Friday, June 26, 2015

Calgary Horror Con, Part V

The youngest was kind enough to help her mother at Horror Con on Saturday, although her help would have been preferable on Friday when one was single-handedly attempting to lift large bins and clothing racks out of the truck. It most assuredly would have made the discussion of possible table layouts with staff much easier, as one likely wouldn't have been panting as heavily or muttering repeatedly, “I will not have a myocardial infarction at this time.” 

Note to Self ... next year start an exercise regime a few days prior to better prepare for all that vigorous lifting and such. Ha. Hahahahaha.

The Youngest

And isn't that a lovely dress she's wearing? Only two years in the making.

Although the insomniac  took hundreds of photos (or maybe it was only twenty) surprisingly few turned out - possibly due to the quantity of caffeinated beverages consumed during the event and which may have given the camera operator a case of the shakes.

Just like last year, the insomniac  was totally ill at ease around all the illustrious celebrity guests, and couldn't quite bring herself to go over and introduce herself - which would have been the polite thing to do. From past experience, it's pretty much a given her foot will end up in her mouth, perfectly illustrating the old adage “You can dress her up, but you can't take her anywhere.” Although most days you can't even dress her up.

So she waited instead for the celebrities to come to her. On the first day, Dee Wallace came over and said “I really like your stuff.” Okay, maybe she didn't say she really  liked it. But she definitely said she liked it. Although she might have said really  liked ... it was five days ago - who can remember?

That carpet is delightful, is it not?

And on the second day, Heather Langenkamp came over and bought a few things. And then came back, bought a few more things and chatted for a good while - which was beyond amazing. Although the insomniac  has absolutely no recollection of what she said to Ms. Lagenkamp she would like to offer up her apologies at this time, as in all likelihood she probably blurted out something completely inappropriate.

A quick shot of some of the items on display ...

 ... in case you see something you like and the insomniac  doesn't
get around to putting them on the website any time soon.

Also pretty much a given.

Now there's something you don't see every day ...

In the past two years she's been fortunate enough to be a vendor at Horror Con, the one thing the insomniac  has noticed about all the attendees is how happy they are to be there.

So many smiling faces ...

She's smiling, right?

On the Saturday, as the insomniac  took a break from her booth for a quick tour around the convention (possibly scoping out potential purchases at other vendor tables but possibly not doing that at all), she walked past the girl on the left and abruptly did a one-eighty. 

Insomniac:  Oh my goodness, that looks painful! Is it?
Smiling Girl:  No, not really.
Insomniac:  Is it hard to talk with that on? It looks like it's hard to talk.
Smiling Girl:  No, not really.
Insomniac:  Still, it really looks like it hurts. It doesn't really hurt, does it?
Smiling Girl:  No, not really.

In all honesty, Smiling Girl was very sweet and kindly explained exactly how the special makeup was done. But she wasn't there again on Sunday; probably nervous the insomniac  would seek her out just to make absolutely certain it didn't really hurt.

The fellow on the right was wearing a very unusual costume. The insomniac  has completely given up trying to guess costume identities, and now just asks to save everyone time. 

Insomniac:  So what are you?
Costumed Guy:  I'm a wolf. (Or maybe he was becoming a wolf. Should have taken notes).
Insomniac:  Are you having a good time at Horror Con?
Costumed Guy:  Oh yes! I came down from Edmonton but I couldn't bring all my costume because it's pretty big and I was worried it might get ruined on the bus and I just got this great picture of a wolf from another vendor who gave it to me for $2 because she knows I'm becoming a wolf and that's what I want to be and I also just got a new picture from Wal-mart of a moon and this picture will look great hanging on the wall with that one and I'M  ABSOLUTELY  HAVING  THE  BEST  TIME  EVER ...

And then he stopped talking, looked straight into the insomniac's  eyes and said, “Because I'm crazy. And so are you. Everybody here is crazy.” You totally nailed it, Wolf Guy. That right there is the real reason we all enjoy Horror Con so much. Because we're all mad here.

The Taxidermy Crows were a popular item this year, all three going to new homes with other vendors, which was fortunate as the insomniac  wasn't obligated to pull out her six-page Taxidermy Ownership Application Form while asking for a minimum of three references, as she's quite particular about who takes her little pets home. And should you think she's joking, rest assured that even though it may appear as though she's just sitting there casually making pleasant chit-chat and passing the time of day, in reality she's actually sizing you up and deciding whether you'd make a suitable parent for one of her taxidermy pieces or not.

This crow was already sold, but he'll get the next one.

A new batch is on order and actually will
make it onto the website once they arrive.

This lovely couple met all the insomniac's  criteria for
Good Taxidermy Parents, don't you agree?

They adopted Steve III, the Wolpertinger ...

Steve the Third's Adoption Papers

L-R: Jace of Beneath the Bridge, Jace's new crow
and Amanda of Gargoyles and Goodies 

Jace bought a crow last year and is hoping one day for an attempted murder.
Her joke, not the insomniac's.
That's why it's funny.

The sister-in-law, who is over from Israel, was talked into helping on Sunday. You may remember  the last time she was here, the insomniac  dragged her to Zombie Survivor. She can always expect good times whenever she comes for a visit.

You can totally tell that's exactly what she's thinking ...

Tom Atkins REALLY liked the dressmaker's dummy.

Next year, we'll dress her up in something REALLY special, just for fun.

If that doesn't give you nightmares, nothing will ...

... although once her special effects makeup was finished, she just might.

Keeping to one's firm resolve of not purchasing any unnecessary items to add to one's already sizable hoard, the insomniac  only bought two things - a replacement jar of Mammoth Beard Oil for a friend whose bottle from last year had run out, and a book from author Robert Tozer. She hadn't planned on getting the book considering its cover, because who in their right mind would pick up THAT in the middle of the night when they can't sleep? But Robert's wife said, “You should buy a book.” And the insomniac  said, “Okay.”

So much for firm resolve.

 Blrgh. That cover.

Much better.

The Merchant of Mammoth Beard Oil

Made from preserved mammoths.
No, that's probably wrong.

Recommended by two out of three epic beards.

The blurriness of this picture attributable not to
an excess of caffeine but Country-Sized Caesars. 

Although tongue-tied around celebrity actors, one feels somewhat less so around celebrity artists, and asked Nat Jones whether she might have her picture taken with him - thanking him afterwards and calling him Nate. You know, it's really quite embarrassing being the insomniac  sometimes ...

Oh, come on.

You didn't actually believe you'd get to see an un-Photoshopped picture, did you?

After her photo op - and since she was already there - she decided on just one additional purchase of a new Kitty with Skull poster to go with last year's, plus two more for a giveaway. She thought it would be a nice gesture to have some personally autographed, so she came up with a few random names and had an additional four signed for people or cats named Emma and Phoebe or Yvonne and Cobweb and Nala.

Should you or your cat's name not match any of the above, please feel free to comment on this post for your chance to win one of five generically autographed posters, the remainder of which were donated by Nate Nat himself. And because the poor guy only has 8,595 likes on his Facebook Page, a rather dismal number in comparison to the Insomniac's Attic Facebook Page with its astounding 272, you should probably give his page a like as a gesture of thanks for his lovely act of generosity.

In the insomniac's  humble opinion, Nat spends far too much time drawing
icky zombies and should seriously consider doing a nice poster of a bat
or an attractive male vampire for next year's Horror Con.

Comments will be assigned a number in the order in which they are received, and winners chosen using the Random Integer Generator at Random.org and announced as an addendum to the bottom of this post on Saturday, July 4th.

No, wait. The insomniac  has a previous engagement involving the disembowelment of chickens on the 4th. Let's close the contest at midnight Friday, July 3rd instead. Anybody out there interested in seeing pictures of her disemboweling a chicken in the next blog post? It should be humorous.

Until next time, the insomniac  wishes you nights of blissful sleep filled with pleasant dreams. Goodnight, my pretties.

IA


5:33 p.m. Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Thanks to everyone who commented and entered! Commenters were assigned a number in the order in which their comment was received; comments from Winter Moon and Little Gothic Horrors being eliminated as they and their fur babies are the recipients of the personalized posters.  

Please email the insomniac  at lynne@insomniacsattic.com with your mailing address. Next trip into the city is Wednesday, July 8th; posters will be mailed out to the winners then.

Winner Number 1 - Variations on Light
Here are your random numbers:
2
Timestamp: 2015-07-04 23:31:54 UTC

Winner Number 2 - Creepy Glowbugg
Here are your random numbers:
6
Timestamp: 2015-07-04 23:33:33 UTC

Winner Number 3 - linnea-maria
Here are your random numbers:
1
Timestamp: 2015-07-04 23:33:53 UTC

Winner Number 4 - Anonymous (thank goodness there was only one of you!)
Here are your random numbers:
23
Timestamp: 2015-07-04 23:34:12 UTC

Winner Number 5 - The Wild Fairy
Here are your random numbers:
19
Timestamp: 2015-07-04 23:34:30 UTC

60 comments:

  1. I have seen these cat drawings circling around the internet for a while but never knew who draw them. I think they are lovely so of course I went to Nats facebook page and clicked like. Your booth looks fabulous!! I wish I could buy all the dresses you show, exactly my kind of style :-D. The way you describing yourself at the Horror con I can relate so much to it myself, shy and a bit socially clumsy, I do hope it only adds to our charm, right? ;-). Nice to see visitors with masks and costumes, but the "smiling girl" looked really eeek! Looking forward to your chicken post :-D

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    1. Have you, linnea-maria? I had no idea they were circulating around the net - how cool! I know I've seen his Canadian Zombie Mountie around, which I didn't realize was his until much later. I think he's an amazing artist. Thanks for liking his page!

      And thanks! I'm never sure if I make it too crowded and sometimes a little overwhelming for people to look at. I thought you might like the clothes - I know I love them, but I've found that not everybody over here does. Seems like people who've been to Europe or are from Europe appreciate them the most. :)

      Oh, I'm such a dweeb, it really is embarassing! But yes - I too hope it adds to our charm. I might have to tone down the chicken post and not actually show me with the bloody apron. The smiling girl was hard to look at and yet hard to look away from. It was fascinating! LOL

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  2. I love the background fabrics (table top covers). I always focus on the wrong things.

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    1. Oh no you don't, Variations on Light! I love that fabric, and when the day finally arrives that I don't do shows any more I'll be excited to sew something with it. I also have a small piece in scarlet red. It too is gorgeous. :)

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  3. That looked like a lot of work and lots of fun!

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    1. It is a lot of work, Sylvie ... which is why I really have to pick and choose the shows I want to do. Because if it's not fun then it's really not worth all that effort. :)

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  4. Daughters dress is stunning ! Beautiful daughter, no sleep for you!
    What a fun bunch! Cocktails and All! Who needs more? I don't have a cat with a cool name, but I do admire Nats work!!
    You are very brave! Those bearded guys look menacing! Such an exciting life you lead indeed! xo

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    1. Thank you, Debi! Haha, no sleep is right. ;)

      It is a fun bunch - I always have a blast and it really doesn't feel like work (other than the lifting and carrying)! Doesn't matter if you have a cat, I'll still enter you in the draw!

      The white-bearded guy on the left is the long-suffering spouse. He might look menacing, but he's really a sweetheart. So's our friend on the right - not a menacing bone in his body either. :)

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  5. Wow! No wonder the Insomniac spent so much time preparing for this event! It seems she had a great time there. Your photos really capture the feel of the event too. I bet you're already planning for next year's.

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    1. She did have a great time, Nightwind. It's a fun event, and it's lovely to be able to spend time with people who like the same things as she does, even if she couldn't make it through an entire horror movie if her life depended on it!

      Haha, you're right! I'm already thinking of what I'd do different next year. :)

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  6. Ah, I'm so envious and quite star-struck too. What a wonderful event!

    Your youngest is completely stunning and the dress looks fab.

    I love absolutely everything on your stall and am glad all your critters are going to loving homes.

    I adore Jigsaw on his tricycle, his make-up is amazing!

    Great photo-shopping, I seriously thought you were wearing a mask.

    Nat's artwork is amazing!

    Wait, what? Is that me and my girls I see mentioned there, alongside Emma and Phoebe?

    *lets out a squeal of joy, happiness and gratitude* (If you can imagine what that sounds like)

    Thank you so much! ♥

    Oh, and personally, I wouldn't like to see you disembowelling a chicken, but wish you the very best of luck with that. Bleurgh! :p

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    1. I'm always star-struck too, Yvonne. I wish I had the nerve to go up and talk to the actors, but luckily they're always kind enough to make the first move. I'll tell the youngest you think she's stunning. We both have beautiful daughters, don't we? :)

      Jigsaw was terrifying - I didn't see his eyes until after I'd called him over to take his picture and it was freaky. He didn't speak, making it even freakier! Haha, it's fun to figure out ways to photoshop out most of my face. It was a toss-up between Jason's or Hannibal's mask. I really love Nat's artwork ... except the zombies. ;)

      And yes, it's your names! Please email me at lynne@insomniacsattic.com with address info and stuff. I think I can imagine what the squeal sounds like. ;)

      I'm not sure I'm up to disemboweling a chicken either (this is my first time) but the end result is very tasty. We're kind of spoiled now and probably couldn't go back to supermarket chickens, so this is the price I have to pay to get these into our freezer (along with all those other dead things). LOL

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  7. Damn! I was hoping to catch a glimpse of the elusive insomniac in her (un)natural habitat! I guess it's better than nothing.
    What a wonderful show! I was hoping to see Dee Wallace perusing your wares, but how cool, anyway.
    You know I'm really here for the kitteh posters, right? I am now following Nate, er, ... Nat on face book at your behest.
    He is an amazing artist.
    I really want a crow. Like really, really, badly, but I fear the California Fish and Wildlife paperwork. Someday....

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    1. Hahaha, I like that very much, Creepy Glowbugg ... the elusive insomniac in her unnatural habitat!

      It was a great show - other than all the lifting, I love doing it. It's just busy enough for me but not so much that I'm overwhelmed. I feel guilty about asking the actors if I can take their picture when they come over to the booth. It's $30 if you have one taken at theirs, and it seems like I'm taking advantage if I take one at my table and don't pay them. Only reason I had nerve enough to ask Tom Atkins if I could take his picture is because he hugged the dummy twice! He even made me take a second picture because he KNEW the first one didn't turn out. LOL

      I do know you're here for the kitty posters ... who wouldn't be? Nat's an amazing artist! I might even love his Zombie Mountie, despite my intense dislike of zombies. ;)

      I feel your pain. I have to fill out paperwork to start getting my Canada Pension in the fall. It's terrifying! I'm not sure which is scarier - the fact I have to fill out paperwork or the fact I'm old enough to collect a pension. Hah.

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  8. Is that a bunny with wings? Oh, so many things there I want for my future house!!!

    I would like to enter the competition for the print if it is still open!

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    1. Yes, Laura! That's Steve III the wolpertinger. He also has antlers and fangs! I was so sad he got bugs but it makes me happy he went to a good home.

      Competition is open until this Friday coming up, so you're in ... tell all your friends to enter! Unless you don't want any competition. LOL

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  9. I think we need two crowns, each with a foot on top, one for you and one for me, as queens of putting our foot in our mouth. I laughed at the photo of your sister-in-law. Good times, my friend, good times. That stretched-mouth-face girl, yeah, that looks painful. And meeting Dee Wallace, so funny considering my other post was about ET. Heh. The cosmos exists just to play with our minds.
    I'm glad you got through everything successfully, with the help of country Caesars and jumbo coffee. Love your booth, and your photo even though you are shopped! Youngest's dress looks fantastic no matter how long it took.

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    1. I think between the two of us farking around, we could come up with some absolutely awesome crowns, Melanie! Are you worried about the Blogger meetup next month? I almost debated asking if I could come, but I know I'd be terrified to meet all those new people. Foot-in-mouth probably wouldn't even begin to cover the gaffes I could make talking to that many people over a few days. LOL

      The sister-in-law is such a good sport. I made her stand with zombies at the Zombie Survivor thing. Hee.

      Thank goodness for coffee (although the hotel only sold Starbucks, which I normally don't touch with a ten-foot pole). And Country-Sized Caesars. It's hard to say which is better. I need both just as much as I need air to breathe. ;)

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  10. I thought I replied to this post. Either I'm losing it, which is entirely possible, or I've not sacrificed enough chickens. You spend your free time with the most interesting looking folks Lynne, I must say. I'd love to go to one of these events, just for the photo ops! How's it going developing your business? You mentioned before about wanting to generate some income.

    Ali

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    1. I'm glad somebody else does that, Ali. And then I go back a week later to see if the poster has replied and don't see my comment at all! Strange ... although maybe once I start killing chickens, things will improve. ;)

      Interesting looking is right - and I didn't even include half my pictures because this post was already long enough. I'd love to get a photo taken with ALL the actors, but at $30 apiece I'd end up in the hole at the end of the weekend. Oh right - I don't even like getting my picture taken!

      Now that Horror Con is over and I've been rejected for the next market in September, I'm going to start working on developing some original patterns and get at least five things made that coordinate well - then I'll open my Etsy shop. Surprisingly, the pink Dracula tunic sold, and although I only made roughly $10 over material costs I was happy to see it go to a young woman who liked it a lot. And it's not sitting in my basement gathering dust - what more can a person ask for, really? :)

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  11. Oh, how I enjoyed this post; the crows, the celebrities, the crazy wolf-man, the boy on the tricycle, the coat on the rack to the left there... - and those gorgeous velvet table cloths! Your family members should be nothing but honored to be dragged along :)

    Myself and my kitties would love to join your giveaway! Their crazy northern European names would surely have been misspelled anyway ;) Such beautiful prints.

    I will email you soon, it's just been a really bad time over here. As usual.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it, Ms. Misantropia! That coat is awesome, isn't it? I did sell a black one and the sister-in-law got a grey version for helping at the Con. That velvet is amazing - expensive but amazing. I've serged the edges so it doesn't get ruined being used as tablecloths, and when I quit doing shows I'll make something out of it. It's so soft and cozy - maybe a nice duvet cover? No point making myself anything to wear. It'll just sit in the closet. ;)

      I thought about a kitty poster for you, but you're absolutely right - I couldn't remember their names! So I'll enter you in the giveaway instead. :)

      I did start a Dark Mori tunic for you, though ... it started out black and grey, and then I thought, “Idiot! Where's the purple?”, so it's being redesigned. If you don't email me before it's done, then I'll email you. I'm sad to hear things are sucking over there. :(

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  12. What a great event. So glad Steve the third went to a great home. Perhaps now you can get some sleep. Fabulous pictures.

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    1. I really look forward to this one, lady M ... it's a ton of fun! And they seemed pretty pleased about adopting Steve. Happy endings. :)

      Ah yes, beautiful sleep. Like the dead in fact, but it took a few days after the weekend to settle down enough for that to happen.

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  13. Eeeeeeeeeeee!!!! Thank you so much, Lynne!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ I love Nat's kitty/skull artwork!!

    Your Horror Con tables look gorgeous!! So much delightful, gothic-y goodness! I'm sure it was exhausting, but it looks like such a fun event... and a great fit for your wares.

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    1. You are so welcome, Little Gothic Horrors! I know you do, but maybe you don't like the zombies that much either? A little too realistic is my issue with them, I think. When I walk down our road, it doesn't take much for me to imagine one of them peering out at me from that rotting abandoned house next door! ;)

      Thank you! It's exhausting, yes ... but seriously, pretty much the only exercise I get all year so I should never give up doing it for the sake of my physical health! It is a great fit and I absolutely adore talking to all the like-minded people who attend ... which is great for my mental health. :)

      In 10 minutes the applications for Comic Con go online... 100,000+ people. Should I or shouldn't I? LOL

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  14. ME! ME! OOOOOOOOOO..... pick me!!!! :) I will comment more on this post when the house is finally closed tomorrow. UGH! I'm so tired of this crap.

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    1. Haha, I'd love to pick you, Professor! But I can't cheat. What I can do is send you all my wishes for good luck, and sacrifice a chicken in your name this weekend - maybe that'll help!

      I'm glad the house is finally closing. Good grief, what a nightmare it's been for you. Good luck wishes on that, too - hopefully it will all be over with before the chicken sacrificing, or else I'd offer up that option as well. ;)

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  15. How did I miss this post?? As usual, a great read and chuckle. I do think you should keep us up to date on the chicken event. Perhaps instructions as to how you accomplish this as well as pictures? I agree about Zombies. I am very tired of seeing them everywhere I turn. The kitty posters are really gorgeous. I need to investigate the artist. Thanks for a fun post!

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    1. I have my suspicions as to why you've missed them, Debbi. The last few FB posts I've actually paid FB to boost them - my small way of trying to advertise for Horror Con and for the giveaway. Judging by the blog stats, I think a lot of my regular readers aren't getting those posts, and instead I'm paying FB to have them promoted to other people. I believe I may just stop doing that, because not only do I detest having to pay a multi-million dollar corporation more of my hard-earned money, but more importantly I don't want to lose my regular readers! Boo, FB. :(

      Anyway, I'm glad you're here and I'm glad you've entered the giveaway! I'm a little nervous about the chicken event, not gonna lie. Still, there's a big potluck afterwards and I'm looking forward to that part. Provided I can even eat afterwards. LOL

      I'm not sure what it is about Zombies, but they do scare me. Maybe because I believe in them ... and even though I believe in vampyres, I wouldn't mind being bit by one. Zombies - whole other story. ;)

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  16. I love the whole set up, it looks like a really great time. :D

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    1. It was a great time, d00mb0xx! It's the one market I REALLY enjoy doing. Thanks for reading, commenting and entering the giveaway. Good luck! :)

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  17. Thank you for,sharing the cat artworks, I'm glad to know who the artist is.

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    1. Thank you for reading, commenting and entering the giveaway, Viviana! He's an amazing artist, isn't he? :)

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  18. Love love love this art work. Absolutely beautiful! Would love to hang this on my wall!

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    1. Well then I hope you win, Mama! Thanks for entering and good luck! :)

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  19. I saw those prints and fell in love instantly! I definitely need them for my cats collection.

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    1. I don't even have cats and yet I felt exactly the same way, Alex. Good luck! :)

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  20. These photos and post are so great and make me wish I had been there! I, too, am very glad to know that Nat is the artist of these prints having seen them a few times and I absolutely love them! ♥

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    1. Thanks Wild Fairy - it was fun! A few people have mentioned they've seen these prints on the internet before and didn't know who the artist was. It's kind of amazing to me that all over the world, we're all looking at the same things. :)

      Anyway, thanks for commenting and good luck!

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  21. Entertaining as always! Your table setup was amazing! I must have missed previous posts about the taxidermy crows. I can see them being in high demand. All of the store bought fake crows are so poorly done. We have one that is above average but can't find it available anymore. Better order more of those for next year.... and get to work on that "steampunk coffin"! oh yes, how did the pink shirt top sell??

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    1. Thanks, Mark! :)

      I was happy with the setup and will hopefully get the exact same spot next year. I've already put in my request! Lots of people like the taxidermy, to the point where if I completely filled up my table with only dead things, I feel I'd do just fine. I put a down payment on four more right after the show.

      I think I might just take a stab at that Steampunk coffin myself, provided I can get the hang of an air nailer. Now there'd be a funny blog post! And maybe it won't be Steampunk ... maybe it'll have a stained glass viewing window instead. ;)

      Pink shirt sold to a young girl for about $10 over my costs, Mark. $10 divided by sixteen hours labour equals whaaaat? Obviously, I will not be retiring any time soon thanks to my latest brilliant idea! But she was happy and therefore so am I. At this point in my life, finding just the right person to unload my eclectic stuff onto is the most important thing. ;)

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    2. Stained Glass could be pretty cool although I thought the steampunk coffin was a pretty unique concept [sigh}. I was 49 years old before I ever used a pneumatic nailer... I'll never use a hammer again! Hopefully buying my third type nailer in the next couple weeks... (it's a guy thing. He with the most cool tools at the end wins!)

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    3. Never give up hope, Mark. One day, when neither of us is expecting it, I imagine a Steampunk coffin will turn up somewhere in this cottage. It's just like that damned outhouse ... there one day, gone the next time I looked out the sewing room window. ;)

      I think you and the spouse would get along famously - how many compressors and generators do YOU have? LOL

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    4. I'm ashamed to admit I only have one small compressor and one generator... and your husband has a tractor. Suddenly I feel very low on the Manliness Scale. I think need to go buy a tool. ;)

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  22. Note to Self ... remember to insert comment from Dirty/DC, mistakenly put on the wrong post,
    here. :)

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  23. Pretty close to the deadline... it's no longer fashionably late! I just might be too late, heh.
    I am so glad to see that Horror Con keeps getting bigger, I wish I was there long enough to see its growth from the very first one I attended as a vendor.

    I would probably be over at your booth wishing I had the cash to buy it all.

    Is it weird I recognized the fabric designer of Youngest's dress? Tula pink is one of my top favorite fabric designers...
    It suits her beautifull =)

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    1. Close but still entered to win, Madame MM! :)

      It's getting bigger but not so big I can't handle it yet. I came so close to putting in for a booth at Comic Con this week, but the only spots left were in the Big Four - stairs no matter which floor you're on. Plus $400! I just don't know.

      Weren't you here when I bought the fabric at that little shop across from Chateau Country Lace? Or maybe you just pointed out the Tula Pink fabric and I went and got it later. It's cute stuff though and she loves the dress. Sadly, the zipper separated after the first wearing. Man, they just don't make things like they used to back in the Olden Days. LOL

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  24. I love these posters.

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    1. They're beautiful aren't they, Anonymous? Good luck and thanks for commenting! :)

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  25. How is it that I have not found your blog before? I really must stay in more and make more of an effort. (i do follow you on pinterest though ....) Great post,fab images, cheered me up today. I must go to one of these events .....

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    1. I don't know about you, LeeAnn, but I always mean to find out what other social media sites people I follow elsewhere have, but then get sidetracked by everything else on the internet and don't remember to actually do that until months later! LOL

      I think there's a HorrorCon in the UK somewhere ... I follow them on Facebook but since I'll never be able to afford to go to that one, I've never bothered to find out where exactly it is. But you should totally go! Anyway, I'm glad you've found me now. :)

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  26. Oops, forgot to say, I love the cats, and Cobweb is a perfect name for one too. Must look into his work, really enjoyed this.

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    1. I love his cats too, but he really does do a lot of zombies. Blrgh. I do like his Canadian Mountie zombie though. It's pretty humorous ... for a zombie. ;)

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  27. It looks like the best of times! I find myself wanting everything there! <3
    Not to talk about the amazing costumes!

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    1. It was a good time, Ellone! I love doing this show! And yes, it's hard to walk past all the vendor's tables and not want it all. ;)

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  28. Wow. I'm really jealous about you meeting Dee Wallace. Those are fantastic guests! I've met Heather Langenkamp at one of the local cons and she was really lovely. She admired my antique top hat that I was wearing and we had a nice chat about victorian fashion! Lol. But I haven't met Dee Wallace yet. I hear she is amazing with her fans and a Psychic now. Hopefully she will come to Toronto soon. :)

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    1. 'Meeting' Dee might be stretching it a bit, Mary. She actually did come over to the table to say I had nice things and I said thanks, then I couldn't think of anything else to say, dammit! So if you get lucky enough to meet her at a future con, maybe you could apologize for me? Thank goodness Heather Lagenkamp was able to carry the conversation single-handedly or I'd have been in the same boat there! She really is lovely. And if Tom Atkins hadn't hugged the dummy on his way past twice before already, I'd probably never have gotten up the nerve to ask for a picture. Sheesh. So many missed opportunities. :)

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