Pumpkins-2-MinDo triangle eyes bore you? Looking for some last-minute Halloween pumpkin ideas? Then take a look at some great anatomical-themed pumpkin ideas from Brit & Co, Redesign Revolution, and Pumpkin Gutter. Love the skull, ribcage and heart pumpkins pictured above? Then visit Brit & Co for downloadable stencils and instructions. This pumpkin-within-a-pumpkin with exposed brain, by Skulladay, is a marvel to behold, and they have a great tutorial showing you how to do it yourself! Dr. Jamie Loggins created this fabulous Dr. Organs pumpkin for his front porch, via Sun Journal. Lastly, be amazed by this lookin' at you eyeball pumpkin by carving master Pumpkin Gutter. {Photo courtesy Brit & Co.}

It's what you've been waiting for... here are our step by step instructions on how to make your own uterus with a secret compartment, or turn it into a heating pad!


ToolsUterus, seam ripper (that weird fondue utensil lookin' thing), thread (pink or red), scissors, pins, 6 inch (or longer) invisible zipper, and scrap fabric (to make a pocket).

Difficulty: Hard (i.e. annoying).


Step 1: Rip out her side seam! Use this step to get out any rage or irritation from the day. Start at the bottom and work your way up. Be careful not to rip the actual fabric.

Step 2: Once the seam is open, you're ready to put in the zipper. Open your invisible zipper. If it is too long, cut the ends so that it is about 5.5 inches long. Next comes the most annoying and laborious task: pin the zipper so that you can sew it without going totally crazy. This is the hardest part. If you want/need to ask an experienced seamstress or tailor to do this for you, go ahead. This site will walk you through how to install the inside zipper. Basically, you want to pin it so that it lays in what was the side seam.

Step 3: Once the zipper is in, you'll need to hand sew the seam on both sides of the zipper.

Step 4: Now insert a pocket. Use any scrap fabric (old pillow case?), sew a semi-circle around it, and hand sew the edges to the inside of the zipper. You can make your pocket as big as you want, but keep in mind, the bigger you make it, the more stuffing you'll need to take out. You'll want a bigger pocket if you're turning your uterus into a heating pad.

Step 5: Take out the necessary amount of stuffing so your pocket fits inside the uterus and can be filled with your secret goodies. 

If you've stuck with me, through my not-so-specific-instructions, you're now ready to stuff your uterus with PMS emergency goods, secret stashes of candy, or anything else you need to keep out of the public eye. If you're making a heating pad, fill the pocket with rice so you can heat up the uterus *briefly* in the microwave. Or pop in a freeze pack if you want a cooling effect. Extra step for heating pad uterus: please remove the wire from the fallopian tubes before putting in the microwave, unless you want lightning in your kitchen!

SebaceousAndPituitary Check out these awesome hand-sewn pituitary and sebaceous glands, thanks to jellyfishghost3 on instagram!
Picture 9We had tons of fun at Renegade LA last weekend, met many good people and had a ball talking about pituitary gland dysfunction, spleen disorders and other such topics at the show. We tried to make the best of a crappy out-of-the-way booth spot with some special "urine luck" bladder and "rest your testicles" signs for the bathrooms (someone stole my testicle sign, boo hoo!) -- see photos, all by FiddybobiddyFiddy on Flickr. Now the guts are hitting the road to get up to Renegade San Francisco at the Fort Mason Pavillion this weekend! Details and more here, hope to see you there! Wear a gutsy see and get a free lapel pin of your choice!