Announcement!

Currently Listening To: “Scissors” -Blood on the Dance Floor

 

Exciting news! My online store is now open! For anyone who was interested in my designs, I now have the store set-up and ready to go. 

http://bowsandchokers.storenvy.com/

 

For now it’s mostly just the jewelry end, but eventually I’ll get the bows and clothing up. In the future I may also list old clothes. But yeah, there ya go :3 I hope you guys like it, and thank you for your support. c:

 

~Samm Sanity

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DIY: Poison Tea Canister

Currently Listening To: “The Garden” -The Creepshow

 

I needed a container for all my goddamn green tea (like, there is so much and I keep buying more). Unfortunately there hasn’t been any Halloween tins this year, and that is what I initionally wanted to get for all my tea. But, I had tried this gelato earlier in the week and the container it came in was a pretty decent size (1 pint container). I finished the gelato and cleaned the container. I forgot to take pictures through most of this process, so I don’t have a picture of the original container, but all the print on it was printed directly onto the container, so I didn’t have to deal with wrapping/sticky residue from glue.  So the whole process was easier.

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  • 1 pint container (any container really)
  • Black and white acryllic paint
  • Paper/pencil
  • Exacto knife
  • Paint brushes
  • Font pictures

 

1.) If there is paper/wrapping on container, take that shit off. Then paint the whole thing black. This may take a few coats to get opaque. 

2.) While this is drying, find some pictures of the font you like (if you can free hand, ignore me) and make a stencil by using your computer as a light box. (I typed Gothic font into Pinterest and it gave me many beautiful options) Tape paper to the screen and trace out the letters you need for whatever poison you choose. Cut this out with an exacto knife.

3.) When you have enough layers of black to to cover the container decently, use a cheap shitty glue stick to lightly glue the stencil to the container. Lightly dab glue around the important parts to keep them still. (There may be residue when you remove the stencil, just paint over with more black). Begin filling in the stencil with white paint. I personally did the bare minimum to fill it in, then filled it in the rest of the way and cleaned it up once I removed the stencil.

4.) Once you remove the stencil, clean up edges and add any details (such a swirls) that you couldn’t make with the stencil. 

5.) Decorate the rest as you so desire.

6.) Pick your poison (laughing at her own joke) and fill the container with it once it is dry. -Mine being green tea.
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This is not even all of it… I couldn’t fit it all. Need to empty another gelato..

And ta-da! You have a super cool and spooky container! I really love how mine came out. I need to empty another one so that I can make a Cyanide one for more of the green tea. There is just so much ;u;

Let me know your thoughts below! Have you ever made something like this? What would you fill your container with? Any other tea addicts? Heh…

I shall see you guys again soon! Bye~

 

~Samm Sanity

Little Seasonal Haul

Currently Listening To: “The Devil’s Son” -The Creepshow

 

Guess who’s going to have DIY’s out the wazoo? This bitch! I have way too many things and ideas now, hehe. :3

So, I have a job for the month that is full time. from 8-5 I am picking grapes for a winery. It’s a very easy, but tedious job. But I get fifty dollars a day for it and that’s awesome with so many holidays coming up back-to-back. Sister’s birthday, Halloween, my birthday, Christmas…. Little extra money never hurts. So I used what I had made just before we went to the mall to spoil myself at the mall and elsewhere while we were in this big town.

My main objective was getting lotion, because I am out and I’ve started using it religiously after showers. Since I had a coupon for Bath and Bodyworks, I used it.
img_1895Pumpkin Cupcake is my favorite Halloween scent from there, so I got the body wash and the lotion. I also got a lotion of the just plain pumpkin and my favorite faery scent Moonlight Path <~ it smells like walking through an enchanted forest at night. Mmm.

Aaaand, the rest is basically stuff for projects.

 
I told myself I could get one yard of any Halloween fabric from the fancy fabric store, but the Halloween fabric ended up being on sale, so I got a yard each of three different fabrics. 
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We went to Hobby Lobby and my favorite brand of charms ended up being on sale too. My sister pointed it out as I was lost in my own little world of charms. 
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My little sister is the best. She bought me a couple things too and I just love this shit out of her. ❤
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One of my latest project obsessions is floral crowns and fascinators. I’ve been waiting for the dollar store to get their black roses in, and they apparently did in that town. (My sister had walked over to the dollar store while my mom and I went into Hobby Lobby. She then met us inside Hobby Lobby when she was done) She surprised me with so many black roses and purple ones. She even found some black branches! I love her so much.
She also bought us Best Friends necklaces from Claire’s. They are so pretty, and they are mood necklaces! I love it. c:

My mom found me a patterend fabric for an apron (for my usual job), which I will show in a DIY post. It’s so cool, I can’t wait to put it together.

I am going to have so many DIY posts. It’s exciting!

I will try to get posts up as I can around this new job and everything else. It’s only for this month though, so October should be better with posts. Mm, maybe I’ll just post everything in October. I don’t know yet, we shall see. I was meant to get a costume post and video up this week and that didn’t happen, sorry! I will aim for the weekend or next week. So look out for all of that! I hope you guys’ days are awesome. Let me know if you’ve got any projects for the season you’re working on. I’m so ready for Halloween already and all the DIYs! Haha.

I’ll tlak to you guys soon, bye!

 

~Samm Sanity

DIY: Back-to-School

Currently Listening To: “The Age of the Young and Hopeless” -Blood on the Dance Floor

 

So I worked really hard on these supplies and I thought it would make a nice DIY post and inspiration for anyone going to school or generally anyone who uses notebooks and all that. Plus some cute ideas for packaging them if you’re giving them as gifts, like me.
Now, these supplies were for my little sister, so they’re definitely not Gothically inclined at all. But the same general concept can be used for whatever aesthetic you love. ;D

 

Binder/Notebook Collage ~

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Supplies~
Pictures/Sticker/Whatever you want to use for the collage
Scissors
Base paper
Notebook/Binder with customizable cover (if not, modge podge the pictures directly to the binder/notebook cover)
Hole punch (if notebook has binder holes)

You’re obviously going to need pictures for the collage. You can also use stickers, ribbon, pressed flowers, scraps of paper, etc.. whatever you fancy. I used pictures I found online (sooooo many hours of scrolling through tumblr-esque pictures) and stickers. I put as many pictures as I could on each piece of paper before printing, so as not to waste paper and because it’s fifty cents per color print at my library x.x I didn’t end up using a lot of them, so I have plenty of pictures for my next creative endeavor for my little sister.
Can I just say that cutting all these out was more tedious than I expected? You could create the collage on the computer and print it out all ready to go, but I wanted to do it the hard creative way. So I cut all the pictures out. 
Next comes playing around with the position and pattern of pictures. After you have a look you like, glue them all down onto the base paper. I used a colored piece of copy paper for one and sunflower scrapbook paper for the other.
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I set these under a big stack of sketchbooks and containers to flatten them while they were drying. The paper probably will wrinkle nad bend as you’re gluing these on, so it helps to put pressure on them while drying.

Then I hole punched the one for the notebook, since the notebook had holes for use in a binder.
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(Fuck you FiveStar for that damn logo. Don’t make it customizable then put your fucking logo in the way!)
My notebook and binder had costomizable cover slips, so I just had to slip the collage inside. If yours don’t, just take modge podge and use that to attach the pictures to the cover. Then go over the entire cover and pictures with another layer of modge podge to seal in the pictures. c:
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I also took a leftover from the scrapbook paper and taped it into the inside of the binder for an accent.

I had several notebooks/books that would not fit into the binder, so I stacked them up and made a cute bow around the stack. It’s a simple but cute packaging idea.
IMG_1571(I found these Black Lagoon books in my thrift store! I remember reading these in school :3 She’s not much of a reader, but I think she’ll enjoy these.)

I got her some school clothes. I picked up a laundry basket and used that to position everything all nicely and pretty in :3 I’ve also put some fun beauty products such as perfume and body butter in the basket as well; since she loves smelling nice. It’s just a fun way to give clothes and beauty products as gifts.
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(My whole color scheme for everything was pink, white, and teal. Turned out pretty well, especially with the binder and notebooks)

 

Edit~ My sister (I think) loved everything c: We ended up using all the extra photos to collage the back of her binder and another one of her notebooks. Whee! I did well with picking photos because she was rummaging through the photos and had pretty damn well picked all of them in a pile for me to put on a collage for the back of her binder. They obviously all didn’t fit, so she took the rest and collaged her notebook cover. (I still have tons of photos left)
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Those were some fun gift/diy ideas. I hope they inspire you guys! I totally want to do a collage binder for me sometime (shit, I have more than enough artwork on a pinterest board ><). Let me know if any of you guys have some cool back to school projects ~ whether for yourself or someone else. :3 I shall now be disappearing back into the depths of not posting for another month! xD Bye guys.

 

~Samm Sanity

New Halloween Skirt!

Currently Listening To: “Date Rape” -Sublime

 

Guys!!! I feel like such a professional. I have almost completed this skirt and it looks so awesome. There is a lining and even all the raw hems have been hidden away (if the skirt is made for me, I don’t care about raw edges on the inside) but this time I made it so professionally!

One of the Walmart’s around here already have their Halloween and Autumn fabrics out and I am so pleased with the selection this year, there are many I want. But I only picked up two this time. A candy one and a leaf one. I’m making an Autumn faery skirt out of the leaf one I bought. Watch out for that one :3 
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But for this adorable candy fabric, I just made a basic circle skirt. But not that basic, because I actually added a lining. I am so goddamn proud of myself. It was meant to be a tad longer than the skirt so that a little orange peeked out the bottom, but unfortunately I didn’t have enough for that. But either way, I did something new and didn’t fail!

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Unfortunately, I don’t have any black fabric for the waistband (thought I still had some somewhere :c), so I’ll need to get some one day. Which will probably be Saturday because I work all week. Poo. :c I have to wait to wear this. Oh well. I’m just happy it has come out so well. 😀
The lining is only attached at the top and encased in the side edges. I left the bottom free so that it would be flowy and make the skirt fuller. 

I cannot wait to make so many amazing things out of all this fabric. How are your projects going? Anything spoopy for the season?  Chat to you all again some day. c: Bye!

 

~Samm Sanity

Catch Up!

Currently Listening To: “Acid” – Ghost Town

 

Lots of pictures! Woop!

So lately I’ve gotten to fuck around in a park/playground because my little sister was meeting up with old friends on several days. So I played in the park and had fun. :3 The first day my sister and I were rescuing cicadas that got stuck in the puddles on some of the equipment while waiting for her friend.
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There was also another big community yard sale in another little town, which has quite bad connotations for me, but one of my best friends from school lives there and I saw she had stuff set up and I wanted to rummage through her clothes, because I loved her clothes in school. She had this slight Goth aesthetic that I enjoyed. It took her a moment to recognize me, but then we were all hugs and laughing. We caught up a bit and I found out she’s moving. I need to start talking to her more, gah.
Anyway, my sister found so many movies from her, and I got a few and some clothes :3 Plus some studded belts I’m taking apart for the interesting studs. I also (didn’t realize until I got home) got this cool hoodie from her with built in head phones. I didn’t know there were headphones until I got to putting everything away in my room, I just got it because it was black and grey striped and I can always use more hoodies for Fall. This is great for when I go walking in the woods, I can just plug my music player into my hoodie and go. Hehe :3
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The bottom three movies are from my friend’s house. The Strangers is from another and the top two are from another. (Also got the super glittery black tank top from a yard sale :3) Hey, I cut my bangs into cute little Lolita type bangs :3

I also got these two books from (my sister thinks she’s a teacher from the school) another house and they’re written very interestingly. The words and paragraphs are scattered across the pages, so you have to jump around to read them. It’s really cool!
I also found the third book in the Inkheart trilogy in my Dollar Tree! I got a thirty dollar book for a buck!
All these books I keep buying are just sitting on my bedroom floor in piles because I don’t have enough space on my shelves xD
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I have been super busy with updating my patches on my pants, they all needed a good re-application of paint. I have also been making more and it’s very relaxing and fun. I have a couple patches I finished after this photo, so they’re not shown. New Year’s Day, Blood on the. Dance Floor. I want to make an Andy Black and Black Sabbath one.
I found really cute jeans in the thrift store that I turned into shorts and painted a Ghost Town quote on the pockets. I’m also adding the Ghost Town patch I made to the front of the shorts.
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Also in the thrift store!!! I found this beautiful lamp! I really needed a new lamp for my desk, because the one my mom loaned me has blown it’s bulbs and it was really big and bulky. So now all I had on my desk is a candelabra and I can’t burn that because the candles touch the shelf above my desk and I’ll burn the fucking house down. SO I was extra excited to find this lamp, not just for how it looks, but also because I need one when working on details at night. And it actually does work 😀
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I’m not usually into the more cutesy faeries, but I really liked this one. c:

 

I’m working dayshift, so I haven’t had the time to sit down and write, blog, vlog, or anything. Once I’m home, I watch a few videos, work on DIY projects, and play outside. Sitting down for long periods of time just hasn’t sounded enticing xD I really do want to post more, I’m just finding it hard to sit and write anything. Fuck.
Anyway, what are you guys up to? Any fun Summer plans or projects? 

 

~Samm Sanity

OOTD and Proper Post!

Currently Listening To: “Secrets of Wysteria” ~ Vocaloid (SteamPianist)


This song is about Albert Fish. It’s super creepy, especially the end ~ it contains words taken from his letter to Gracie’s parents. The broken sounding melody and singing that often doesn’t match the rhythm adds to the chilling sound. I love it, but the story behind it is sad too. 

Hi guys! I’m trying! xD So I thought I looked really flipping cute today, so I decided to sit down and actually make a post, instead of my lazy Tumblr OOTD’s I sometimes do. 

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Everything is thrifted/DIY’ed, except the little skeleton necklace ~ he’s from Walmart at Halloween time.

 

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I have been obsessed with little side-bags lately, after I had found a shoulder bag at a garage sale and turned it into a cool Visual Kei-inspired leg bag.  There is a strap at the top to hook around my waist, and one at the bottom to connect to my thigh. I had the radioactive patch from the bottom of the pair of Tripp pants I turned into shorts, I thought it would look perfect on here and it does.  This one has tons of space and pockets, but because most of the weight is supported by the waist strap, I only put the essentials in the bag 

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I then found another cute small one at the thrift store yesterday and made it into a little side bag as well. They both look so fucking cool on! I love my tiny one the best though. :3 This one’s straps were detatchable, so if I want to use it for a shoulder bag again, I can. I painted and hand sewed the patch on and added spikes that had fallen off other jewelry, and studs. The top where the pin and studs are is not yet complete, I left that space open for any pins/decorations I may find in the future. I also added my pretty stained glass butterfly/moth pin ^u^ The zipper pull is from a pair of earrings.

I’m a terrible person, both of these say genuine leather. It doesn’t bother me since both of these are second-hand and the money is not actually going to the bad people. 

 

It’s finally feeling like summer! It’s been in the eighties this past week and I have been enjoying it! I just bought a cute black and white stripped bathing suit at Goodwill the other day, and cannot wait to use it (the best part is the top part could be worn as an actual shirt if I wanted!) I am also excited about all the cicadas coming out. These little bugs are so cute and they’re benign to humans. One let me pet it, and it really liked my little sister, because she let it go and it just chilled on her hand for a while before deciding to fly off. :3 I have been seeing so many animals lately, which is one of my favorite parts of Summer.

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I saw the moth outside of work one day while I was waiting to go home. The frog I found while my dad was cleaning the pool (one also surprised me while I was in the pool, he was so cute). And then a picture of the cicada my dad showed me.  They’re so cute and they make a really pretty sound 😀

 

I’ve mostly been outside enjoying the sun. But I’m also sick again, it sucks. I’m not dead, I promise, I just haven’t been feeling like sitting down and writing a proper post. I have been writing more with three of my stories. Scarred, the other one that accidentally ended up being in the same history as Scarred, and then a new one I purposely made to sit between the other two. It’s really fun and I cannot wait to start making connections through the three stories. I never imagined having a series-like of stories, but that’s how it has worked out and it’s really cool and exciting. Maybe I’ll share the other two here one day? 

Anyway, I’ll see you guys later! Let me know if Summer has hit you guys and how you’re enjoying it!

 

~Samm Sanity