Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Ghastlie Family Reunion

Anyone who regularly visits with me here may have noticed that I'm just a tad obsessed with The Ghastlies, so I was very excited to see that Alexander Henry Fabrics has added this new design to the range, and couldn't wait to share my discovery.


  1. oooh yes, I just love the spiky, curly perambulator.

  2. Hi D.

    Yeah, me too! I'm just besotted with the world of The Ghastlies!!

  3. OMG :| I didn't even know The Ghastlies existed! (probably because I'm not a very crafty person when it comes to fabrics and sewing) but when I saw this blog post I thought you were referring to the Ghastlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey... but this fabric range is awesome! (I just looked it up) It reminds me so much of Mr.Gorey & Mr. Addams' style of illustration!

    Thanks for opening my eyeballs to these awesome fabrics!

  4. Lots of interesting characters in the picture.....very nice!

  5. I'm with Vain Glory. I didn't even know this existed!
    I have some bits of cool fabric like Robert Kaufman's hearses and some Alexander Henry Regent skulls, but this is incredible fabric!!! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Thanks for posting, I love them all. The details are so fun, I wish I could pull off a Halloween costume to look like one of the Ghastlie characters!

  7. How fun! The two ladies at the bottom remind me of Patty and Selma. :)

  8. This is the kind of stuff that inspires me to draw, it's exciting!

  9. Emma, your "besotted"? "Besotted?".... "Besotted"... i LIKE it! ;) i need to find something to be besotted about... I see a little of The Ghastlies influence in the doll on your Etsy ad I think.

  10. Nice. Love the Ghastlies. Nothing wrong with being obessed with them!!

  11. wondering what i could use this for... love it!

  12. Hi VainGlorySinner,

    My pleasure! I'm delighted to spread the word about The Ghastlies. It is an awesome range and certainly does seem to be inspired by the work of Edward Gorey and Charles Addams. I read somewhere that Alexander Henry's brother is the illustrator, but I can't find any more information on that. I wish they'd turn The Ghastlies into a book. I'd snap it up in a second!

    Hi Adsila,

    Yes, there are lots of interesting characters in that picture. Each new design in the range expands the Ghastlie world.

    Hi Creepy Glowbugg,

    You're more than welcome. I'm really happy to be able to bring it to your attention. It's way too fantastic to keep a secret! :)

    Hi art bliss,

    Yes, the details are fun, aren't they?! There's so much going on. I love Sebastian the cat holding the champagne glass with his tail. Oh, a Ghastlie Halloween costume is a brilliant idea!!!

    Hi Justine,

    Yes, they do have that Selma and Patty vibe going on, don't they?! Haha. Like they're whispering snide comments about some unfortunate Homer-type character of the Ghastlie-verse!

    Hi Matt,

    Yeah, I know what you mean! It inspires me to draw as well. I wish I could find out more about the illustrator. He's definitely up there amongst my favourites now.

    Hi Mark,

    Haha. Yes, besotted indeed! I'm afraid I get a little tragically overexcited about things like this. Just be thankful that I restrained myself from squealing. However, I'm concerned that you haven't found something to be besotted about yet... we simply must remedy that state of affairs! ;)

    Hi Vivienne,

    There you go! Thanks for the backup, my friend! :)

    Hi pensive,

    Wondering what to use it for? Hmm... didn't stop to consider details like that. See. Completely besotted! Love it, too!! :)

  13. Beautiful style that gives a good idea of ​​old times!

  14. Thank Yooou! <3 :*
    This is great! I must use one of this xD

  15. I wish our family reunions were this interesting. Lovely fabric!

  16. Awesome, thanks for the link!
    I just stumbled across your blog, think I'll stick around for a while. ;)

  17. Terrific! Oh, such villainous, poisonous personalities. I'm glad to see they've added a new design to the series. Now if they'd only hurry up and release five or ten more!

    A wonderful find for today and thanks for sharing.

  18. Hi occhio sulle espressioni,

    Yes, it's gorgeous and they have quite a few different fashion eras represented there too, like 1920s, Victorian and even Regency.

    Hi Judka,

    My pleasure! :)

    Hi Jessica,

    Ha! A reunion of my extended family might not look quite so interesting and eccentric, but it could quite possibily have the same potential for melodrama! Haha.

    Hi Lady Bethezda,

    You're welcome! Thanks for dropping by, and stick around as long as you'd like! :)

    Hi King Unicorn,

    Oh yes, more, more, more!!! I can't get enough of 'The Ghastlies'.

  19. Creepy-looking Victorian-style family.... Cool....I checked out your previous posts on the "Ghastlies" interesting are they murderous nefarious individuals or more "comically creepy" characters...???

  20. Hi Dr Theda,

    I think they are comically creepy, but then again... I wouldn't turn my back on any of them! ;)

  21. Cool Family... "ruthless"..?? Diabolical ....??

  22. Oh my gosh. Is that fabric as in fabric? Liek you could make a skirt out of it? How lovely!

  23. Hi Emm,

    Yep, it's fabric, so you could make all manner of things out of it! I'm crazy about it!!


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