Lately i’ve been working on some repeat patterns for a notebook cover and have been playing around with layouts and colour combinations. It’s really tough when designing to make decisions and stick to them; it’s very tempting to add too much of everything. The other day I bought a cupcake from Crumbs and Doilies and the packaging it came in gave me a great idea. I took the design I was working on, spaced everything out and make objects a lot smaller. I’m super pleased with the result, it’s amazing how a bit of space can change the feel of a pattern. I can see this working on wrapping paper, a t-shirt or notebook.