Crafty is WAY Cool

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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.


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January 24, 2012 - 6:06am
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