Tuesday, March 26, 2019

How I fell for a man's razor, and what changed my mind...

A few years ago I got so sick of paying $18 for a small pack of blades, for a crappy razor that worked, but wasn't exactly worth the price. A friend told me about DSC and I decided to give it a try. In all honesty, it worked exactly like the blades I was paying an arm and a leg on, for a fraction of the price. I was sold.

The price seemed to climb and now it's at a point where razors geared towards women started looking like a great try.

My Billie razor showed up today. The box, sitting on the counter when I got home from work, just waiting on me to open it...

As I stuffed my face with Choco Chimps, I opened the box, the bags, not really all that excited. At this point, all razors seem to be the same so why would I celebrate?

Decided to jump in the shower and try it out. First of all, the holder IS magical! It's got actual sticky goo, not a lame suction cup that pops off in the middle of the night. And then there's the actual razor... Wow! It's possible that I've been using men's razors waay to long, but I can't believe how fast and easy it went over my legs and armpits! I've been avoiding the chore of shaving because I thought it had to be a mission.

I had to share! And here's the fun part, if you've been using men's razors to save a buck, give Billie a chance, and maybe use my link so I get a little kick back.

And then tell me how it went! Comment below, tag me on Instagram, give me a shout out and share your link.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

The Birth of my Zombie Sock Monkey

In 2006, I made Frank... He's Dr. Frankenstein's Monster. He was the monkey that got my wheels spinning on the idea for a Zombie Sock Monkey. No one was doing anything Halloween related, other than people making the classic Red Heel Monkeys and dressing them up in costumes. Which was cool, but I wanted to be different.

In 2009, after Macabre had already come to me as inspiration, I finally created zombies! Four of them. Unfortunately... only 4 (1 2 3 4), because they trended on Twitter and caused such a stir they sold out. My messages started exploding with requests for more zombies.

I was getting so many requests to make zombies and I just didn't have the materials... I finally found what I needed, eventually making Banshee, Cortex, Franklin (a tribute to Frank!), and so many others!

Then came Phil, Ralph, and Beth. They completely changed my design and set the Zombies into the look they have now.

These days I have all sorts of zombie monkey designs going on. I use them to experiment new techniques or materials on. I use up left over sock pieces that are too small for anything else. I've put him on fabric, clothes, home goods, and right now I'm working on DIY kits for my zombies.

I love zombies. I watched Night of the Living Dead as a child and I loved it... It scared the crap out of me, and I enjoyed it.

Zombie monkeys are added to stock 1-2 times a year 
at my newly opened Etsy shop, Pumpkin Bones.

- Stacey Jean