I have 70 crochet pattern designs that include free, paid, and unavailable crochet patterns. Holy crap! That’s quite the number. I started designing patterns about 14 years ago, and while I love what I’ve been doing lately, I’m cringing at quite a few of these… okay, more than a few. Some. Of. Them. Are. So. Bad. It’s time to thin out the horrible, and reformat the ones worth saving.
Okay there aren’t puppets EVERYWHERE, but I did update the shop with four new hand puppets. I’m currently stocking my puppets for my upcoming craft shows. I think they’ll do well in person, but I also want to have them available to everyone. So they’re in the shop for you to purchase. You’re welcome.
These are so awesome. I’ve been stuck for a few days, waiting for my print Grimeclaw crochet patterns to be finished. I figured I should work these hand and finger puppets out in the meanwhile. My other option was a dishcloth crochet pattern, and I just wasn’t feeling it. Probably because dishcloths equal cleaning, and I’m not too excited about cleaning in general. Eyeball monsters won. Did I mention that they were awesome? I love these. I’ve been spending the past week messing around, throwing impromptu lip sync puppet shows to whatever is playing off of my Spotify… in between the designing and computer work. So. Much. Fun!
I showed a sneak peak of this drawing last week as it was in progress. I’ve been trying to follow my daily drawing prompts, but I’m continuing to over-schedule my day… thus falling behind. I’ve paused the new prompts in favor of catching up as I can with the ones I missed. I’m also trying to schedule less things to do. I really love drawing again.
I had high hopes of having original art available for sale by now. I bought the ACEO cards and plastic sleeves and made “THE BEST PLAN.” In reality, I have been slacking. Excuses have been made for not drawing. You could probably get at least 7 reason why I wasn’t (or COULDN’T) drawing something every day. Those are all big lies. Drawing is something that makes me happy. I can find time to do it. No more lies. It’s one of the few positives that came out of a (very recent) bad situation. It’ll be in the book, so keep that in mind if you are curious.
The Knotty Knuckleheads have been shrunk down. I’ve been working on designing a smaller monster art doll, in the hopes that I could spread out my pricing for everyone to enjoy. It has definitely been a success. The crochet pattern for the smaller monster has been written down, and I can easily make more of the little guys. The slightly larger collectible monster (because that’s what these are at these prices) has a crochet pattern in my head, and now I have to get that on paper too. Another monster should be showing himself/herself sometime this week.
I applied for Etsy Wholesale when they were in beta. I don’t even remember how long ago that was. Knot By Gran’ma was turned down, and I chalked it up to things that weren’t meant to be. It happens. Life got busy after that, and I forgot all about wholesaling anything. There was scheduling to figure out, a direction to find, happiness to nab (along with my health), and more drama than this Momma ever wants to deal with ever again. Thank you for turning me down, Etsy. For real.