my creative space: from above

It's been hot this week, especially in my little studio which gets all the afternoon sun. So, I've been working on the kitchen table a lot.

I've been creating - a new fabric design - I think this one's going to be cute!

Gift tags, so many gift tags! (Get your gift tags here, in the shop, of course.)

And, just for fun, rice paper rolls. Delicious! (These are from last night... you can now see the recipe-ish here!)

I'm really enjoying the standing-on-a-chair-taking-photos-from-above method!


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37 comments:

missy_minzy said...

Wow Penny! You have done a lot for Thursday itself. Thanks for leaving some comment on my blog. Am thrilled to receive a comment from you cuz you are one of my inspiring talents which am following too. :)

Kirsty said...

I love your shots from above & now have a serious craving for rice paper rolls.

ELK said...

penny . artist in paper and food! .elk

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Oh yum... coming over to yours right now!! Gift tags... always something we have in our draw...

xo Steph

AnastasiaC said...

like that idea - might have to try it...nice aerial views!

byebyebirdie said...

Lunch at your place! Now I'm hungry. I think your photos look great...from above works well. Enjoy your creative day and...lunch.

Aussie-waffler said...

How perfect are rice paper rolls on a hot summers day, yum. The gift tags look just gorgeous, super cute packages.

Luisa @ Dance in my garden said...

nice 'air' shots...
you have inspired me with those rice rolls..I need to learn how to make those for my son's lunchbox, is that tofu i see?
Since the school has gone completely egg and nut free, and I can't rely on peanut butter, and curried egg anymore, i need more ideas!

Tammy James said...

Those rice paper rolls look delish! Cute tags too : )

edward and lilly said...

I'm also a fan of the standing on a chair taking photos technique. I love the direction your work is going in, too sweet!

Kylie said...

Yumm... rice paper rolls! Now you've got me craving them too ;) I love your new design and the gift tags are so gorgeous! Are you going to do the fabric screenprinting yourself? It looks fabulous. K

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Great space! I too like the standing on the chair look. And thanks, I am now hungry xox

Kate said...

My girls asked for rice paper rolls for their lunches today. I've never made them. The preparation from above looks ace.

Tania said...

You do standing-on-a-chair-taking-photos-from-above with great aplomb! Your sketches and gift tags are lovely - but I'm the biggest-ever sucker for a rice paper roll...

claribell said...

busy busy (oops i wrote busy busty by mistake...) busy busy, and your drawing is looking very very cute

Isis said...

how much fun are rice paper rolls?! thanks for the birthday wishes :)

Neen said...

Oh that's not fair- you can't introduce yummy rice paper rolls and expect me to concentrate on your amazing crafts. Now I have to go and eat.
P.s there is something about your photos from above that make the rice paper rolls look even more delicious.

Vic said...

"I think this one is going to be cute" - um... you think?! As opposed to the others... that are TOO cute perhaps?! ;)

I am LOVING the windup bunny. LOVING.

yardage girl said...

The wind-up bunny is very cute! Your kitchen table is very productive - I feel like rice paper rolls now! Nic

ginevra / occasional glimpses said...

Ooo cute! Ooo yum!

(Can I move in? Once the cool change hits?)

gretchenmist said...

hi penny ~ your gift tags look really great and it's great to see your new design in progress.
love rice paper rolls too :)

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

Wow so many lovely things happening in your creative space, those rice paper rolls look so yummy! Beautiful photos too. Thanks so much for your lovely comment.
Sophie x

Michelle said...

love a rice paper roll and a bit of kitchen table creativity. your drawing looks amazing.

Kim Wallace :: Udessi said...

Yum! Rice paper rolls! The tags look so lovely, as does your new fabric design!

Posie Patchwork said...

Love your work, stripes, well they always rock. Love rice paper rolls, great way to use up left overs or bits & pieces when you don't feel like stir fry too. Love Posie

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

The shots from above are great. If I tried that in my chaotic, crowded little studio, it would be classed as an extreme sport!

Kirsten said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the finished fabric! It looks very cute.

Violet and Rose said...

How gorgeous is your work? I love the bunny and his carrot :)

Pippi creates said...

Love the photos from above - looks like lots of fun!

Sabahnur said...

what a cutie crative space..

Lauren said...

oh, yum! Good thing I'm about to eat lunch because that last picture looks delicious!

cabin + cub said...

great sneak peak of your work space. and now i am craving rice paper rolls for lunch... so yummy!

Wendy said...

I love the stand-on-a-chair-and-shoot method! And I can't decide what looks yummier, you gift tags or your rice paper rolls...

squareby said...

I have that same pencil box but in purple. And the sight of fresh, healthy food makes me swoon. Really puts my leftover pizza to shame.

Market Girl said...

Love your tags, they are cute as!

Jenifir said...

I have used aerial too! It works especially well for photographing bouquets of roses. You have been very busy in your hot weather! I love the look of the fabric designs. Thank-you for you lovely comment about my hat; red is especially best for a Valentine's Day hat! I will be thinking about thoses rice wraps in about five months!

Anonymous said...

What a great resource!