Archive for halloween

Vintage “Vegetable Harvest Creature”

Posted in absurd, halloween, thrift horror, vintage with tags , , , on May 28, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

This is technically an autumn item, but I’m posting it as the Northeast US starts to swelter with summer heat because it’s too good to wait.

I present: “Vegetable Harvest Creature.”


Made of early celluloid plastic from the Viscoloid company, this super rare fellow is…wait for it…


…TWO FACED! Yes, he can be happy or sad, tragic or comic (well, he’s always both of those no matter which face is forward).


The price tag is steep, but for serious celluloid collectors, this…exists.

Vegetable Harvest Creature

Hallowvember: Haunted Swamp Designs

Posted in craft, halloween with tags , on November 8, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I’ll try to cool it on the extended Halloween posts and get back to standard SWS spooky material, but first…check out Haunted Swamp Designs’ painted gourds.


This shop carries Holiday folk art, with a twist; characters with rather intense expressions.




Haunted Swamp Designs’

Hallowvember: How Pumpkins Feel About Being Carved

Posted in craft, halloween, humor with tags , , on November 7, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

As a child with, for better or worse, an exaggerated sense of empathy, I remember asking my mother if pumpkins felt pain when we carved them. She reassured me they did not (though fascinating plant studies have emerged to indicate otherwise, at least with plants still growing in soil).

Here we have 3 whimsical jack o’lanterns that are appropriately irked by having their insides scooped out.





Hallowvember: Octopus Eats a Pumpkin

Posted in halloween, sea, video with tags , , on November 6, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

The octopus is, in my opinion, perhaps the most magnificent creature on earth. Smart, mercurial…capable of crushing a jack o’ lantern in its own tentacles. Observe this lovely cephalopod celebrating Halloween.

Hallowvember: Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Posted in exhibits, halloween with tags , on November 5, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Did anyone near Louisville, KY make it to The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular this year?


Over 5,000 carved Jack O’Lanterns line a quarter mile walking trail. It looks like a fabulous show with some expert carving in the mix.





The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Hallowvember: Killer Snail Makeup

Posted in halloween, horror, makeup with tags , , on November 4, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Now THIS is killer snail makeup done right (okay, I’ve never seen it done wrong…or at all for that matter…but these guys nail it).


Swedish duo Elli Macs SFX is responsible for this creation. Here’s a tutorial video, if you’re interested in seeing the process.


Post Halloween…Post

Posted in cats, craft, halloween with tags , , on November 1, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I hope everyone had a fabulous Halloween! I spent mine thoroughly “stoned” (with kidney stones, that is), though despite being doubled over in pain it was still a very special day (thank you, CP!).

Crafts were limited this year due to illness, but my space was adorned with cheesy effigies to my cats (The resemblance is rather striking):


And a walleyed jack o’lantern named Gruber.

Although I’ll get back to posting some regular SWS material, I adore Spooky Moon’s idea to prolong the Halloween spirit with HALLOWVEMBER! Who says Halloween has to end on the 31st? Rubbish! You may see some ghostly posts pop up here.


What did you guys do for Halloween?