Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Music and Moths

I was pleased to see some Stevie Nicks fans at my Tea Party.
So I thought I'd share my friend Kym Larsen's song about her:


It's on her debut album, which I highly recommend buying here!

The line about gossamer wings relates to the other point of this post.
To share my bootiful new Monster High doll,


I got her at the perfect time,
since it's National Moth Week!


I must also share this moth my brother found a few weeks ago:


Mothra?!


Nope. It was a Luna Moth.

My brother owns Mothra though!
Well, this fabulous figure of her:

Friday, July 18, 2014

Meet the Doll Creator: Jacquelyn of Clementine's Creepies


About the creator, in her own words:

With the love of Halloween and spooky things since I was a little girl,
I brought my ideas into a form of a Doll.
I am a self taught Artist, Doll Maker, specializing in One of a Kind, Creepy, Gothic,
Odd and Unusual Art Dolls that have their own little weird personalities.
I have been creating for 12 years and dolls are my Passion! Or as I call it, an addiction!
If you are like me, and appreciate the odd, unusual, strange, 
melancholy, sometimes morbid dolls, you will love my creations!
Each doll is entirely hand sculpted, by me, with love 
and I never use any kinds of molds in my sculptures.
All of the Dolls that I create come from my imagination
or what I am in the mood to make at the time.
You will truly enjoy them!

A few of her creations:




For more, visit her Etsy shop here.

Fellow doll creators,
want to be featured?
Find out how here.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

A Mad Birthday Tea Party

We can't have a party without music.
So follow the white rabbits
to my favorite
tea time
tunes
v

The painting in the middle is on Scarling's newest record,
which I love and purchased here


Welcome To The Tea Party by Kerli


White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane
(Note: Scenes are from Jan Švankmajer's delightfully dark film Alice.)


Fairytale by Omnia
(Note: The beautiful lyrics are actually a poem by Lewis Carroll.)


The Girl That's Never Been by Escape Key
(Note: Based on a story called The Cheshire, which can be read here.)


Drink Me by Anna Nalick


Sometimes I Feel Like Alice by Lisa Mitchell


Looking Glass by Hypnogaja


Sunshine by Aerosmith


Through The Looking Glass by The Monkees


Alice by Stevie Nicks


Beasts by Slow Moving Millie


Merry Christmas in July to all of you
and Happy Birthday to meeeee!


I found the perfect cake, made by The Cake Monger:

The inside is red velvet ♥

Why is it perfect?
Cause it's The Doll Days of Summer here in Horrorland
and Courtney Love's birthday was just on Wednesday.

It's based on my favorite song by Hole, 
Doll Parts,
which I'm going to end this post with.



Visit the other partiers and our hostess here

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Psycho Dolls

In celebration of the lovely Janet Leigh's birthday,
I thought I'd share dolls of her as Marion from Psycho.

Psycho Paper Dolls

which I own and love!
Her daughter, Jamie Lee Curtis, is also in it as Laurie from Halloween.

Madame Alexander Psycho Marion Doll

I want this dolly quite badly!
I'd settle for just her shower though,
cause I could put the next doll in it.

Living Dead Dolls Presents Psycho Marion Doll

Norman as Mother is sold separately.

Speaking of Mother,
she'll be available in doll form soon too!

You can pre-order her here

Friday, July 4, 2014

Meet the Doll Creator: Gina of Daydream Believer


About the creator, in her own words:

Hi, my name is Gina and I am a "Craftaholic".
I see something and have to try it out for myself.
I have only recently started Doll making.
It wasn't until some one asked me what my "special" toy had been as a child,
that I realised I never had one! I bought a couple of "How to" books 
(credited on my blog posts) and started making items just for me....
but I am rubbish at hanging on to stuff so gave most of them away.
I figure they will be much happier with someone who "wants" them that much lol.
Yes I believe that Dolls have spirit/souls. I believe everything we make with passion
gains a spark of life from us, and that it transfers to whomever the doll resides with.
So far this year I have made 12 dolls (knitted and cloth) and only kept 2 for myself.
I lied...I have 3...Fay the Funky Faerie lives in my craft room lol.
The others are Hortense and Horatio
(they represent me and hubby so I could never part with them).
In the past I have made 2 clay dolls and "altered" plastic Skeletons
for various Samhain events, but I have to say I am really loving cloth dolls.
I just love how the characters emerge as I am stitching them.
Hope you enjoy my creations. Love As Always, GINA XXX

A few of her creations:






For more, visit her blog here.

Fellow doll creators,
want to be featured?
Find out how here.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Meet the Doll Creator: Emma of Little Gothic Horrors


About the creator, in her own words:

I've always loved dollies, especially the creepy-cute kind!
I started making cloth dolls a few years ago
after reading Neil Gaiman's, 'The Graveyard Book'.
One day I was daydreaming about the little ghost children in the novel,
when I happened to glance over at a couple of Kokeshi dolls
I had bought when I visited Japan and was struck by inspiration.
I grabbed a notebook and began sketching cloth Kokeshi-style dolls with a spooky twist.

Unfortunately, I have more ideas than time when it comes to dolly making.
I'm currently working on some completely new doll designs,
but I'm such a finicky perfectionist that the process of creating
a pattern from my drawings is always a saga.
I tend to drive myself a little crazy trying to invent new ways of
making my ideas work three dimensionally.

A few of her creations:




For more, visit her blog here.

Do you create creepy dolls too?
Find out how to get featured here.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Now Showing: DANIEL

Until The Velvet Coffin is ready to be unleashed upon the world,
I'll be posting other Indie films and shows in the Viewing Room.

Starting with this spooky new short film by Dream Seekers Productions:


 This is Producer/Director Peter Dukes' 15th film and one of his shortest.
A short and sweet 3 minute visual treat,
which he made as a challenge to himself.
"To tell a complete story in a minimal amount of time,
and allow the audience to draw from it what they will."
So that's what I'm going to let you do.
Go feast your eyes on it here!


In other news,
The Doll Days of Summer will begin soon!


Doll Creators,
I'll be featuring your creations in The Lab too,
so find out how to submit yourselves here!