True Crime Sunday: The Watcher

Picture it: you find the perfect house and agree to the million dollars plus price tag. While you’re getting the house ready for your things and family, you get a letter. “How nice,” you might think. “A welcome from the neighbors.” Well… maybe yes or maybe no. Definitely no if you’re the family in today’s … Continue reading True Crime Sunday: The Watcher

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

Haunted Locations: LaLaurie House-New Orleans

Welcome back to another Weird Wednesday. I hope everyone is ready for another ghostly adventure! In today’s venture, we travel to New Orleans French Quarter, to 1140 Royal Street, to be exact. The infamous LaLaurie Mansion, where Madame LaLaurie lived with her third husband, Leonard Louis Nicolas LaLaurie and two of her children. This is … Continue reading Haunted Locations: LaLaurie House-New Orleans

Haunted Locations: Winchester house

Welcome back to Weird Wednesday! Tonight, we get back into our haunted locations for all of you ghost hunting phenoms out there. Those dark denizens of the disturbed, explorers of the extremely eerie, fans of the frightful, etc., etc.!  Let’s just jump right in, shall we? Winchester House. One of the most famous haunted houses … Continue reading Haunted Locations: Winchester house

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

Haunted Locations: An Exorcism in Iowa

Welcome back to another Weird Wednesday, where we like to explore things that are dark and disturbing, decaying and decomposing, dead and devilish. Those places haunted by bad deeds, bad blood, and bad memories. The empty caskets and mass graves, the murderers, those that are dark and depraved, demons of death, dealers of decomposition. Where … Continue reading Haunted Locations: An Exorcism in Iowa

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