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The Mad Crafter (AmyLDice.etsy.com)
Knitting is something we all do. Seriously, if you break a bone, your body tends to knit the pieces together if you’re smart enough to see Doc Killian and get the fracture set properly. If you’re not, you end up like Craig Sands and become a champion Ping-Pong player. Of course, he could never scratch his nose ever again but, by and by, we suppose. Technically, what The Mad Crafter does is crochet, but we’re not certain our bodies do that and Killian was too busy with a rash of new customers, a trio of German tourists that what ate the bad mustard over at Donnie’s Time for Fun Funtime. That mustard is the most exciting ride at that place and is a known killer.
What first caught our eye was the number of horror and non-horror mounted heads that the Mad Crafter offers. Being that we’re prone to take our dead things, dig a hole and bury them, the idea of mounting them and sticking them on the living room’s wall doesn’t usually come as a first idea. But the Mad Crafter has us thinking differently. Take a look at ol’ Squidface as he’s delightfully reproduced here.
What won’t drive you mad, but is cute and deadly and a kill of a steal are the little buddies you can get from the Mad Crafter. Not only does she do mounted heads, she provides some of the well-crocheted items that will turn both your child and refuses-to-grow-up man/woman child squeal with delight and fright – like with this zombie, with attached brain.
Maybe you’re the indulgent type who has not one, two but three toppings on your ice cream when you hit up the local shops the way Cooldrige hit up the pharmacies on a morpheine kick. Dipped chocolate, sprinkles and a waffle cone offering you the trifecta of a confectionary delight on one of these summer afternoons. And you didn’t bring one for us? What gives? Aren’t we cool? While you go out and share with us, let’s talk about how The Mad Crafter has an item that fits your hedonistic nature – not only do you get one mythical creature, you get THREE!
Not only is it a bigfoot, but their winterized version, the Yeti. And not only is it a yeti, but a ZOMBIE yeti. Here you see its head mounted on a square but the Mad Crafter offers a pocket-sized version
if you want to carry around your little buddy with you.
As we said prior, Sasquatches are welcomed here in the Local. In fact, we showed a picture of this Pocket-sized Bigfoot to Glenn when he was stopping in last Thursday. Glenn’s one of the Local’s longest standing friends, which most don’t really notice, what him being six-five and covered in hair. Glenn was rather impressed with the accurate resemblence in yarn. Plus, he wasn’t at all taken aback at the thought of the mounted Bigfoot heads. Better to be fabricated than authentic, he said. Plus, the pocket-sized Bigfoot would do much for bettering human-sasquatch relations.
We also like dinosaurs. There’s not much to that, just that dinosaurs are pretty neat. Sure, there’s the whole ‘digging up the bones’ deal that we could tie into, but really, it’s been Local policy that “Dinosaurs are all right.” We had a vote and if you were to ever check the Local Logbook, detailing all the events and changes in policy that your Gravediggers Local has voted on in the past two centuries, you’d be surprised to see that, even from the first discovery, dinos and diggers of ditches have gotten on pretty well.
You want to know who else gets along rather nicely? You and The Mad Crafter. Go over and look at her works. See her wares. Buy something. Take it home and be happy. Add her on Facebook. See her blog. Check out the Etsy. And check back here next week for another Tuesday uEtsy.