30 October 2010

We Have a Winner!

It looks like Demonspawnmom won the two hairclips! Yay for Demonspawnmom!
Stay tuned for a great Sugar Skull makeup tutorial that I'll be photographing tomorrow!

26 October 2010

Bad Zombie Crafter, Bad!

Sorry I haven't updated, guys! I recently started a new and totally awesome job, working with one of my most favorite crafty people ever, so I've been busy training and subsequently, being tired. My computer is still broken, too.

Anyhow, I'll be back very, very soon with the winner of the giveaway as well as some awesome Halloween craft links.

05 October 2010

Cute Skull Hairclip Giveaway! Free stuff!!

October is my favorite month. Of course, Halloween plays a big role in this, but I just love everything about this month. I live in California, but I am not a huge fan of hot weather. Don't get me wrong, I love warm weather, but I just can't stand some of the highs during the summer around here. That's why I love October. October is when the leaves start to change colors, the evenings start falling sooner, and all these yummy foods start popping up. Pumpkin pie is one of my favorite foods of all time, and it starts making it's appearance right about now. Oh, yeah, and Halloween.
I love dressing up for Halloween, or for all of the pre-Halloween costume parties that start popping up. actually, I should say that I love playing with make-up. For years now, my costumes have consisted mainly of clothing I have thrifted or already owned, and some sort of wildly theatrical make-up or zombie makeup. Ummmm .... I'm getting sidetracked.
The whole reason I wanted to post today is that in honor of my favorite month, the lovely October, I have decided to have a giveaway. My first giveaway ever. I'm growing up so fast.
Do you remember the cell phone picture tutorial I posted on how to make bows? Well, I'm going to give away two (2) of those cute hair clips. In case you can't tell, one is vintage pink gingham and the other is black with white polka dots. Each features a cute little skull in the center.

  1. Leave a comment with your email address, Blogger ID works too. This counts as one entry.
  2. Like the The Zombie Crafter page on Facebook. Come back here, and leave a comment saying that you did it. This counts as a second entry.
  3. The deadline for entry is 11:59 PST on October 14th, 2010.
  4. One entry will be chosen at random by a random number generator as the winner and will be announced no later than October 19th, 2010.

Polymer Clay Skull Cane : Tutorial Link

Do you remember Corvis tristis? Remember that awesome tutorial for making eyeball canes? Well, she's got another really awesome cane tutorial that I highly recommend you check out. All you need to make this lovely little skully is white and black polymer clay, a toothpick and a blade, and some sort of way to roll out your clay (like a pasta machine or a glass). Be warned: caning is addictive! It's freakishly easy and the results are awesome. You can put these little bad boys on just about anything - from jewelry to candle holders to boxes to your neighbor's dog. Ok, maybe not the dog, I might be exaggerating there. But yeah, go check out that damn tutorial!

22 September 2010

Ticker Tape Quilts = Totally Awesome

Have you heard of Ticker Tape Quilts? Well, they're just about the coolest things ever, in my opinion. I've always wanted to try my hand at quilting, but the thought of cutting out hundreds of squares and triangles gives me a headache. I love the raw edges and the fact that it is made with scraps. Barely any cutting, since I already hold onto scraps like they're bits of gold. I think that ticker tape quilts and I are a match made in heaven. I've decided that I want to make one in all shades of turquoise and lime green, with a black background. I got really excited the other day, and wanted to get started. Sadly, i discovered that at some point I used up all of my black quilter's cotton and never got around to replacing it. I have yards and yards of black suiting, black jersey, black twill, black lining, all kinds of black fabric - but no plain black cotton! Sad face. So, it looks like I will have to put my ticker tape quilt on hold until I can scrounge up some cash for a Trip to the Fabric Store.

Sorry for the layout issues, by the way. I just can't seem to get the photos to cooperate. Also, the pictures are links to where I found them. In theory.

19 September 2010

Eyeball Cane : Tutorial Link

I was on hiatus a bit after having minor surgery and a broken computer. I'm doing crazy better, sadly my laptop is still sick. Don't worry, soon I will buy a new housing and whatnot and after a bit of first time DIY computer repair, it should be right as rain again.

Anyhow, I thought I'd share a really cool tutorial for making a polymer clay eyeball cane that I found on the internetz. You can slice this cane and use it for all sorts of things. Basically, if it will hold still, you can put eyeballs on it. All you need to make these is polymer clay of just a few colors, a blade and toothpick, and some way to roll out the clay (like a pasta machine or a glass).
Well, what are you waiting for? Head over to Corvus tristis's blog for the tutorial!

P.S. On a completely unrelated note, I want a glass of milk very badly. VERY badly.

07 September 2010

Yay! I won something!

Last month, the folks over at Stickerella had a little contest in honor of H.P. Lovecraft's 120th birthday. If you don't know who H.P. Lovecraft is, you don't know horror. He is pretty much one of the most famous horror writers ever, inspiring many modern day horror writers as well as movies. Anyhow, Stickerella was giving away an H.P. Lovecraft themed decal, and I won! I chose their Miskatonic University decal. I can't wait to put it on my car! Head on over to the Stickerella Etsy store to grab one of your own. They also have tons more horror and nerdy themed decals.