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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 […]

We’re Now Self-Hosting!

It is with copious amounts of delight that I announce that our blog is now self-hosted!  Our domain,, 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 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 […]

Experimenting With Social Media

I’m a big fan of Etsy’s “Quit Your Day Job” series of articles.  I recall one from about a year ago on the shop Monster Cookies (awesome shop by the way), where the artist suggested sticking with 2 social media outlets so you don’t spread yourself too thin.  It will benefit you to be more […]

The Black Cat Pin is Back!

Hold the phone.  Check out what’s finally back in our shop- that’s right, our infamous black cat pin!  Pick one up today for the crazy cat lady in your life!

We’re Back!

Yeah baby!  The Maniacal Menagerie is finally back on its feet, and it’s going to be better than ever before!  We’ve got copious amounts of projects lined up- fresh zombies, holiday versions of our ever popular black kitties, monsters and more!  As always, our shop can be found at We’re still getting everything back […]

Behind on my Work

So in my last post I promised a Valentine’s themed needle felted pendant.  Unfortunately I’ve had back-to-back illnesses that have left me exhausted, and now my spring semester classes have started.  It looks like I won’t be producing quite as many new products as I had hoped this spring.  The pendant will still be coming […]