A blog of collected bits, bobs, recipes and things that should be shared.
Incorporating the crafty endeavours of others, handmade shenanigans of my own and fabulous finds from lazy afternoons spent surfing the waves of the interwebs.
A blog that contains not only crafting, but also irregular updates on the happiness project of the ghostly author, because making things has proved to be of massive help and distraction when faced with the mean reds. It’s about having fun and being happy. And ghosts. So many, many ghosts…
This daft spectre likes crafting, doodling, taking photographs, reading comics, poring over old spellbooks and aromatherapy lexicons, watching horror films, writing, collecting recipes and cake tins while listening to a lot of David Bowie, Kiss, Motley Crue, Dio, Black Sabbath and ridiculous amounts of “eighties Goth-outpourings”. Stick a bit of Steve Albini, Trent Reznor and John Bonham in there while yer at it, love. Interested in natural sciences, biology, birds and bugs, the original series of Star Trek, the study of massage and complementary therapies, and aquatic creatures. Rather fond of mythology, Paul Chadwick’s Concrete and Pendleton Ward’s Adventure Time…like the world of Moshi Monsters, the land of Ooo and the candy kingdom inhabitants are akin to slicing open my brain and taking a dive inside. Mad colours, mental creatures, crazy voices. You get the idea. I have held – and will no doubt always hold – a lifelong love of all things Halloween, all things ghost related, and all things Lego.
My crafting and doodles may not be considered high art, but any type of creating can bring so much enjoyment, so they all have their own personal value. I love making things and stuffs. Always have, always will…hand sewn felt oddities, cute Star Wars beasties, polymer clay ghosts, jewellery, miniature cartoon watercolours and endless drawings of ghosts.
Worked on a soon-to-be-released zine/comicbook with David Allison of the Mindless Ones which is en route to Thoughtbubble, and have provided ghosts,/zombies/other beasts for the projects of Mr Allison. Keep an eye out for “Cut Out Witch”. She is coming your way very soon!
I have been known to sometimes sell the odd thing or two at local craft fairs or events held by friends, and every now and then make the occasional Folksy listing. Crafting is my spare time pleasure. Inspiration comes from Halloween, Horror, Science Fiction, and how I’d like to see the creatures of the natural world…working with felt, beads, ink and polymer clay, and hoping to increase listings as I get making new things. There are also a line of prints involving independently-living cocks and balls.
Thanks for stopping by, take a wee look around. More unrelated info after the pictures of smiley faced friends and demons.
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