Thursday, 30 July 2009

Not just Cool, Cooler!!!

It is an exciting time for me this week because my first ever written magazine article has been published, hoooray! When I say article, I mean a step by step guide to making a knitted sunglasses case. Readers of the awesome craft-zine Sugar Paper (written by Seleena and me) might recognise the project! This is the magazine all here, a surf n skateboarding magazine for ladies.
This is the craft project here, I like the background they made for it, mmmm sprinkles!

And this just makes it even more exciting that Katy from the Vivian girls has an interview in here too cos I heart Viv girls lots! x Kandy x


Ciao Bonjourno Gelato,
Knit and Destroy have been on our hols, thought i would share a bit of Sardinia with y'all, here goes...
Home for the week!
Second home for the week, under that shade brolly! There or in the sea. It was so hot, max 38 degrees.
Ye olde clock we made on the beach, I think it was about half an hour out, not bad!

Now this made me excited, a snack and a drink in one. Nutella snack n drink, if you like choc dips and iced tea you'll love this,YUM!
Local speciality bread, yep, getting all cultured trying the local food, but we're not forgetting our roots - see wilkos bag in the background!

This is what the sun looks like in Sardinia, cos it's so hot like. I had far too much fun with these biscuits.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Candy Floss rules!!!

And I don't just mean the edible type of Candy Floss cos that does rule, I mean the amaaazing craft fair hosted by the Sheffield based craft group 'Craft Candy'. The market was on today at the millenium galleries in Sheffield, the best craft market venue I have ever been to. Here is how the day went down... After a slightly rushed start to the day, I arrived on time and set up the stall, woo! Me, at my stall, all happy cos I was having a lovely day involving 2 proper screeching twilight conversations, one with real life swooning teenage girls (one had a necklace with a mini bottle with a piece of paper that said twilight on it)!!!
These are some animal illustrations by Katy Holmes (no, not the one married to that Tom Cruise), they all had sleepy looking eyes and were v.cute.
This stall was pretty and the lady looked like she should be in dee-lite, Amaaaazing.
This was the stall next to me, this lady had made a book about how to make resin jewellery, and she gives money to Greyhounds, ACE!
And this is the things I bought, mmmmm, stuff! Pictures from Katy Holmes, Knitting bag from plain jane textiles and badges from Ms Moll and Lola pop
The next craft candy fair isn't due until November but if today is anything to go by it'll be a good 'un.
Kandy x

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Candy floss!

Calling all people of Sheffield (and anyone who can get to sheffield this Saturday) there is going to be an amaaaazing craft fair this weekend hosted by Sheffield's top craft group 'Craft Candy', here's the details on this lovely poster...
I will be selling my knits here, it's free entry and it's attached to the 'winter garden' which is like a giant greenhouse that houses some pretty awesome trees and flowers, so come down and say hi!
For more info including a list of all the vendors go to their website:

New skillz...

I have learnt a new craft skill...basket weaving!
When my Mum first asked me to go and do basket weaving with her and my sister in Grindleford I wasn't sure. I soon came to my senses and realised any new crafting skillz is a good thing! We had a fun day of it, the lady who took us was ace, she has already woven her own coffin, she said "it's a bit lopsided though so they'll have to put my shoulders in at a bit of an angle, but it doesn't matter cos I'll be dead" she was awesome!
Here is the day of basket weaving in pictures...

Family - excited about the day of craft ahead!

Half way to being a basket!

Concentration! This bit was well tricky!

Mum, pleased with herself and her basketry skillz

Nearly there now!

The finished basket, hooray!!!!

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Hogwarts..(down south)

So, I told you all about the up-north M'boro adventures, now for the down south leg of the journey.
Along with Seleena, the other half of Sugar Paper zine, we took the crafting to the Hogwarts Jamboree in Londin in the form of felt owl and pygmy-puff making and it went down a treat with all the Harry Potter fans. Here are some happy new owners of thier very own handmade pygmy-puffs (aka pompoms with eyes and feet, woo)

This girl had never made a pom-pom before!!! But she was well crafty (see hand stitched felt snitch hairclip) and made a lovely little fella.
This little 'Luna Lovegood' (sporting a home-made 'buterbeer cork' necklace) got hooked on the pompoms and made herself two! The second one is in progress on the floor there. Unfortunately we haven't got any pics of the felt owls, but they were amazing too. Thanks to Holly Horcrux for putting on the event and inviting us down.
Our friend Nick also made a pom-pom (toy) for his new kitten, hours of fun were then had, here is the photographic evidence that, craft + cats = good!!!

More sooon, Kandy x

Monday, 6 July 2009

Middlesborough...(up north)

Well, what a weekend that was, let's start with the trip up North.
After a very early start we got to Middlesborough with time to spare, so we stopped off at a tiny roadside cafe called 'Lynne's pantry' for a cuppa and home made scone before arriving at the town hall crypt for a fun filled market day!

Mr foxy having a sleep curled around the tree there in the very green 'nature' section of the stall!
And here's the 'crafty' corner with knitted paintbrush and pencil brooches as well as Sugar Paper zine and other crafty bits!
There were plenty of lovely things on offer to buy at the designers marketplace, my favourite were 'showpony' who had come down from Glasgow, they had a range of screen-printed goodies, my favourite was this tea towel.

It all wound up at about 4 so we packed up and headed home. Feeling sleepy on the drive home, we stopped at Wetherby services, a coffee and biscuit later we returned to the car feeling refreshed and ready to go. Unfortunatly Wanda (my car) wasn't feeling the same, she just didn't want to start! She wouldn't even get going when a friendly passer-by tried shaking her then pushing her round the car park, eeeeek, time to call the breakdown people and start panicking about getting to Hogwarts tomorrow! Fortunately, a breakdown dude came and fixed Wanda up with a shiny new battery, that was all she needed! It was a long and eventful day, but we had fun and taught a very enthusiastic lady what a 'zine' I'm happy!

More soon, Kandy x