Thursday, 26 March 2009


And here he is; the celestial being. I have named him Sorip.

Just look at how the big pink planet sits on his belly and curves round the base of his horns; how the earth wraps round his horns and slides under his arse (was that intentional?) and the stars are firing from his finger tips. There's even an orange rocket or two.

I can't believe I dilly dallied with this one. I just love him! I'm not sure I'm going to be able to part with him. For now he is sat on the shelf above my computer throwing starry shapes around my head.

Talking about creatures form outer space I just love the Brain Bloom by Doodlemonkie.

I hope I never meet one in real life!

Friday, 20 March 2009

Celestial socks and no incision

There is a pair of socks that I love. I've had them for quite a while and so far all I've managed to do is look at them!

Usually when I fall for a pair of socks I instantly know what I'm going to do with them and I have to do it there and then... the design generally shouts out for a particular shape or a patch of pattern for a specific location, but not this time.

I bought them from an independent retailer in Preston. A little shop that doesn't usually sell socks, but on this occasion made my heart soar as I found the most amazing socks with planets and rockets on them. I have gazed into their weave pondering their fate on numerous occasions and so far been unable to make the first cut. For some reason, with this particulat pair of socks, I am hesitant to jump in and see what happens as I would do with all other socks. What if I don't like the end result? what if I spoil them?

It's stupid I know, but I love them too much to waste them and have no way to replace them if the worst should happen.

I think I just need to force myself to pick up the scissors and make the first incision...

Yikes! Done! Holy smokes!

Well the hard bit's over; I just have to make the darn things now :)

I'll let you know how it goes...

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Another feature... Thanks Chickendog

I stumbled across this blog via my good friend Doodlemonkie yesterday. I was immediately caught by the ensamble I found there as I had covetted every article featured in the blog at some point, so I stopped and decided to follow Chickendog's musings, knowing that with tastes that overlap so much I would learn about many new and exciting things.

How bizarre that the very next post to filter through from Chickendog was SOCK HORROR :)

Check it out:

And take a gander at her etsy store. I can't stop grinning... chickendogs... yay!

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Double whammy... feature and new dilemma

Have you heard of Chataeu Bizarre? I hadn't until today, and I can't help but wonder why that is? I spend so much time on the computer you would think it only natural that I venture up the road to the chataeu gates and wander the hallways of the castle, and as I do so now I see that we have tread the same pathways on many occassions and yet I've been oblivious!

It's a wonderful site. You should take the time to visit;

hardcore glamour & curious finds, reviewed daily

And that's what brought me to their keep... Sock Horror have been featured on their website. It's quite a privelage to be ranked amoung some of my favourite artists and stores.

I'm actually finding it quite hard to drag myself away from the lure of the many new curios.

Monday, 9 March 2009

It's better to burn than fade away.

Recently I have been savouring the relaxed pace of the Sock Horror happenings, knowing that all too soon the pace will pick up and once again I'll struggle to find time to stroke the cat.

When everything is going crazy, my husbands' favourite saying is: "it's better to burn than fade away". I'm not sure who said that originally, but I just love the way Suzannaanna has used this saying in one of her wonderful 'Rock Blox artworks.

So to emphasis that, this morning I found a new vigour. One that I thought I'd lost if truth be told. But here I am; creating, hunting, making, learning and presenting.

Today's project: Sock Horror Page Markers.

These little gadgets are fantastic... if I do say so myself.

These magnetic page markers are storng enough to clamp a page or two in your book, but not so strong as to tear or mark the leaves. Never again will your bookmark fall out or you lose your place.

They are available in sets of 2 or 4 from either the Sock Horror Website or Etsy Store.