Monday, 7 July 2014

My garden pergola columns

I started work on my pergola columns in 2006, and have not finished them yet. Lots of distractions along the way are the reason why.
Now I'm picking the work up again, and my goal is to finish the 3rd column by the end of 2014.
All the tiles are hand made by me and that's a long process in itself.

Garden view

The first column I tiled

The 2nd column I tiled

2nd column detail

3rd column, work in progress

3rd column detail
A big thanks to Tasha for all the photos.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

My Sardines

Now that the Sardine competition is over and I wasn't one of the finalists, I can publish my entries on this blog.
Here are my 3 sardines, which I believe will be shown at the exhibition along with all the other entries.

Sardinha Patriotica

Sardinha Folclorica

Sardinha Viajante

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Sardine Expo

The Sardine Exhibition starts 18th of June until 13th of September.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Colour in wall paper

New design for a Spoonflower weekly challenge.  It's a black and white wall paper so that people can colour it in themselves.
A good excuse for scribbling on the wall.


Wall paper
 For sale now at my Spoonflower shop.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Make it in Design Summer School

The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design are offering a free Summer School opportunity for anyone who wants to learn about surface pattern design.
For more information click here.

Monday, 12 May 2014


New pattern entered in a recent Spoonflower weekly challenge. The subject was Whales and the palette was restricted.
I didn't like the colours but I took the challenge anyway.


Wall paper
I designed it entirely on Inkscape without drawing it first, which accounts for why it looks a bit blocky and geometric, but I guess that was a challenge too.
Hopefully you can recognize the blue whale, humpbacks and sperm whales.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

A new shop on Etsy

Today, the 1st of May I have finally opened my shop on Etsy.
Etsy is a USA based market online, with about 2 million members. The products in this shop are all made by me using my own fabrics.
I had a lot of help from Tasha, who did most of the work needed to set up shop, as well as sewing the pencil cases.

My new Etsy shop

Good luck to my new venture.