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.
Yes! You can now make your own Grimeclaw Monster doll. I’m so excited for all of you. This has been a labor of love that has gone on for months. I’m really excited to see it all come together. Today I’m releasing just the crochet pattern. The original plan was to have the crochet pattern and the crochet pattern kit release on the same day… like today. Apparently that wasn’t meant to be, because I forgot about a few things that I really need to ship out the kits. They’re all ordered and will be here very soon. The crochet pattern kit gets its own little PRE-SALE, and you get to save $2 by ordering early.
This week was a little different than usual. In full disclosure style, I’d love to explain why I was a little more absent from KBG than usual. Kiddo spent 3 days at our local children’s hospital getting treated for daily headaches and running tests. We adapted as well as we could. The awesome news is that all the scary reasons for getting headaches were ruled out. Now to cross our fingers that the headaches do not return… because we still have no idea what is causing them.
It feels like I’ve been working on releasing this pattern for more months than I care to admit. This has been one heck of a ride and probably the most fun I’ve had in designing a crochet pattern… ever. This
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.
The week before a show is always a little more hectic than usual. There is work strewn about everywhere, I tend to curse a little more, and I find myself doing things that have nothing to do with crochet work. We always manage to find a major life chore to throw in during the week too. This week has been no different that what happens every week before a show.
I am catching up on all of the work that fell behind. Important items have been prioritized, and non-essential or stressful things have been cancelled or deleted. It feels good. Here’s what last week’s creativity looked like in photos.
This latest batch of monster keychain chapstick holders all have rainbow colored irises. There is something about rainbow eyes that make me very happy. My new motto is, “if it makes you happy then you should keep that in your day, and kick the stuff that doesn’t cut it, out forever.” Something like that.
This is the first week that my children have not had camp since the summer started. I am attempting to work around them. So far, EVERYTHING has been affected. Ha. The blog posts are a little off and my crochet