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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Dance Troop

I love taking dance troop orders! I just got this photo in from a troop in Lincoln, NE the girls look adorable! They ordered gold, silver, red and green tutu's for there thanksgiving parade.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Artist of the week: Tattered Rags

All I want for Christmas is a new Dollie!
These handmade dolls have got to be one of my favorite ones out there. There just my style, and I want to own one! Maybe you'll one one of your own!

Artist: Tattered Rags Handmade Creepy Rag Dolls By Jodi Cain

When did you start making your goodies? Under the Tattered Rags name since April 2004... though I have been altering/making dolls since I was a kid.

Where can people buy your stuff?
On my website and on Etsy

What is your Favorite thing about selling your handmade items?
The satisfaction I feel each time one of my dolls reaches it's destination and makes someone's day brighter. I have always had an unrelenting desire to create and having found the world of Art Dolls and how personal and meaningful they are to their buyers fills my creative cup to the rim!

What are your plans for the future? I'll be here in my little studio cranking out more dolls!

Lastly, Anything you want to add? While I totally enjoy bringing the little people in my head to life, I'm also always happy to accept custom orders to bring others ideas to life as well.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Artist of the Week: Dreadful Things

I love a dark and Gothic Christmas! Always have. My home always looks like Halloween anyways, but when I add my white tree with black lights and purple and black ornaments, it gives it that special glow, just perfect for the Holidays.
Looking at Raven's store and her holiday items are a perfect match. With her holiday greeting cards and wreath. Everything is awesome even for gifts like the cross and bone neclace. SO this week I present you:

Raven Young from Dreadful Things

When did you start making your goodies?
My parents were both artists so it was only natural I would become a creative spirit. I began painting as a child and sewing/jewelry making as a teenager. I started out sewing and crafting as a teen because I did not enjoy the clothing sold in stores and wanted to create items for myself that had a dark edge. I took pride in wearing items that no one else could. In my teens and early 20s people began asking me if I could make similar items to sell. For a long time I refused to make and sell items for people because I was so protective of my look and style. I was fearful that somehow I would lose part of my identity if others wore my creations. I finally grew a brain and started to sell to the public when I realized I could make money at it (duh!). I only started selling my Gothic themed holiday cards to the public about two years ago. I had offers from card companies to buy the designs but figured I would try to sell them on my own first.

Where can people buy your stuff?
My paintings are usually only offered when I do gallery showings but I put a few on ETSY from time to time. My other items (cards, jewelry, home decor) are mainly sold on Etsy. I sometimes vend at alternative craft shows, clubs, pagan events. Some people have even contacted me via Twitter, livejournal or facebook for sales. The best way to get a taste of my work is to check out my store "Dreadful Things By Raven" on Etsy.

What is your Favorite thing about selling your handmade items?
I get so much pleasure out of selling my works to other people. It comforts me to know that others enjoy my creations and want to own them for theirselves. It is also very neat to go to a club in another city and then see someone there is wearing one of my necklaces. For years people have told me that my art and creations were just too strange to find buyers but now I see how very wrong those people are!

What are your plans for the future?
The goal is to be able to quit my day job and do this full time within the next two years. I am also working on getting gallery showing again for my paintings. The greeting card side of my business is always expanding and I plan on finalizing some more contracts with commercial stores soon.

Lastly, Anything you want to add?
Believe in your art and be true to creativity. There is a market for everything and half the battle is just finding the market but do not give up!

Want to be a featured artist of the week?? Contact me!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Artist Of The Week: Jenniferlynn Productions

I love blogging about everyone, no matter what they make or do. It's a chance to see whats out there, what other like to do, and how we all make money for doing what we do and love.

This week I give you: Jenniferlynn Productions

When did you start making your goodies?
I had a venture for several years in the late 90s and early 00s with a friend. We parted ways in 2007, and that's when I started opening up my own shops. I've been artistic all of my life.

Where can people buy your stuff?
Handmade, mixed media,and photography:


Vintage and gently used, unique items:

Lastly, what are your plans for the future?

Obviously, I want to grow my business. Over time, I hope to find a focus or brand and devote my energy to that particular niche. Until I find it, though, I'll keep doing a variety of things. I'm also planning to become more active with my writing and hopefully push some products out into the world. I also intend to take classes in my various art forms, so that I can keep on improving.

Want to be a featured artist of the week?? Contact me!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Stop the slack

ok ok!! I know I have not been keeping up on the blogging. Halloween hit hard...I had almost no time to do anything! I made a lot of amazing things for customs and I was very proud of some of them. SO I will take this time to show you a few of my fav custom orders. and I promise...Tomorrow I will restart artist of the week!!

Peacock extra puffy tutu with attached bustle in the back
Peacock colored tutu with waist belt bustle

Random RAinbow Tutu

STars and MOon ball gown skirt

I only wish I could see them on a person...I'm starting to hate my mannequin, but don't tell her that :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Artist of the Week: BellaLili

There is not a single item in this shop that I wouldn't buy! Such beauty, and detail in every piece.


when did you start making your goodies? I have made things all my life, as a 3rd grader, I took apart my family's only working phone for the pretty wire. But whats more amazing is that I put it all back together in working order when I got in deep do-do. ;)

where can people buy your stuff? I sell my stuff on Etsy of course (no log in required), and Upstate New York at Pink Cloud, in Canada at LaBelvie, Clovis California (Heart's Delight, coming soon)

lastly what are your plans for the future? My plans are to capture the attn of the film industry and hopefully have my own studio space and one employee by the end of next year. I hope to have a modest yet stable client base and be household name for those of use who love dark things.

Any thing you want to add? I have so many ideas and so little time that I literally have notebooks of sketches, names and concepts. Did you know that I usually come up with the name of the piece first? Then I hunt for the right pieces until I find them, even waiting up to a year or more before something is "done" to my standards.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Artist of the Week: The Sacred Oak

The Sacred Oak, she makes me want to go to the Ren faire. Items made for the lords, and for the ladys. From the body to the bath.

When did you start making your goodies?
I started about 10 years ago. I was a lonely seamstress apprentice mostly self tough. The other part I learned in Theater in the Costuming Department. I learned all kinds of prop making and set designing. from there I went to books and online references. When I joined Amtgard my skills became a demand but no one wanted to help pay for it. Amptgard is the padded version of SCA with fantasy flair. We no longer play due to our children and how our local chapter is but in the whole Amtgard is okay.

Where can people buy your stuff? Mostly from my main website, I am on Etsy and Artfire as well. Our OOAK (One Of A Kind) items can be found on Etsy or Artfire. Things we make in duplicates and multiple size's or colors can be found on our main website.
Every First Saturday you can Find The Sacred Oak at Freedom Hill Trade Day just outside of Lufkin Texas (East Texas that is lol).

Lastly what are your plans for the future? To Open a in Person shop again, as well as start up A Ren Fair and A Gothic/Steam punk Fair. I think these types are a dying bread and deserve to be in the spot light. We have dying Arts and Sciences due to advancement of modern society. And for the most part are shunned or over looked. The Alternative world is a major part of our culture and yet is still placed in the darkness and made fun of. I believe its not fair to treat such talents on such a manner.

Any thing you want to add?
That anyone can accomplish anything with Work, Patience, and Determination. In the end it is up to you if you are successful.

The Sacred Oak Main Web Site
The Sacred Oak on Etsy
The Sacred Oak on Artfire

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Artist of the Week: Mad house mauly

Mauly's work brings me back to when I started out in photography, and even now, it's stuff I would be doing. I love abandon, broken, and forgotten things and stuff with a past. Her stuff has emotions and feels within them. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

when did you start making your goodies?
i started taking pictures when i was about 9 or 10; my mother and maternal grandfather were both photographers. my mother loved to find old, run down cemeteries to explore. i started really getting into photography about the time i met my 2nd husband. he had a digital camera (i couldn't afford one being a single mother) and i loved that i could get immediate results. i could see right away if i was happy with the image instead of spending a fortune on black and white film to find out that it didn't look the way i felt it should. from there it has just evolved over the years.
being nonmedicated bipolar with OCD i tend to obsess over things/hobbies for months and then move to something else, cycling back a few months later. sometimes i am quilting, or embroidering, or crocheting, or creating graphics, or painting, or writing but i will always have my camera with me, wherever i am.

where can people buy your stuff?
i finally have a devoted website for my location photography
and it is linked to my etsy shoppe

lastly what are your plans for the future?
i have recently gotten more involved in plus sized alt modeling (i am also the photographer, hair stylist, makeup artist and set designer) and hope to create a website for that but i will always always be lurking around the backwoods and crawling through windows of places that i shouldn't be and attempting to document them before they fade into dust.

Any thing you want to add?
100% of proceeds from my etsy shoppe go to fund my charity - - created to help comfort survivors of sexual violence.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Artist of the Week: CustomZombie

Looking for Creepy, gothic, Victorian Zombie art. Well her is an awesome start to add to any collection!

Custom Zombie
When did you start making your goodies?
I made my first custom zombie portrait around 18 months ago. I did it for myself and then, about a year later, a friend inquired about hiring me to do one for them. I created my first two digital prints (Cauldron Bubble and Midnight Dreary) as a Halloween gift last year. Once I had opened my Etsy shop I decided that I could design more and sell them! The pendulums didn’t come about until a few months ago when I saw my husband playing around with a washer on a string. He was practicing a mentalism effect and I thought it would be much more convincing with a better looking pendulum!

Where can people buy your stuff?
All of my items are available in my Etsy shop. My custom zombie portraits can also be purchased on my personal site –

Lastly what are your plans for the future?
I hope to one day have a worldwide army of the undead! Seriously though, I want to continue adding new products to my shop and make a nice supplemental income from my art/crafting business. I already own two other businesses (video production and a Mixed Martial Arts gym) and would like this one to be just as big!

Any thing you want to add?
I’m a proud member of Etsy’s Dark Side Street Team. You can check us out at or to find a collection of very talented dark artists! You can see what I’m up to by following me on Twitter ( or becoming a fan of my Facebook page (

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Artist of the Week: Static White Stitchery

I am in love with this artist work! I have personally seen her cute bats, bloomers and feather hat. Her work is extremely well done.

When did you start making your goodies?

I started selling on Etsy in 2007 but I've been actively creating since the 80s! At first for dolls, then myself & other people. I even did a stint as a Seamstress' Assistant at small doll company. I can't stand Valentine's Day/over abundance of hearts to this day because of that place!

Where can people buy your stuff?

I can be found on Etsy mostly and a wee bit on Artfire

Lastly, what are your plans for the future?

Before or after becoming rich, not necessarily famous, and traveling the the world, the universe & beyond? ;D Right now I'm just putting one foot in front of the other and seeing where it takes me all the while doing what I love.

Any thing you want to add?

Don't pluck your eyebrows in the dark. Cats can't knit. Men in kilts are way sexier than men in tights. Oh, and I do custom work :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Artist Of the Week Jammerdesignz

For the Love of the dead, Her products fit perfectly. She is also a member of the Etsydarkteam
A quick interview From Jammerdesignz

when did you start making your goodies?
I have been making things as long as I can remember...I used to make found object sculptures... doll clothes, my own clothes... then once I started getting alot of tattoos I made purses so I wouldn't clash with my outfit! Then it branched into Hair accessories which have been doing for just over a year.

where can people buy your stuff?
Through my Etsy Shop for now, I am working on a cart for my personal tattoo website so everything can be located in 1 place... I will still keep some items in my etsy shop but the bulk will be through

lastly what are your plans for the future?
My future plans are to enjoy life as I do now;) I will always be creating, it's what I do... however what items evolve out of my head... well that's anyone's guess, I am actually pretty excited to see what comes next myself! Hahah I think my subconscious keeps things from me until I am ready to handle em;)

Any thing you want to add?
Did I mention I was short? I always tend to throw that into a little sumthin about myself :P

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Mayhem Fest 2009

I went with the boy to Mayhem last Tuesday. I wanted to go only to see Marilyn Manson, I have been a fan since 7th grade (and I'm on my 10 year reunion!) so I thought it was about time I saw him!

The day was filled with tons of metal bands...some were ok, others were not. It was nice to see trivium, cannibal corpse, and kill switch engage. But Manson to me was the best, even though soooo many people left right after slayer, heh.

I was front row right after the pit...good I hate being distracted with jerks that like to punch you out of the way, so i was fine with not being in the pit. I wanted to enjoy this show!

I was very excited that he playied all his old stuff, I had stopped buying albums after hollywood so it was god to know everything he played.

I took my moms crap camera, but still got some ok shots. I'm happy

Saturday, July 25, 2009

I swear I'm not slacking!!

I'm thinking about featuring some of my favorite people and there shops or work. I just have been so busy with custom orders, I get side tracked!! But I do wish to update as often as possible. If any of you would like to be featured, contact me and I will feature you~!

As for now here are a few of my fav new items!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Etsy Artist of the Week: MsChrista

As soon as I saw MsChrista's hair piece I feel in love. Her style is very elegant, using beautiful flowers and feathers put together in way that just stands out. What girl would not want to sport one of these in their hair!

I asked MsChrista when did you start making your goodies?
"I started making hair accessories in 2005 clothing and bags in 2006."
where can people buy your stuff. ""
and lastly what are your plans for the future? "
More wedding accessories bouquet and boutonnieres with feathers. I love working with feathers."

So if you get a chance check out her shop.

Find her at

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Photo Of the day, Jayne Riot

Just got another awesome photo back from Brian Burk. I love it and had to share.
Model Jayne Riot MM Port here
Skirt by me,Sisters of the moon
corset by karen Von Oppen Check out her shop!

Monday, June 29, 2009


This week I have been featured in Fangoria! Click here to see the article very exciting!
Some of the featured models in the article are
Miss Mischief

and the lovely Latex Ladybug

items featured can be found in my etsy store

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Pic of the day

Here is the first edit from Brian Burk. It is of Kerri Taylor in my steampunk head piece and Victorian skirt. The corset and top are by Karen Von Oppen. I am so Proud of this photo it won First place on Model Mayhem for Pic of the day!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

PA Trip

So last weekend I took a trip with my friend Jayne Riot to vist a good friend in PA. I also booked a photo shoot with Brian Burk Photography Model Kerri Talyor Designer Karen Von Oppen and Make-up artist Designs by LJ . We decided to all meet up at my friends house because she lived in the middle of nowhere with a bunch of old barns, and some creepy abandon places near by. The Settings were amazing. I wish we had more time to shoot. The day flew by. Two Models, two designers, two make-up artist...needless to say it was insanity, but awesome. Me and Karen's designs matched perfectly! The make-up was great, and the shots brian was taking are going to look amazing! I am so happy I got to do this trip and meet some wonderful talented people.
After The barns, we took a trip to Fricks lock, an old abandon town in PA. We were able to shoot 2 outfits before getting kicked out. I wish we had more time there, I had so many ideas and places I wanted to shoot.
So enough talk, here are just a few shots of what the places looked like, and a teaser till I get photos back from brian!

Shayl Photography, Kerri Taylor, Sisters of the Moon Designs clothing and Veil