“I Love Lucy”

The last time I made little baseball bat-wielding critters I posted a “teaser” photo of two painted baseball bats, inviting everyone to guess who they’d be for.

The ones that I posted were for making little Harley Quinn, but there was another guess who was a frontrunner:

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“Well hello sweetheart.”

Negan was a popular guess for a baseball bat-carrying character, and once a friend asked for one as well, I thought I’d give it a whirl. One of my stupider ideas was putting actual barbs on Negan’s beloved Lucille. When I initially wrapped the wire around the little bat it just didn’t look right. I twisted up some barbs to add to the bat, and ended up making an ACTUAL hazardous item. Given it’s more like getting stuck by a loose staple than actually being beaten by a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire (thank goodness), but still, I’ve already given my friend a hefty warning to be careful with this little dude.

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Oh. Oh no. Oh no oh no. Now you’re REALLY going to late for that board meeting. It’s okay business zombie, everyone else is going to be late too. REALLY late. You’re still the best undead employee ever.

On a side note, making little Negan made me realize a little Bob’s Burger set might have to be added to my ever-growing “to-crochet” list! I’m sure Negan could probably make a killer burger. His secret technique? He’s got one hell of a meat tenderizer in his hands. Lucy’s Post-Apocalyptic Burgers, anyone?

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Because brains are SO mainstream

I’ve got another critter ready to go for San Diego Comic-Con! BEHOLD, FOR HE IS UNDEAD AND HAS PARTICULAR TASTE:

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“Excuse me, are these brains organic?”

Walking Dead is back, and I haven’t made a zombie in a long while. The fun thing about making zombies is that they can be ANYTHING. Policeman zombie? Can do. 80’s zombie? Why not? I decided to go with a hipster zombie. And really, aren’t geeks a little bit hipster anyway? “Oh, have you read the comics? Did you know about this storyline? And GOSH, ____’s outfit is supposed to be PURPLE, but whatever.”

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Hipster zombie’s got a taste for organic, non-GMO fair-trade South American coffee. None of that Starbucks junk, GOSH.

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He also enjoys a good craft beer.

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And of course he’ll want to post it all to Instagram.

Shoot, I’m not one to judge. I don’t like Starbucks, and I’d rather support local businesses if I’m going to pay $3 for a cup of coffee. I’d rather drink flat whites over lattes, but I don’t have enough of a palate to drink straight espresso. I love looking for local beers, and I like to try what’s popular in the area whenever I travel. I TOTALLY post photos of food to my personal Facebook page. On the other hand I don’t give a rat’s ass about GMOs or organically grown food – I’m lucky enough to be free from any food intolerances, so as long as it’s delicious I’ll eat it. Either way you’ll want to have some craft beer and some artisanal goods on hand to keep this little undead hipster happy! Find him at San Diego Comic-Con and he’s yours!

If you want to join my hunt for crocheted critters at San Diego Comic-Con this year, follow me on either twitter or facebook to track my drops! I just ask for two things if you find a critter: 1) Send me a photo of your new friend! 2) Let me know where the little buddy’s new home will be! Good luck, and happy hunting!

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Credits!

  • Zombie is made from the “cyber zombie” pattern in Creepy Cute by Christen Haden.
  • Hipster zombie is drinking a cafe de olla from Campesino Coffee. It’s a newly opened coffee house, check it out if you’re in the Houston area!
  • Hipster zombie is drinking some beer brewed by Karbach Brewing Co. I know St. Arnold’s seems to be the hometown favorite here in Houston, but I’m a Karbach fan all the way.

Lend a helping a hand

On Monday, I was dreading that I’d be starting an 8-day work week. By 1:50 pm CST, that 8-day work week seemed worlds away from the troubles happening in Boston. Then all sorts of other crapola started rolling in America, and well, can this all be over already? Please?

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If you haven’t done so already, please lend a helping hand to those in need in Boston, West, TX…or just anywhere, really. Leave a nice note on a stranger’s car. Help an elderly person carry their groceries. Pay for someone’s coffee anonymously (this is my own personal “happy vibes” act that I do when life is making me nervous). Whatever it is you do, just pass on some good vibes in the world. Goodness knows we could all use it this week.

Oops.

Chewie: “Hrrr.”

Translation: “My bad.”

Well…that’s a friendly handshake gone wrong. A little less force next time, Chewie. ๐Ÿ™‚

The winter holidays are around the corner, so posts might be slower than usual while I try to whip up some Christmas gifts on time for myself and at the behest of other friends. ‘Tis the season for hookin’, y’all! To my other hookers out there: what are you hooking for the holidays this year?

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Ah, Halloween. When you’re a kid, you get to dress up and get free candy. When you’re an adult, you get to go to fun costume parties. I freaking LOVE Halloween. Unfortunately it looks like the same can’t be said for poor lil’ business zombie:

Well…that’s not going to work.

His attempt to go trick-or-treating as a dapper musketeer is getting off to a rough start. And can anyone explain why the three MUSKETeers are always shown with swords?? Anyway, everyone have a fun and safe Halloween! ๐Ÿ™‚

I CAN HAZ BRAINS?

Walking Dead is back. Halloween is coming up. By my calculations, it’s a pretty good time to release a zombie into the wild.

“GRUSJZKJXDKL BRAINS BLURGHSKD?”
Translation: “Pardon me, would you have any Grey Poupon?”

I haven’t done a drop in the while, and what better time to unleash a zombie than during the greatest month of the year? Stay tuned to my facebook page or twitter to be on the lookout for this lil’ dude sometime this week! Don’t worry, he’s already got a brain in his hands, so he shouldn’t be coming after yours. He just needs a place to eat it. ๐Ÿ™‚

“Oh, THERE it is…”

First off, WALKING DEAD IS BACK!! Admittedly I thought the season premiere started off a bit slow, but it looks like it’s going to be one hell of a season. Oof. At any rate, last year when the Walking Dead returned to TV, I released a horde of zombies, one of which was this poor lil’ business zombie who was missing an arm.


Well, the good news for this little dude is that a year later, HE FOUND HIS ARM.

…and he’s giving a whole new meaning to the term “dropped call.”

I wouldn’t worry too much about the call. I don’t think he realizes that his client hung up ages ago when they couldn’t understand his garbled grunts peppered with the occasional “BRAAAAINS.” Anyway, I don’t have a whole lot ofย  faith in him keeping up with that arm, so he’ll probably be running into more mishaps with that thing sooner or later. ๐Ÿ˜›