If You Go Out in the Woods Today, You’ll Get One Hell of a Surprise.




“UndeadTeds are repurposed soft toys transformed into fluffy, bloody horrors to keep you awake at night.” – UndeadTeds

Crafted by illustrator Phillip Blackman, these one-of-a-kind teddies are oozing with love. And blood. And entrails…

Click here to get yours.

(via Obvious Winner, a blog my awesome husband found.)

Darken Up Your Christmas

It’s that time of year! Christmas music EVERYWHERE, glitter on everything, creepy life-sized Santa figures at the Chinese buffet…

Whether we like it or not, Christmas dominates the malls, the tv, and the radio. But thanks to Etsy, horror fans everywhere can at least make it a little more tolerable. Observe:

dod stockings

Day of the Dead His and Hers Christmas Stocking


Zombie Christmas Cards (Art by Robert Walker)


Ho Ho With a Shotgun

(Click on item descriptions to visit their artists’ respective Etsy shops. I’m not affiliated with any of these sellers.)

The Bloggess’ Haunted Dollhouse

“…I’ve been slowly building a haunted dollhouse for the last eleven years.

…It’s filled with references to horror/fantasy books and movies that made me the possibly-twisted person I am today…”

Jenny Lawson, the Bloggess, is building herself a tiny haunted house. She turns to the tinkering to escape: “This year, however, I’ve been fighting off a bit of depression (which is exactly why I love to make tiny bottles of bezoars or miniature Victorian vampire killing kits, so I can escape from reality when I need to)…” (source)

Fantastic! The tiny Tarot cards melt my heart.

See the rest of the house, including an exterior shot, here.

PS – If you’ve never read The Bloggess, you should probably drop everything you’re presently doing and go there immediately. She’s by far one of my absolute favourite bloggers: try Copernicus or Beyonce the big metal chicken for a good intro.

PPS – This is what a bezoar is. See? Genius.

Dark Craft: Walking Dead Embroidery

The talented Rebecca Simpson over at Rebecca Simpson Design has blown my mind.

Simpson decided to embroider some of the comic art for The Walking Dead as a gift for her fiance, and the results are incredible. Check it out:

(images copyright Rebecca Simpson Design)

Simpson says she “[u]sed different amounts of black strands to achieve shading.” The precision is what makes this piece so fantastic. Well done!

Knitting Takes Brains

I did a bad thing.

Even though I had a campfire sweater already on the needles, I went on Ravelry and searched for sweater patterns. I don’t know why I do this to myself. I found a pattern called Mariah, I fell in love, I ripped out the mostly-done sleeve I had on the needles. (Which belonged to a pattern that may or may not have been based on the sweater Bella wears in some Twilight movie or other, the fact of which makes me feel dirty.) Let us never speak of it again.

Sleeve, schmeeve, the new pattern has cables! And I love cables, I love them so, because they are so simple but they look so complicated and it makes me feel smart.

No longer will I be stuck wearing a sweater associated with a certain fluffy teen series! Instead I will lounge around a fire, in the dark, pleased as a cat with cream that I’m wearing a fancy sweater I made myself with fancy cables no one else will even see.

Now comes the part with the actual, you know, knitting of the thing. I have an inch of sleeve done. I want it finished in time for Fall, because I already picked out a hat to make for Winter…

Dark Craft: Lovecraft Edition

“In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.”

And of course, a special mention: Disappointing Monsters, a webcomic with a recurring Cthulhu who’s “a bit of a dick”.

(crafts via Geek Crafts, Grim Reviews, and Geek Art Gallery)