cake.

Posted: October 7th, 2010 | Author: Kathryn | Filed under: random making | Tags: | No Comments »

A couple of weeks ago one of my girlfriends had a party and as I’m not really the gift giving type, merely because I find it very difficult to find the ‘right’ gift and usually agonise over its usefulness, I decided to make a cake. Naturally, the cake was of the least priority to the dressing but nonetheless, it worked out. A happy birthday surprise!

Cake: moelleux. sliced, served hot and doused with real vanilla ice cream.

Dressing: 100% cotton of varying light weights. Fabric pieces painted with stiffener, cut into shape and sewn together.


beans.

Posted: October 4th, 2010 | Author: Kathryn | Filed under: garden | Tags: , , | No Comments »

I harvested Yin Yang beans from my garden this week. I have to admit, when it comes to beans and planning a garden I almost forget about the plethora of other garden vegetables that should be grown in a well balanced potager. These are my favourite pot bean or dry bean. Really, is there another contender? Just look at them. They spend the whole growing season hanging from their branches enjoying the sun and even when the weather turns and the pod is beginning to fall apart, you open the pod to find these perfect, precious beans. There shall be more of these in the garden next season. A lot more.


on product before cloth.

Posted: October 2nd, 2010 | Author: Kathryn | Filed under: third party product | Tags: , | No Comments »

Some time ago I was asked very nicely to design a logo and accompanying merchandise for a tea brand and shop in Australia. A delightful task and one that has resulted in some lovely products utilising my Tea Flower design. I’m really very pleased with how everything is looking thus far.  The tea in its canister is available from ORANGEPEKOE.


an introduction.

Posted: October 1st, 2010 | Author: Kathryn | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Most of those who will read this first post already know what I do, the rest have read more recent posts and now also know what I do. So, this post is rather an administrative detail on how things are going to progress. I have decided to release one design at a time. This slow introduction of work more accurately represents the process and I believe that it’s a good thing to have a body of work that is constantly evolving and introducing something new to those watching. I have thought at length about the advantages of releasing a collection of designs and products or releasing per design but I have rested on the latter. It will allow more time to savor and it will help me better organise and produce.

As they say in Greek – Σιγά σιγά!