Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Giant Crocheted Cupcake

Anyone who lives in the Dundas Street West area of Toronto knows about OMG Baked Goodness and their amazing vegan cupcakes.  Baked with love by owner Lesley Mattina, the cupcakes are teeny bites of  heaven on earth.  I highly recommend the chocolate and red velvet varieties.  Delicious!  

Anyway, back in October, I approached Lesley about doing an installation in her bakery.  The idea, a project brief from my fourth-year design class, was to crochet a giant, stuffed cupcake, take it down to OMG and photograph it.

Not only was Lesley incredibly cool about letting me do this, but she actually offered to display the cupcake for me in her shop when it was finished.  It has now been down at OMG since early November 2011 and, according to Lesley, the response has been great! 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Craft'd Pop-Up Shops at the Gladstone Hotel

Look!  It's my first official craft show of the year!  
Join me and my cohorts in the Material Art and Design department at OCAD University next weekend at the Gladstone Hotel for the "Craf'd Pop-Up Shops" event.  
We are having a one-day sale of everything handmade and awesome!

Come for the brunch, stay for the craft!

Also, don't forget to bring a hand-made item to trade at the Open Hearts, Open Source trading event.  

Friday, January 6, 2012

Heather's Hooters

Two postings in one week? It could be that I'm actually going to follow through on my New Year's resolution to maintain my blog this year. Who knew that 2012 was going to be such a productive year? Now on with the self-congratulatory pontification!

The next thing I want to show you are my Hooters... er, I mean Owls!

It seems that no matter where you look these days, cute owl-themed paraphernalia is everywhere! Not wanting to be left out of the fun (and wanting to capitalize on a HOT trend) I created Heather's Hooters, a project for my Guerilla Entrepreneurship class.
(yes, at art school this is a thing!)

Measuring in at around eight inches high and made from the finest acrylic yarn, these awesome owls will keep even the most crafty plush squirrels and mice away from your crocheted vegetable garden.

If you live in the Toronto area and think you need a plush owl to guard your couch or bookshelf, head on down to Ransack the Universe
(1207 Bloor Street West - in the basement of 69 Vintage Collective)
and pick one up today!

While there, you should also check out their awesome selection of cool crafts (by local Toronto artists) and other vintage-y finds too!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Big Weenie

I'm admittedly the worst offender when it comes to updating a blog on a regular basis, but I'm going to try to do a better job in 2012. Here's the first posting of the new year, hopefully it will be one among many!

This is the Big Weenie!

He was part of the final project for my Toy Design class from the fall 2011/2012 semester.

In the midst of the semester I became obsessed with creating anthropomorphized food items and I began dreaming about cartoon junk food, hotdogs and Mr. Potato Head.

A dress-up hotdog doll was a natural progression from there (obviously). He's got removable condiments that can be repositioned in various ways and his very own bun backpack!

That's it for now! Hopefully, I'll have another post for you in a week or so.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Get MAAD! Group Show at OCAD's Learning Zone

Join us this Wednesday April 13th, 2011 from 4 - 6 pm
See the work of 3rd year MAAD Students (me included) and eat some baked goods!
Show runs until April 21st, 2011
Click here for more information

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The First Craft Show of 2011

"Stuff" by Heather Boulton-Lyons will be at the "Past and Presents" Spring Show and Sale!
Saturday May 7th, 2011
from 10am to 4pm

A great day to come an meet local artisans and crafts people from the Uxbridge area!
See you there!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

"Blinky and Clyde"

"Stuff By Heather Boulton-Lyons"
"8-Bit Pillows!"

now available at "Ransack The Universe"

featuring Pac-Man's archenemies, Blinky and Clyde

made from crocheted acrylic yarn and polyester fiber-fill