These puppets may be my all time favorite crochet pattern design that I have ever come up with. Scratch that. They are my all time favorite design. I’ve been quietly designing and testing these patterns for the KBG Patreon page. I wanted to make a really cool crochet pattern for anyone who supports my Knot By Gran’ma crochet pattern designing. These guys fill that goal.
What is the Pussyhat Project? From the official Pussyhat Project website: “Provide the people of the Women’s March on Washington D.C. a means to make a unique collective visual statement which will help activists be better heard.” and “Provide people who
I blame lack of supervision for my monster loving obsession. What are you talking about, Jess? Let me explain. I was that kid who read all the Stephen King books when I was way too young, and was addicted to horror movies. I couldn’t get enough horror or gore, and no one was saying, “Hey. Maybe you should wait until you’re old enough to read/watch this.”
What’s the worst case scenario? I’m mean, really. How bad could it be if creativity isn’t focused? Let’s start with the story about how I wasted the better part of last year, jumping around to different creative ideas. Then let’s talk about how I tried to do too many things at once, resulting in me not reaching any of my crocheting goals. That’s a great story.
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.
I would like to introduce you to this monster, Grimeclaw. He is exactly the kind of monsters I want to be making. He’s full of fangs, and creepy little hands, and tentacles. He can see really well too, because he has three eyes… almost 360 degrees around. He slithers about looking for his next meal, which he gores before swallowing whole. Grimeclaw is a badass little monster. Don’t put your fingers too close. You might lose one.
Crocheted work can be difficult to wholesale… unless you have a high end shop, and it doesn’t mind your prices. This is considering that you are charging the appropriate amount for your work, and it’s not just a hobby. I have feelings
I have always thought of myself as a doll artist. I make one of a kind art dolls… I think. The more I read up on art dolls, the more I feel like an outsider to the cloth doll and “sculpted” clay/paper clay dominated world of art dolls. I do sculpt my dolls, but it’s with a hook. It is rare to see a crochet piece ever up on an Art Doll Website. Start here with this Etsy Blog Article… then follow the links on the bottom. You will not find one crocheted piece.
I’ve been feeling inspired lately by others’ work. There’s really so much amazing artistry going on around around us. You’ll see it if you just stop a few minutes, and look. I’ve been having to do just that by being too busy to get my own crochet work in. Coordinating events and shows has it’s disadvantages… or advantages, depending on how you’re looking at it.