Monday, December 20, 2010

Sweet but Deadly...

Hello Lovelies~

Well, the holidays are literally almost here and things have been nutso here at the Mill. (In a totally good way of course.)

First off, I have less than 10 Zom-B-Vex 15-Month calendars left and I want them gone. So, I have reduced the price on those to get them moving. If you've been debating, now's the time to act!


I have mentioned my Dark Harlequins on here a number of times and I just finished a harlequin commission for a friend. She found this huge one at the Goodwill and wanted me to pretty her up. Which, I did. This will probably be my last piece in this series. I love painting on found objects! If you find something that you'd like me to darken up for you, shoot me a message and we'll chitty chat.


Those of you who've followed the blog for awhile know that my Sweetie and I are slowly renovating our mill condo. Well, we put down trim throughout our upstairs to finish off our hardwood flooring this past week. It looks terrific, take a look:


I have a few more additions to my Christmas decor this year that I wanted to share. (As you all know, I love old and strange things... ideally both.) I received this wonderful present from a friend last week. Yes, those are bearded lady ornaments she made herself. I about passed out from glee when I got them and they went right on the tree.


I also found this old Santa head that lights up for a steal! Once I got him cleaned up and hung, he looked great. He'll be creeping us out at Christmas for years to come!


For the final installment of the Holiday Gift Guide do I have some doozies for you. The item of the week, is not for sale (unfortunately), but I wanted to point it out nonetheless. I am finding some wonderful Japanese crafters and illustrators and Hine Mizushima is the latest great find. You may know her shop as Hine on Etsy, I mentioned her a few posts back, but check out this Octowreath... holy smokes. Coveting.


The shop of the week is Kush Kush. Their felt brooches and hair accessories and just general cuteness make me want everything in their store. It may be too late to buy gifts, but I may be gifting stuff to myself from this shop...


I will leave you with this great animated gif via Who Killed Bambi from Fritz Lang's 1927 Metropolis. I wish all of you Lovelies a happy holiday week. See you next Monday!


Until next time: unpleasant dreams...

5 comments:

Stunning- said...

Love the new trim! Isn't sprucing up found objects a blast - especially when you can find them a great home!

cabin + cub said...

love the floors.. looks good! and also loving the bearded ladies ornaments (i almost choked on my coffee when i saw those, since i was giggling so hard). ;)

SisterBatik said...

Strangely drawn to the bearded lady ornaments : )

The Stapelia Company said...

Thank you Stunning & Cabin + Cub! :)

And yes... the bearded lady ornaments could well be my favorites ever.

Emily-Claire Ballou said...

Haha, now that's a different wreath! I love it! :)