Saturday, February 22, 2014

Post Prints
As I may have mentioned before, I swap and collect Halloween postcards each year and as such, have come to find that modern (non-antique reproduction) Halloween themed postcards are difficult to find. When you do find different ones they tend to be rather costly for just one card. In such frustration I realized "why don't I have my own printed up?". A semi annual sale popped up and I decided to get started, and splurged on three designs (one of which was made from a photo of my own great Grandparents, ha!) altered myself from vintage and public domain photographs.

All three designs were professionally printed on recycled matte card stock, which fit nicely for the old style feel I was going for, and space on the back for correspondence, address, and stamp. Simple, yet creep-tastically perfect, I'm feeling quite pleased and have thoughts swirling about what designs to make next time. If all things go well (I really hope so!) more designs will be made and printed in time. Next time I rather hope to go with something a little more colourful. After all, variety is nice.

These postcards (as well as my pumpkin design) are available in my shop now! Also take a peek at my friend Luka's fun-tastically professional superhero postcard prints as well!

Check out each at my shop now...Zombie Couple, Living Dead Nun, Dapper Pumpkinhead, Sketchy Pumpkin, Mixed Lot

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Vee Day Again
Another day, another excuse to bake. About the only nice thing about this holiday is purely that excuse, as I could completely leave the rest without a thought. Made for my Grandmother, and of course a few for myself. Use real butter, no exceptions, and add a little vanilla for the best results.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Twenty Five
My 25th birthday has come and gone...I rather wish it hadn't happened at all. I'd prefer to go back a year and truly appreciate how much better things were then, and missing my darling, Hades, so much it aches.

Some days are better, and others it feels like I can barely stand it and break down. It seems hardest when sleep evades me and, for some reason, while I'm in my sewing room trying to catch up on a whole lot of work that has been put off these last couple months. Though Igor is always beside me (rather, clawing at my leg and whimpering and whining for attention) it feels so lonely when sewing, without Hades patiently watching out, waiting for the next time we would go outside to work in the garden, walk to the post office, or a car ride in hope of going to the park. I'd give anything to get into the vehicle with him, stinky breath and all, to go to the park and see him so happy again...

That isn't to say that Igor is a bad dog, or that I don't love him, it just isn't the same as it was with Hades...he was so special to me that nothing and no one will ever compare. Igor is slowly adjusting, and slowly learning. Slowly. We are still working on yapping and nagging, he doesn't respond well to anything but treats and being completely ignored. It's not easy, but it's going. In other news, I have decided that Igor will get a friend and brother some time in the spring. By then Igor will, hopefully, be fully adjusted and trained and be a great asset in training a new little one.

Year twenty-five, here we go...