Monday, March 22, 2010

NEW WEBSITE!













Hi everyone!

I've just made a new craft blog/portfolio site. I'll be updating it reguarly with craft projects, op shop adventures, and other fun tid bits. Please have a look, re-direct your bookmarks,  and tell me what you think!

http://my-candy-castle.blogspot.com/

x

Monday, October 19, 2009

BYE FOR NOW

I've been working on a variety of really exciting things lately, and haven't had the time to devote to this blog like I used to. I won't be posting on here for the time being, but you can still keep up with my creative projects in the following ways:

1. My bicycle/craft gang the Three Point Turnz



2. My visual diary, Candy Castle



3. My flickr page



xoxo

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Makin' Stuff


Sweetie and I had a craft club tonight to make hair pieces to wear to our friend Nina's 21st birthday. We're road tripping it to Canberra for the party which is heart and bow themed. Best. Theme. Ever. Sweetie is obsessed with Ken Done so we found her some amazing Done print jersey to use. I am really into 3D accessories at the moment so I made a present.


I made these bows as design tests. I love them all and am going to keep them all to myself. But don't worry I'll make more for Etsy (which I will re-open soon I promise.)


More 3D amazingness. This was a hair piece I made for a Christmas in July party I DJed at recently.


More hand sewn mini cakes. Lots of accessory ideas for these...


Crop tops are my favourite. Especially floral ruffly ones. This one's going to be reproduced for sure! Keep your eyes peeled!


I didn't exactly 'make' this, but I got a new tattoo. Perfect mach to the present hair piece for Nina's hearts and bow theme. P.S. faux prom nights are the best nights out.

xoxo

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I Heart Leslie Hall



Leslie Hall is a sassy rhinestone rapper, craft guru and gem sweater queen. She wears gold spandex like a second skin and her eyeshadow reaches way up into her hairline. Her song "Craft Talk" is a must have on my crafternoon sountrack and I am so super jealous of her bedazzlicious Mobile Museum of Gem Sweaters. In the immortal words of my own rap group, S.Y.L.K, "she's got pizzazz"!!




Cotton Candy


When I was at art school I used to spend hours with my nose in books, scribbling the names of artists in my notebook and printing out images of their work for my studio walls. I used to get so excited when I found someone whose work I absolutely loved - it was so inspiring. After I graduated I gradually stopped going to exhibitions and looking through art books and it's something I really miss. In an attempt to re-familiarise myself with it all I have been trying to do more research. That is how I found the American artist Will Cotton. His work makes me drool. Literally.

There are delectable candy castles and gingerbread houses, sponge cake mountains and ice cream fountains, rivers of chocolate and forests of lollipops, galaxies of gobstoppers and licourice allsorts, and everything you could ever have a dessert dream about. Will Cotton also paints candy queens, lounging with strawberry-kissed skin on clouds of fairy floss or decked out in lolly jewels, with sugary sweets in their bouffant hair. His paintings have the most amazing names too, like "Custard Cascade", "Peppermint Hideaway" and "Sweet Nothings". What is even more amazing is that he actually makes real life versions of these sugary treats in his studio kitchen then uses them as models for his paintings. My life would be perfect if I got my sticky fingers on one of these amazing works. The thought of one hanging in my room is giving me a sugar high.











Sunday, July 12, 2009

Good Burger



I have been trying to do more baking because it's super fun, and cake is my favourite food, even though it's super dangerous because once I start eating cake, I usually don't stop until I'm sick! I spend a large amount of my time reading cupcake blogs and researching cupcakes on the internet (obsessed much?). I came across THE most incredible cupcake idea by the amazing Bakerella - Burger cupcakes! I tried them for myself, though without the amazing packaging and chips (an idea to try for my next party!) and they turned out so cute!