Haunted Locations: Daksa Island

Welcome back to Weird Wednesday, horror fiends, friends, and family. In today’s excursion, we travel halfway around the world to Croatia, to a tiny place called Daksa Island. Daksa Island is north of Dubrovnik, and in the distant past, had been home to Franciscan monks, dating back to 1291. For hundreds of years, the tiny … Continue reading Haunted Locations: Daksa Island

Monthly Unfair Contest announcement

We Love Our Readership! At STITCHED SMILE PUBLICATIONS and HOUSE OF STITCHED we are dedicated to honoring the fans and readership. So every month, we will do an unfair contest! You won't know how to enter, or what the prize is until we announce it, but one thing we are looking for is reader engagement. … Continue reading Monthly Unfair Contest announcement

Black is my Happy color: Is Horror Good For you?

In a nutshell, yes. People think if you watch horror movies, or are into "dark subject matter," there's something wrong with you. Truth is, there may be something wrong with them. According to several research studies, its been discovered that horror movies can help you release stress and anxiety. According to Wes Craven, "horror films … Continue reading Black is my Happy color: Is Horror Good For you?

Just a little update

Hello everyone! If you're a new subscriber, or one of our loyal followers from the beginning, you'll be seeing a lot more posts here. Hopefully, this is a good thing. We tried to compartmentalize the Magazine with it's own blog but that was a painful process and we thought maybe we should just keep going … Continue reading Just a little update

#StitchedSaturday: 11.27.21

It’s back!! But now it’s a double feature! For those who want to challenge themselves, you can do both writing prompts for Stitched Smile Publications AND House of Stitched. Get the rust out, flex the fingers, fire up the keyboard. Starting in December we’ll have a small competition. See who can get the most damn … Continue reading #StitchedSaturday: 11.27.21

What’s new? November 2021

We’ll have some exciting news regarding our 2022 releases in the upcoming weeks. Join us on December 1 to hear all about them. Until then, have you seen what going on at the House of Stitched blog? Come check us out here!

Halloween 2021: House of Stitched Magazine

Coming October 2021!

Hello Stitchers!

It is officially August and you know what that means! The House of Stitched Magazine is alive! 150 pages, full color spread, packed with all the information you want and need. If it has to do with creators, storytelling and darkness, we cover it! And like any creation, our issues keep growing (don’t they always?) … Continue reading Hello Stitchers!

#StitchedSaturday – Shannon Grant

“Horrible Wax” By Shannon Grant Naomi would always associate Rascal’s House of Horrible Wax with her brother Max. ​He had tried dragging her into the creepy museum during asummer when they were both kids, but to Naomi, that was a no-go. Anxiety would rise up whenever her family would pass by the museum on the main strip of the vacation village of Lake Minnetonka. She would stare up at the sign calling out … Continue reading #StitchedSaturday – Shannon Grant