Saturday, June 20, 2020

More Minature fun

Michael R. Miniatures has some great new offerings on Instagram.  Cute miniature pumpkins and potion bottles plus these fabulous hat racks for the discriminating witch.


You can purchase his super miniatures here in his Etsy shop.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Phallic Cactus

My cactus sprouted some balls this year, making it look a little phallic.  

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Here Lies

Gardening is the hobby taking most of my time at the moment.  You can blame my desire to be outside on my lack of blogging. It's a good year as I am staying home more than usual making it extra easy to give the garden the attention it needs.  I planted my cauldron with black and yellow plants and found these adorable tombstones to embellish it.  Looks like a little graveyard now.





Thursday, May 28, 2020

The Infamous of the 1920's

First we have the Berlin Butcher, who stalked train stations looking for his female victims.  During the first World War he also sold meat - human meat - on the black market.  Nobody knows how many woman he killed but was eventually caught when neighbors called the police to his apartment after hearing a large commotion.
Next we go to France where Henri Landru nicknamed Bluebeard, murdered many  women during World War I.  A con artist, Landru found his victims through lonely hearts ads.  Using false identities, he  would string them along as he gathered information on their finances, then lure them to a rented villa to be murdered.  He'd steal  all their possessions and start again.  He was eventually caught largely through the actions of Marie Lacoste, the half sister of one of his victims.

When Carl Wanderer  wished to get rid of his wife Ruth who was expecting their first child, he enlisted the help of a ragged stranger to follow the couple. Carl then shot them both and blamed his wife's murder on the vagrant.  The police quickly became suspicious when they discovered Carl's affair with another young woman.  The stranger's identity was never discovered and despite his scruffy clothing,  he had a recent manicure and was closely shaven suggesting that he was not a penniless vagrant.

Finally our last infamous character from 1920 is Admiral Vermilion.
Yep a cat that eats dog biscuits.  As far as I know he did not murder anyone but had a lot of sex resulting in many offspring.  Good thing he did not make Bluebeard's list as he was quite wealthy.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Creepy Crafters Coming Soon

I recieved a notice in my inbox that the Creepy Crafters marketplace is coming soon.  You can subscribe to their emails here.  Some of their featured artists look great!
CREEPY CRAFTERS in the [Horror] News!
What if Etsy went horror? No, that’s not the theme of a new B-movie (although it could be). It’s a new online marketplace and community with a creepy twist, set to debut this year at CreepyCrafters.com. The website will cater to artists, crafters, fans and collectors of the Horror and Halloween genres, giving them a place to call home. Read more HERE.
FEATURED ARTISTS
We are bringing together a very talented community of artists and crafters at CreepyCrafters.com and are featuring a few below who will be selling through our marketplace!
Sharon is an Elementary/Middle School Visual Art Specialist and “The Boss Lady” at Sharon Bloom Designs — where she creates beautifully painted ceramics, sculptures, beaded jewelry, greeting cards, and paintings. Sharon has been creating art for the past 34 years and has a love for vintage folk art and collecting other artist’s works. Sharon has a very distinctive style, which often weaves in anthropomorphic themes into her designs. Sharon is always cookin' somethin' up in the kiln! To check out more of Sharon's work, go to sharonbloom.cometsy.com/shop/sharonbloom and instagram.com/sharonbloomdesigns.
Jillian's creations feature personally designed labels as well as scents that are pulled from specific details in the scary stories that she cherishes. For example, her Tell-Tale Heart smells like ominous oak floorboards with a hint of tobacco. Jillian's candles are made with premium natural wax for candles, an organic & renewable, coconut-soy wax blend. All candles are hand-poured in small batches to ensure that each candle is of the highest quality. Disclaimer: they may be horrifically habit forming! Check out more of Jillian's work at facebook.com/thesmelloffear76/, instagram.com/thesmelloffear/ and etsy.com/shop/TheSmellofFear
CB is the mad scientist behind Creep Baby Studio, a Los Angeles based art studio that captures the spirit of Halloween that the Creator of Creep uses to bring his various "CREEPtures" to life.

With original creations like Putrid Pumpkins, Ghastly Gourds, Menacing Mushrooms, Mean Ass Fly Traps, Carious Candy Corns, Garden Goblins, The Grim Keeper lines, CB  draws on his passion for travel, Halloween and love of the macabre to bring a unique and relatable perspective to the Halloween/horror art genre.

When he's not toiling in his lab resurrecting dead things, you can find him taking photos of old cemeteries around the world, tracking down abandoned and haunted places or watching and collecting all things horror/Halloween related. 

Dig up some of his dashing demons on Social Media at: instagram.com/creepbabystudiofacebook.com/creepbabystudio, or bring home one of his creeptures and let them haunt the halls of your haunted mansion at etsy.com/shop/creepbabystudio and The Creepy Crafters Marketplace soon! 
Heather is the owner and artist of Heart Felt Plush. She makes art dolls and plushies from all different mediums. All of Sharon's dolls are hand sewn and are her own original designs. See more of Heather's work at heartfeltplush.com ,
facebook.com/heartfeltplush, and etsy.com/shop/HeartFeltPlush,
Sean is an 80's movie horror fan and draws a lot of his inspiration for his sculptures from movies. "I like to paint my pieces like adding makeup. Each piece can become something different each time I paint them," says Sean. Sean gets his family involved and loves to sculpt with his children— working as a team. Team Hernandez makes an assortment of items from full body props to head busts, body parts to magnets and they also put out a great line of Christmas ornaments. Check out more of Sean's work at facebook.com/littlecorpsemagnets,  etsy.com/shop/littlecorpsemagnets and instagram.com/corpsemaker1
The CREEPY CRAFTERS Marketplace will be opening soon! Please use the links below to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

QUESTIONS or COMMENTS?
Please email us HERE.

Thank you again for your interest in CREEPY CRAFTERS Marketplace. Stay tuned for more announcements!

Monday, May 11, 2020

Cat in Tank

So the Infidels 753's last link up round featured cats riding in tanks created for them by their bored quarantined humans.  I shared this with Baby M and the Son of Nell and low and behold, they made one for their cats.

Featured below is my favorite grand kitty Toothie (named for How to Train Your Dragon) riding in a pandemic tank.