Recently I discovered Candice Barnes who owns Candykins Crafts through Instagram. A fellow Australian Candice lives in Brisbane and designs and makes the loveliest things. When I saw her felted doll collection I was instantly drawn to them. Maybe it was memories of my childhood playing with paper dolls that you could clothe using a paper wardrobe or just that Candice’s felted dolls and wardrobe are bright, colorful, so original and just plain fabulous.
Candice hand cuts, hand embroiders and hand stitches quality wool felt into cute and quirky brooches, She creates hand-embroidered wall art and button wall art and also sews cute, retro-inspired aprons. Candice’s specialty is transforming children’s artworks into embroidered wall art. Candice on her blog says her tag line is “cute and quirky handicrafts to brighten your life”. Candice sells her creations through her Etsy Shop “Candykins Craft”. She also has a blog at candykins-crafts.blogspot.com where she shares her life and other lovely things.
Here are some of her some of her gorgeous things. I think my favourite is the doll brooch that you can dress in different outfits.
Enjoy your Thursday!