The Doll Witch Diary


Hello Monster High DIY friends! This is a an old You Tube video from when I first started dressing up like 100 dolls for 100 days in a row (I only post videos on my website now). These were my FAVORITE SHOES for a long time! I used some electrical tape and scissors. That’s it. If you have white shoes, use black tape. If you have black shoes, use white tape. It’s scary-easy! Just be sure it’s shoes you don’t mind ruining a little once you take the tape off because the tape does stick to the vinyl. I just kept mine as is. For Halloween & the other 364 days!

The Doll Witch Diary

how to make a t-shirt AS UNIQUE AS YOU

Hello Monster High DIY friends! This is a throwback video from a couple years back when I was first learning to sew. I still do most things by hand and this one is soooo (sew) easy. I have mountains of “patches” from different shirts (kid size to my size) from thrift stores. From Monster High Ghouls to Marvel comic characters. You can make unique shirts, decorate a skirt or jacket and do it all with just scissors and a needle and thread. I think it’s better to use bold, black thread (like FRANKIE STEIN stitches). I like the look she has going on!

The Doll Witch Diary

A true love ghost story

It was almost a year after my dog Coco passed before she appeared in my hallway. She was a special dog with neurological problems from past abuse. She staggered when she walked and looked like a baby hippo. She was always happy and never left my side.

Many of us experience the presence of our pets after they’ve left this earth, usually while we’re asleep. The general belief being that animal spirits can’t get past our version of reality unless we’re sleeping, meditating or free from the limitations of human logic.

My cat Otis always visits at night. I can hear him purr and feel the weight of his body on my bed. Many of my clients have experienced the same. Have you ever seen a flash of light out of the corner of your eye as if something just moved across the room?  Trust it. You are your own best psychic and animal channeler. No one knows your loved one’s heart better than you.  

So how do you receive messages from your animals on the other side?  Just ask! Ask them for a sign and watch for it (and be open to it). Listen for their name in a movie or say hello to that bird that keeps trying to get your attention during your daily walk.

My dog Coco appeared in the hallway just two feet from my bed.  I wasn’t dreaming and my eyes were wide open. I had just gotten out of bed to get a glass of water. For a split second I felt fear, which quickly turned into awe and then love mixed with peace I’ve never known before.

As I walked over to touch her, she slowly disappeared. Just as my cat always does when I reach out to pet him. As humans we shift between disbelief and our need for proof. Even fear can close that doorway. But the good news is, we can get better at it (and closer to them) each time we try. And the pain of missing them begins to become a joy in their memory.

The first step is to ask them for a sign and then trust they’ll know what you need. They always come in a gentle way only you will understand. Consider it a gift of love and say “thank you”.

How to receive messages from your pet on the other side | Vanessa Sanddal | Tarot & Spirit Animal Readings | Pet Psychic & Animal Communicator | Missoula, MT