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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, 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 […]

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!     https://www.etsy.com/listing/111454371/black-cat-pin-adorable-needle-felted?

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 http://themaniacalmenagerie.etsy.com 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 […]