I have been working on sets of illustrations inspired by a Facebook conversation where I asked the question, “If, for some reason, you could only teach your child to cook five or six things really well, what would they be?” The answers attempted to assemble versatile recipes which could act as building blocks, covering as many of the basic techniques of cooking and baking as possible.
I answered with “no-knead bread, because it’s easy and really good; pasta with variations, because it’s versatile and cheap if you’re broke; and roast chicken, because it’s pretty cheap, easy, and can be served as a fancy dinner or for several meals,” and I think I’d add a quick bread or cookies, and soup.
Lots of vegetables and other ingredients you need for making minestrone soup, plus a few demonstration illustrations.
Fresh baked popovers, hot from the oven. Inspired by my tween daughter, who has been baking popovers half her life.
I have completed two sets of illustrations for this Cooking with Children series, Cooking Minestrone and Baking Popovers, available in my creativemarket shop. I may add a Baking Quick Bread set eventually since popovers are not as versatile but my daughter loves them and has been baking them since she was very young.
Kids’ illustrations to help with chopping up vegetables and making some nice minestrone soup.
These illustrations are available as clip-art sets in my tpt shop [edit – I have closed my TPT shop. Please visit my creative market shop for clip art sets.]
I also have cooking-themed merchandise available on redbubble.
A bunch of the vegetables you might need to make some minestrone soup, plus a knife to cut them up with.
A big pot of soup and a big bowl of minestrone plus some of the ingredients you need to make it.
A bright cheery pattern with vegetables and a few things to cook with.
And I have six Cooking School fabric designs on spoonflower. Eventually, I’d like to create a set of kitchen towels with the basic steps of the recipes that can be used as a guide by kids who are learning how to cook.
A nice recipe for kids for cooking minestrone. Keep it handy for reference and for cleaning up spills.
An easy kids recipe for popovers on a tea towel. Keep it handy to use as a guide and to wipe up spills.
Witch School means learning to cast spells with your wand.
What’s your favorite potion to mix up at Witch School?
Spend some time in the garden at Witch School.
September means back to school for many but imagine if you lived in a world of magic. Would your favorite class be Potions? Maybe Charms? How about Herbology?
Which is your favorite: Charms class, Herbology, or Potions Class?
Gardening might be a little more interesting when you are at Witch School.
What’s your favorite class?
Ready your wands and cast some spells!
I have created three different Witch School fabric patterns for my spoonflower shop.
And I have some products for sale with the designs on redbubble.
I have also added Witch School Clip Art sets to my creativemarket shop and my teacherspayteachers shop (for use in educational end products or personal use). [edit – I have closed my TPT shop. Please visit my creative market shop for clip art sets.]
This month, I ordered spoonflower fabric samples in order to release the patterns in my shop for sale. With variations in each of the Summer Camp designs, as well as a few Holiday designs plus insect patterns, I will have 35 patterns available for purchase. First I have to make some adjustments to line weight and scale.
Elsewhere, in order to make everything easier to find, I moved all of my illustrated zazzle products to a single storefront. Then I organized the categories and collections so it’s easier to find products with the same design theme. Collections have a neater page appearance than Categories, which is better for linking from other places. [edit – I have since closed my zazzle shops.]
Finally, I revamped all of my thumbnail images on teacherspayteachers so my storefront looks more unified. [edit – I have closed my TPT shop. Please visit my creative market shop for clip art sets.]