Monday, December 29, 2008

January craft show for SKELETAL DROPKICK!!

Head on over to the IndieSacramento monhtly craft fair! COnveniently located at 1616 I Street, in downtown Sacramento, this Saturday, January 3rd, 12pm to 4pm. Short but sweet! I will have ceramics, Ochibos and also a bunch of 2nds (ceramics with imperfections) for mucho cheap! Come join the fun!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

New Skeletal Dropkick video

This is a short time lapse video of me sculpting a canine sort. It took over 5 hours in real time.

Canine from Marmoset Jam on Vimeo.

I have one more up at Marmoset Jam's vimeo site if you wanna check that one out, too.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Morning Monsters

For Today's Cryptozoological find, I bring you the work of Alex CF! He comes from us all the way from Britlandia and makes adorable curio cabinets containing the most horrifying oddities. Werewolf kits, a variety of deformed fetuses, fetusi, fetusie (whatever), and vampire hunting cases are just some of the joys you'll find on his site. Each piece has such amazing details that I can't imagine how long it takes to make each one. But for that dedication we salute you, Alex CF for making a better Tomorrow, Today!

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All pics Copyright Alex CF

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Holiday Huggitz

Originally uploaded by triviaqueen
Phew! I made it through the craft fair season and found several more Huggitz monsters new homes. I've also started to accept custom orders -- this one, Tabitha Huggitz, is for my niece who is in ballet -- so watch for a full announcement in the Spring when I launch the custom line. In the meantime, my regular line of one-of-a-kind misfit monsters can be found in my Etsy shop along with the Mini-Huggitz line and the very affordable Little Sock Monsters.

Happy Holidays from Cheryl's Creative Miscellany!

Monday, November 24, 2008

OCHIBOS! (Oh-chee-bohs)

From what I can gather, Ochibos are actually trying to take over our world and help us out a bit. They plan on making their way into politics based on their cuteness (Hey, people vote for worse reasons than that). Once in political control, they will enact peace upon the world and begin to solve our social problems starting with education. From there the plan gets very, very secret and they won't even tell me what they want to do next. I do know that they are very altruistic in nature and have a strong sense of duty to scientific advancement. I often hear them talking about various cures they will be able to share with us once our technology catches up their own.
Don't let their cuteness fool you, these little guys are super smart and super empathetic and have it out to make our world better. Here is hoping they succeed.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Monster Clips!

Created a new series of Monster Hair clips that totally rawk! I've already sold quite a few and wear em myself all the time. Halloween may be over but you can still look awesome. No really. You can. Up on Etsy and available in lots of colors!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

CUSTOM GIANT Roaming Eyeball of DOOM!!

GIANT Custom Roaming Eyeballs of DOOM!- The perfect holiday gift!
What is that???!?!?!?!?!
Why it's a GIANT Roaming Eyeball of DOOM, my little spookies.
And yes i know you're asking yourself, "Self, How did my favoritest plush of all time get to be so huge?! Where can I get such an awesome thing??"
Why RIGHT HERE of course!

That's right for the upcoming holiday season you can give the most super awesome gift ever (or you naughty kids can just buy one for yourself)! It's a giant piece of art, it's plush, it's spooky household decoration, it's a mega sized throw pillow for the couch,it will make sure you have the coolest dorm room EVER, and of course it will keep watch over all your stuff while you are gone!

Not only that but you get to pick all the colors!
You choose -eyelid color
-outer iris color
-inner iris color
Then I will cut it out of high quality anti-pill fleece and then carefully sew it entirely by machine so it is super sturdy and durable. And then I ship it right to your door for FREE! That's right FREE SHIPPING!

So far there are 3 GIANT Roaming Eyeballs of DOOM! out there in the world. One is at the Plush You show at Schmancy Toys in Seattle. And the other 2 live with Heidi Kenny of

If you want a GIANT Roaming Eyeball of DOOM! but don't have the $100 up front just message me and we can work out a deposit

Will you be the next person to unleash giant roaming doom out in the world?
here's lookin at you
Roaming Eyeballs of DOOM!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

molly and zombie love

Meet Molly and her Zombie baby

It is kinda lonely being a vampire, so Molly has gotten herself a new friend, Zombie baby. Sure they are from different walks of the horror scene but can't we all just get along?

Friday, September 19, 2008

Halloween Monsters


Two-Headed Vampire Bears!

Velvety Two-Headed Bears!

Chuck Bear!

Albino Tyler Poncho!

Smaller Items come with a Handmade Gift Box in the Paper of your Choice.

More Available at Kaeti and Tyler's Shops.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Craft Fair in Sacramento on October 11th!!

The Sacramento Craft Mafia is holding a craft fair called, "Craftoberfest" on Saturday, October the 11th, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Come and check out the local artists and craftsters!!
Skeletaldropkick is featured on their page right now, so you have even more reason to go check it out :)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Cross promotion for Etsy for Animals

In addition to being part of the Monster Team, I'm part of EFA. Etsy for Animals (EFA) is an association of artist and craftsmen on Etsy that donate part of their sales to animal related charities. EFA is celebrating it's one year anniversary with a sale in the team store and in various members shops. There's 180 different artists participating!

To take advantage of it, just use the Birthday Bash coupon code. Insert the code "FENRI" in notes to seller and get 20% off your purchase! At check out, don't pay, wait for a revised invoice from PayPal where the seller will take the 20% off. Coupon is good September 15th to September 30th.

You can check out my stuff in my personal store: Cute, Cuddly and Cannibalistic.
Sample items:

Monster of Rock- overhead
Mtupeni hyena form
Duck and Cover

Or you can see a list of participating artists here sorted by the type of item they make. This includes art and many different crafts.

Not sure if any other Monster Team members are participating, but leave a comment if you are!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Hello everyone! Just wanted to share my new series of art dolls! Halloween monster madness mealy monsters! they are available at Mealy Monster Land

Monday, August 11, 2008

Mini Bat Charms!

I've been making these tiny round charms with the cutest little bats! I have some available on a necklace at my shop.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Here we have a really cool time-lapse video my husband put together of me building my elephant shrew. Enjoy!

Elephant Shrew from Marmoset Jam on Vimeo.

New busts coming up!

I am currently making a few new. large busts... I have about 12 made and 5 bisque fired. I will be glaze firing sometime this next week... Look for more coming up!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

New mugs at Skeletal Dropkick!

Awww... All the new little mugs and halloween-y type thing all over my Etsy site!
I will also be listing a bunch more of my wonderful, realistic and rather bone-like horns as soon as my glaze firing finishes.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

FurFright wants your monsters!

FurFright is a Halloween themed anthropomorphics convention in Waterbury October 17th-19th. They are currently seeking submissions to their conbook, panelists, and donations to the charity auction.

The con book showcases Halloween themed anthropomorphic art and writing. Around 900 copies of the conbook will be produced. They're also looking for ACEO sized artwork for their convention badges.
Guidelines for art submission. Written work must be 1000 words or LESS. full written work guidelines

As to panels, they're looking for people to give a presentation/workshop on something vaguely on the convention's topic. So anything art, Halloween, or animal themed.

I normally run a panel for the Rage CCG where I teach folks to play. I've also done panels on getting started with sculpture and creating art for collectible card games.

Some examples of panels from past conventions:
Dance Dance Revolution tournament (including competing in costume), Performing in Costume, Intro to Puppetry, Creating Historical Costumes, Drawing and Painting Fur, Mythology of the Wolf & Werewolf, Design Tattoos, Everything you wanted to know about Ferrets as Pets, Palm Reading, Writing Realistic Characters, and Frankenfursuit (like Project Runaway, but creating hideous monster costumes on a deadline).

So everything from how-to panels to keeping unusual pets. If you want to show off your stuff, or your unusual critters, you can sign up to be a panelist here

They are also seeking donations to the charity auction which will benefit New Leash on Life of Stratford and Pays De L’ours (French only) which is seeking to save the last 20 Pyranese brown bears. Want to donate something? Contact Riismo at auction2008 AT furfright DOT org

Thursday, July 10, 2008

This weekend!

If you live in the Baltimore/DC area you should come to Shore Leave this weekend! Its gonna be totally rad and I have some BRAND NEW STUFF to sell, so come check it out!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Sunday, June 22, 2008

I Shrunk My Huggitz!

Originally uploaded by triviaqueen
Last weekend, I shrunk my Huggitz monsters! MiniHuggitz are only about 3 to 4 inches tall, about a third of the height of full-size Huggitz monsters.

Most are made from fleece scraps, but some are made from fake fur. Each one is one-of-a-kind, complete with their own little back-story. Three are in the store right now with more to come!

I've also listed some new ACEOs, two of which feature Mister Bones, one of my favourite plush creations.

Visit my store at to see all the new additions plus plenty of original Huggitz monsters and their friends.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Hi I'm new!

Hi! I'm new! (wave!) I make cool shirts for all the hip kids. I like robots, monsters and cryptozoology. Hey, who doesn't? Here is some of my newest stuff and I'll be at Crafty Bastards at the end of the month. Check out my Etsy and my website. RAWK.

Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade

Friday, June 13, 2008

New Rage set available, Rainfall

I just finished up work on the latest set for the Rage collectible card game, which features werewolves and other monsters battling evil. Not only do I have a piece in this set, I also did all the art direction and layout.

You can download Rainfall as a PDF for free.

The piece I did for the set, "Duck and Cover":
Duck and Cover

The original art is available in my Etsy store.

And I worked with 8 other talented artists! Format is name and the card they did.
Tallulah Cunningham - Bastet Gossip Network
Sandara Tang- Prove Your Strength!
Natasha Perera- Perfect Cover
Amanda “Hyena” Johnson- Scavenger’s Quest
Wes Jones- Death of Black Tooth
Cathey Osborne
- Whiplash
Kelly Bedson- Primal Anger
David “Mutley” James
- Okavango Mists

You can learn more about Rage at River Von.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

New Coffin Portrait Jewelry by Devil & Mouse

Been working on more elegant pieces for my shop and I am really happy with how they are looking. The images I use on the coffins are of: Edgar Alan Poe, Theda Bara, HP Lovecraft, Oscar Wilde, Countess Bathory and Vlad Dracula. They are paired with a selection of hand knotted glass and stone beads and are finished off with an attractive button and beaded loop. I have a few up at the store now. Click the picture to take a look.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Shrunken Punk

Most everyone remembers panty hose dolls. Your mom used to sit around the kitchen table making sweet little old lady faces. Or maybe you remember your Granny or aunt sewing them, or maybe even you made one or two yourself many years ago.
Well get ready for a different spin on the traditional panty hose heads!
Shrunken Punks are 100% hand sewn. Each stitch lends chracter and personality and no 2 are EVER the same. The little eyes are very carfully handpainted to full veinyness.
Most Punks have a fine mane of luxurious hair but some got the short cut. They are rare but I have even been making little pirates with stylin beards!

Whhhhhhat? Only 5 dollars you say???
Spooky Daddy Etsy

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Hi all! I'm a relatively new seller on Etsy. It's really inspiring to see all your creations. I knit, and somehow am at my most creative if a monster is involved. Here are some pics! Please visit me at
to see more...