Friday, June 26, 2009

Featured!: EtsyDarkTeam on

Weary of the sweet & sunshine? Come ease your eyes over at GrigioDesign's blog which is featuring some dark & delicious members of the EtsyDarkTeam in her current Top 10 Friday!

My Scrap Bat™ Incencio is in it!♥

Oh bother. How long will that take?

I'm sorry to say there is not going to be a giveaway this month. I've been pretty busy. Sorry. But I will do my best to make up for it next month!

I will now leave you with a picture of a cute sleepy-faced kitten to distract you...


xx ~Static


Update: There is a wonderful giveaway being run by my team mate SweetButNotSour that includes one of my 1" buttons & new magnets plus a bunch of other awesome dark goodies! Check it out & enter here:

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Featured!: EtsyDarkTeam, SWStitchery & The Redding Shift on HandMadeNews

I've been mentioned in two articles on Handmade News!

The first is concerning giveaways as a fun promotional tool which includes mention of the EtsyDarkTeam and my favorite Rock band The Redding Shift:

Pic: Some of the goodies from my May giveaway which also included a custom color Maneki Neko (not shown)

The second is a featured article on Handmade News called Helping Others Helps Everyone: Put a Little Love in Your Heart. The article talks about charities and quotes me about the EtsyDarkTeam's involvement with the Bat World Sanctuary:

For Bat World items from the EtsyDarkTeam follow this link. More added all the time so  check back often! Also if you's like to donate directly to Bat World Sanctuary or just read up more about them and what they do, go to

Special thanks to Xane Dravor of HouseMorbidLtd for writing the articles! ~Static

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Purple Eyed Kooky Crow Pin Brooch

Purple Eyed Kooky Crow Pin Brooch

This kooky Black & Goldenrod Crow Pin is cut, pieced together and sewn completely by hand, making each one unique and OOAK (one of a kind)! The layered felt & a bit of polyfil give them dimension so they look cute from any angle.

♥ Approx 4" wide
♥ Purple glass seed bead eyes

If you'd like a different color combo ~or~ would like one as ornament ~or~ even on a snap clip just Convo me through Etsy & let's talk.

If you like this Crow you might also like his Green eyed sibling!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Featured! on BuyZombie yet again!

Wow this site knows good Zombie when they see it! LOL ;) It was actually suggested to me a while ago by Stuart, the mad zombie poster of BuyZombie, to make a Zombie Batling. So since I finally got around to actually making one I thought it only fair to name it after him, the Zombie Batling named Stu! He in turned featured my latest creature on BuyZombie (yet again!)!

Check it out here:


Featured! & on FoundHandmade!

I got a nice note today letting me know I was featured on FoundHandmade and I was happy to see that Somnambulant is there too!


Check it out here under "Bluebird":


Monday, June 8, 2009

Scrap Bats™ - Incencio OOAK

A new Scrap Bat™! I know, it's been forever and I am trying to work on some more. Really I am... Oh look! He is cute and fuzzy and stripy, what more could you need in an awesome Bat doll?

Incencio says his momma is a Honduran White Bat & his daddy is a Striped-Faced Fruit Bat that likes to wear pinstripes but I'm not sure what I believe. Regardless he's pretty darn cute!

♦ He has one ornate Bronze toned button eye and the other is a mottled Green Mookiate Jasper bead.
♦ His face is hand embroidered and the wings are also attached by hand.
♦ He comes with a signed hang tag.
♦ Height: Approximately 5" tall
♦ Wing Span: Approximately 11.5"

Friday, June 5, 2009

Featured!: SWStitchery on

A wonderful follower of the all things EtsyDarkTeam, Stuart Conover (you may know him from BuyZombie), has featured me over at ShinySwine!

Why, you ask? Because pigs DO fly dammit, that's why!

Please check out the feature at the above link, it's pretty damn funny.

xx ~Static

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Part 3 - LushPunk's Custom Zombie Head Bag

You know when you make something and you contemplate making up some elaborate story as to why it will no longer be for sale? Yeah, I love this bag as much as LushPunk does! The listing couldn't have been up for more than 15mins before she pounced so here's some images for you to drool over and descriptions to chuckle about:



Are you ready for impending zombie attacks? Well you should be. Whether you're a Zombie Hunter needing to carry supplies & Zombie deterrents, or a Zombie on the prowl you need this awesome bag!
This Black/White Striped Cotton Messenger Bag is lined with a super soft Red Vinyl that has a faint Black "rub". Vinyl makes for easy clean up for Zombies & Hunters alike! It's also a great match to the Cranberry Felt of the Zombie's eyes and blooooood *ahem*.
♦ approx 14" x 14"
♦ 48" long padded strap
♦ Hand cut Felt Zombie Head with hand stitched eyes & bloody mouth
♦ 2 inside pockets! (Not shown in pics)
♦ 3/4" magnetic snap
♦ Red top stitching


So what do you think, should I make more? :D

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Part 2 - LushPunk's Custom Zombie Head Bag, Magnetic Snaps

Something you don't get to see in most of my pics are the interior pockets which can be seen here on the left since the lining is inside out. The outer half of the flap is on the right with the hand stitched Zombie Head applique waiting to be edge stitched.



And here's a close up of the Zombie Head after I finished edge stitching:


Once that was done I got ready to measure, measure, measure for the snap. I work it out on paper first then I transfer it all to the fabric in chalk. I'll even pin everything together, and take it apart again, to be sure it's all where it needs to be. Yes it's a bit anal but you can't unpick & redo stitches on vinyl because it will start to tear.

As I mentioned before, the magnetic snap request was something new to me so rather than trying to reinvent the wheel I hunted the interwebs and found Primrose Corner's blog. She has some great tips on how to install them. The only thing I did different from her description is that I recycled some leftover canvas as backing & cover for the snap parts and I used fabric glue instead of stitching. The reason I passed on the stitching around the snap is because too many holes tends to weaken the vinyl and around the snaps will be a stress area with all the opening and closing. But it's definitely a nice touch on any other fabric!


Next post will be of the completed bag... ooh aah.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

LushPunk's Custom Zombie Head Bag, Magnetic Snaps + My New Favorite Toy

So my team mate & buddy LuskPunk asks if I can make a her a Zombie Head Messenger Bag. Can *I* make a Zombie Messenger Bag?! Sure, why not, I say. Then she says, can you put a snap on it. Oh yeah, snaps are a breeze. A magnetic snap, she says. Oh, hmm. I, uh... sure?

I took it as a challenge. Mind you, I've never used these things before now, they do not come with instructions and it involves math *shudder*. The math part's not really that bad just be sure to double/triple check your markings before you start cutting! Once those slots are cut in the fabric for the prongs on the back of the magnetic snaps there's no turning back (You'll see what I mean later). This is where my new favorite toy comes in, a handy dandy yet very simple slide ruler!


I knew they existed but never thought to pick one up until now. I'm glad I did. It's a lot easier than trying to use a soft tape measure by far and definitely easier to wield than one of my 16" or 24" rulers! Yes, as I keep saying, I'm amused by the oddest things.

So somewhere in the middle of this project I had this wee mess going:


The Zombie Head is all hand cut felt and the eyes & bloody mouth are sewn onto the head by hand. I then edged stitched it to a Flap piece with my trusty ole Pfaff 360 in a bright red thread. The above pic was as far as I could get before having to set the snap halves but unfortunately I had to wait a couple days because I couldn't find the locally. At a reasonable price anyway. Don't bother with Michael's is all I'll say on that. I wound up ordering the magnetic snaps from CraftsEtc along with some other supplies I needed.


More to come later!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Spoooooky Tag

You can blame, err, thank Yve (aka FreakyLittleThings) for this!

Name check and post a link back to whoever "tagged" you. Then answer the questions below and post them on you blog. Then it's your turn to tag at least 4 spooky minded bloggers by leaving a comment on their blog/my space/etc. Remember to include the image and the list of questions!
Here are the questions-
Q: Bat, Wolf or Owl:which are you?
A: I'd like to say wolf but more likely a bat LOL.
Q: Name your fave spooky movie
A: Silence of the Lambs is definitely up there but the Exorcist still scares the hell outta me!
Q: When did you last have the chills and why?
A: This morning because the a/c was up too high? Hmm I don't think I've seen anything recently that's really sent shivers down my spine.
Q: Have you ever seen a ghost?
A: Yes, more than once and no I don't care if anyone believes me or not :p

The Super Kawaii Happy Maneki Neko May Giveaway Winner Is...

Yatta! Happy Fun Time Go!...

Are you fogging your screen yet? Or do you just think I've lost my mind? Mhmm thought so.

Oh, just hold your horses...

Okay, okay, fine I will tell you... It's... it's...


SWStitchery, The Redding Shift, DarkSideSoap & EtsyDarkTeam goodies are going to Slovakia! Hmm I wonder if I can find a box big enough for me to fit into?

Congrats, Ľubaša!

Please check your email & reply soon, I'd hate to have to draw a new name :(

Thanks to everyone who entered and don't forget as the big holidays get close I may be doing "mystery drawings" so you may see your name in stars yet :)

And, because my 1 year wedding anniversary was yesterday & I'm in an awesome mood, Kiddo47 gets a Batling for her mad Tweetness! Thanks for the help doll!

Etsy Dark Side Finds: Gone Batty!!


Welcome to the Etsy Dark Side. We are the roaming fox fires in the darkness, the sparkling mist in the ever shifting shadows, faerie rings flow in our wake. Come join us!

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The EtsyDarkTeam's Gone Batty this month! At least that's the theme of this past month's exhibit ;) Here's a sneak peek, but be sure to check out the entire Exhibition for more great items!

Row 1: SWStitchery, AbyssalGems, JammerDesignz, NatashaBlue, SicklySweetheart
Row 2: DreadfulDesigns, Sneddonia, MissMalarky, TragicStitches, AgonysDecay
Row 3: FreakyLittleThings, DeadDollsClothing, CarpeNoctem, SistersOfTheMoon, KaleidoskopicRomance
Row 4: SyntheticSeductions, FiveFootFury13, IAmSnizzle, Beanbun, LushPunk
Row 5: KitCameo, SpookyLane, ChenilleMacabre, MrsEvils, BellaLili
Row 6: ParasolsByTamie, SilentOrchidStudio, SharonHBell, SweetButNotSour, Sneddoniart

Be sure to check out the team shop where we have some items that 100% of the proceeds go to Bat World! Help the bats, help our environment... one wing flap at a time!

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Don't forget to search the keyword "EtsyDarkTeam".

The Etsy Dark Team now has a public forum where you can stay on top of the latest items & deals from EDT members, or peruse the Member Directory, view the latest additions to the monthly Exhibitions (items are added throughout the month) and more. Come play on dark side.

xx ~Static

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