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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mother's Day Uterus Giveaway!

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Monday, April 2, 2012

"Unwinnable" is a Win

I spent my Saturday at Unwinnable Geek Flea III  in Kearny, NJ with Rob Longo, creator of Vixens of Virtue Vixens of Vice. Together we schlocked dvds of Season One and Season Two, as well as *new* totally awesome Vixens Lip Balm, by BalmBon.

Little does Rob know that if he had played his cards right, he could have paid me in lip balm for Season Three.

I also had little crocheted turtle shells, mushrooms, invincibility stars, golden snitches, C'thulhu hats, and a skull up for sale... all of which will be available in the shop by the end of the week. 

Here's some more handmade stuff by some awesome local artists. I did my best to gather as many business cards to credit as accuratly as possible but there are some pics I'm unable to match up to names. If you see something you recognize, please let me know and I'll add their name/link!

Light switch covers, magnats, by Tchotchke and Hutch.

 Vintage mini nesting suitcases and pendents made from vintage comics, by Red Delicious Things, Facebook: Red Delicious Things

Rockin' T-shirt designs by rLo ArtWork, Facebook: rLoArtWork. Angel bear needs wuv!

Tetris bracelet! Pearler Bead artwork by Drew Barba.

Adventure Time pendents by Sugee! She also had these amazing cosplay hats, Facebook: Sugee!

The redicoulously intricate stylings of artist Matt Crabe.

Lightboxes from you favorite films, by Melchee's Shadowbox Shop.

C'thulhus, your fav movie charactors, anthropmorophized animals and more, by the adorable Gia Grillo.

(I do believe these awesome revamped comic book bracelets are also by Melchee.)

Great music, tasty baked goods, fun for kids of all ages.

Also, this happened:

I don't actually know if he connected with the event in any way. I'd like to think he just showed up of his own accord dressed as Spongebob.

See you at the next one in September!

I heard from Stu Horvath, Unwinnable's headmaster/organizer extraordinaire. He had this to say about Spongebob;

"For the record, Sponge Bob was not affiliated with the event. He is just a local, crazy drunk. At Geek Flea 2, he showed up in a sweatsuit Captain America costume, complete with trashcan lid shield. Amazing."
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Friday, March 9, 2012

Shops to SQUEE over: sleepybowie

Last Chistmas, I wanted to give my sister a unique gift, encompassing her interests. Two of which happen to be Philip Seymour Hoffman, and humbolt squids.











I can't really recall how I found the shop sleepybowie, and that's probably because it blew my freaking mind.

These human-animal hybrids are melded by artist  Jessie Bowie. While Philip Squidmore Hoffman was a custom order, if you're looking for a velocirapter on a classic pin-up's body, he's your man. Need a special gift for a music fan? Check out  his Prince or Tom Waits.  
And who doesn't love Cookie Monster???

Artist statement: "I like to imagine where my paintings end up and it's exciting to think that someone was confused at a dinner party because of me. I think that's the essence of life. Confusing guests."

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

I'd Like To Give You My Sperm

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Monday, January 30, 2012


Custom order hat. She wanted, and I quote, "A floppy black hat with a giant, big-ass, pink flower. Like shockingly big."
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Monday, January 9, 2012

The Almighty Thor!

This is Thor. He is a Jacob's Sheep. He has four - FOUR - badass horns, and from what I can tell by the pic, some serious laser vision.

My badass sister aquired his soft soft sheepyness, which I then crocheted up into this badass skinny scarf. Check out the color and texture in that thing!


Who wore it best?

Dapper Horse

 More ties = even more dapperer.

I rub Bacon on everything I own.


(You wish you had an ass like this, bitch)


'Poker Face' has just started for the 4th time this morning. It's only 6:30.

 Or maybe just crochet more scarves.
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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Its almost the new year, so here's some pics of Thanksgiving...

I'm wayyyyyyy behind on this blogging thing. It's not on purpose, this season was way busier than I anticipated, which is a good thing, but JEEZ. I mean to post this two months ago. See I like to type these things out first and then edit them and get my pics together and blah blah blah, what real good is a process of shit never gets done.

So I'm starting the new year right, and finally posting this entry that I meant to post a while to begin with.... Last year we had a Porksgiving day feast. This year we were tired, and the weather’s been kinda crappy, so we went the low-key route with a partial turkey, simple sides, mimosas, and a crock pot full of cider-wine.

Most important part of the meal.

Josh made a garlic honey glaze, it turned out awesome. I also made beans with heavy cream and bacon. Give me any veggie and I can make it as unhealthy as possible. Also, we had a guy living on our couch at that time. His name is Bret and he does things like dishes and is an all around swell guy. He made stuffing, and I ate about half the pan all my myself. There was also bacon in the stuffing, because bacon makes everything awesome

What the fridge looks like in preparation for T-day.

Note to self: Do not set crock pot on stove - plastic dial will melt. Also saw the new Muppet movie for the second time. Manhattan Melodies will always be my fav, but this movie is wonderful in it’s own right. If you’re a Jim Henson fan, bring some kleenex, ’cause you’re gonna get weepy.

Me, watching the Muppet Movie.

Also, I decided to really get dressed up this year.

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