WIP Wednesday: The Sketch Phase

By Kerry

I’m working on a Krampus blog post and embroidery pattern. Since I’m not done stitching it up yet, I thought I would just post a sneaky peek today: I can also share the original sketch: Pretty impressive, eh? Luckily, Mr. Candyfloss fleshed out my original concept. I can’t wait to share it with you! What […] Read more…

24 Holiday Craft Tutorials: The 2014 Crafty Christmas Tutorial Link-Up!

By Kerry

Laura at Bugs and Fishes put together a lovely holiday-themed link up on her blog, Bugs and Fishes. I shared my Shiny Reindeer embroidery earlier, but now I get to share all 24 projects with you! Mini Teddy Bed – Grace’s Favours Shiny Reindeer Embroidered Hoop Art – Candyfloss Ramparts Teeny Tiny Snowman Pendant – […] Read more…

Chock-Full O’Links (November 14th Edition)

By Kerry

Happy Friday! Just what happened to this year? How is it we’re already in mid-November? I’ve had a busy week, work-wise, but that didn’t keep me from seeing some very cool stuff on the internet this week. Like these embroidered 3D snails and insects by Claire Moynihan. This rainbow house by artist Kat O’Sullivan. (I […] Read more…

Free PDF Pattern: Shiny Reindeer Embroidered Hoop Art

By Kerry

I’m very excited to be participating in Bugs and Fishes Crafty Christmas Link-Up! I designed this Shiny Reindeer Embroidery project just for the link up, and hope you guys decide to give it a whirl! Here’s what you’ll need to get started: White(ish) Wool Felt (approx. 9″ square) Holiday print fabric (approx. 9″ square) 8″ […] Read more…

Tips for the New Comic Book Reader

By Glenn

So, you’ve seen every Marvel Comics movie. You’ve started watching Arrow (and, hopefully, The Flash, and maybe even Constantine). You don’t want to wait a week for the next episode, or a year for the next movie. Now what? It’s time to take the plunge – read some comic books! In all of my comic-reading […] Read more…

Entertain Me! Cheesy Holiday Movies

By Kerry

I mentioned my penchant for cheesy holiday movies in my guilty pleasures post. Last year, I started reviewing all of the “Made for TV” holiday movies as I watched them. I decided to import those posts over from Tumblr, so you can now read them in the Cheesy Movie Category here on Candyfloss Ramparts. I’ll […] Read more…

Chock-Full O’Links (November 7th Edition)

By Kerry

Happy Friday! It’s been a rough week, so everything in this week’s Links is cute or soft or both… like this gif of a puppy. These photos of Hamsters running wee shops. These Galaga video game knitted toys. These Tweets: No one told me that when I was grown up I would say out loud […] Read more…

Retro Thanksgiving Ideas

By Kerry

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Since my family is spread out a bit geographically, Thanksgiving is one of the few times we all get to be in the same place at the same time. Since my love of vintage cook books is well documented, it wasn’t a huge stretch to put the two […] Read more…

Trashy Paperback Tuesday: Like a Trashier Valley of the Dolls

By Kerry

Sometimes, books are just as trashy on the outside as they are on the inside. I didn’t just get super hungry…the cover was torn when I bought it. Book Title: Once Is Not Enough Author: Jacqueline Susann Year Published: 1973 Tagline: A novel about love – every kind of love The Elevator Pitch: It’s like […] Read more…

Chock-Full O’Links (October 24th Edition)

By Kerry

Having a crazy week, but still managed to spy some awesomeness on the internet! Here’s what’s floating my boat this week: These Halloween costumes for ladies who love puns. This gif of a turtle shaking it like a polaroid picture. This “Cats Against Cat Calls” t-shirt. This new coloring book by Theo Nicole Lorenz. AND […] Read more…

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