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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Something Wicked This Way Comes...

I have been threatening to make this pattern for a long time and I am just thrilled with the end result! There is no other pattern online that I was able to find that even comes close to this guy! So you can say hey, I saw it at first!

There was an obscure Halloween crochet booklet that came out in the early 80's that had a skeleton pattern but it was very cartoony and all the bones were made separately and then you had to go and sew the joints all together and the skull looked more like a balloon than a skull and the pelvic bones were just flattened circles pretty much - just not very realistic. I vowed to make a skeleton that even the most gothic crocheters would love - and the boys - and the Sinbad lovers - and anyone who loves Halloween or Day of the Dead - just a good fun, slightly creepy because it can not always be cute and cuddly.....
Introducing the Realistic Bona Fide Skeleton.
How on Earth did he get that name??? Well, "Realistic Skeleton" just was too boring for me. I like to have pattern names with a little pizazz... Yes, I know, I know not all of mine do but whenever I can I try to.... So with the help of the handy dandy thesaurus I looked up "realistic" and "bona fide" came up and all I could think of was O Brother Where Art Thou? and Holly Hunter saying that He's bona fide and I was sold... okay, and it did help that it had bona in it - get it? bona - bone... I know, I know. I only amuse myself sometimes.

So there is the story of how the skeleton came to be.

He'll be up on the site by Friday so keep an eye out!!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Shhhh! Here they are!!

So these guys got their photo shoot today - and they had fun. They're a bunch of hams I'm telling ya! They're out with a few testers as I type - and hopefully will come back with a clean bill of health quickly so they can make their official entrance!

Still looking for an official name... I have had a few suggestions and I'm leaning towards one that was made.... I'm still entertaining other names though! Let me know what you are thinking!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

What's in a Name?

Here is a preview of the newest addition to the family.
She is out with a few testers and hopefully will get her official debut sometime next week....

She will also have a male companion to keep her company - I'll get a picture of him up soon...

Here she is - she stands 9 1/2" tall and works up very quickly.

Suggest a name! Don't let this poor cutie go nameless!!

She is so new that she still hasn't gotten her facial features or her hair cut & styled. She hasn't even had her official photo shoot - which explains the couch she is hanging out on... She will get it all together soon though!!

Attack of the Hairmet!!

So not everything goes exactly as you envision.... and even though it takes hours for you to create something it just needs to go away... far away....

Case in point.
Take the Hairmet.
I have a new series of dolls that will be debuting in the near future on and I was thinking how cool would it be to crochet the hair in one piece in different hair styles - kind of like those weird dolls that have formed hair ya know?.. Okay. yes, there should have been a warning beacon going off right there... but it had been on my mind so I HAD to do it.

Not everything pans out the way you have it all pictured in your mind. Take the Edsel for instance yet somehow that ridiculous Segway is somehow lingering on and being pushed. Utterly ridiculous.

So behold the Hairmet. Nipped in the bud long before it goes out to the world but I thought I would share the hairmet in all of its horrific glory since we all have been there - making something that you envision and it just doesn't turn out the way you plan it...
My husband took one look at it and said "Is that hair?? I thought it was a hood" he then said it looked like a helmet so it has become the Hairmet.... before I buried it in the back yard and put it out of its misery I had to get a few snapshots of it so that it can be giggled at from time to time. I think it reminds me of the Ewoks hood thingy in Star Wars.....