Friday, November 30, 2018

Punk Rock Flea Market


Fun stuff! 
During October, I was a vendor at our town's annual Punk Rock Flea Market.  The market focuses on alternative DIY and vintage kinds of stuff.  This was my first go at being a vendor ever and I had so much fun!  I saved back a bunch of vintage stuff when I was doing my Kon-Mari-ing in hopes of vending at this sale.  I went in with 5 storage totes of items and left with 2.

Here are a few images of some of the stuff I was selling:




PBR ornaments circa 2005.


I also had another table full of stuff, another side to my area, and stuff hanging from the rafters not seen in these photos. 
I called my space "5&10" since most of my stuff was either 5 or 10 bucks (or less!)
It was perfect weather and all of the other vendors were really nice.

This sale was a really good avenue for getting rid of my more interesting stuff.  We had a massive yard sale last November with all of my non-joy sparking items that I was ok with letting go of for quarters.  At this sale I had the neat vintage stuff and some old handcrafted jewelry/tote bags.  It also put me in the position to finally follow through with a crafty DIY idea I had been saying I was going to do for the past several years: make Christmas wreaths out of all the random vintage ornaments I have been picking up over the years.  I made 8 wreaths and sold all of them!  When December rolls up I am going to be posting what each of the wreaths looked like (sneak peek in the top photo here).

There are several other big cities in the country that run these Punk Rock Flea Markets as well.  I heard Birmingham, Al has one every month!  I highly recommend checking one out if they are in your area.

I think I typed the word 'stuff' about 20 times, but this post is about stuff...so...

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Funny Face!


It's National Make your Own Head Day again!
Print out this Funny Face and play plastic surgeon!

Or you could use the scotch tape to fix your own head up!


via GIPHY

For more inspiration, check out my creepy head from 2016!

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Keep circulating the tapes!


To finish out my MST3K week, here is my stash of old VHS tapes, each containing 4 MST3K movies that I either recorded from TV or recorded from someone else's tapes that they recorded from TV.  I always recorded them on the 'get the most time on the tape' feature so they are certainly not 'high definition' quality. I also watched the crap out of them so they are really worn out.  Oh, but I am not getting rid of these!  Ha!  I told Mr. Husband Sir to check each and every movie to see if we have it on DVD and only then will I release the VHS copy...maybe.


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Friday, November 23, 2018

Squirm Post Meal Activities


No party is complete without some fun and activities!
I think typically after eating a Turkey Day meal, everybody takes a nap due to the tryptophan in the turkey.  But good news!  Worms contain no tryptophan, so get out there, be active and burn off some of those wormy calories!

Squirm is full of great suggestions, such as fishing, antiquing, or electrocuting the ground to get worms to rise to the top!

We decided to keep it more simple.  Here are two we came up with:

"You gonna be the worm face!"
Photo Op

Here is the minor villain, Roger, as the "worm face" as he is telling Antique Boy "You gonna be the worm face."  Oh my word. How that line does make me laugh.  I thought it would be fun for us all to reenact out favorite Roger scenes as 'worm faces'.

Mr. Husband Sir is showing the immediate action scene after the worm face proclamation where Roger throws a piece of plywood onto Antique Boy, Mick. 


Another favorite Roger sighting is the tender peeping Roger scene in the kitchen.


PB portrays a very convincing worm face peeper here.



My favorite Roger scene is when he reveals his nubbed thumb due to it being eaten off by frenzied worms years ago.


 "Weren't no big deal!"

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Mr. Beardsley!!!!!!
Find Mr. Beardsley's skeleton game

About 30 percent of the movie is focused on finding Mr. Beardsley and yelling out his name.  Mr. Beardsley!!!! He is an old man that has been devoured by worms with nothing left but bones, as seen above.


We had ourselves a little game of Hide and Seek Mr. Beardsley's skeleton outside.  We used a plastic foot long skeleton we have for Halloween and took turns hiding him in the yard and calling out "Mr. Beardsley!!!!" while searching.  What the neighbors must think of us.

I hope you enjoyed our wormified MST3K turkey day celebration!
If you have any leftovers may I suggest worm croquettes?

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Squirmy Wormy Dinner


Happy Turkey Day!
Why go with the traditional turkey and dressing when you could 
enjoy some MST3K Squirmy wormy inspired edibles!


For our Squirm party eats I decided to use the idea from the movie when the local yocals are chowing down at the only diner/store in town.  The blue plate special just happened to be wormy looking spaghetti.  For our "cold draaaank" I attempted to make the beverage that northern Antique Boy requested, an Egg Cream, or for this meal, a Worm Cream.  What a disgusting concoction.  It's milk, chocolate sauce, and club soda.  No eggs and no cream.   Worms could be an improvement. 


For dessert I fixed up a batch of edible worms!  These are those "jello in the batch of straws" recipe that is all over the nets.  I made a plate of them with Roger being dragged down similar to the scene in the movie.


To serve the worms I put them in little mini bait boxes.  The bait boxes are just some "take home goodies" containers from dollar tree from the wedding section.


The edible worms are a messy and time consuming endeavor and I highly don't recommend making them.  The process sounds simple enough.  A shit-ton of straws standing on end in a tall container, pour jello/ condensed milk mixture in, and place in fridge till set.  The mess and frustration come in when you try to release the worms from the straws.  I even tried squirting some cooking spray down the straws first, which I do think helped some.  Squeezing these little bastards out over 100 times made my fingers go numb, and they didn't taste all that great either.  So I would advise maybe making a jello mold/cake in a skull pan with gummy worms in it's eye sockets like the movie poster, instead.

Now don't even think about heading over to the couch to nap...no, no, we've got Squirm themed activities...coming up next!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Squirm!




The MST3K movie 'Squirm' is a fam favorite around our abode.  It's the story of Antique Boy, Scrawny, and Patch Ass as they try to survive an overnight attack of man eating worms and the wormified Roger.....pronounced in a heavy southern dialect :"Raaahhhhgahhhh" .

So, so, so, many great little bits that I just had to run us a 'Squirm' themed shindig!  
And even more terror-riffic is it's for Turkey Day!


For decor I made a table centerpiece consisting of prints of movie posters, worms,...


a mini paper "Willie's Bait" truck, worms....

...a southern plantation home with a toppled over "tree" on it, Spanish moss, worms, and little tea lights...since the lights went out in Georgia during the worm attack! 

I put the centerpiece on a tray so it could be moved between the dining room and living room. 
We first had it in in the living room while watching the movie then it switched over to the dining room table as we enjoyed a Squirm themed dinner!

Slither on over for the meal in the next post!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

30 years of riffing


Today is the 30th anniversary of one of my favorite shows, Mystery Science Theater 3000.
 I will be presenting a MST3K inspired Turkey Day celebration this week so 
JOIN US!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Pilgrimy Fall Dress



I got this cute vintage handmade dress at an estate sale for a couple of bucks.


It's colors are so Fall-y (and late 1960's kitchen-y).  The collar reminds me of a pilgrim.



It's a little tight here and there but I can manage breathing still.



It would be the perfect dress to wear for Thanksgiving but not if I want to eat anything!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

National Fridge Cleaning Day






It's that time of year, where room must be made for 4 Turkeys, 2 buffet sized trays of mashed potatoes, 2 trays of dressing, 1 gallon of gravy, 1 tray of green beans, 2 trays of sweet potatoes, 4 sacks of rolls, 5 cans of cranberry sauce, 4 pies,  and 2 other random time consuming-to-make desserts.
I am not exaggerating....That's the food drama I have to deal with every Thanksgiving with my family.  Add in there that the (Dis)Organizer of this feast-iasco  always forgets to buy basics like butter...which some poor soul has to trek to the grocery store for...but not before being made to dig around for a hour looking for a coupon to save 5 cents at a grocery store 2 counties over of course.
Typically all of this food is stored in ice chests and coolers spanning into the living room.
If only someone would have celebrated National Clean Your Fridge Out Day...maybe there would have been room for the much needed Jack Daniels...

Here are some tips and helpful hints on fridge cleaning brought to you by Household Magazine November 1951:






I'll end with a quote from my Uncle a few years ago regarding the Thanksgiving meal:
"We would like to eat before 10 pm..."
Because that has happened before too....

Enjoy my
National Fridge Cleaning Day 2016
for more vintage cleaning action!


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

El Sapo Fan Club



It has been raining, dark, and cold these past few days, so I wasn't able to get a decent photo to post of a close-up of the shrinky dink brooch I made to wear to Mr. Husband Sir's Nightmare Theatre Premiere Event.
I made it the same way I did the JOL Shrinky Dink necklace by tracing the image onto paper from the computer screen (it's kinda like a light box), then tracing the paper image onto the shrinky material, then bake blah, blah, blah, (follow instructions on the package).


Here is my complete outfit.  I was going for a Mexican senorita look.  



The dress was actually a really long skirt (see above) I picked up at a thrift store.  I added a couple of rows of lace to it and hiked it up to my pits. I used an extra piece of lace and tied it around my waist. which means it can fit sizes 2- 22!  The necklaces, hair flower, sheer scarf, (even the vintage girdle) I am wearing all came from various thrift stores over the years.  My earrings are a 1980's family "heirloom".

Oh, and I am not only a member of the El Sapo Fan Club, I'm it's president!  I'm also the only member and I'm not taking any applications for more.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Nightmare Theatre Plan 9



"Can your heart stand the shocking truth?!"

As I have mentioned a few times, Mr. Husband Sir has been a horror host for nearly 20 years, for a show called Nightmare Theatre.  After finding backers and getting in with the local PBS station, the show is now being aired looking all spiffy and fancy-like.

To launch the newest season of Nightmare Theatre, the television station hosted a live kickoff event.  Lots of fun stuff to see and do, along with getting to watch one of my favorite Ed Wood films, Plan 9 From Outer Space!


Here is a photo of the auditorium and them setting up. They did a live segment at the beginning of the movie and then had the other prerecorded segments within the movie on the big screen.


Starting things off with some live music!
Nik Flagstar and his Dirty Mangy Dogs wrote the new intro song and performed it live along with a few other monster/gore related songs of theirs such as "A friend will help you move...but a true friend will help you move the body", which is a sing-a-long!  They also gave out free CDs with that night's special playlist and stickers.



Another activity was touring and taking photos on the set.  There was also a large selection of movie props from the Merrill Movie Museum (a backer) to be viewed in another adjoining space.



Here is a cast photo, particular for the Plan 9 episode.


Mr. Husband Sir and I got our picture taken on the set that night as well.  I dressed in Mexican attire to complement Mr. Husband who plays a Mexican Wrestler named El Sapo on the show.  I even made an El Sapo brooch to wear!


Here are a few fun photos from the shooting day of Plan 9.
Above is an image of the cemetery from the original film with it's very obviously fake tombstones...and fake Bela. 


Here is a set I put together for a segment of the show playing off the same idea.  They used a green screen and had trees and the dark night sky placed in.  At the end of the segment Mittens the Werewolf  knocks over a tombstone (on purpose) as a reference to the movie. 


"You are interested in the future..."
Criswell, who does the narration in the beginning and end of the original movie, also plays a role in Nightmare Theatre's segments. Through several attempts, The NMT crew bring Criswell back to life to ask him what the heck was going on in the movie, Plan 9.


The executive producer and long time friend of mine, Brent, played the role of Criswell.  


I did his hair and am pretty proud of that hair swirl!

There was also a costume contest resulting in a little kid winning dressed up as Mittens the Werewolf, complete with a little 'Wolfie" stuffed toy!

The station is still working out all the legal mumbo jumbo and technical aspects, but once episodes are available for folks outside the viewing area to watch online, I'll put up a link.

In the meantime enjoy these past posts for more Nightmare Theatre satisfaction!
Nightmare Theatre Revived
Tears of Shame
Horror Host Fame
Crafty Wares Selling Suitcase 2018
El Sapo lassos the moon 2017
Criswell Predicts 2007
Scrap Crafty T-Shirt Corset 2006

Friday, November 09, 2018

Jiffaroo Periscope



The last thing that I got at the Red Level, Al estate sale was this super neat premium from Jiff Peanut Butter.  It's a periscope made from cardboard with real glass mirrors.






After I got home with my goods I started looking around on the nets for more info and came across this display on ebay:






Stuff used to be fun and cuter years ago that's for sure!