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Christmas/Holiday 2017 orders

Hi guys! I know I have been woefully neglectful of updating this blog and I apologize about that. I’ve got a lot of new content and fun stuff to show so it’s definitely something I hope to remedy in the new year! šŸ™‚

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Just a reminder that if you would like your Croshame Etsy orders toĀ be delivered by Christmas, please get them in by DECEMBER 10th! Orders placed after December 10 are NOT guaranteed to arrive before 12/25. (I will also be closing the shop down temporarily from December 20, 2017- January 20, 2018 to get other projects completed.)

Also, the full Krampus set has been pretty popular this year. I will list it in the Etsy shop as it becomes available; I will probably be able to fit in another one or two before the holiday ordering period ends. (The set takes at least a week to complete so please bear that in mind!)

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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.Ā 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’sĀ great stuff for sale,Ā 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. (more…)


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!


Happy Horrordays To You!

Just a quick post to advise folksĀ 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!

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He comes with wire strung into the back of hisĀ 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 thatĀ 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:

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Ā 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 antigurumiĀ needs.

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

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Croshame Summer Sale!

After going through one of the most grueling winters of my existence, I’m anxious to celebrate summer — even if it’s not technically starting until the 21st.

You know what that means…

Summer Sale

Ā That’s right, Mr. Sun! A sale!

During theĀ month of June, anyone who uses the coupon codeĀ “SUMMERSALE” at checkout in the Croshame Etsy Store will receive 20% off ANYTHING in the whole dang shop (commission work excluded)! The sale ends on June 30th and the store will be temporarily closing for at least a few weeks shortly thereafterĀ , so make sure to take advantage of these sweaty, hotĀ deals during this month only!