Crafty is WAY Cool
Allison Hoffman crochets amazing, miniature replicas of celebs and common folk alike and writes about them on her blog, CraftyisCool. Her story is one of the classic Never-Could-Happen-Before-The-Internet success stories of our generation. In her own words: "I started CraftyisCool in 2007 when I had trouble finding Yo Gabba Gabba toys for my little boys. I crocheted my first toy and after many requests for the pattern, I started up an online shop and a Ravelry store soon after. I created a Conan O’Brien doll and teamed up with Mike Mitchell from “I’m With Coco” for a giveaway. The doll went viral and was blogged about by everyone from Perez Hilton to Entertainment Weekly. After I sent a big crocheted blimp to Conan O’Brien on a whim, he posted a picture of himself with his gift on his blog, Twitter page, and Facebook showing off my handiwork to the world. Soon after came several tweets from Pee-wee Herman, linking his followers to my Pee-wee, Chairry, and Jambi dolls, as well as several famous faces posing with dolls I created in their likenesses. Jimmy Kimmel was gifted a little Jimmy for his birthday from his sister, who had seen my work online..."
And so it goes. Now she's a big local celeb in Austin, TX, where she lives and is working on a fun crochet book. Maybe someone needs to crochet a miniature of her now and repeat the, er, pattern.