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First Flea

Yesterday was the debut of Nevermore Decor into the flea market/craft show scene, and I have to say, it was pretty damn cool.  I could get used to this.  I mean, it was hard work, don’t get me wrong – hauling tables and suitcases full of carefully-packed projects across city blocks, battling the weather (I lost 2 items to the damn wind, and my sanity to the snow/hail mix that blasted down out of NOWHERE)… but I sold about 70% of what I brought with me that day, and I got to talk to a lot of incredibly cool folks who also appreciate spooky shit.  Just getting to see people’s reactions to my macabre wares was a truly fantastic experience, and something I hadn’t really known I was missing. If you were there, and I was staring at you and smiling while you were trying to browse, I hope I didn’t creep you out.  I was super excited.


My table outside Now That’s Class, a punk bar in Lakewood, Ohio.

And now I am hooked.  My next show is going to be at The House of Blues in Cleveland on Halloween night, as part of their black-light carnival.  I saved all my glow-in-the-dark pieces for that one, where they’ll really pop.  In the next few posts, I’ll share some pictures of the ghoulish delights I’ve been churning out in a desperate attempt to keep up with these shows and the Etsy shop.  Admittedly, the Etsy storefront is currently kindof empty, because every time I ship an order to a happy customer, it creates a blank space on my table at the show, so I’ve been loathe to list new items, because I’m afraid they’ll all sell and I’ll have nothing for the HoB show in 2 weeks.  Which is an awesome problem to have, I’m incredible grateful and awed by everyone’s interest.  But I’ve been spending countless late nights in my garage, painting furiously and forgetting to eat, because I was in no way ready for the demand of the season.  I had forgotten that I didn’t open the Etsy store until November of last year, making this year my first Halloween season in business, and I greatly underestimated my potential popularity.  Which was dumb, because duh I’m totally sweet.


…I’m literally going to go take them right now.

There Will Be Blood

This week I sent My Little Bloody Mary (pictured below) off to her happy new haunt.


As you can see, she’s exceedingly pale and her eyes are spilling over with thick tears of blood.  Charming, right?  I don’t know what she has but I hope to never catch it.  As usual, I got a little carried away when I packed the box to ship.  I decided to splatter the white tissue paper I packed the box in with red paint, so it had a sort of ‘present from Dexter’ vibe to it.  It seemed appropriate.

Between that, certain current events (#LiveTweetYourPeriod, #PeriodsAreNotAnInsult, #justatampon), and not being able to get this awesome Tacocat song out of my head (also embedded below), I suddenly remembered a deliciously disgusting cocktail I put together for a Halloween party a few years past.  It was based on a recipe I found on allrecipes.com, which they called Lava Lamps.  I called it The Bloodclot.


The Recipe

1 (one) 2.5 oz Jello shot* (MUST BE RED! Whatever red flavor you like best. Strawberry, cherry, raspberry, cranberry, whatever blows your skirt up)

6-8 oz of Pink Moscato Barefoot champagne (whatever the capacity of your champagne flute allows)

1 (one) o.b. tampon

*the perfect ratio for Jello shots is 1 cup boiling water to 1 cup vodka.  Use the cheap stuff, and unflavored.  The Jello mix has all the flavor you need, and you can’t taste the difference between top shelf and well through all that gelatinous Kool-Aid.  Sugar-free mix is best, because the extra sugar will give you a hangover headache straight from Hell itself.

Mix up your booze-laden Jello and pour into plastic shot cups; let set in the fridge.  Stir firm Jello shot into chunks, spoon into champagne flute.  Tie o.b. tampon to base of flute (your choice whether to dip in red paint ahead of time, or leave white and clean). Pour champagne over chunked-up Jello shot; stir, and consume.  Be warned: they are powerful.

So, sit back and sip your Bloodclot** as you live tweet Donald Trump and listen to this sick beat:

** I will admit, this was not a popular choice among the gentlemen present that night, but the ladies thought it was a hilariously grody good time.

Coming Soon to a Blogpost Near You


I’ve been absent for awhile.  I started up my Etsy shop, and there was so much to learn and to figure out, that I fell down that rabbit hole for awhile and neglected this space.  I think I needed time to reassess just where I thought I was going with this blog anyway.  Three months in, and already losing the path.  Thanks, ADD!  But now I’m back and ready to attack, and I have so many thrift store makeovers to show you, I don’t even know where to begin.


An unexceptional jewelry box gets glammed up and vamped out,

A wall shelf that goes from bears and blocks to Beetlejuice,

A Barbie styling head doll into a Little Sister from Bioshock,

Some super-thrifty fun with cardboard and coffee cans,

And we may even get into a cosplay accessory project that I’ve been sitting on for awhile.  All this and more awaits!  Come back soon!!

Be Rad Like a Dad in Plaid

My Etsy shop is now officially open for business! Why not take a quick look around?  Maybe you’ll fall in love with something, and give it a home. And you’ll feel a little swell of pride, knowing that these items are not only one-of-a-kind, handmade, and awesome, but also environmentally friendly. AND you’ll feel good knowing you participated in Small Business Saturday, which makes you a completely rad individual.  Do the right thing, be rad, and adopt a doodad today!  All your favorite creepy home decor items and props are for sale just one click away: Nevermore Decor on Etsy


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