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New Goodies, Now In Available Person!

Greetings my fellow maniacs, I have two exciting announcements! Due to Philbert the Lovesick Plague Doctor’s popularity, I’ve decided to expand the line… With a cute summer-themed Philbert! He’s still in the works, but will be fully unveiled at the (drumroll…) Tuesday Morning Lake County Farmer’s Finest Farmer’s Market! Yup, this will be my first […]

Available in our shop once again…

Thought you missed out on them? Well surprise surprise, they’re back! Stinky the Zombie – our original Zombeez Travel Companion needle felted doll pin – and our zombie angel Christmas tree topper are now available once again in our store as made to order products! Please keep in mind, our zombie angel tree topper takes […]

I was featured in a magazine!

Well I’m quite late to the game posting this, but I’ve been very preoccupied for the past couple months with work, moving, preparing for my college graduation, etc… but I am excited to announce that my black cat pin was featured in a magazine! It was featured in the October 2014 issue of the UK […]

Seller Spotlight – Magic Mushroom Patch

Welcome to the latest installment of our Seller Spotlight, where we feature the work of talented new artists and artisans.  There’s something for everybody!  Jewelry, traditional art, home decor & more. Have you ever heard of drawing on plates with sharpie and then baking the ink into the ceramic?  Neither had I.  Then I ran […]

Introducing…An Adorable Pink Elephant Brooch!

 This darling pink elephant brooch carries a heart-shaped flower in her trunk as she waits for just the right someone to come along.  She is made out of wool with bead eyes and a bar pin back, so you can take her anywhere with you (much to her delight)! I’ve been wanting to make a […]

Seller Spotlight: Wraps by Rene

Wraps by Rene is a fellow Pretty Awful team member and a wonderfully talented jeweler and sculptor.  Her work is whimsical, unique, adorable, often personalized, and appeals to a wide variety of interests.  On top of that, she has some really cool products like retractable name badge clips!  How many of those do you see […]

We’re Now Self-Hosting!

It is with copious amounts of delight that I announce that our blog is now self-hosted!  Our domain, www.themaniacalmenagerie.com, is once again up and running.  All of my lovely followers have been transferred, as well as all of my previous posts, and I ask that any new visitors interested in subscribing please visit themaniacalmenagerie.com and […]

We’re Expanding Our Empire!

I’m excited to announce that the Maniacal empire is expanding a bit further with the grand opening of a spiffy custom Storenvy storefront & marketplace store!  The “Store” link in the navigation bar will now take you to my Storenvy store.  For those who don’t know about Storenvy, it’s a marketplace of unique, largely handmade […]

Meet Philbert

Meet Philbert. Philbert is a plague doctor, and he has seen all manner of frightful pustules and boils in his lifetime. He’s used to seeing sickness affecting other people, but lately he’s noticed something is amiss with his own self. He’s noticing the birds sound happier, the grass seems greener, and the pustules seem less […]