With a new year comes new changes, and this year that adage also applies to Croshame. There will be several differences in the way Croshame operates in 2013, specifically because I’m going to be working on several big projects this year, but also because I’d like to concentrate more on making more fine art and creating new Croshame pieces.
NEW PIECES: Although I will still be making new Antigurumi characters and posting them here on croshame.com, I will no longer be making those featured pieces available for sale through the Etsy store. Don’t fret; there are still a plethora of “classic” Croshame characters that will be available.
COMMISSIONS: I will no longer be accepting commissions, at least for a while.
PATTERNS: I probably won’t be releasing any new patterns this year. This is partly related to one of the aforementioned “big projects” I’m working on, but I won’t mention anything else about that until things are a bit more fully formed.
Thanks to everyone for making 2012 a great year for Croshame! Here ‘s to a 2013 filled with many crass crafts and lotsa laughs.
As some of you may have read in a previous post, I took some much-needed time off from Croshame to make the move from San Francisco to Denver. It’s been a crazily busy couple of months, but now that I’m somewhat settled and have gotten my yarn and supplies out of storage, I’m ready to start crocheting again.
The Croshame Etsy Store has been reopened, and I’m set to start taking orders and commissions. Anything that’s marked “Ready to Ship” in the listing title is precisely that — a finished product that’s eager to make its way onto your doorstep ASAP.
HOWEVER — if you would like to order something marked in the listing title as “CUSTOM” or you’d like me to make you a special request or commission to be shipped out by the holidays, please get your orders in by November 7th. (Or if you don’t give a toss about Christmas, just order them whenever!)
Unfortunately I have very limited time and arm strength this year and won’t be able to work my crazy speed-crochet magic as I have in years past, so please remember that my two doozies, the Krampus figure and the Exorcist Playset, as well as more specific commissions, can take at least 2-3 weeks to complete.
I’m also hoping to make some neato-keen changes to the site and additions to the gallery and catalog in the upcoming months, so there will be all the more Croshame to love…
Next month my husband and I will be moving to Denver, CO — a pretty big deal for me considering I’ve never lived outside of San Francisco before. I know I’ll miss the foggy ol’ girl, but it’s high time for a change of scenery after shackling myself to the Golden Gate for over three decades.
Unfortunately, conducting business with half-filled moving boxes and my personal belongings piled everywhere is more than a bit challenging, so the Croshame Etsy store will be temporarily closing for a little while starting July 15th. I’m not sure for how long, exactly, but I’m hoping it won’t be more than 1-2 months. Please feel free to make purchases before the hiatus; although some of my more labor intensive custom pieces (Exorcist, Krampus) have been taken down, there’s still a lot of ready-to-ship items and other custom product available. So if you have a hankering for some summertime Antigurumi, be sure to scoop it up!
I know I’ve been pretty lax about blog posting lately, but I’m going to try to continue to post here in the interim as I have some new, non-sale work I’ve been meaning to show off, as well as some other forthcoming projects and scheduled events. Once I’m settled in, I’m hoping things will be back to normal and I can start making and posting new things again, but for right now all my nervous energy is permitting me to do is bust out dozens and dozens of afghan motifs and hexagons.
One thing’s for sure… even if it is currently 90 degrees there, at least I’ll have something to keep me cozy in Denver.
Yes, yes, giveaway! But first, let me tell you what’s new in the shop!
Next up, Wolfy Baby’s new distant cousin, Yeti Baby. Available here!
Last but not least, the popular “Anton Crochet” devil cap — as seen at Maker Faire! Found here.
OKAY! Now onto the GIVEAWAY!!
Starting today and lasting through the month of June, anyone who makes a purchase (within the U.S.) from the Croshame Etsy Shop will be automatically entered into the 1st Official Croshame Customer Appreciation Giveaway!
I’ve put together a prize package with the following items (worth over $50!):
- A Croshame sticker set, featuring adorable drawings of Wolfy Baby, Tuggin’ At My Heartstrings and other Croshame creations
- A Crothulhu print
- Your very own Anton Crochet Devil Cap (available in Small, Medium, or Large)!!
All you have to do for your chance to win is to buy something from the Croshame Etsy store! (Again, giveaway applies to orders made within the U.S. only.) Numbers will be assigned to customers in the order that they purchase items. If you purchase more than one item, you’ll be entered more than once! (Oh happy day.) The winner will be chosen via a random number generator and announced on the blog July 1st, and the winning entrant will also be contacted through their Paypal/Etsy email address.
Believe it or not, I never went to my high school prom. Shocking, I know. It wasn’t due to the fact that I didn’t have a date (I didn’t) or couldn’t afford the ticket (I couldn’t), but I was just very skeptical and apathetic toward the whole school dance situation in general. So instead, I stayed home, ordered a large pizza from Round Table, and watched the best movie ever made…
Even though I’m (long) out of school and no longer required to face the terror of teenage dance-angst, I still watch Carrie about twice a year. On my last viewing, as the school gymnasium burst into flames and various high school students were either burnt to a crisp, crushed or drowned, I knew it was that time again — time to crochet a horror movie tribute!
Carrie Bear comes with her own sash, rose bouquet, and bucket of spilled pig’s blood; she’s ready to come home with you and telekinetically set fire to your heart.
Available now at the Croshame Etsy store!
The internet is a great place for many things: socializing with friends, finding historically inaccurate information, and looking at photos of kittens with infantile quotes written underneath them. But for all the eternal sunshine and endless giggles the information superhighway provides, there are just as many damp, dark, and disturbing corners filled with nightmarish imagery and unsettling ideas.
One such corner discovered and popularized by internet trolls some time ago was a phenomenon called Goatse. WARNING: If you’re unfamiliar with Goatse and have a low tolerance for the utterly repellent, I don’t recommend rushing out and doing a Google image search as it’s probably considered objectionable viewing material to 99.99% of the population.
Mr. Goatse seemed to get a pretty bad reputation fairly quickly, so to lighten up his persona a little, I’ve decided to create my own tribute to the “meme”-ory of this infectious image…
He’s all business in the front…
And all party in the back!
Awwwww… so cute!
Awwww… not so much.
Although I’m not expecting this one to exactly fly off the shelves (“Makes a great Easter or Mother’s Day gift!”), it is available in the Etsy store here.
They don’t call me Croshame for nothing, folks.
My pieces from the Luvable + Hugable show are now available for sale at the Croshame Etsy shop!
There’s the Crocheted Friends Forever:
TILLY, available here…
and BREE, available here!
There’s Jumbo Wolfy Baby…
And last but not least, there’s Rugby the Pugbee!
These pieces are much bigger than my usual crochet work — each at least a foot tall — making them truly “Huggable!” They have also been marked down significantly from their original pricing, so grab ‘em while they’re hot!
I’ve recently gotten many requests for Crothulhu t-shirts. I’ve been trying to get some printed professionally, but finding a place to do it affordably is apparently harder than staying awake during The Mclaughlin Group – very difficult indeed. Until then, I will try to make some more shirts myself in a variety of sizes, so please stay tuned for that.
Also a reminder (in case your memory is short) that The Odd Couple is currently available at the Etsy store as well!
Now available in the Croshame Etsy Store, the compounded Catholic cuties known as
Sister Mary and Sister Madeleine are two pious ladies fresh from the nunnery. They’re sometimes friends, sometimes enemies — but they’re always incurably inseparable!
Also currently available in the Etsy store are my 2011 Plush You pieces:
Hostess with the Mostest!
Available here SOLD!
Available here SOLD!
And last but not least, The Clown Box! Available here
All of the Plush You pieces are original, OOAK works and have had their prices highly reduced, so get them now while they’re still drastically slashed and bleeding!
Announcing two new, deliciously adorable additions to the Croshame Etsy shop!
Kitty Catsup! (Found here)
and Weiner Dog on a Stick! (Found here)
These two compliment each other wonderfully, but you might want to separate them at the table since they fight like a couple of bottles and sticks. They’re both nutritiously yummy and notoriously perishable, so grab them now while they’re hot!
The Etsy shop has been updated with two of my most popular (and previously unreleased!) Croshame pieces.
Krampus Time is Here Again! Available HERE.
And the Exorcist Playset! Available HERE.
Both sets currently listed are ready to ship, but if these sell I will be posting made-to-order listings. (Completion of each set takes about a week.)
I come bearing GREAT TIDINGS OF JOY!!
The Croshame Etsy shop is pleased to announce its new inhabitant:
The Papal Toilet Paper Cozy!
Tired of all those heathen T.P. cozies stinkin’ up the joint?
YOU NEED THE TOILET POPER!
Toilet Poper even comes with his own fresh T.P. roll included!
Available here! Order yours today and get it in time for the Holidays.
For a full demonstration of the Poper’s amazing abilities, be sure to watch the video below!!
Now in the Croshame Etsy store…
(click on the title to go to the listing)
Each features a fabric lining inside.
“Perfect for Halloween… which, of course, is every day!”
Croshame is proud to present its latest creation…
Cairo is a billionaire superstar heiress with the world wrapped around her little finger. When she’s not shopping at haute couture boutiques or partying at exclusive nightclubs, Cairo can be found posing for eager paparazzi with her canine accessory Twinkerball in tow. She enjoys long walks down Rodeo Drive, night-vision cameras, wearing skirts without panties, windy days, and pouting for extended periods of time.
Cairo comes complete with her little dog companion, Twinkerball, and a purse-full of cash for extraneous spending!
She also comes with some jewelry accessories: a “gold” necklace, “diamond” earrings and a “crystal” covered barrette! (Little does she know they’re just Bedazzler® gems! Tee hee)
Her arms have wire inside, making them posable!
(Click the picture above for the UNCENSORED version)
She’s now available in the Etsy shop HERE!
Just in time for Easter, here comes everyone’s favorite trouble maker…
S’tan the Man!
He’s red hot and rarin’ to go home with a lucky friend and follower!
S’tan may be one handsome devil…
…bur He’d rather rule in Hell than serve in Heaven!
S’tan comes with his very own gold chain, for He IS the master of all pimps.
All hail S’tan!
Hey everyone! Sorry, it’s been a little while… I don’t know if I’m going to be upholding my 2011 goal of a weekly Etsy update as I had previously hoped. Croshaming up antigurumi is hard work, and my BCT (“Burgeoning Carpal Tendonitis” — now a new term in the Croshame glossary!) is presenting several roadblocks that make my previous schedule of crocheting 8-12 hours a day physically impossible. I’ve also been a bit distracted by some other, fiber-related things I’m working on, one of which I will be posting about soon!
Onto this week’s Etsy update. It’s a short but sweet one…
8.5 x 10.5″ EXORCIST PRINTS
One of my most popular pieces, The Exorcist Playset, was made by me in October 2010 and photographed by my husband Chuck McNary. The image is printed on high quality matte paper, and there’s even an option to get it signed and dated if you so desire. (And don’t worry — the croshame.etsy.com watermark will NOT appear on the print!)
Now available HERE!
Please enjoy these latest offerings from Croshame.etsy.com!
First, a new Croshame Wearable, the “Hogtied” pin! Have your pork & wear it too!
Next, an updated version of Grimm the Little Black Metal Guy!
Let this cute little church-torcher into your home and he’ll surely set fire to your heart!
And last but not least, we have Teen Wolfy!
This fuzzy heartthrob became the big wolf on campus after joining the school basketball team!
He even comes with his own little basketball.
And stay tuned for an upcoming Valentine’s update with more figures!
Here’s this week’s Croshame Etsy addtions!
First up we have Very Rare Indeed.
He’s escaped from the clutches of a hungry fast-food patron and is looking for a nice patch of grass to rest his buns.
Introducing Croshame Wearables!
There’s the “Lambchopped” pin!
And over at my Doomed to Live store, you can find these knit and crochet-related tees!
Crothulhu (Currently sold out — I am hoping to get more made soon!):
This year I will be trying to update the Etsy store on a weekly basis and making regular posts about it here. Not to worry though, the blog won’t become one gigantic commercial! I will also be posting more reviews, articles and some other fun stuff. (Youtube videos, anyone?)
Anyway, onto the current matter at hand:
New Etsy stuffs for your enjoyment!
Werewolf A-were-ness month is fast approaching us and Wolfy needs a home!
The perfect Valentine’s Day present for that special someone who stole your heart.
and Monkey Shines:
When a debilitating slip on a banana peel put him out of work at the Peanut Gallery, Mr. Shines just couldn’t face living anymore…
so why not let him hang out at your place?
These cuties are now at the Croshame Etsy Store in four painfully delicious flavors!
What do you get when you cross the Japanese form of cute known as “Kawaii” with The Rocky Horror Picture Show?
Why, THE “ROCKAWAII” HORROR PICTURE SHOW, of course!
My newest Etsy listing depicts four of the beloved characters from the cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, with a kawaii twist!
The set featuring all four figures can be found over at the Croshame Etsy shop. Check ‘em out here!
Meet the store’s inhabitants:
HOGTIED! Available here.
RODNEY RAMHORN! Available here.
And last but not least, the EVIL ELVES FAMILY! These elf guys are some of the biggest figures I have made so far!
There’s Grandpa GOREY! Available here.
MIDWICH, available here.
ADDAM, available here.
And finally, little Miss KAREN PINK. Available here.
Please stop on by and have a look, maybe drop a heart or two.
There will be more work posted soon, including some fun new Horror-day ornaments with a cult movie twist. I don’t want to ruin the surprise, but let’s just say that I can see you quivering with ANTICIP… ATION! (Hint, hint!)
I’m excited to report that I will be opening a brand new Croshame Etsy shop this Saturday, November 27th!
Since the demand has grown significantly in the last week, I have been working my bird-like fingers to the bone to complete work for the shop. And for those who wanted to spread the Croshame spirit around for the (un)holidays, fear not! There will be some new, handcrafted “Horror-day” items listed just in time for Cyber Monday!
I also wanted to address the inquiries about having commission work done: I will be accepting special orders, requests and commissions for most things found in the “Antigurumi Gallery” AFTER Christmastime. I really wish I could have forseen this sudden influx in interest and take on some stuff right now, but unfortunately I have to finish some other projects first. I will let everyone know as soon as I am available for commission work, and will also be posting a whole page on the blog about pricing and what will be available.
And a big THANK YOU TO EVERYONE! It’s been great hearing from appreciative folks and meeting new people!
(Hey, look at me being thankful on Thanksgiving! Who would have thunk it…)