com to purchase one for your collection.

To view more from ANSCHTECKA, visit Specks and Keepings Shop.


Fine Little Day blog post

ANSCHTECKA backpacks from Specks and Keepings Shop featured on Fine Little Day.

Also, our Holiday Heap table. Thanks to all who visited!

Holiday Craft Market this Saturday

Holiday Heap: Baltimore

For those of you in the Baltimore area... Hillery and I will be selling our new handmade objects at Holiday Heap this Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 10:00am - 5:00pm. We hope to see you there!

Holiday Heap
This Saturday, December 3, 2011
From 10:00am - 5:00pm
At 2640 St. Paul St.
Inside St. John's Church

watchband bracelets

Because little buckles and bands on their own can be clever:
ANSCHTECKA Watchband Bracelets ::::$30:::::

For sale at Holiday Heap along with my other accessories and backpacks, or contact annikamblomberg@gmail.com to purchase one for your collection.

To view more from ANSCHTECKA, visit Specks and Keepings Shop.


new work: wall collages and bundles

bouquets: rediscovered

When I was cleaning in my studio the other week I came across this from a collection of bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres I made for Linnea Carlson (my cousin) and Thomas Stafford's wedding, now almost two years ago! The majority of the the materials used to make these were repurposed belongings of theirs. Some curtains, computer wire and pieces of a kimono were used for this foot long bouquet.

Specks and Keepings shop is up!


the last Puss Fust

Was just revisiting some past projects and came across some photos of a performance/installation piece I did at Open Space Gallery in Baltimore for the show Puss Fust, an all ladies performance/art show etc. festival. I rearranged the objects and furniture in a small room I constructed on a continuous loop, working from left to right. I can't wait for the next Puss Fust which I have been told is coming this summer!


Article in April issue of BCL featuring Anschtecka

(photography by Matthew Lincoln Yake)
Lily Oswald of Sorrelli Jewelry in Kutztown, PA, interviewed me about ANSCHTECKA for Berks County Living Magazine. "Green Fashions: Annika Blomberg's accessories line Anschtecka" will appear April issue to release on the 1st. Thank you so much Lily for the opportunity and for drumming up old memories of my childhood creations!

Specks and Keepings, Hillery Sproatt's new online shop soon to launch!

(photography by Matthew Lincoln Yake)
Starting the beginning of April my close friend Hillery will be opening Specks and Keepings: The Shop. Inside will be a collection of various artists' works, apparel, accessories and objects for the home all curated by Hillery's personal style and vision. We are very excited for this new endeavor and I am positive it is just the beginning of another one of her inspiring projects. Fun for me is that she will be including accessories, jewelry and backpacks from ANSCHTECKA, my accessories collection made from repurposed fibers and notions. Pictured above is the Rose Dress by rebe, and my Braided Spiral pins and necklace. www.specksandkeepings.com


nano-felted pillow

nano-felted wool onto German dish towels sewn into a pillow, both sides shown