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!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Late night craft times

I am so obsessed with miniature fake food. I think I've talked about it on this blog before, about how I get so super excited every time I come across any kind of tiny faux tasty treat that I become all stupid and my mouth hangs open and drool comes out and how I tend to start squealing and having hot flushes and so on and so forth...

Tonight I decided to watch a DVD on my computer in bed whilst working on some new craft ideas (one of my favourite things to do on a weekend - am I lame?). I decided to adapt a creation I made a while ago for a mini felt cake slice except way more mini. Two and a half hours of careful hand sewing later (it mainly took this long because I kept getting distracted by my movie, which was about cake actually so obviously I was easily distracted) I ended up with this:



Eeeeek! So cute! I have a few exciting ideas for this teensy morsel so watch this space!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wrist cuffs



Today's new items in my clubcute shop are a pair of pastel wrist cuffs made from photo images of Barbie and an 80s plushie unicorn. You can also wear them in your hair. Snazzy!



Monday, July 6, 2009

Brooches and Bears

Club Cute

Club Cute

I just posted these new items in my Club Cute Etsy shop. One is a pair of furry teddybear earrings and the other is a collection of brooches made from vintage toys.

It's been really fun getting back into posting things on Etsy to sell, and good to get these little trinkets out into the open as I made heaps of them for markets and never put a lot of them online. I can't wait to get the Heartbreaker shop up and running again too.

Rose tinted



I am obsessed with fake flowers. I love their vibrant colours and eternally perfect petals. A while ago I made an oversized barrette out of these beautiful violet roses I found in a dollar store. Now I'm hooked and want to make a billion hair pieces, brooches, and trinkets in all different colours to adorn my wardrobe.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Club Cute



I created a new Etsy shop for some cute trinkets I made a while ago, but never put online. It's called Club Cute.
Check out http://clubcute.etsy.com !!