Saturday, December 3, 2016

On the 3rd Day of Creepmas...


Today's theme is about Krampus. So I thought I'd share with you, this really cool annual festival in Austria.  It's called the Krampusnacht Festival.  Its slated to happen on December 5th this year.  This is indeed on my bucket list to see someday.

 Click for youtube videos of the parades
Click the picture for youtube videos of the parades
Until tomorrow my peculiar friends.

Friday, December 2, 2016

On the 2nd Day of Creepmas...

Today marked the 2nd day of Creepmas.  The theme for today was elves.  Technically I still have a half an hour left to post this...heh heh.  I will be late to my own funeral.  I started to work on my own creation for this topic, but because it was ma's birthday today, I just didn't have time to finish it.  So instead I will post some creepy elf on the shelf memes to share.  This elf really is a creeper.





And I did find these cute elf dolls for sale on Etsy:

 Hellf Dolls by OneailFXStudios on Etsy
 Hellf Dolls by OneailFXStudios on Etsy

Well, that's all I have for elves today folks, I hope they made you smile just a little.  I'll see you tomorrow with things about Krampus.

Until tomorrow my peculiar friends.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

On the 1st Day of Creepmas...

Hello, my fellow oddities.  I'm ba-ack!  Did you miss me? 

Today marks the first day of Creepmas.  To find out more about Creepmas and view other participants pages visit, http://www.creepmas.com/.  Here are this year's categories:

http://www.creepmas.com/

So in keeping with today's theme, Christmas Spirit, I thought I would share my favorite ghost story of all time, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  I feel this story fully embodies the Christmas Spirit, which is probably why it has been recreated a bajillion times.  My favorite versions from childhood are Disney's Mickey's Christmas Carol, the 1984 George C. Scott version, and Scrooged starring Bill Murray.   As a child, though easily frightened, I loved scary stories and tales about ghosts and spirits, which made this the perfect tale for me.

Christmas and Halloween were my favorite holidays growing up.  They were the two most magical times of the year.  They still are to me as an adult now, but for very different reasons.  Now that I'm an adult I love to mesh the two together though I prefer Halloween in my Christmas/Yule than vice versa.  

Unfortunately for us, no black creepmas tree this year.  We adopted 3 new kittens (Mojo, Merlin, & Poe) earlier this year, bring us to a total of 5 furbabies.  The kittens are 7 months old now and love to jump and climb and tear the house to shreds.  They're just so darn cute and sqwishable, so I don't mind.  That means no decorations this year although I did buy a new silver mercury glass skull ornament already this year.

http://www.target.com/p/metallic-skull-christmas-ornament-assorted-styles-wondershop/-/A-51192490
Wondershop from Target

 Maybe next year, I will get around to finally making a Jacob Marley door knocker to adorn my door for the holidays.  I am really inspired by William Bezek's version below:  

https://shewalkssoftly.com/2011/11/30/william-bezek-ghost-of-jacob-marley-door-knocker/
My favorite version by artist William Bezek

https://www.etsy.com/listing/172083706/christmas-carol-jacob-marley-faux-door
by PulpNovelties on Etsy



https://www.etsy.com/listing/153563467/disney-mickeys-christmas-carol-goofy?favorite_listing_id=153563467&show_panel=true
Mickey's Christmas Carol version on Etsy by PeltzProductions

Well thats all folks.  See you all tomorrow with "elves" on.  Mwahahaha.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Hello, October!


That beautiful time of year has finally arrived.  We are in full swing of Hallowedding crunch time.  Wish us luck!  Have a wonderful & magical October!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Giveaway at ShellHawk's Nest


One of my favorite blogs, ShellHawk's Nest, is giving away six 25% off coupon codes to six lucky winners for AtmosFX.  I've been drooling over this company's products for a couple of years now.  I was really hoping to get the projection kit to have at our Hallowedding this year.  Alas, it was not in our budget.  AtmosFX is coming out with a Trick or Treat digital decoration this year!  I will definitely be getting this in preparation for buying the kit.  You don't have to buy the kit, though.  You can use an HD projector and see-through mesh material (see the Tips & Tricks section on the website for more information).  They have many wonderful digital decorations even...eck...Christmas...eck...ones too.  If you're interested in ShellHawk's fantabulous giveaway, please follow the link below and read her post to find out how to enter:

ShellHawk's Nest: AtmosFX coupon giveaway

Oh and while you're there, browse around.  She has some wonderful posts and awesome creations to buy.  Some of you may know her from Hauntcast: Radio for Haunters and Halloween Fanatics or have seen her at the Halloween & Vine art show.

Good luck, all my peculiar friends!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

It's coming!

Hello all my odd fellows.  I just wanted to write a quick post to say hello and that I have not abandoned the blog.  We are in full swing of party/wedding planning and making final decisions.  We haven't got long until the magical day arrives.  Halloween scents and decorations are finally hitting the stores and we couldn't be happier.  It's really helping to lift our "spirits" and keep us motivated.  I hope everyone's preseason is going well.

Until next time, my peculiar friends.