Friday, 28 June 2013

lemon tarts

In the midst of thesis madness (one week to go!) I entered this week's contest on spoonflower. The theme is citrus fruits and I decided to draw some lemon tarts. Yellow looks good with turquoise, so they're sitting on plates on a lace table cloth. Here's the design with two coordinates.

I love how the crocheted lace turned out. I've tried to use it in a design before, but this time the repeat worked better. My great aunt crocheted it as a table cloth. I used the table cloth to make this little plate.
Voting has started, so if you like lemony and limy designs, take a look.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

noodle machine

I got a noodle machine for my birthday and tried it out today. Very fun!

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

baskets of berries

I had a bit of time last night to design, so I worked on an entry for this week's spoonflower contest with the theme farmer's market. I like the theme, it conjures up images of stacks of vegetables and flowers, sunlight and cheese and coffee (thats what the market close by is like). I decided to draw some little baskets of berries. I usually start with a pencil sketch, then draw the outlines with a pen, erase any pencil lines and take a picture. This is how it looks:

Then I trace the image in inkscape to make it into a vector image, and play with colour and placement. I've also recently starting painting bits of the image in gimp, to give it more texture. This is the final design:

update: you can see the other designs and vote here

Wednesday, 5 June 2013


I recently learned how to make noodles. It really is one of the simplest and fastest recipes!
1 egg, 1/2 cup flour = noodles for one person.