Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Maila Nurmi aka Vampira

I just finished watching Tim Burtons' Ed Wood film and was surprised to find that Maila Nurmi took to selling handmade jewelry after her film career. It just makes me find her even cooler. However, now I'm on a mission to track down some of her handmade jewelry! I've seen a few prints of her paintings and I've watched a few interviews with her and I find her fascinating. I want to see the documentary that was done on her and features interviews with her as well.

Has anyone seen the documentary?

Anyone else a Vampira fan?

Tell me about it!


Pleasant Nightmares,

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Creepy Queen Magazine Feature!

My Goth Newlywed Towels have been featured in Creepy Queen Magazine's article on "A Summer of Alternative Weddings". Check out all the other awesome items featured as well as Creepy Queen's other great articles by clicking above. I've stuck a link in there for you :)

New ghoulish Gothcupcake delights are in the works!

If you haven't checked out the newest addition to my shop take a peek at the first in a line of limited edition one of a kind Austrian Crystal spider rings!

Have a spookalicious week,

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Tokidoki at Target?!!

Yup! I am surprised and excited about the new Tokidoki line by Simone Legno coming to Target this July (Not that far away!!).

Simone Legno created 4 new characters for the Target line:
Charley (Charlotte)- "a very cute girl who is a tomboy at heart. She is both the creator and leader of the band PUNKSTAR."
Rocco- "a pretty tough boy who is really kind and sensitive"
Max- "the hyper drum-playing monkey that actually is very patient during band practice when it goes wild"
Paco- "the faithful dog that loves punk rock and follows the band around on tour"

The line will include tees and school supplies, everything "from notebooks and binders to backpacks and book covers". Simone says he loves the sample pieces for the line that he's seen so far, but if he had to pick a favorite out of the line it would be the tees "as they came out incredibly nice with bright colors".

Though the line is geared towards preteens and teens, I will most likely be stocking up on cute notebooks and folders (Maybe it will make record-keeping more fun? No? Still boring, oh well, a ghoul can dream!) and maybe even a paco tee. Gotta love a punk rock pup on a skateboard.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Recipe Time!~VEGAN Choco Cherry Thumbprint Cookies!

I made these cookies to bring as dessert for a dinner with my boyfriend's parents and sister. They were a hit! These deliciously brownie-like cookies are sure to elicit oohs and ahhs and mmmm's!

-1 cup unbleached flour
-1/3 cup organic cocoa powder
-1/4 teaspoon sea salt
-1/4 tsp baking soda
-1/3 cup vegetable/canola/or peanut oil
-1/3 cup soy milk
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1/2 tsp almond extract
-2/3 cup sugar
-6 tsp cherry conserves/preserves

What to do with it:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray cookie sheets lightly with cooking spray (I use olive oil in a can)
2. Mix together the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda.
3. In a large bowl mix all the wet ingredients (save the jam) as well as the sugar. Add your dry ingredients to your wet ingredients in batches and mix well.
4. Here comes the messy part. To get these cookies looking right you'll need to have damp hands when working with the dough. I used a small bowl of water to wet the palms of my hands when they needed it. Though once you get some dough stuck on there too it can get messy....but messy is fun right?
5. With your damp hands, roll about 1 tablespoon of dough into a ball and press the ball flat between your palms to make a disc (kind of like the spaceships in Ed Wood movies). You can use more dough for larger cookies (YUM!). Place spaceships, er, discs of dough onto your prepared cookie sheets, about a half inch apart. [Note: these cookies spread and rise]
6. Bake cookies for 5 minutes, then remove from the oven. Press your thumb into each cookie to make a small indent in the center. If the cookies are too hot, use the back of a measuring spoon.
7. Place 1/4 teaspoon of cherry conserve/preserves into each indentation of each cookie.
8. Bake the cookies for another 6 minutes. Remove cookies from oven and let sit for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Enjoy your cookies with a tall glass of soy milk or share with a friend!

Makes 1 dozen-2 dozen cookies depending upon how big you make your spaceships.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Dentist Visit

I just got back from the dentist and I'm miserable. I don't have anything against dentists, I don't have a fear of going to the dentist, however I do not like it when I have to pay large sums of money that I don't have--but, I digress.

So, I had my cleaning and found that they use a tube to suck the spit of your mouth after they squirt water around in there instead of handing you a cup and having you rinse yourself and spit into a sink. The sucker thing got stuck to my tongue and the Hygienist said "This must be a new experience for you, huh?" I told her that every dentist I've ever been to has always had a little sink. She looked at me and said "They stopped using those little sinks in the 70's you must have been to very old offices."

They did use a crazy little camera to take pictures of my mouth and show me exactly what my cavities looked like right in front of me on a computer screen. I haven't had a single cavity in like 18 years and was dismayed to find that I somehow managed not one, but THREE!!! However, I was relieved to find that 2 of them are most likely there because they are in wisdom teeth way the hell in the back and I probably just couldn't get deep enough in the grooves to clean well enough.

The mysterious pain in my gums in the back of my mouth is still just as mysterious. The hygienist said that perhaps some food was stuck in there that came out during the cleaning and rinsing process and that if it still bothers me in a week to come back.

I will be coming back in a week for those THREE (oh my goth, how can it be) fillings though. I don't quite know how I will come up with $250 by next Friday (and that will be 2 days I had to miss from work for all this business so less pay) but alas, I went and got everything taken care of and set up my next appointment.

They were all very nice at the dentist, I think this is the most thorough cleaning I've ever had and they were very efficient.

Okay, enough of the boring post will be a recipe!

Stay Spooky,

Monday, June 1, 2009

Ow :(

For the past few days this one spot of my gums between my 2 back teeth on my top right side of my mouth has been sore. At first I thought I must have gotten something stuck in my gums, but it has been sore for 4 days now and tonight it was sore to chew as well. I may have to cave and see a dentist. :( My teeth don't hurt, but that one itty bitty spot of my gums just stays sore. I think I will try getting some Lysterine to try as the other mouth wash I have doesn't seem to be helping, and if that doesn't work then I might have to go to the dentist. I just hope it's not an impacted tooth or anything crazy causing my gum soreness!