Illustration Design & Craft


Made with Love: From Pasta Sketches to DIY Kitchen Fashion

I'm currently in the last week of a worldwide professional development course hosted by Lilla Rogers called Make Art that Sells. It's been an incredible and resourceful journey, and it's really opened my eyes to new ways of making art for different markets. I've been focusing on fabric design in my work already, so I was eager to work on the first assignment to create a kitchen fabric that incorporates pasta and pyrex style casserole dishes.

Here is some of my process: Watercolor, ink, marker, pen etc

Lots of color correcting and fidgeting later in Photoshop and illustrator, my final collection includes the main fabric and two coordinates. I later created a tea towel calendar for Spoonflower's weekly contest since it was perfect timing. 

You can find them all in my spoonflower shop:

I'm so excited about my new fabric line, I even ordered some to make kitchen accessories with. My 27th birthday just passed and I was oh so generously given a sewing machine. Here is my first attempt at making something that a human actually could put on: 

This certainly won't be my last sewing project! More to come very soon... 

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