| Redesign: Two Tiny Kitchens

You think you know a person, only to discover your sneaky sister-in-law turns out to have a
secret super baking blog. And not only did she deprive you of the chief taste tester position, but her blog is being featured on The Martha Stewart Show! In spite of this treachery, we couldn’t let Ashley’s blog make its Martha debut  in a generic template, so this last week was a scramble to give Two Tiny Kitchens a makeover.

Ashley and her sister Anna are serious bakers—even Ivy knows that “Auntie Ashley is the best cooker,” and has several requests after staring at the delicious images on my screen all week. Everyone scurry overpick out a recipe, bake and mail to me!

This was my first time using Typekit (Remember I am a print-loving-gal trying to make friends with this information superhighway), and it is exciting to be able to use real fonts on the web. We still have some kinks to work out, but are generally pleased with our week’s effort. The header was scanned and redrawn from a vintage type book, and it turns out really simple food drawings can be even trickier than complex ones! Major hat tip to my brother Larson for his amazing coding job and above all for not e-killing me every time I requested a minute typographic change.

 

 

  • Koseli

    March 15, 2012 10:47 am

    Ashley and her sister are adorable baking twinsies. I love their recipes and blog and I think it’s only right that they were on Martha. Love the site redesign too, Linsey. It looks fantastic. Larson is also an amazing coder! Power family.

  • Christy

    March 15, 2012 3:39 pm

    I really like the personalization!

  • JILL

    March 15, 2012 3:47 pm

    yum.

  • Carrie MONSON

    March 15, 2012 5:42 pm

    I love family secrets. This was a good one.

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