There is a crochet story behind the Zombie Football Player Dolls. So seven years ago (more of my old is showing) I was contacted by Carrie Harris, author of, “Bad Taste and Boys.” Her book was coming out, and she needed a Zombie Football Player Doll crochet pattern so she could make a bunch of zombie football player dolls to give away when her book came out. It all sounded pretty good, and our zombie doll was born. There was a KBG interview and everything. Good times.
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.”
I wish I had more to show you this week. Last week was rough. We all ended up sick and the things that were supposed to get done… didn’t. I’m still catching up. I feel like I’m always trying to catch up. I guess that’s part of the whole process for me. Anyway, enjoy the photographs.
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.
Here he is! My Holiday Monster doll, in his full glory, is finally revealed. It’s been really hard to keep him a secret. I’m so in love with this design that I wanted to share him as soon as he was finished. I was good though, and waited until today. Now I can’t wait to see the finished Holiday Monster dolls from the participants of the Holiday Monster Crochet-Along (2015). Woot.
I changed my display for this show. The table length was smaller than my usual 8 foot table. It all worked out, and I even got my butt into gear to make some signs and price tags. While I didn’t make as many sales as I had hoped (my price point was definitely too high for this particular crowd. That’s easily adjusted), I would definitely work with the peeps from Poughkidsie again in the future. The staff was friendly and professional.
Hats! Crocheting hats has been the theme around all of the prepping for the crochet-along (which starts tomorrow, so sign up… even if you’re late. Do it.). I’m working on the hat design that will match the Holiday Monster doll’s hat. The (people sized) hat crochet pattern will end up in the shop as a paid pattern. I’m working on a worsted weight version and a fingering yarn version in various sizes… something like baby, kid, teen/adult, and adult large. The paid pattern will include a copy of the Holiday Monster crochet pattern, and will be the only place it is available outside of a future crochet-along sometime next year.
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