Sunday, December 27, 2009

Exorcist Barbie

One of the barbie's I've been working on forever for my friend Jenny. The fabulous nightgown was custom made by my pal, MiniCouture. I got the bed from angelsgarden0 who is another great barbie person I've met on etsy. This bed was a custom order and she had it made and shipped out in only 2 days! Such a nice lady and the quality is amazing.
Paul got me a sweet pink camera for xmas and these are my first photos with it.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Home alone and I'm freezing my ass off

So Paul's attending work meetings this week. He's gone until Thursday night super late. I hate being home by myself.

I had all these great plans last night when I got home. Work on Barbies, xmas gifts, be the bad cop to the dogs. It was just too effing cold. I got permission at work to leave on time this week (that means 11pm) so I can do the nightly pokey time thing that's normally Paul's job.

I may have mentioned that I'm not the best driver in the world. It's a 30 minute drive home from work on windy country roads. I kept thinking "black ice...I'm gonna die!" all white knuckled at 10 and 2 the whole way home. Nothing happened and it was almost warm inside when I got here. We have propane heat (and just a wall heater at that) and I'm loath to use it due to the outrageous cost. I did set it to kick on at 60 so the dogs wouldn't be frozen little turds. Our bedroom is usually heated by one of those portable electric heaters. I turned it on when I came in and it said it was 47 degrees. In my house! Never registered more than 54 last night. I even left it on when I was sleeping which I hate because not only do I have weird ass dreams, but my eyes get all dried out and generally I'm just miserable. I slept in a hoodie with a scarf wrapped around my head. I was too cold to do anything but shop last night and I got Paul some super fabulous stuff. I wanted to get him a tshirt made that said " I fucking toad a so!" but then couldn't decide. I did get him one that someone else had designed that said "Freedom 35" and I'm sure he'll like that.

But I didn't get any crafting done because I was too cold and grumpy. I stayed up until 4 am anyway. Sucks.

In other news...I finished the first cross stitch I've done in years! I was inspired by beefranck's song lyric sampler which you can see here. She graciously let me buy the pattern for her hell sampler and I'm freaking so excited to start working on it. Don't be jealous.

This was a custom order for Heather over at CoffinCritters . She wanted a present for her boyfriend who is a pixies fan with no wall space. I immediately thought Pixies lyrics magnet for the fridge. She wanted lighting bolts on it. Here's the preview

and here is the finished magnet

I hope he likes it. It was nice to get back into cross stitch again. It takes a long ass time, but I remembered why I loved it so much.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


So maybe I'm spending too much time on Regretsy, but is it just me, or are there vaginas everywhere?

I was having a terrible day at work on Friday until I saw this artwork on one of the boxes we cart around pee in. Either someone hasn't really seen one, or they've only seen the kind with teeth. Either way, it cheered me right the eff up.

I especially like the fire crotch effect.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Bettie Before and After

I've been busy working on some custom orders lately. I have some new crap in the works too, don't worry. I'm hoping to get some of that new stuff done and listed in the next week or two, so keep an eye out.
Anyway...this is a Bettie Page Zombie I did for a trade with very nice lady named Suzanne. She wanted a wiggle dress and although I have Barbie clothes coming out of every crack, I really didn't have anything suitable.
Then I found minicouture on etsy. She is so freaking awesome. Not only does she make all these fantastic tiny ass clothes, but they are all sewed by hand. I could never do it in a million years. I felt really guilty getting such a fabulous outfit all bloody and I couldn't bring myself to cut it up at all. She just made me a nightgown for a Regan from the Exorcist zombie that I will have finished soon. I'll keep you posted. If you have a little girl or a big girl in your life that loves Barbie, make sure to check out her shop. The quality is amazing.

Bettie Before. I had to cut her bangs a bit to get them super short.

Bettie after.

Super fun to do. I'm even feeling like I could maybe cut my own bangs now. But maybe that's not such a great plan.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday

I hope everyone is having fun shopping and stuff! I get to go to work! I never go out and go shopping anyway. I dislike crowds and getting trampled as a general rule. My EtsyDarkTeam mates and I are having some special deals and sales. So check them out here for a list of participating shops and discounts offered.
All My Pretty Zombie items are 15% off (excluding shipping). Discount will be refunded via Paypal after payment is made.
So get over and get some.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Red Velvet looks just like murder

Happy Thanksgiving!

-- Post From My iPhone

Friday, November 20, 2009

I think you dropped this...

I really really hope that someone just lost their contact lens and didn't detach a retina...

-- Post From My iPhone

Sunday, November 15, 2009


So many thanks to all you fun kids who entered...Great haikus, great pet stories...I especially liked signing for a random strangers cases of wine!
You guys totally rule...

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2009-11-16 05:08:31 UTC

Congratulations vagynafondue!

Thanks again to everyone who entered...we'll do this again soon!


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Come Get Your Cross Stitch On Giveaway!

You guys know I love you like I love drinking champagne with a straw while watching Trailer Park Boys.

Now that the Halloween madness is over and things are returning to semi normal at work, I figured a new giveaway would make things even more delightful.

I'm so excited about my new cross stitch kits! I haven't had a chance to really promote them yet. All patterns were designed and all animals drawn by me. I even cut the fabric, cut the thread, printed everything out and stuffed them in the plastic bags. Just so you know. I would also like to mention that I have included basic "how to cross stitch" instructions (also written by me) in case you have never done this before. Oh, and with xmas around the corner, these make great gifts for old people that are difficult to shop for.

So here's what you get if you win:

Your choice of any one of my six Mrs.Evils Home for Broken Animals cross stitch kits!
Choose from:

Inside Sammy

El Chupacabra

Zombie Squirrelly

Drunk Elephant with a Broken Trunk

Visible Monkey

Meat Goat

A sweet My Pretty Zombie canvas tote for hauling around your crap

Bunch of promos from my Etsy Dark Side Homies

Probably some parasite pals stuff and maybe some candy. (if you're good)

Whatever else I feel like stuffing in the envelope at the time.

Here's what you have to do:

Go to my etsy store

choose which kit you would like

come back here and post a comment letting me know

that's it!

For extra entries you could:

twitter about this

write me a haiku

tell me a story about your animals

Open the door to your house and yell out my website (katrink, I know you invented this, and I think it's so damn clever)

Take a picture of your spouse/kids/pets/bff holding up a sign that says "Do I Look Pretty?" the more miserable and mortified they look the better.

Please make sure you leave a separate comment for each extra entry to count. Please make sure to leave your email if I can't contact you through blogger or etsy.

Winner will be chosen by random number generator. You have until 9 pm pacific 11/15/2009 to enter. I will announce the winner Monday the 16th whenever I wake up.


vagynafondue's photo entry... now this is pretty

Halloween Night

After the zombie prom and throwing up all night and well into the next day, I was slightly unenthusiastic about going to San Francisco. We had already bought tickets for a block party on Broadway, had a hotel room, etc. So I sucked it up and tried to sleep it off. We got to out hotel about 8:30 that night. This is (as far as I can tell) the only hotel in SF that still has smoking rooms. We also stayed here for my birthday. I was planning on keeping it on the down low, drink wise.

Getting my zombie on.

I did Paul's makeup first. He was delighted to be so disgusting.

I was especially proud of his faux eyebrow. I made it Thursday night when I got home from work. He wasn't home yet to use for a reference, so I just winged it. Luckily for him, I made it from barbie hair and e6000. If I didn't have all these barbies laying around I would have had to pull out handfuls of hair from the dogs.

Waiting for a cab at the cab stand. About 10 pm. We only had to wait for about 15 minutes. We were already causing a commotion and the crowds were parting for is like we were contagious. Posed for lots of pictures.
And then I saw the Tool Academy! I was totally beside myself to get my picture taking with Tools. I kept telling them how much I loved their show! This was a popular costume theme and I was stoked to see so many guys that knew how to use a flat iron. And a bedazzler.

The streets were packed with drunken lunatics and half naked chicks. There was lots of ass out, but no pasties that I saw. We finally got into a club and had our only drink of the night.

they had decorated with barbie parts. Paul thought it was awesome.

I had brought a ton of business cards with me, but I'm really too shy and anti-social to schmooze much. This was the one chick that I did give it to. She seemed impressed with our makeup.

We took more pictures with tons more people. We posed with Jesus and Michael Myers and I was very disappointed that we didn't end up with one of THOSE on our camera. Damn! Paul wanted to take my picture with Mario and this is me protesting. We left this club shortly thereafter to smoke and find someplace else to hang out.
As a may have mentioned, there were cops EVERYWHERE! I've never seen so many in one place in my life. Cops on foot, on motorcycles, in cars and in those giant cop paddy wagons. I was determined to get my picture taken with some.

I was surprised that they were so accommodating and nice. If I was a cop I would have been to annoyed by all the drunk retarded naked people to pose for pictures. Maybe they thought I was cute? Anyway. This was the highlight of my night and I couldn't stop talking about it..."and then I got my picture taken with COPS!"

Waiting in line. Gave up. Waited in another line. Kept having to show my id to people. Looked nothing like me, but they let me in anyway. Everyplace was too crowded to get a drink. We walked up and down the street. People were just coming unglued when they saw us. Even the homeless people seemed afraid. I have to say I never have felt safer walking around in SF. People either gave us a wide berth or wanted to take pictures with us.
Found another club with no line. This club wasn't included in our wristband package, but their wristbands were the same color so we felt brave enough to try to sneak in. As we were waiting, we heard them calling for contestants for the couples contest. A bouncer told us that we should be up there. We told him we were trying to get in for it. Then he kind of grabbed us and cleared a path for us to the stage. When we got up there, it was packed with naked chicks and their boyfriends. All the guys had some sort of fake penis attachment it seemed. It was very crowded and hot. I looked out at the crowd and got my first twinges of a panic attack.

Everything started to get all far away sounding. We got called out fairly early and the crowd and the judges seemed to like us. I was a little woozy. The Judges decided that there had to be a dance off between us and a couple that was dressed like the Red Queen and King from Tim Burtons Alice in Wonderland. I was in a full blown anxiety episode at that point.
They won $250. If we had known the Thriller dance, I'm sure we could have snagged the win. Still, coming in 2nd was much better than the humiliating zombie prom king and queen denial the night before.
After it was over we ran out of the club so I could calm down and breathe.
After that I was pretty much over it. We couldn't get a drink. Too many people. We tried for a good half hour to get a cab, but douchebags kept stealing them. I was pretty much wringing my hands in despair at this point. We walked further away to get away from the crowds and improve our chances. I figured we were too gross and no one was going to pick us up.
Finally someone did. One of the friendliest, happiest cab drivers I ever met. He was wearing a skipper hat and telling us to call him "admiral". I racked my leg on something trying to get in and have a gnarly bruise still, but at least we were on our way back to our room.
We kind of wandered around on the streets by our hotel. Couldn't find any bars, but lots of massage parlors. Got some champagne and Pineapple juice (Paul's idea, not mine) at a liquor store.
I so wanted some cake!
But of course bakeries aren't open in the middle of the night.
Went back to the room, took a shower and watched the Shining.
Can't wait for next year!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Shannon's husband Paddy asked me to make him a bone clip for his hair. It seemed like a simple enough request. I made him one in time for my birthday party and he rocked it all night.

Last month I thought I would revamp them and sell them on etsy. I sold like 9 of them. Everytime I got the email from etsy saying "congratulations!" I would be whispering under my breath "please don't be a bone, please don't be a bone!"

Not that I hate selling stuff. Making bones was getting kind of boring though. And then Paul made me make 4 in one day "just in case". I did end up selling them all. He was right. As usual.

Yesterday I finally got around to checking my stats on craftcult. The dang bone had been in the Storque. Best of all, they used Paddy's photo from my listing. I laughed my ass off and convo'd Shannon to tell her about how famous her husband was.

Now I just need him to tell me what the next big moneymaker will be.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Zombie Prom Pictures

So I took Friday off work so I could participate in the local Zombie Walk/Zombie Prom. My co- workers were very disappointed that I wasn't going to be there to wear my costume and chase them down the hallways this year. I promised to stop by if we had time, but unfortunately, Lula hurt her neck and we spent all afternoon at the vet's office. (She's currently still doped up from that, but fine)
I spent about an hour each on our make up. I had messed up our clothes the weekend before. Paul kept insisting that he needed more blood.

Shannon and Paddy met us there.

I had no idea we were going to be the only girls there.


Every picture of me in my twenties, I was holding a drink in one hand and a cigarette in the other. In my thirites, I've replaced the drink with my iphone.

That's a severed head that I hollowed out to use as a purse.

We have a photo that looks just like this from our wedding day.

Paddy was a waving zombie.

Zombie Barbie poses

Someone bet Paul that he couldn't lick his own eyeball.

First shot that someone bought for us. Me + hard alcohol= throwing up in the car on the way home.

Zombie least I didn't have to worry about getting make up all over him.

Zombie Prom King contestants. Paddy's still waving. The drag queen on the end in the blue lame won...WTF!

Prom Queen contestants

Shannon and I aghast that the bimbo in the purple dress won sans zombie make up. Oh well, I didn't want to have to dance with the scary drag zombie anyway. WE WERE ROBBED!

The bar owners bought us a shot because we should have won. I should have not drank this.

Bring on the dance party! Shannon told the DJ that it was our 10th wedding anniversary. He claimed we weren't old enough (thanks guy!) but gave us a shout out and we had to slow dance to some shitty country song with some other couple that really was having their anniversary.

I may have been dancing to "my perogative" when I dropped this classic pose. Remember what I said about me and hard alcohol. It's not pretty. We got a cab shortly after this and went home to sleep it off. The best part of the whole night was on the zombie walk when all the zombies attacked a bus that was letting off passengers. No pictures of that unfortunately, and I was laughing my ass off too hard to stay in character.
Halloween night we went to San Francisco. I'll get to that later