I think I will be putting these down on my xmas list!!!
Monday, 23 November 2009
I think I will be putting these down on my xmas list!!!
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Saturday, 3 October 2009
Fast forward to this week, and after sending a few emails to the "info" at the artworks gallery requesting some help on how to retrieve my items, AND my money they owe me for selling my items they finally decided to reply with a useless email saying they would look into it. Of course they will, and the other god knows how many angry artists they have screwed over. Turns out everyones stuff had been siezed by bailiffs and are being auctioned to repay the money Matt owes for rent.
Cassandra has been great, keeping me up to date with everything, and the latest was that she was told she could go to the auction house and retrieve her stuff, mine, and others that live down south etc. She said mine wasnt there though. So I now have to accept my goods have either been stolen, sold or lost. I know my stuff wasnt worth as much as others (one woman had work worth £40,000) in there, but its the principal of the situation. People worked really hard on their stuff, handed it over expecting to make money, not lose alot of money. To top it off apparently 10 days before he closed down the infamous Matt Forster registered a new company in Hexham called MJ Forster Gallery Limited. I suspect the same thing will happen again with this gallery if he runs it. Hopefully someone will have the sense to stop him from getting away with it again though.
To read more about this fantastic guy, check out the photography pages and The Journal.
On a lighter note, I have had a great week off relaxing and getting my health back to normal, and will be updating the shop with new goodies next week so stay tuned!
Sunday, 16 August 2009
It was great to meet some of the other member's from our group, and to see what cool things they make.
I sold 6 things woohoo!!! I wasnt even expecting to sell anything haha, so it was a pleasant surprise :) I also bought two things, one of which was a gorgeous button bracelet from Nuada Accessories and the other a super cute felt milk bottle magnet from Giant Button . I wanted so many things but I didnt have much money on me so Ill wait till next time to buy more goodies!
Here is some pictures of my stall/table, and some shots of the market in action:-
It wasnt very busy but I think the more we do it and the more people here about it we will get more visitors :) I have decided that although my fabric for my table super funky and colourful, I felt that it ditracted from the necklaces I had lying on it. Hmm, so now Im thinking, either choose a plain fabric *cries* lol, or buy some sort of necklace board to hang them on....
I also need to get my photos of all the new stock and hairclips taken asap so I can pop them on the website, since its looking abit bare, oops!
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
Just incase you dont know, its http://www.candydollcouture.com/ ;)
I decided to make some new earrings for the shop, which I will unveil to the world in a few days :D All I can say is they are pretty darn cute!!
Also, I have signed up to two craft fairs, one of which is the Craft Mafia fair at the Cluny, Newcastle Sun 16th August!!! (Poster created by a fellow craft mafian :D)
Clearer details can be found at http://www.newcastlecraftmafia.com/
Also, incase you havent seen these, I thought I would share. Momiji Doll Gashapons! ^___^ I popped into the Travelling Man the other week and low and behold they have a Gashapon machine...*squeals*!!! You can also buy them from Chicki if you dont have a shop near you that sells them. They had loads of different kinds, so I got two haha. I got a winner ticket (yes, you can also win Momiji goodies from them!) in my first, which won me some really cute Momiji greetings cards, and inside the ball I got super cute stickers and a little tote bag with a doll print on. The second gashapon I bought came with cute stickers and 2 seriously cute key covers! I really should have taken a pic of these. Here is a pic of some other goodies you can get inside from chicki....
I think Im going to scoot now, need to order loads of fimo to get cracking for the craft fair, I managed to use up ALL of my white, and glitter white, doh! xoxo
Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Make sure you add it to your cart! xoxo
Sunday, 21 June 2009
The cats are doing fine, we actually have 3 now, I cant even remember if I mentioned we were going to adopt a cat. Hes cute, hes called Murphy and hes huge and hes 4 :D He stinks sometimes. And he had worms, but apart from that hes cool hehe.
I have my work room set up, just havent had the time to actually do anything. Im hoping Ill get some stuff sorted though next week as I have 2 whole days off, OMG! Hahaha.
Also, just to let everyone know, Im offering a free, yes freeee, surprise gift with every necklace order on www.candydollcouture.com so grab them while you can!!!
Sunday, 17 May 2009
I have also been getting involved with Craft Mafia, I am now one of the founders of the Newcastle Craft Mafia woohoo! Cassandra has been working on the site and (I think-I may be wrong haha) in a few weeks the Craft Mafia HQ check it out and decide whether it is good enough and then we can recruit members :D
Damn cats are going insane now, I will have to go and play with them to make them tired..I want them to go to sleep so me and Karl can watch the Lordi film haha!
Thursday, 7 May 2009
Check it out, I got Mr Site working and have moved alot of things over from the Etsy shop! I am keeping my Etsy but mainly just as another way of people finding me :)
Also, started a new job this week, its class! Means Im nackered like, but alls good.
Gallows FTW!!! (cant get enough of them at the moment)
So yeah, pleeease tell everyone about the new .com, its funky and in £'s, which will be better as alot of my friends (who dont understand Etsy) cant get why Etsy is in $ haha, bless.
Anyways, might get crafting tommorrow, going to chill out tonight though, toodles!
Thursday, 30 April 2009
Sorry for the lack of updates, Ive been so busy recently. I just ordered my Mr Site package the other night though, so should have a proper .com up and running in a few days for the shop, woohoo!
Monday, 13 April 2009
So I thought it would be fun to do a feature of cute homewares from great sellers on Etsy. Everything is so tempting, Ill have to be careful not to go overboard on buying things for the house when it comes to it!
I hope you have enjoyed looking at these as much as I have, check out their shops as they all have some wonderful other items in stock! xoxo
Friday, 3 April 2009
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
We went for a viewing at a cute 2 bedroom terrace house though yesterday, and we love it! Fingers crossed they ring back and say we can rent it soon. I also get to take my kitties, yay! Im sooo glad, I would miss them so much if I had to leave them.
But yeah, the stressy part is the fact that no matter wherever I look, there is NO jobs I can apply for, well apart from the 2 I have (which I no doubt wont hear back from as usual). Thats the problem with living in a small town. It wouldnt be as bad if I was making some sales on my Etsy, but for some reason its all died a death. Is it my prices? My actual jewellery? I really dont understand. I hope that when I can afford my own site, that might help.
Its quite odd that now I am going to post a picture of me in the sellers showcase now..since Ive just said Im not making any moneys haha! Its still nice to see me on there though. Last time I did it I got alot of traffic to the shop and it helped with sales, maybe everyone is just as skint as me at the moment though!
I also had a peek on Cassandra's shop, she has the cupcake brooches I made for her on there now, yay!!
You can see them at Gee How Quaint in the Hostess with the Mostest section. Also, check out her super cool teacup Gocco print t-shirts in the Wear Me section!
Im going to log off now, have some final preparations to make for Karl's Bday tommorrow now hehe! xoxo
Thursday, 26 March 2009
They are available in my Etsy shop CandyDoll Couture :)
I also made ALOT of jewellery and accessories for the Artworks Boutique. Took them all through yesterday, Im so excited, finally my things will be in a real shop! Im going next Thurs to their preview event, so Ill get lots of piccies to share of my goodies there!
I also added a glow in the dark cupcake hairclip to the shop, its pretty funky, I may have to make one for myself!
Monday, 23 March 2009
Make sure you read the payment options, as it clearly states on Etsy how you can pay for an item. If everyone did this it would stop alot of wasted fees/time.
Sorry to rant, but I get slightly annoyed when I have time wasters on my hands.
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Monday, 16 March 2009
This was Cassandra's large artwork backdrop she did by hand, how pretty is it!? :)
Haha I dont remember this being taken! Me listening (and looking very serious) to Cassandra explain how the Gocco printer works.
This was the mechanical horse that made noises, played music and moved by remote control, oh and he also breathed fire!
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
Im back on track now though, went to Gee today. Cassandra is getting ready for the Maker Faire this weekend...Im really excited as I havent worked at a *crafty* fair before!
I just wanted to post some adorable things I have found whilst searching the net for my wish list :P One day I will have the money to buy some of these things!!
I adore bright, cute, childish things, so these fit perfectly with my style. Check out the links to visit these awesome sellers' shops and see their other amazing crafty items!
1. Drink Me Alice in Wonderland Resin necklace by FashionCandy
2. Let Them Eat Cupcake Cameo necklace by mlleclorofil
3. Sweet Tattoo Pinup Girls coaster set of 4 by PinkyToast
4. Kimono Cuties gift tags by LemonTreeStudio
5. Lick Your Pick necklace by SugarAndSpiceDIY
6. Wizard Of Oz small clutch by simbiosisbyjulia
Sunday, 8 March 2009
My birthday was fab, Karl took me out to Valentinos for a 3 course lunch (oh yeerrr), which was yummy! I then proceeded to have a nap in the afternoon as I was VERY full haha. Theeen, mum took us all out to this really nice chinese restaurant in town. (And I ate another 3 course meal lmao!) Then we came home and I got to open my pressies ^__^
Haha the funny thing was, as I was opening my first present from Karl, my mum goes "Oh crap.." and we looked at her, and she said "I think I have bought you the same thing", hahahaa!!! It turned out she managed to get not one, but TWO of the same things that Karl bought me lol, due to the fact she was nackered when she read his email about what he had got me, and miss-read it all as one thing! Bless her. Soo, i got the awesome William Control CD (Hate Culture), and Innerpartysystem's(two copies of it haha!) new cd, which is one of the best cd's I have listened to in ages. I also got (2 of the same) book, Good Omens, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. I cant wait to read it! Just need to finish American Gods by NG (I am slightly obsessed by him, hes such an awesome author!) I also got the funniest toy ever, a really cool Hello Kitty hand puppet!!
You NEED one in your life, its so funny! ^__^ Check out http://www.artbox.co.uk for it, and lots more cute and cool things!
I also got a Badtz Maru plushie, yaaaay!!! I have been wanting one for ever, and now I have him, he can snuggle in with Hello Kitty in my room :D
He came from http://www.dizzypink.co.uk/ UK's home for all things Hello Kitty ;)
Last night we all went bowling, which was mucho fun, even though I didnt come anywhere near to winning hehe. I love bowling, and Ive decided I want to do it more often, maybe even get good at it haha!
Today I met up with Clarebear for lunch and shopping, which was awesome, as I dont get to see her much anymore with us both being on work placement :( We had a giant feast at Stateside Diner (really cool 50's American diner) and then waddled around the shops to buy pretties! Oh god, and yeah, I had ANOTHER chinese tonight haha, because its my aunties birthday today, so she wanted chinese for her tea. I seriously cant move, and I think ive put on like 5 stone in 3 days lol! Time for a diet methinks ;)
Havent managed to get much crafting done, although I did price up everything I need for my screenprinting, so I should be able to get the stuff in April when I have more money. I think though, this week I will make some birthday/greetings cards to go up in the shop as I have bought everything and been meaning to do this for agees!
Im going to sign off now, and find some cute things on the web I guess, maybe post them here If I ever learn how to do that html linkage where you can change the actual word which becomes the link (does that even make sense?)... yep. Toodlepip xoxo
Thursday, 5 March 2009
So, today me and Karl will be going to a cute little Italian for lunch (they do 3 courses lunchtime special for £5.95!!). Then, tonight we are going to a chinese restaurant with my mum and lil brother...can you guess...we loooove food :P Im going to open my presents also tonight, I wanted to do it when mum wasnt rushing for work haha.
I got this weird card in the post though, it was off my uncle. The picture was just strange, Im not sure if he meant it to be funny, or if it was a card he just found in the house, but it upset me :( Mum stuck it in the drawers, so I dont have to look at it. Apart from that though the morning has been good so far, plus Clare sent me a really sweet text ^__^
Im going bowling tommorrow night with Karl and Lewis and everyone, so that should be fun, aint seen some of them for agees! Ooh, and they turn the bowling alley into a disco at night haha!
My placement is going really well also. I made 4 super cute felt cupcake badges for Cassandra, so they will go online soon I think. My printing needs work though, I never realised how hard Gocco printing was! I think though, its similar to screen printing in the sense that you dont really know how it will turn out until you have printed it. Its alot of fun though! Ill get the hang of it eventually ;)
Haha, im currently drinking coffee and watching Jeremy Kyle, wow, my days are so exciting lol! I might as well make the most of lounging around while I can though hehe. I really want to make something later though, anyone have any ideas? I either want to sew something, or make something out of fimo..hmmmm :) xoxo
Thursday, 26 February 2009
I havent done much for CandyDoll Couture this week, mainly because I have like 81 things already in the shop, plus I have been really getting into drawing again.
Ooh, I ordered a totally cute top from New Look the other day, so hopefully it might turn up today, I decided I *needed* a new top to wear out for my birthday next week hehe. I think me and Karl are going to La Tasca...mmm tapas!
This is the cute top/dress:-
I also wanted to show off my boyfriend's fantastic figure he made, using fimo, no wire, just fimo!! (and glass eyes) hehe. He loves fantasy stuff, so he made a really cool *naked goblin* haha. Its his first and he has put it in his very own etsy shop...more to come!
His Etsy is:- http://www.grimeproducts.etsy.com
Hope everyone has a good day! xoxo
Friday, 20 February 2009
1.Cupcake to do list by Winnieatepaper- A lovely shop with handmade printed stationary and other cute things!
2.MonokuroBoo wristlet by florspace- She makes the most amazing purses and bags with the cutest fabrics!You HAVE to have a look :)
3.Trickster Yeti and Cupcake T-shirt by Applenoggin-She sells the most awesome screen-printed cute t shirts and kawaii jewellery!
4.Matryoshka Russian Doll home decoration by TheJamboreePixie- Local artisan who sells really pretty home decorations and jewellery, very unusual designs :)
5.Kawaii Heart vial necklace pendant by strawberryanarchy-Gorgeous Japanese Street fashion inspired jewellery and accessories.
6.Geisha mini pillow by Mymimi-Such cute illustrations, printed onto pillows, tote bags, mirrors and alot more!
I hope you enjoyed looking at all my favourites, and if you can, please have a look at their shops, they all sell amazing stuff, very unique and fun! xoxo
Some of my new stock!
I am starting my work placement next Monday, at Gee How Quaint, and I am so excited!!
Please have a look at Cassandra's prints, they are so fun and quirky!
http://www.geehowquaint.com (I tried to put it in as a link but it wasnt showing at all, anyone know why?)
She has asked me to come up with a design for 3 different items for her shop, so I am going to get cracking with this in a bit (after my yummy latte hehe). They will have a vintage theme, which is great because I looove vintage! She has also asked me if I can make some of my cupcake brooches to put into her shop as they will fit well with her style. Im chuffed!
Other news:- Marmite has a horrible bald patch next to his eye :s and it was bleeding last night, I have a feeling Meg has took a chunk out of him when they were scrapping lol.
I have also decided today I will showcase some of my favourite artisans off Etsy and other funky places I regularly drool over. I will probably do one a week for now, unless I get more free time haha!
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
Sunday, 15 February 2009
Ive also been making some really cute brightly coloured Kokeshi Dolls. They will be available in the shop next week, just need to take some good pictures of them..but for now here is a teaser..
I also caught Marmite sniffing my goodies while I was trying to photograph them haha!! Daft cat he is!
Sniffing my camera case bag!
Thursday, 12 February 2009
I got my order of fimo yesterday, including some GLOW IN THE DARK fimo lol! Its seriously cool! I made a couple of things last night with Karl, but will be making a crapload of stuff today as its snowing and cold.
Im also waiting for my business cards, vistaprint emailed to say they are on their way, so excited to see them!!!
I was thinking, I would love to feature some crafty people on my blog, as I look at so many pretty and unique things, why not share with everyone else!? Only thing is, can I do this without asking permission as long as I list their name/link etc, or do I need permission to feature other peoples work?
Think I need more pic friendly posts in here, I seem to lack in this. And I no what I prefer, piccies, so much more fun to look at! ^__^
Saturday, 7 February 2009
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
You can find CandyDoll Couture now at http://www.candydollcouture.etsy.com
I will be updating it alot this week with more items, better pictures etc, so keep checking it :D xoxo