Sunday, 19 December 2010

Been very busy...

Studying, work, studying,, erm, and making things!!! Yup, that's what I have been up to the past few weeks.

I have also been xmas shopping, which I STILL HAVEN'T finished, arghh!

I also painted up two sets of Kawaii false nails, one of which I sold tonight (leopard print). I am selling them for £10 each on my facebook, but if you are interested please contact me through blogger also!
Im planning on painting some more sets, which I will upload after christmas :)

Friday, 26 November 2010

New hairclips and hairbands!

I have been busy making some gorgeous new hairclips and hairbands for the shop, featuring strawberries, ice creams and hearts! I have also added a few bag charms to the site too.

I have had the worst flu EVER so have been resting, drinking lemsip and losing money due to being ill and not being able to go into work >.<

I also finally got a dining table (yay!) haha, I never thought I would get excited over furniture! But now my living room looks like a proper home ^__^ We also got another sofa so we have lots of seating for guests.

I am planning on doing some custom sets of false nails which I think I will trial either on facebook or the shop website. Im torn though, do I offer 20 nails (2 of each in every size) or take a customers measurements for each nail which means there is less wasteage? Hmm. Something to look into methinks!

Monday, 15 November 2010

72 hour flash sale!

Since xmas is coming I have decided to have a HUGE 50% off 72 hour flash sale!!! The sale will begin tommorrow 12pm UK time, and end on Friday 19th November. 50% off selected items only. Why not check it out and grab yourself a fabulous Kawaii bargain!!

I will be uploading new items to the shop including bag charms, hairclips and hairbands at the weekend. I got my halogen lamps fixed so its all good to go for product photos now! (yay!)
I am also planning on selling some handpainted false nail sets on the website, as I have had some great feedback on my nail art! I will only be putting a few sets up to begin with, and if it takes off I will be making more to sell! :)

Friday, 29 October 2010

Im sorrrrryyy!

I am officially a TERRIBLE blogger! I seem unable to keep posting unless it's like once a month, bad me!
Anyhoo, I've been quite busy practising my Nail art. I bought some striper pens and Japanese nail art magazines, and a bunch of other stuff and had a go at it! It is so much fun! I did some on my own nails, then decided to buy some false nails and tips to use as practise, plus I can keep them to show my designs off on. I'm getting really into it, and also started practising how to do acrylic nails. I bought a nail trainer hand which is soo handy (haha that was so bad!)

Here is a terrible shot of my nail art designs :) (my damn halogen lamps both broke tonight so I had to use a crappy bedside lamp to get some light on the designs.

And here is a picture of my nail trainer in action, well, with some finished acrylic nails done :)

I have also been making bag charms for CandyDoll Couture, which I was going to photograph tonight until I knocked not one but BOTH of my lamps over which made the bulbs go!
Hopefully I can pick some new ones up and get the pics took over the next week :)

Thursday, 16 September 2010


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Sunday, 12 September 2010

Rosette brooches and more!

Hey everyone,
Sorry for yet more lack of posts, I haven't been very well recently so have took time out from crafting to get better.

I finally got my little purses finished (yay!), and made some gorgeous little Rosette brooches which are available in the shop. I will be making more of the purses, and playing around with new designs too. Ordered some gorgeous fabric off ebay and some fab fabric store I stumbled across too, it's just sitting there waiting to be made into something cute!

I also ordered some leather bracelets which I will hopefully recieve this week coming, and am planning on funking them up with some handmade charms and sourced charms too, so keep an eye out for them!

Since I haven't been very well my mum got me a really cute "How to to Sew" boxset of books last week to cheer me up. They are so cool, with some really fun little how-to projects and nifty little tips on everything from Applique to Sashiko.

I haven't gotten around to doing any of these projects but I will make this my mission for this week! (Been busy taking a zillion pictures of products and reorganising my stock so it's nice and organised haha!)
I'll try and update a bite more often, but you know what I'm like :)
Toodles for now!

Thursday, 19 August 2010

No motivation

I'm sure you are all aware that there has been a lack of posting here lately. Sorry! I've been working alot, being ill (as usual!) and just had a pretty crap lack of imagination recently. I have been finding it hard to find inspiration to make new things, or finish things off and actually upload them. I'm not sure why.

I went to visit my friend today who I havent seen in a while. It was great to catch up and see her and her moggies :) She showed me some sketchbooks she has been working on, which made me realise I dont have to work on things that "fit" with CDC, I can look elsewhere for ideas and branch out into new things.

I have some great ideas now for a new area of CandyDoll Couture, which I will start working on but it wont be available for a while yet. I'll *try* and keep you posted, if I remember to update the blog!

I also finally figured out how to create a mosaic out of flickr images, so I put together a cool mosaic of my super cute craft room. I really wish I could always keep it that tidy though, it's covered with fabric, buttons and god knows what else at the moment!

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Quick post-New products

Check out the site, some new necklaces, hairclips and other cute things!!!

Tell your friends, tell everyone! Plus, new totally gorgeous rosette brooches soon to be added!<3

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Back, finally!

Yes, I am finally back online, well I have been for a few weeks, but have been busy updating the site and creating a new background for it etc.

I decided to put my photoshop skills to the test and created some yummy sweets which are now the background of the shop website!

I also have finally uploaded some hairclips to that section of the site, after numerous failed attempts due to Mr Site being crappy as usual!

There is also a cute Locket for sale on the site, with more to come in the next few weeks <3


Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Quick post...

To say my internet is down so I wont be blogging much for about 3 weeks (until the new internet is installed), nooo!!

Luckily though I have the advantage of t'interweb on my phone yay!

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Polyvore for promoting your handmade wares

I decided to use Polyvore to create a set with a selection of new items in stock at CandyDoll Couture.

It was super easy and pretty fun to make! All you need to do is download the clip to polyvore button and then start adding your stuff to the site in your items, and shazzam, start creating a funky set with your own goodies on!

This is my first one, next time I think I will create a sale set :)

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Alice In Wonderland

So, as most of you will know, Tim Burton's adaptation of Alice In Wonderland is being released at the cinemas this Friday coming, and I am very, VERY excited to see it!

I was slightly panicked when I heard that the Odeon had said they wouldn't show it due to dvd release dates *blah blah blah*I have breathed a sigh of relief finally as they have since decided that was a bad decision and WILL screen the film. Hooray!
So, I decided, since I am slightly obsessed with the book and what with the film being released on Friday I felt it was quite fitting to do a feature on Alice In Wonderland themed Jewellery and Accessories!

The first show off is this gorgeous Cheshire Cat necklace from Swarovski. I have to say though, the necklace is even more amazing looking in real life, it's worth checking it out at your nearest store!

They have a whole range of Alice In Wonderland jewellery, including this really sweet Mad Tea Party necklace with jewels falling out of the cup.
Another big company who have designed some seriously cool Alice In Wonderland jewellery are of course Disney Couture!! (Available from Asos)

Check out these stunning Mad Hatter stud earrings:

Now, I love all of these pieces but as we know it isn't just big companies who are celebrating the new release, of course it's us Indie Designers!!

I have been on the hunt for the cutest, most individual pieces of Alice themed handmade jewellery by some of the most talented Indie Designers out there.

First up are these seriously cute wooden brooches by Temporary Secretary.

Next is a designer who I have featured before, PinkyToast on Etsy! She does the cutest illustrations, featuring lots of pink, big eyes and babydoll dresses!

This is her Alice in Wonderland pocket mirror, which I just love!

I stumbled upon this gorgeous hair barrette whilst searching Etsy for Alice goodies. This is by StaySweetDesignz on Etsy, where you can find some delightful hair clips. Alice and tattoo themed clips are the main designs which we love!

Feel free to add your personal favourites of anything Alice in Wonderland via links on the comments page and enjoy the film when it comes out! xoxo

Monday, 22 February 2010

Sale now on and new items added!!

Hey everyone,
Just a quick update to let you know there is now a Sale Items section on the site where you can get some really good bargains, loads of cute jewellery up to half price!!!

Also, I have been working hard updating the site with the new stock I have been making, which includes the super cute felt Owl brooch! There is also a Stationery and Cards section where you can get cute greeting cards and fun notebooks.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

2010, oops

Im sooo bad at updating, not really sure why I keep this blog actually!

Well Christmas was great, I got the coolest present off mum EVER.... A Betseyville by Betsey Johnson bag!!! *squeals*
I love it soo sooo much, its the prettiest bag ever!!

I also got some new ink before xmas, a really cool pin-up girl on my calf, 3 hours it it was sore!

Ill post a picture if I can be arsed lol.

I need to sort out my shop yet again, its been neglected due to working, but now it wont, as I have plans for this year :D

Anyways, Im off for the night, toodles xoxo