Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Halloween outfits!!

We love to dress up in fancy dress!
We love to get crafty with our outfits too, almost two years of taking up and in packaged fancy dress outfits made from the cheapest of fabrics probably means you won't find me down the local party shop (unless it's for some prop I cannot make!)

Over the years we've dressed as many things for Halloween, Kandy has done skeleton, mummy, Cheetara to knitting a dress with her insides out! I'm quite greedy (not the only reason this post is mostly pictures of myself) and so if I can dress up twice for Halloween, I will! I like the fictional character route: Wednesday Addams (who will be reappearing this year after like 7-8 years), 'zombie' Enid Coleslaw,  Dawn (Weiner) of the dead, Patrick Bateman and The Rumor. There was that one time I dressed as a 3D woman (and fell asleep by 11pm, due to work, see above!) and around 6-7 years ago when I dressed as a Tara McPherson painting ( that year was so good, Alison came as Dame Darcy's Strega Pez, SO GOOD!).

Today I have been putting some finishing touches this years outfit, don't worry it will be well documented here.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Grayson Perry's The Vanity of Small Differences

Friday evening Kandy and I made our way to Manchester Art Gallery to see the latest Grayson Perry exhibition, a series of large tapestries entitled 'The vanity of Small Differences'.

They involve some form of craft, are brightly coloured AND about class, so of course I am going to love them!

Inspired by Hogarth's A rake's Progress (a series of 18th century paintings about someone who comes into a lot of money, wastes it and ends up having a shitty life). Perry's series see's someone make a lot of money, try to transcend their class, end up a bit of an idiot and then eventually die.
Also taking inspiration from Perry's time making channel 4's All in the Best Possible Taste...' series, documenting class and how it affects the things we do/eat/wear etc.

We didn't spend too long or get to look at the process of the tapestries, as we went too close to closing time and got ushered out. But we will most likely go back.

It's definitely worth a visit. Also if you go in the next week or so, you can still catch Alison Erika Forde's The Tallest of Tales exhibition!

Monday, 21 October 2013

Monthly Mix

IT'S ALMOST HALLOWEEN!!! And we're super excited for it, so we made a mix full of ghosts and ghouls, vampires and zombies, monsters and witches.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Sugar Paper #12

Full of Halloween goodness! From slime to crochet eyeball purse, goo legs to wet felted pumpkin bag.
And some bonfire and Christmas stuff too, bonfire toffee, raspberry trifle!
Comes with a free ring back and googly eyes to make a latex splat ring!

Front cover illustration by Paul Gallagher.