Missmonster is the shop of Melita Curphy, who makes all sorts of beautiful, imaginative costume pieces, dolls, clothes, etc.
Lisa Toms is a Spanish doll maker. She makes plenty of realistic stuff, but I’m more about the fantasy.
I cannot possibly love this fantasy possum more.
She also does pet commissions.
She designed enamel pins to fill her Etsy shop between doll sales.
JennyMonkey is an old friend from Portland, Oregon. She used to sell mostly craft supplies, especially stuff for letterboxers. I recently checked out her shop again, and she has gone in an entirely different direction.
While her shop is mostly not spooky, it has lovely stuff. Jenny has carefully curated a collection of hand-made jewelry from small shops.
She still has stuff up on her Ebay shop, including a couple vintage postcards. It’s possible I couldn’t resist bidding on this one (even though I totally shouldn’t):
Jenny is a great person with superb taste, and I’ll be keeping an eye out here.
Sandra Arteaga makes adorable “little nightmares”, and lovely paper dolls.
Sandra also sells portraits of past dolls.
I couldn’t find out much more than she lives in Barcelona, but she does have an updated Instagram. Oh, and she makes postcard sets, and I think I have to get some:
This Sunday, I have my monthly meeting with the local haunters group. It’s supposed to be the last meeting before the haunt season begins, but I think we’re already there. My social media is starting to flood with prop-building posts. The Halloween boards are already full of “when do you start decorating?”
My Halloween will be small-scale this year. We will likely be in the middle of moving house, so I’m hardly going to build for a yard I’ve never seen. I do plan on making things for a Month of Spookdays. I’ve been doing a lot of portraits lately for a sekrit project. Perhaps for October I will paint something monstrous.