Friday, August 30, 2019

Spooky Dollhouse Figures: Bohemian Mermaid Art

I'm looking for just the right doll for my Edward Gorey inspired, miniature room. If I don't find it soon, I'm afraid I'm going to have to make it myself! gulp. I came across a miniature doll artist that creates spooky, dollhouse size, figures that have me thinking about doing another miniature room. Valarie Pacheco sculpts and sews the tiny dolls. Her shop is Bohemian Mermaid Art.

Ghost Witch
Vampire Lady
Old Witch
Earth Witch

These dolls are incredibly inexpensive. I'm not sure how Pacheco is making any money, but if you're looking for a dollhouse figure, it's worth checking these out.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Pins To Celebrate The Dead: GNAT and RAT

There are so many great pins with macabre images out there it's really hard to decide which to choose. And then, there is the question of wearing them or displaying them. I almost gave up until I came up with an idea of how I wanted to wear pins. You'll have to wait for that post because I'm still working on it, but suffice to say, I'm in a pin buying mood again! GNAT and RAT has some fabulous acrylic pins that celebrate dead stuff. Natalie Bradford is the artist and she also carries earrings, patches, and art in her shop.

Skeleton in House Acrylic Pin
Bat Skeleton Pin
Raccoon Skull Pin
Cat Skeleton Pin
Goat Skeleton Pin
Anatomical Heart Flower Vase Pin
House and Knife Pin
I have a few of these in my cart right now. They're priced to buy more than one. Do it.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Running with Skulls: Star In My Heart

The last thing you would describe me as would be athletic. However, I just might take up running if I had the athletic wear from Star In My Heart. David Zellman has created a line of clothing with some great skull motifs. You'll also find his designs on pillows if you're more of a couch potato. Forget about running with bulls; you really want to run with skulls.

Snow Skull Long Sleeve T-shirt
Skeleton Long Sleeve T-shirt
Skull Men's Leggings
Unisex Joggers Pants
Snow Skull Shorts
Snow Skull Skater Skirt
Skull Monster Pillow
Church of Demons Pillow

You'll also find sweatshirts and tank tops in the shop. Even if you're only running away from monsters, you can still look amazing.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Jack O'Lanterns To Last A Lifetime: Pinch Me Boutique

I absolutely love gourds that are dried and carved like jack o'lanterns. I have a few and even when one of our cats knocked one of them down and it rolled, thumping, down the stairs I was able to glue the pieces back together and it looked even spookier. Pinch Me Boutique has a large selection of large and small carved gourds. Now is the time to buy before the selection gets picked over. In fact, I need to buy more.

Halloween Jack O' Lantern Gourd
Jack O'Lantern with Ghost
Sugar Skull Gourd
Jack Skellington Gourd
Large Halloween Jack O'Lantern
Gourd Snow Owl Jack O'Lantern
I like these sooooooo much better than the plastic jack o'lanterns, don't you?

Friday, August 23, 2019

Miniature Houses of Horror: The Haunted Warehouse

Fridays are for spooky miniatures and while these reproduction, horror-movie houses won't help you with the Shivers Miniature Room Challenge, they're so cool that I had to show them to you. Maybe they'll give you some inspiration. You'll find them at The Haunted Warehouse and the artist makes them all by hand from her (?) own designs. These are not the resin-made haunted houses you find everywhere else. In addition to the hand-crafted models, you'll also find some instant print, paper models that you can build yourself. Now that's awesome.
"American Horror Story" Murder House Reproduction
1978 "Halloween" Movie House Reproduction
"The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" Model House
2011 "Insidious" Horror Film House Model
"The Conjuring II", Miniature Model House
"Beetlejuice" Miniature House Model
"The Munsters" House, Paper, Instant Download, Model
These are incredible! What a village they would make.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Bewitching Journals & Grimoires: Prozo Books

I know that we're in the digital age and everyone launches all their hopes, dreams, and secrets into the  world via a keyboard, but there are some things you need to (should) keep private. There are some thoughts that you don't want to get buried under photos of crying children and restaurant meals. For those musings you need a proper journal. Prozo Books has bewitching journals made by Alena Prozorovskih that will elevate your most mundane thoughts into poetry and powerful spells.

Bat Spell Book
Leather Skull Grimoire
Triple Goddess Journal
Crow Grimoire
Potions Journal
Necromancer's Grimoire
These would be great dream, tarot reading, or Halloween planning journals. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Paper Clay Halloween Decor: VanDolls Folk Art

I'm adding to my Halloween collection at a furious pace. Yesterday, I realized that if I brought my lunch to work I could use my lunch money to buy more Halloween art! Every purchase I make is scrutinized to decide if I really need it right now or could I use that money to buy more Halloween stuff. It's a sickness I tell you.

What that means is that I'm constantly looking everywhere for the best in Halloween decor.  For instance, I keep an eye on VanDolls Folk Art and can tell you it's stocked with wonderful items for you to skip lunch for. Rachel Garrison is the artist and she creates whimspookal figures from paper clay. I love the vintage look to them. I already swooped in and purchased a devil treat bucket.

Witch Halloween Treat Bucket
Jack O'Lantern Ornament
Party Hat Skull Candy Bucket
Halloween Skeleton Doll
Jack O'Lantern Doll
Trick or Treat Spider Figure

Just so you know, I purchased frozen burritos to eat the rest of the week.