Monday, April 27, 2009

New dolls!

I have two little guys to show today.

Smartly dressed cat

The shadow has been revealed. Its a smartly dressed mini-cat. I used a version of my larger cat pattern. I just wanted to make the tiny clothes...He has a little tie, vest and a walking stick with a glass bead. Smartly dressed gent. I almost gave him a little bowler or top hat, but it seemed like overkill.

And this little scamp (or vamp?) is the first of the crew of cemetery bats I have been sneak-peeking for you.
Vampire Bat! EEP!

He wanted his coffin to match his eyes. I mean, who doesn't?

I have 5 other undead bats to work on photos for. Each is a bit different. Making a ton of little dolls on stands wasn't as easy at I thought it would be, it took really long. The hint in that statement is that these guys may not be a regular feature in my shop...My favorite part was making the little tombstones. That was SO FUN. :-)

More tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sneak Peek. Still.

So instead of finishing my new creations today I did laundry and dishes and made muffins and other boring things that the wife of a house does.

Then I decided to work on some little bat beasties, maybe take a photo to show their progress...



AHHHH! A strange shadow appeared in my photo! OMG GUYS! I am so scared. The shadow looks so....dapper and dashing. What could it BE? I am too scared to work anymore tonight.

I am betting the source of the mystery shadow, some beastie bats and some other spooky creations will show up on Thursday or Friday on this blog and in the shop. I hope I can make it till then without more terror!

EDIT: The project is growing! I need some more spooky components that I will seek out on the weekend. MONDAY!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Junk and Stuff

Working on new mini-items...

bat in mess

I am making some mini-animals on little stands. Its a messy job, because I need SO many different materials to make them and their homes. Felt,beads,cardboard,glue,thread,fabric,paper...PHEW!

Some are sweet and some are spoooooky. :-)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


The Winterwoods Prom
The Winterwoods at their prom, before they were The Winterwoods of course.

Because the subject matter, I felt like it was ok to have a bit more fun, and not worry as much about the stuff I usually do. Its more cartoon, right? Fast and furious.

Being a Canadian, I didn't have a "prom." I had a semi-formal (whatever that was for) and a "Grad" when I graduated. Both were crappy. I think I went to both, even though my internal voice screamed nooooo! Live and Learn. I skipped my high school and university graduations ceremonies, so I guess I learned my lesson. Since I have also decided not to have a wedding, I am home free for "everyone look at me and my big dress" events for life. WooHOOO!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Big bad black cat.

Ok, maybe not bad, maybe just naughty?

My Black Cat Note Set

This stationery set is available in my shop today.

My Black Cat packaging

He is the perfect amount of cute but not sugary that I like so much.

Black cats always seem to have a touch more of that cat evilness to me. They can't help it, they are just born bad right? I shouldn't make claims like that, my cat is gray and he is a nightmare. Big fat fuzzy nightmare.

I have fought the urge to use black envelopes for things I create and sell for some unknown reason. Maybe I thought people would be put off buying black envelopes? I have no idea why I think these things. Sometimes you just don't question things you decide, then realize later its idiotic. Black envelopes for ALL.

I am not going to pull and April Fool's Day crap on you. I generally hate that shit. But Trent Reznor's was a good one. I laughed. Those glasses have went from trend to joke so swiftly. haw haw.