Finding your creative breakthrough…this video succinctly explains the creative journey…
listen & enjoy /JJx
So, a year after buying a silicone heart shaped cupcake mould (last V-Day to be exact), I decided to break that puppy out and get my cake bake on!
I created this great two-toned valentine mini cake with cream cheese frosting – as the photo states, they are seriously delish! An interesting fact about silicone moulds – the cakes are a bit denser than the standard cup cake tin version, which I like. I tried both ways … a girl need a control group, am I right?
The best part is choosing your colours, go wild! red, blue, green, neon yellow, fushia! Sky is the limit, just use gel colours rather than standard food coloring for a richer more saturated hue. Otherwise, you can disturb the liquid to dry ratio of your mix… (…don’t I sound the professional baker)?!
My niece, Juno, recently turned 2…and you know what that means.. Her individuality is starting to shine bright bright bright. So, in honour of Juno spreading her proverbial wings (yes, ~I did type that) I created her very own handmade wings… like any crafty auntie would :D
As you can see, she rocked them!
They were such a hit, I thought of making some for myself…I mean halloween is just around the corner. And what girl couldn’t do with a spare set of wings??
Now a few tips:
Some pics of the wings process
Let me know how you get on – would love to see how yours turned out!
Cheers! xo JJD
INEZ VAN LAMBSWEERDE FOR VALENTIO….sign..
Remembering NYC 2012
Feeling good about finally getting on top of all the projects on my never-ending to do list. This one has been hanging around since last summer! (pardon the pun…)!
So, the story goes something like this — A girlfriend and I are in NYC, for work/trouble and meet up with her EXTREMELY talented cousin, Aaron “Sharp” Goodstone. We hung out, they caught up and I got to check out all his amazing artwork! I suggest you check him out at one of his exhibits and buy some art peeps! He is one of the originals in his genre, so don’t wait, get involved…
Ok – back to the story…Because he is awesome, he gave us each a limited edition print (matching of course, so we wouldn’t fight, ha)! Ahh, he knows so well the workings of the female brain!
Anyway, it has taken me forever to get my sh*t together and frame it – mostly because I was initially daunted by the prospect of putting the darn thing up on the wall and maybe more importantly…I’m
Once I got started, I decided to add a bit of jazz to the crap plastic frame I picked up — no one told me how bloody expensive frames were, so I’m telling you, get them from a thrift shop and just replace whatever is inside — I
haphazardly ..err strategically sprayed my boring frame with baby blue acrylic paint and I think it turned out pretty groovy, you?
Before you get started – Cover your work surface — this seems like a no brainer, but believe, I have ruined many-a-table in my time.
Here are my steps, now go forth and mount up!
* Frame & Frame board (cut to size) *Spray Adhesive * Paint * Your Artwork
OPTIONAL: Choose a color and spray your frame (unintended Sainsbury’s plug, maybe they’ll hook me up on my next shop?)
Follow the images to complete the body and you’re laughing!
Once you have mounted the print to the frame backing (or foam board, as I used), you simply put the frame back together.
And yes, the green lantern frame was another spray project, I like to spray stuff… JJD x
THE END :D
Make a Circle!!
If you read my post on how I used some old fabric to make a simple circle skirt here — then you know I was quite excited by how quick it was and how well the skirt turned out.
Hence, I kept going!! aaaghhh…
The fabric attacked this time is a great gold metallic coated linen, from a brilliant little shop in Berkeley (err California) called Stone Mountain and Daughter. You might say why oh why are you talking about a shop in another country!!?? Well be really they rock AND they ship :)
Then I discovered this fabulous mud cloth fabric from the African Market in Brixton Village. There are so many to choose from and at such great prices I thought why not try something a bit different. And ended up with this beauty
I know, I know… you are wondering where the *BEEP* are my full looks, aren’t you?? Jeesh, so impatient! Promise to get them up, along with a pattern sketch for you to download – I usually pattern in size ten as its standard. For bespoke sizes, you will have to hire me :0) !!
Let me know what you think folks xx