Storage space is a bit limited in our new apartment. Since we have quite a few open shelves, and with many boxes left over from moving, I wanted to try to make a few storage boxes. I followed this tutorial.
I love how sturdy the box is (I used double layers of cardboard with the grain going in opposite directions) and also how easy it is to make it exactly the size I need. I have two more in the making but unfortunately no more of the forget-me-not wrapping paper!
The pictures show the step-by-step process.
This month I made pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup and today I enjoyed a bowl of home-made pumpkin ice cream.
I used this recipe for the ice cream, omitted the raw eggs, and since I don't have an ice cream maker, froze it in the freezer. One small pumpkin is perfect for a good sized container of ice cream. It tastes creamy and delicious with the roasted pumpkin and coconut milk, and I love the crunchy roasted pumpkin seeds on top.
I'm working on a last Heidelberg postcard. We moved from Heidelberg to London, UK at the beginning of August. A new country, new home, new job / work circumstances is not always easy.
I've been working on a design for quite a long time. Usually I don't take this long with one design, but I want to get this one right and make it the way I see it in my head. Its a postcard from Heidelberg in that the design features the houses along the river in Neuenheim. Kind of like these postcards from last October. In fact, that's one of the photos I used as inspiration.
Here's a progress update, since it isn't finished yet, and since I haven't written here for so long. Not quite ready to move on to postcards from London I suppose?
I want to use the design for making fabric, but I also want to use the design in an upcoming spoonflower contest for tea towel calendars. So this evening I'm working on watercolour letters for the month's names. Here's June.
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.