Monday, 14 September 2009

primitive candy corn

I wish I had the real thing

This is my first foray into the world of primitive arts and crafts, though some may allude to my more primitive style to begin with. Its a muslin triangle machine sewn and filled with poly-fil, painted with acrylic paints, then dirtied up with a mixture of espresso grounds, water, cinnamon, and vanilla extract, and then baked in the oven for a bit. The whole house smelled like autumn, it was gorgeous. For a first attempt I think it turned out pretty good, and I may do some more candy corn to make a lovely Halloween display on the heart as Halloween is by far my most favourite holiday. I started a black cat in the primitive style as well but it has yet to be dirtied up and baked... I'm just happy to have the time and inspiration to craft again!

p.s. I wish I had some candy corn....

p.p.s. I did not make any typing or spelling errors on this blog post... shocking isn't it?

7 comments:

Jenny S said...

I love the idea of baking those yummy smells in... and I always wondered why shops of primitive craft smell so good! xo

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

i think that your candy corn is great - i love the grungy look of it!

and i've NEVER ever eaten candy corn :0(

Carmen said...

The cat sounds interesting, can't wait to see him (or her!)

juanitatortilla said...

!!! You baked Polyfill! Amazing.

Apryl said...

Juanita.. the oven was low .. I would assume if the oven was high it might burst into flames! O_O

Anonymous said...

Can I ask how you go about scenting and baking your work? Thanks :)

Woollywotnots said...

Wow, amazing. I bet the smell was delicious.