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It is exactly three months until The Big Day. I have been in the mood to make spooky stuff for several weeks already, but made my first official project of The Season today.

halloween pillow

I have been obsessed with fabric lately, wanting to make art quilts and pillows and things. Problem is, I’m not a great tailor. In fact, I’m a pretty terrible one. I stick with either very simple things, or artsy things where my ineptitude is a feature.

So here is a lovely Halloween pillow. Mistakes were made. I neglected to look up how to prevent lumps before I sewed it shut. And that sewing shut looks a bit like a drunken surgeon performed an appendectomy. Still, I think it’s pretty, and it’s a good size to test shams on. Because shams cannot be lumpen, and need not be sewed shut by hand.

Happy beginning of Halloween, everyone!

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Because who doesn’t need a Swarovski-encrusted javelina skull? No one, that’s who.

Swarovski Crystal Encrusted Javelina Skull

Swarovski Crystal Encrusted Javelina Skull

Hot Pink and Black Swarovski Crystal encrusted Coyote

Hot Pink and Black Swarovski Crystal encrusted Coyote

Bonus, here’s a bobcat skull from Dreamerhill:

Jeweled Bobcat Skull

Jeweled Bobcat Skull

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Beggar's Bounty fabrics by Patrick Lose

Beggar’s Bounty fabrics by Patrick Lose

Family builds Munster house replica

Family builds Munster house replica

Monster Soaps from Bastian's Boutique. Via Halloween Shopaholic

Monster Soaps from Bastian’s Boutique. Via Halloween Shopaholic

453-Year-Old Clockwork Monk

453-Year-Old Clockwork Monk

Halloween stuff by Carrionboy

Halloween stuff by Carrionboy

Creepy figures made from VHS tapes by Philip Ob Rey. Via The October Country

Creepy figures made from VHS tapes by Philip Ob Rey. Via The October Country

Alien Bug by Boularis. Via Propnomicon

Alien Bug by Boularis. Via Propnomicon

Peanut creatures by Steve Casino. Via Church of Halloween

Peanut creatures by Steve Casino. Via Church of Halloween

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Pottery Barn

$109. Srsly?

$109. Srsly?

It’s that time of year again. Time to look at Pottery Barn’s Halloween collection, ooh and ahh over the pretty things, and realize there’s no freakin’ way we’d pay that kind of cash for them.

A lot of the stuff is pretty nice, but this one killed me:

$24.50. I can't even.

$24.50. I can’t even.

If you pay $25 for something you can make with an empty salsa jar in 5 minutes, we can’t be friends any more.

Total aside: I noticed Grandin Road had “gost dress” sculptures. Here’s the thing. Those chicken-wire dresses are everywhere as “ghost dresses,” but that wasn’t the original intention.

My memory has as many holes as these dresses

My memory has as many holes as these dresses

This is from a sculpture installation that had nothing to do with Halloween. I sourced it early on, but sadly, I didn’t keep the link. I should have, because the image has been shared, and the idea copied without attribution so much that the original artist has been lost. These are similar, but came later:

Keysook Geum

Keysook Geum

So does anyone remember the original artist? Reverse image search is zero help on this.

 

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Haven’t been keeping up with my links lately, so you get more archived goodies to buy. I’m sure you’re heartbroken. Hope your credit card is still in the freezer.

Withered Corpse wall hanging by Macabre Creations

Withered Corpse wall hanging by Macabre Creations

Tiny Zombie Hand by Macabre Genius

Tiny Zombie Hand by Macabre Genius

Pink and White Rib Necklace by Dance Macabre (I'm sensing a theme in these shop names)

Pink and White Rib Necklace by Dance Macabre (I’m sensing a theme in these shop names)

Dr. Hatchet's Sanatorium Miniature Coffin Shadow Box by Ah The Macabre

Dr. Hatchet’s Sanatorium Miniature Coffin Shadow Box by Ah The Macabre

I Can See You Clearly Now brooch by Unique and Macabre

I Can See You Clearly Now brooch by Unique and Macabre

Funeral Parlor Ghost-Shaped Bath Bombs by Majick and Macabre. I totally bought some of these.

Funeral Parlor Ghost-Shaped Bath Bombs by Majick and Macabre.

Jack-O-Lantern Wall Sconce by Tres Macabre

Jack-O-Lantern Wall Sconce by Tres Macabre

Lapis Horn Hair Clips by Under the Slab Macabre

Lapis Horn Hair Clips by Under the Slab Macabre

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Shop Dump!

Before we get started, I recommend you take your credit card, put it in a container full of water, place it in the freezer, and come back in a few hours.

Good? Good. Now, let’s clear some of my shopping backlog.

Mr. Skull Pillow by The Bat in The hat

Mr. Skull Pillow by The Bat in The hat

Cthulu Jewelry

Cthulu Jewelry

Horror shirts by Hello Johnny

Horror shirts by Hello Johnny

Happy Owl Glassworks

Happy Owl Glassworks

Merimask

Merimask

Halloween papercrafts by Claudine Hellmuth

Halloween papercrafts by Claudine Hellmuth

One Degree East

One Degree East

Dragon's Lair. You know that one import shop in the mall that has all the cheap, cool skeleton stuff? Here ya go.

Dragon’s Lair. You know that one import shop in the mall that has all the cheap, cool skeleton stuff? Here ya go.

Orion Oddities

Orion Oddities

Christine Altmann. Via Halloween Shopaholic

Christine Altmann. Via Halloween Shopaholic

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