Saturday, October 23, 2010

Patchwork Indie Craft Show Long Beach, CA



Yay! I was picked to participate in the Patchwork Indie Craft Show in Long Beach, CA. If you are in the area please come and check out this great show. Unique vendors with amazing handmade art and crafts. Great time to find gifts for those who are hard to shop for. Here you can get that absolutely one of a kind item!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Fall Fashion



Here is a beautiful blog featuring my red stocking for Fall 2010.
http://maddyannedesigns.blogspot.com/2010/09/fall-is-in-air.html

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Fashion Trends


I was looking for inspiration for my hand knit shop and came across a trend I'm really excited about. Knee high socks! I love making knee high socks so a perfect time to show my inspiration scrap book. And again promote the wonderful giveaway in my last entry.



check out my hand knit knee high socks! more to come...

http://www.etsy.com/shop/pinkcandystudio?section_id=5748749

Friday, September 3, 2010

Knee High Review and Giveaway


Jaime from The Ripplets has reviewed a pair of my stockings. Stockings are hot this year. A must have accessory to wear with your fall riding boots. Check out the review and sign up for the giveaway on a pair of my hand made stockings.



http://rannilatripletsreviews.blogspot.com/2010/09/pink-candy-studios-review-giveaway.html

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Needle Felted Bunny


and here is Clover the good luck bunny

Needle Felted Panda


so I think I'm addicted to needle felting. Here is a panda.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Needle Felting


I took my first needle felting class at Home Ec in Silverlake. Jenny taught the class and she was fabulous. I was amazed I took to it like a duck to water. I always wanted to try it but for some reason in my mind I thought it would be difficult. Jenny showed us how fun and easy it was to felt.

So here is my first project. I adore him!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Patchwork Santa Ana



PATCHWORK SANTA ANA

SUNDAY JUNE 6TH 11-5PM
2204 N. MAIN ST@BUFFALO
SANTA ANA. CA. 92706

Hey Everyone,

I am in the Patchwork's show. Such an amazing show with great handmade finds. Me and Melissa Mellon of MissyBug will be sharing a booth. Come on down!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

catnip sushi lover



My friend just sent over the cutest pictures of her cat Dizzy playing with catnip sushi I knitted up for her. You can get your babies some at http://www.etsy.com/listing/34505065/sushi-catnip-toy?ref=em

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Challenge #3 Robots!


So finally I have made a knitted robot. I have had him in my head for a while. It's nice to finally bring him to life.

Last Week's Challenge: Red


Red is a difficult color for me. It's very bold and in your face. I love attention but red is a "look at me" kinda color I have never been comfortable with. I created these stockings and I love them. The touch of turquoise gives it that extra punch!

Sunday, March 21, 2010


ArtWork Play
Challenge #3
Monday, March 22nd, 2010:

Subject: Robots!
Materials: Whatever strikes your fancy!

I, Candy, throw down this challenge. Robots and Monsters are my favorite subjects. I am trying to create more characters to draw and knit. This should get the juices flowing!

Guidelines of Challenge:
1) The challenge will include a subject and materials.
2) Each challenge should be simple enough to execute in an hour or less.
3) It should not involve spending much money…ideally we would be able to use things we already have at home.
4) The challenges will be posted every Monday…however, you may jump in anytime.
5) We will have a pick of the week. If your entry gets chosen, we will feature you and your work. Good luck!

My results for challenge #2



Challenge #2 Results: Candy

Here is my red inspired art piece. Hand sew border of handmade paper on 5×5 canvas. Ink drawing of my monster with definition of monster in the background. I love monsters and this guy turned out pretty cute! –Candy

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Challenge #2


ArtWork Play
Challenge #2
Monday, March 15th, 2010:

Subject: Red plus one
Materials: Whatever strikes your fancy!

Deb chose this challenge because it features her favorite color…red! So the idea is to create something using shades of red as the main color (or colors), then add some punch to it with one other color. This can be jewelry, fabric, painting…heck, you can dye your pet’s hair red if you want! Have fun…

Guidelines of Challenge:
1) The challenge will include a subject and materials.
2) Each challenge should be simple enough to execute in an hour or less.
3) It should not involve spending much money…ideally we would be able to use things we already have at home.
4) The challenges will be posted every Monday…however, you may jump in anytime.
5) We will have a pick of the week. If your entry gets chosen, we will feature you and your work. Good luck!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Challenge 1 Results



So here it is! My bug with paint challenge entry. It is a mixed media collage with fabric and handmade paper on recycled plaque. I layered and hand sewed the handmade paper onto the fabric.

The praying mantis is my favorite insect. I loved this challenge. I tried to push myself to experiment with my favorite materials.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Challenge No. 1


ArtWork Play
Challenge #1
Monday, March 1st, 2010:

Subject: bug
Materials: paint

Remember this is just a starting point. You can take the challenge literally or figuratively. Paint a bug, collage a bug painting a picture, photograph a bug stuck in wet paint, etc. We don’t recommend applying paint to actual bugs, however…they don’t make great models…too twitchy.

Guidelines of Challenge:
1) The challenge will include a subject and materials.
2) Each challenge should be simple enough to execute in an hour or less.
3) It should not involve spending much money…ideally we would be able to use things we already have at home.
4) The challenges will be posted every Monday…however, you may jump in anytime.
5) We will have a pick of the week. If your entry gets chosen, we will feature you and your work. Good luck!

About the challengers


Candy and Deborah have known each other for most of their lives, and they are inspired by each other’s creative endeavors. They live about 2000 miles apart and have been known to talk on the phone for 4-5 hours at a time. They both love sunny weather, fuzzy animals, board games, and traveling to faraway places.


Deborah Patterson lives in Nashville and shares her house with a wonderful roommate and a temperamental-but-cuddly Himalayan cat. She took a job in the late 90’s as an artist for an upscale children’s shop and fell in love with designing and painting whimsical images for kids. She now runs a small business from her home, dreaming up new things to paint and personalize. Her focus is on pieces for children’s rooms, such as canvas wall art, furniture, and room d├ęcor items. She has also painted colorful murals on the walls of private residences, model homes, and businesses. Other creative activities include making jewelry, cooking, writing, singing, and playing piano.

Her art can be viewed at her website, www.achildsdelightbydebbie.com , as well as Etsy at www.etsy.com/shop/AChildsDelight. She can be reached by email at nashdlp[at]aol dot com.

Candy is writer of this blog and owns pinkcandystudio.com where you can see all the crafty things she's been up to.

ArtWork Play challenge is a collaboration of two dreamers itching for a fun way to keep the creative juices flowing and be productive. Join us each week as we present a new challenge.
The objectives are to have fun and stretch our creative muscles in new directions. Most challenges will be very simple. There are just a few guidelines

1) The challenge will include a subject and materials.
2) Each challenge should be simple enough to execute in an hour or less.
3) It should not involve spending much money…ideally we would be able to use things we already have at home.
4) The challenges will be posted every Monday…however, you may jump in anytime.
5) We will have a pick of the week. If your entry gets chosen, we will feature you and your work.

Monday, February 8, 2010

kraftythoughts blogger




Erin wrote a little piece about my work and process. Check out her blog. She features artist she discovers and finds out about their process. Great place to find new works and to be inspired.

http://ow.ly/14MeV