Gifts: From the Sublime to the Ridiculous!

Time to start shopping! Before you laugh at the animal art, I have a story to tell...I bought 2 monkey paintings for my 9-year-old neice and she shows EVERYONE! Such cute little paw prints and smudges, plus the money you pay goes to the upkeep of the little beasties! So, installment #1 of what you need to buy this year is HERE! Get going!

Titanic Ice Tray, Shoe Butter Dish, Valium Bank, Cupcake Kit, Saw Cake Cutter from Fred Flare; Embroidered Purse from Cambria Cove; Wallflowers, NYC S&P Shakers from Delight; Alexis Clutch by ao3designs; Twig Bowl and Eternity Necklace from Mosaic; Letter Boxes, Shoe Form, Feather Ornaments, Palace Glass, Tumbler, Letter Tray, Urchin Bowls, Shell Mirror, Suzani Pillow, Horn Tray from Jayson Home & Garden; Hollow Half Dollar and Cat Toy from Kiosk; Cup Cosy by Laura Bucci; Flower Ruler by Studio Note; Art by Elephants; Art by Monkeys; Art by Dogs; Art by Apes; Art by Mice; Orrery from Nautilus; Stalin Bust from KidRobot.


Oh My Bleeding Heart!

Ah, Catholic iconography! No other faith can do pomp and circumstance like Catholics can, let's face it. The scary-beautiful aspect of it all is intoxicating. I love the morbid names of the churches, like Church of the Holy Sephulchre, Our Lady of the Bleeding Hearts, etc. We all know what it feels like to have a bleeding heart, so open your shirt and expose it!

Enamel heart by Solange Azagury-Partidge (I feature this a lot!); Sacred Heart necklace by birdznbeez; Anne necklace by gabriellalucretia; Two sacred hearts by boubelina2; Wooden Sacred Heart by 3bagsfull; Heart sachet by Miss Butler; Tattoo necklace by KrazedKraftsbydopey; Crow print by Crowspeak; Oil lamp by aOlive; Rosary necklace by SacredAdornments; Vampire heart by CustomCreature; Medal by RosaMystica; Pillow by SWStitchery; Stone heart photo by TravelingChariot; Onesie by bambinamia; Bib by Saaridesign; Wedding ring by RXVRings; Cross Stitch pattern by HexKittenDesigns; Collage by dollfacedesign; Cup by Circa Ceramics; Garnet necklace by robbieg; Silver brooch by SacredSilver; Pillows by BlueSharkCrafts.