Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Whimspookal Figures from The Magical Vagabond

I hope you made it over to The Bewitching Peddlers of Halloween Evening Market yesterday, but if you didn't there are still many beautiful items looking for a home. 

One artist I want to highlight is Zan Asha of The Magical Vagabond. Her paper clay and ceramic Halloween figures are whimspookal and so delightful. Here are a few of the pieces in the shop as of this morning.

Betty The Batty Bat Witch Box

Pumpkin Girl

Bat and Pumpkin Ornament

RavensWitch Crow Figure

Owly Enchanted Ceramic Jar

Kitty and Pumpkin Handmade Gloves

I couldn't resist adding in the gloves. How cute! Check out the shop for more items including hand painted pieces and prints.

Monday, November 29, 2021

Creepy Christmas Elves

Here we are back at Monday. How does it come around so fast? I've been doing some winter decorating at our house which includes some winter monsters. The Krampus and Abominable Snowman are well represented, but I think a few creepy Christmas elves would be nice to round out the collection.

Evil Elf Holiday Banner from tiakinsmanart

Severed Elf Head Ornament from Zombie Dollz Store

Creepy Elf Latex Mask from McAllister's Masks

Needle Felted Elf from WoolArtHanaNana

Leprechaun Doll from Toys Carousel

Red Elf from Galina Paper Mache

Mini Elf Doll from Kuklo Ferma

These may not all be creepy elves, but they are certainly not your typical Christmas elf. And what about that elf mask?! That should keep in the kids in line.

Friday, November 26, 2021

Black Friday!

It's been a tradition since almost the inception of this blog that on Black Friday I post things in the image of the plague doctor. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would actually live through (so far) a plague. I have to say the selection of items to choose from has greatly improved. 

I think it's good luck though that I actually got a booster shot appointment this morning after days of trying to schedule one. So on with the Shivers of Delight Black Friday post. 

Plague Doctor Linocut Print from Haereticum

Plague Doctor Ceramic Mug from Stone Hands Clan

Leather Plague Doctor Key Chain from ASHcraft Workshop

Plague Doctor Doll from Atelier Marega Mask

Plague Doctor Mask Holder from Whidbey Makers Studio

Plague Doctor Ring from ArtULTIMA

Plague Doctor Doll from Cosy Dolls

We all need a bit of gallows humor to survive, but we also need to get vaccinated, wash our hands, and wear a mask. 

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Spooky Stuff November 27 - December 1

I know, I know. You have lots to do this week already, but just in case here are a few reasons to sit down and relax.

Saturday the 27th

  • (1990) David White Death Anniversary (actor in Bewitched)

Sunday the 28th

Monday the 29th

Tuesday the 30th

Wednesday the 1st

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Creepy Christmas Can Be Divine

The other day I heard a story on the radio or maybe I read it somewhere (remember I have a horrible memory) about a family that decorated their Christmas tree on Halloween while wearing their Halloween costumes and eating their Halloween candy. They weren't decorating a spooky tree, just your typical Christmas tree, but for some reason this story just made me smile.  If you find it joyful and want to blend your holidays together don't be timid! Go all out.

I've featured the beautiful, spooky ornaments from Kayleigh Radcliffe in the past, but I think she has a wonderful way of making the spooky seem elegant and festive. This year Radcliffe has ornaments that are professionally printed on wood so the price is very affordable.

Saint Nick Dancing with Krampus

Cat in a Skull 

Krampus Cat


Krampus in a Snow Globe

Don't you love them? There are many more to choose from in the shop plus some original spun cotton ornaments.

Friday, November 19, 2021

Fantasy Art Dolls for Dark Nights

The extended darkness we're experiencing, while I don't always love it, does make me think about otherworldly creatures. I can imagine (at 6pm...) while I'm in my pjs that there are multitudes of creatures roaming around my backyard- some I recognize, and some I can only imagine. 

The fantasy dolls from Shamanic Dolls are the creatures I think may be wandering about. They're perfectly mystical.

Magical Tree Spirit 

Horned Goddess

Forest Spirit

Magical Bat

Forest Deer

Spirit Doll

I tell you, if these creatures are wandering around my backyard, I'm going to be staying up a lot later so that I can frolic with them.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Hand-Stitched Weird Felt Dolls

Amber Olsen makes weird art for weird people. That's us, right? In her shop Broken Brain By Amber, you'll find a mix of unique items like jewelry, Halloween decor, and cross body bags, but what really caught my attention are the felt art dolls Olsen creates. They're hand-stitched and just right for weird people like us.

Small Krampus Doll

Plague Doctor

Skeleton Ornament

Krampus Figures

Ouija Earrings

Halloween Cross Body Bag

Visit the shop to see the Cthulhu dolls. They're pretty awesome too!

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Spooky Stuff November 17 - 24


Don't fret! There are still lots of spooky things to keep you occupied.

Wednesday the 17th

Friday the 19th

Sunday the 21st

Tuesday the 23rd

  • (1963) First Episode of Dr. Who on BBC TV
  • (1990) Roald Dahl Death Anniversary (author)

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Bat in the Belfry?

Jada Dodd uses paper clay and fabric to create the spookiest little knee hugger dolls. You can forget about that mischievous little Elf on the Shelf. Her shop is ThePlumChum

Bat Knee Hugger

Ghost Knee Hugger

Skeleton Knee Hugger

Pumpkin Knee Hugger

Witch Knee Hugger

Mummy Knee Hugger

I think you could have lots of fun with one of these dolls. If you're looking for something more traditional, the shop also carries Christmas knee hugger dolls.