Saturday, November 27, 2010

Have a Hot ta-ta's Christmas!

Monday, October 25, 2010

MY NEW SHOP-The Screaming Duchess

I have some new news for some-for others-old news I suppose. At any rate, I have opened up a new shop called The Screaming Duchess. I invite you all to check it out. I just opened on the 23rd so I will be adding new items daily. Because of this fun news all who read this blog post can get up to 20% off on their next order. Just message me that you would like the discount.

My new shop will mostly consist of hand wrapped glass votive candles, but I will occasionally be adding new items like jewelry, j
ournals, trinket boxes and misc. vintage goodies. So stay tuned.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Power of Candles

"When we think of seances, witches, forune-tellers, haunted houses, or even Halloween, we think of candles. Candles are shrouded in mystery and superstiton."

"Beware the candle that blows out during a ceremony. It's a warning that evil is near. Three lit candles in a row bring bad luck. If you look in a mirror by candlelight you may find souls of the deceased. Remember, a candle's magic is not totally out of your control. Try using pink to guard against evil spirits, a red candle to bring love your way."

-The Little Big Book of Chills and Thrills

Using white candle magic spells can help you focus the positive energy in your life and create an aura of well being to surround you. By understanding what white magic is and how white candles can help, you can cast spells to benefit your life and those around you.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Pumpkins and other Halloween Collectibles

Even though Fall is not officially here for a few more days and Fall weather will not be here for God knows how long, I am still so excited about this season. I broke down and started setting up my pumpkin collection and a few other Autumn items that I have. I really got excited about my pumpkin collection a few days ago when I went with my mom and husband to this awesome store in Redlands called Mozarts. It is sooo awesome. I practically creamed all over myself with their absolutely huge and adorable Halloween selections. Although when it comes down to it I am pretty picky about my pumpkins. My first one ever, I believe I got at the Hallmark Card Store, at the Moreno Valley Mall. He is actually a coffee cup with eyes that jiggle.

I had to have him and he pretty much started it all. I will always fall for something with a slightly crazed looking smile or eyes, and he had both. My second pumpkin item that went into my collection was from Michael's Craft Store.

I am so surprised that I found something like her there, she's so cute. And again, has a slightly loony look on her face. Those 2 were the first in my collection and they are my absolute favorites. My third favorite is Izzy which I actually got from indigotwin last year and she is a real sweetie.

indigotwin is great at making her pumpkins, cats and ghouls have the exact look that I like for Halloween. I never pay more than $15 for any of my Halloween finds except for one a few years back, which I am still peeved about. He is kinda cute. I really only like his clothes but I saw him at some Flea Market in the LA area and this lady had a ton of vintage Halloween stuff. I was in love right away. I think it was also in April or something so I really jizzed myself for this.
Anyways, I saw him and the lady totally talked me into buying in for like $25 bucks. I don't really like him for that sole reason. But it is cool that he's actually a tea light holder and his eyes light up. But seriously, $25!!! Come on! There are so many great items out already so I am super psyched about what I will find. Especially with all the cute little shops around and with my Halloween clearance go to place, which shall remain nameless-I am beyond excited!! Oh and also another one of my favorite Halloween items is this sweet ass book that my sister got my years back. It talks about all the Halloween traditions and superstitions. It's a great read every year. I will post some of the neat stuff in there later this month.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Easter Island

Every since I was little I have been fascinated by the unknown. I think this sprung from looking thru books that my grandma had. One of which included unexplained places like Stonehenge, the Nazca Lines, the pyramids and Easter Island. Easter Island especially captivated me because the statues called Moai were just so stoic and serious. I found them very interesting. I started reading my "Unsolved Mysteries of the Past" book for about the 10th time this afternoon. It's so crazy that the population possibly died off because of these monuments. It's thought that they needed to use the trees to erect the statues and eventually used up all the trees in the whole place. To this day there are hardly any trees on the island! How creepy and neat is that? Ah, if only I could travel back in time. So anyways, as usual, I decided after I read to search Etsy for Easter Island merchandise and sure enough I found some really cool stuff one of which I am going to buy very soon and it's this super awesome shirt (shown below).

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Inland Empire Crafters

Lately on Etsy it seems like I have been running into a lot of people from the Inland Empire, where I live and it's just kinda neat. So I thought it would be cool to show you some of the things that these awesome Southern Californians are busy creating!

Andyseyecandy-Hair accessories
Unique hand knit & crocheted accoutrements inspired by patterns from the Victorian era through 1940s.

Crystal's Jewelry Box!
Specializing in unique vintage and nature inspired quality jewelry, handcrafted with tender loving care.

sylasstudios-beautiful metal creations

Friday, August 13, 2010

To my (old) Love Poem

I stumbled upon this poem I wrote like 10 years ago. I think it's kinda funny and a little morbid as well. I just thought I'd post it for fun :D
I'm not exactly sure if I had a certain someone in mind when I wrote it. I can't remember,
but I probably did. They obviously have no bearing in my life now though.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ancestry Scrapbook

Soo....I've been working on this huge "scrapbook" that will have all my ancestors' family photos, birth certificates, death certificates and I will also include a couple sentences about them, as recalled by my dear and lovely grandfather Bookie. I bought this awesome scrapbook paper from JoAnne's called Mariposa. It's all butterflies and shit. It's super pretty. Anyways, this project is so damn time consuming. I had no idea. I have done maybe 3 full scrapbooks before and they were all relatively fun and easy. This one not so much.

I decided that instead of photocopying all the pics and documents that I have that I would just take pics of all of them. This is exhausting. So far I am only about 25% done with just the picture taking and I've been doing this for about 3 weeks? LOL. So to make things a little easier and so I feel like I am making some sort of head way I decided that I would just photograph all of the scrapbook paper and then do some rough drafts digitally so I can get an idea of what I'm working with. I needed a little boost basically.

So here is my first one. I will be adding a lot more to the real one, like her birthday and death date and whatever other papers I have and information I have on her. I did her first because I feel some kind of strange connection with her. My grandpa has told me lots of stories, as she was his maternal grandma. She sounded like a really awesome lady and she was into a lot of the same things that I am now, like astrology-tarot readings--just spiritual and metaphysical things. Her name is Caroline and she is my great great grandmother. I just love her! Maybe in the afterlife I will get to meet her if she isn't on to her next earth life whenever I get there.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Alice in Wonderland!!

Alice in Wonderland has always been pretty special to me but ever since Tim Burton took it to that next level of pure awesomeness I have become a wee bit obsessed with the movie. Here are some items that I have found browsing Etsy and the net.