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Into the Wooded Woods

Inspiration is a funny thing. Sometimes an image comes along that speaks to me intensely enough as to whisper directly into my brain: “Crochet me.” Recently I came across an artist whose work did just that; her name is Kamila Mlynarczyk and she goes under the moniker Wooded Woods, creating adorably disturbing little creatures, both through sculpture and drawing.

I came across one piece in particular and knew I had to recreate it in yarn:

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So adorable, right?

After studying this little gal pretty intensely, I got to work making her a 3D reality.

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I call her “Woodsy!”

I used a variety of different acrylic yarns, some boucle sock yarn for her hair, colored pencils for the eye shading, and front and back post stitches to create the pleating on the skirt. All of her limbs and tail have wire in them to make them movable. She was really fun to make, and I’m pretty excited about the outcome!

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Please visit the Wooded Woods Etsy shop (https://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodedWoods) to check out Kamila’s great stuff for sale, and check out her newest works on her Instagram page (https://www.instagram.com/woodedwoods/) to show some spooky love!

Celebrating Love Day with Sir Loves-A-Lot

Being a huge fan of cartoons my entire existence, I have always wanted to bring one to life. This Valentines Day I was inspired by The Simpsons episode “Trash of the Titans,” wherein Homer receives a present from Marge for the newly-concocted corporate holiday “Love Day.”

His name is Sir Loves-A-Lot, “the bear who loves to love.”

Enamored with this little guy, I decided to make one myself. Read the rest of this page »

Stitch Fetish 5 (NSFW)

I’m proud to announce I will have a piece in the upcoming Stitch Fetish 5 group show at Hive Gallery in Los Angeles, opening February 4th.

I was honored to be asked to participate again this year by the show’s curator, Ellen Schinderman. My piece is based off of a combination of two historical art themes: The Venus of Willendorf and the Virgo Lactans (or the nursing madonna).

The Venus of Willendorf, 28,000-25,000 BCE

Maria Lactans by Lucas Cranach, c.1500

The work I made from these two inspirations is called, naturally, Venus Lactans.She stands a little over 2′ tall, has felt features and wire and beaded “lactating” details. This lovely milking maiden will be available for sale at the gallery until February 25th.

I hope some of you will get the opportunity to see her and the other wonderful pieces featured in the show!

Holiday 2016 Croshame Etsy orders

Hi everyone! Just a reminder that the Croshame Etsy store is now  accepting holiday orders until December 9th. Any pieces ordered after 12/9/16 are not guaranteed to be completed in time for Christmas delivery. Also please note that the Exorcist Playset, Baphometsy Westy, and full Krampus figure set (pictured below, click the name for Etsy links) can take up to three weeks for completion and are extremely limited.

Baphometsy:Krampus set:Exorcist Playset:  Thanks everybody! 

May the Fourth: Ooh La la!

Recently, in a galaxy relatively close in proximity, I was asked to participate in Bear and Bird Gallery‘s upcoming Stitch Wars exhibition (opening May 14th in Lauderhill, FL), an art show where fiber artists give their yarny interpretations of various Star Wars characters.  


I knew almost immediately who I wanted to recreate: Oola, Jabba the Hutt’s personal Twi’lek slave dancer from Return of the Jedi who meets her fate in the cavernous lair of the Rancor.


What can I say? I have a thing for green ladies.

Here are the results of my crocheted Oola figure…

 

Oola has poseable arms and legs, comes with her own chain and stands about 17.5″ tall (although figure does not stand on its own). She will be on sale during the run of the show, May 14-July 9, alongside other wonderful fibrous creations from many talented and nerdy artists!

Happy Horrordays To You!

Just a quick post to advise folks to get their orders into the Croshame Etsy store for the holidays! (It should be taken into consideration that some custom pieces can take up to two weeks, sometimes three, depending on the order.)

I also have new pieces available for sale this year!

Feeling like you need some Krampus in your life… but just a little bit? Like, maybe a decapitated head’s-worth, just to cheer up the atmosphere?

Well, there’s the Krampus Door Hanger!

Krampus Door Knocker

He comes with wire strung into the back of his head, making him perfect for hanging on the door, on the wall, or if you prefer, directly over the baby’s crib.

Available here!

And who wouldn’t want celebrate the Birthday of the Unconquered Sun by presenting their loved ones with the gift of androgynous eternal life? Well now you can, with that totes adorbs lil’ rapscallion…

Baphometsy Wetsy!

Baphomet with Candles fullIddin’t he kewt? Gods bless us, every one!

Available here!

And let us not forget our olden holiday friends from times past. Like silver and gold, they are!

There’s good old Santa Clawed:

Santa Clawed, 2013

 Available here!

And that poor unfortunate Braindeer:

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Available here!

Croshameless self promotion

Hey everyone! The Croshame Etsy store is now back up and running for all your misanthropic crochet and antigurumi needs.

Throughout the month of September and October use the coupon code “GGWHIZZ” at checkout for 10% off your purchase!

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