Thursday, May 31, 2007

The First *dun dun dun*

Well, once again the first of the month has snuck up on me like a 3 year old trying to steal a cookie. No matter how prepared I try to be it always comes up and catches me unaware. This month was particularly difficult because I waited until the last few weeks to prepare for the FEAST stocking only 3 days after Crankypants goes up. Not a great idea.

I am *thisclose* to finishing Kristin's super surprise longies and bright yellow Monsterlyn shorties will be dine by the end of the weekend. Kelly (who dyed me up some wonderfully girly organic BFL recently, look for her shop "New Wool Order" to open soon) has agreed to let me slide on the longies I am knitting up for the little dancing man (aka Aiden) until after FEAST stocks. Phew!

I did finish 2 new things for the upcoming stockings, though:





That skull and bones on the pink skater shorts is made out of 220 tiny beads (too tiny to choke on should they come loose, but if they DO come loose it means your shorties are in serious trouble) that I hand knit into the leg of the shorts. The shirt was made by my favorite sewin' mama, Jess from Quilt Baby.

It looks like I might be a little pirate obsessed lately, no?

I know tonight is the big midnight dash for a custom slot and I look forward to hearing from everyone. I think I am going to take 5-6 orders tonight, depending on if people are ordering longies or shorties. We actually lucked out and I couldn't find anyone to watch Henry tomorrow- since he is out of school and I'm not- so I have to take the day off. Poor me. I will be using the time to get back to everyone before the Crankypants stocking at Hyena Cart so you know whether or not you have to go for one of those slots. You also might have noticed I threw and auction in there. It was kind of just to mix it up a little bit and see what would happen, and it is a way to give those with dial up or a slow trigger finger a shot at a custom. There will be some auctions at FEAST as well.

Now for the good news and bad news.

Good news:
I never know if anyone actually reads this thing, so I think I am going to do a giveaway. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what your absolute dream Crankypants would be-sky's the limit. I'll keep it open until after the FEAST stocking (let's say Tuesday morning at 10) and then I'll put all of the names into a hat and let Henry pick a name for me to send a little something out to. No, it won't be your dream Crankypants. But it will be cool. Pinky swear.

Bad news:
Part of this whole bussiness dealio is growing and expanding and whatnot. I do believe that July will be a month of growth for Crankypants. It will also be a month of traveling like crazy. We won't even be here on the first. And so I will not be accepting any midnight email orders on July first. Depending on my schedule and energy level, I might have a belated stocking at HC mid-month. We'll have to wait and see.

That's all from Crankypants Headquarters right now. Good luck to everyone trying for a spot tonight!

79 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Amy...

Adrocksmommy here...

My dream Crankys(That I don't have yet..LOL) would have a VW bus on the bum and a dead terrapin on the front leg...

Peace Mama

Kelly Mendoza said...

How cool! I am new to all of this so I didn't even know you had a blog :). I can't wait to send my e-mail tonight, my little typing fingers are giddy with excitement.

My ultimate dream crankypants would be a custom "girly" monster pair of shorties. I am loving pinks and browns right now but any color combo would be divine! That is my hope to snag tonight. Or would I rather have a jolly roger/pirate pair with a cute pink skull and cross bones. Decisions...decisions. Good luck with all your orders and have a FANTASTIC month :).

Kelly Mendoza
kellyr@natorg.com

Christy said...

Well... I dont know that much about crankypants, I've seen a few on DS, and they are adorable! I like the Rainbow Monster Booty shorties just below this post. :)

Kelly R said...

My dream Crankypants would be...any at all! ha ha. Probably something with blue and brown, or pirates always rock!


~Kelly
kellymarie32@msn.com

:-)

Anonymous said...

hi

i would love to see a Monkey Pair (brwns/yellows/greens maybe). my son is such a climber that these would be PERFECT!

Anonymous said...

Monkey ones~whoops forgot my email addy:

brat0201@yahoo.com
~racahel

Erika V said...

Ooh! Didn't know we could leave comments! Well, I would really like to steal Megan's watermelon winky longies there, but my OTHER dream pair would be a king fu master, er. monster--squinty eyes, fu man chu--and 2 front teeth. Keeyah!

--Erika V RamieBabyDesigns@sbcglobal.net

Jen 22monkeybunz said...

My dream would be to have just a simple pair of monster crankypants.. I want to try wool so bad but I cant afford it. Your work is so beautiful. It seems you have built such a nice clientel..

maryanne said...

my dream pair would be really girly pair of monster longies :)


mary anne
maryannewarren@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

My dream CP's are free CP's!! :o)~

Jess
chasingprisms@netscape.net

Amy Rizo said...

WOW i love what you do my DREAM CP would be pink and teal stripes with the teal girly monster face with the eyelashes and the mole
Amy Rizo
mykidz123@hotmail.com

Ravenonyx said...

I admit I love the idea of a pair with light pink and black strips and a pink jolly rogette on the bum.

But my dream pair right now would be light blue, medium gold, and white stripes with a goldfish on the bum. I don't care for the DD colorway and having an alternative goldfish would be PERFECT.

Kelly in Asheville said...

First of all, those beaded longies are amazing! When you were telling me about them the other day I was trying to visualize them in my mind. They're way cooler in the photos then what I imagined :)

Dream crankypants, huh? :) Black for a main color, with a multicolored rainbow on the bum with the word LOVE going down the sides of both legs. A little girly in thought, yes? But little dancing Aiden would make them manly!

Anonymous said...

My dream CPs would be any CPs since I have none yet! LOL Seriously, anything girly for my girly girl. =)
tjmetz@mchsi.com

Taryn said...

My dream CP would be girly monster longies! I am thinking purple with a hot pink mouth and hot pink drawstring. Also, a hot pink stripe at the bottom of each leg...and maybe eyelashes too!!! This is too much fun!

Taryn
tmcdwyer@mesanetworks.net

Erika said...

My dream CP would be a green/teal/blue colorway with an octopus or some other sea creature on the bum!

Erika
erikarevae81@hotmail.com

Chrissy said...

I love all of the crankypants! But a dream pair would be a baby monster booty. Maybe with just two bottom teeth and big blue eyes, and some drool somewhere...

:)

chrissylu at gmail dot com.

jesseca said...

Guess you do have a following ;).....

And MY dream Cranky Pants would read "Quilt Baby" across the bootie - hahahahahahaha!!!

Amanda said...

Ahh my computer is acting up that is why I had to delete my comment, I hope it is fine tonight.

My dream crankypants would be monster longies with the fact being yellow and pink eyes and girly colored rainbow legs.

Anonymous said...

What a cute contest Amy!! and on the the main event my dream crankypants: They would be longies. All solid green, with white stripes down the legs and the sask roughriders symbol on the bum! ooooo football longies! Lovin it!

Lindy
Lindyiscoolerthanu@hotmail.com

Dana said...

Well, this is my first time trying for a crankypants spot and I can't decide. I would love Marilyn Monster longies in pinks and purples and maybe yellows or what is totally funny is I was thinking about the pink and black pirate longies that you are stocking. I also have a princess creation in my head that if I ever get a spot that may be it. Sorry couldn't choose just one. Have a great month!

Dana (danut325@yahoo.com)

Anonymous said...

My DREAM Crankypants would be a pair of MONSTER BOOTY shorties or longies. I am crazy for them!! I love them all!!!! I want so badly to get a custom spot.

I am so happy to hear that your business is doing so great! And wth your awesome abilities, it will! :o)

Sarah (sarah_hercilla@hotmail.com)

Missy said...

My dream crankypants would be shorties (since we live on an island- perpetual summer). They would be green and have a recycle logo on the booty, either in white or darker green.

Thanks for asking!
mhighfill@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

great contest!

My dream crankypants would be off white with a frog or butterfly on it and a cute pink ruffle cuff.

Jaimee
(jaimeewood@cheerful.com)

nl said...

dream crankypants - pink camo with toothy monster on the bum!

Beth said...

Hi!
My Dream Crankypants would have to be either a monster booty pair of shories with blues and greens. or maybe with a big green frog on the tush....i'm a big froggy addict :)

Laura said...

Hi, Laura here, mama to a "Henry" too. =) This is such a cool thing for you to do! Especially for those of us with dial up, I think I have a much better chance at this!

I think my dream Crankypants would be a goofy monster, with a tongue, in shades of blue.

Laura
lcooper2@bham.rr.com

Anonymous said...

Hi, this is wigglewormsmom from diaperswappers
Wow, this is such a cool idea.(esp for those with dial up lol)
I really admire your creativity and i *know* you could do a farmgirl inspired crankpant....with a beaded cow on the leg....I see it now....
Have fun with your little guy tomorrow :)

Anonymous said...

I like you am on a pirate theme right now (and if fortunate enough to get a spot tonight will stick with it), but I think for my dream crankpants I would choose something I haven't seen before. I would want black body with a hot pink SD on the butt and pink stripes down the legs (longies). That way DD could represent both of our favorite San Diego teams Padres/Chargers. You are awesome! This is a great stocking and I look forward to watching the auction.

~ Tonya (mom2riley@cox.net)

Yasmel said...

Wow, you do great work. Since I have never had a crankypant I would prefer my first to be a surprise. For you to let your creativity flow.

Thanks,

Yasmel

Anonymous said...

I haven't yet figured out what my dream cranky pants would be. I know I want longies so I'm planning on dreaming up the perfect design before I try for a slot in a month or two. I love your work, they're all fabulous!
happyfunskirt@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

my dream crankypants would be a pair with the patriots logo on them! but any crankypants would rock!

sara
boom1128@tampabay.rr.com

Keitha said...

My dream crankypants would be monster booty longies in black, with white eyes with blue pupils, with a big red mouth with one tooth on the bottom and blue and red stripes down the legs. But your work is so amazing that I'd take any crankypants! lol


Keitha
msu_keitha@yahoo.com

Denise said...

My dream crankypants would be probably black nd have white angel wings on either the bum or the outer side of the leg!
Denise
denise.hallin@gmail.com

dizzidaisy23 said...

My dream crankypants would be a set of three VW themed longies-- one with a bug, one with a bus, and one with a jetta. DH would be so excited!!

Anonymous said...

HMMM...Decisons Decisons, I am still thinking about my dream crankypants and can't wait to try for a spot to get my first pair. I showed some monster booty shorites to DH and he actually liked them(and we all know they usually don't care about this stuff LOL)anyway I told him he could pick them out if we got a spot but they would have to be super girly for my brighted eyed little red head. Can't wait...
Carrie :)

carriezdanowski@hotmail.com

raasadler5@yahoo.com said...

my dream crankypants would be blue or mostly blue, but very girly. love the beads.

Melanie said...

my dream crankypants would be some fabulous pirate longies! :D I love your work Mama!
banners@countryfaery.us

marcia said...

first - i wanted to say you work is AMAZING!

second, there are 2 things i would love to see. same color combo.
mostly brown. pinks stripes on the legs. then either have chunky monkey wrote across the butt. or have poop factory wrote across the butt. butt part brown, all letters in the pink.

marcia said...

i guess it would help if you had my email.
martay97@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

My dream Crankypants would be convertible longies (that have buttons that undo the legs and become shorts/boardshorts somehow) and make them Bears (football) themed.. for the hubby. LOL

Nancy
alseedus@hotmail.com

liz said...

wow, amy - i think i'm the 42nd comment!
you don't have to put me in the hat (unless you insist ;)) but i just must say that the girly pirate stuff is super-cute!

good luck with those 75 emails and a sleep-deprived start to today - call me if you need relief!

Anonymous said...

Your stuff is amazing. My dream crankpants are a wide mouth frog bottom.

sjwhit@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My dream cranky pants would be longies in black, grey, red and white

DanaErin79@comcast.net

annessa said...

Hmm, I love the wide leg longies, skull and bones booty, stripy legs, maybe black, red or light pink, gray, white, perfect!
annessamarvin@walla.com

kristin said...

i think our funky monkey crankypants you just posted are perfect!!! i knew you would come up with something wonderful. thanks!! though i know dh would still love some nd crankypants if i ever snag a spot again. ;) woohoo!!

Anonymous said...

my dream crankypants are a "cute" multi-colored monster shorties which could be worn by my daughter this summer and son next summer :-)

benisam03@yahoo.com

April said...

oooh... my dream crankypants would be a boyish monster booty...longies or shorties depending on season. they are just so cute! and a runner up would be a boston redsox one for DH.

alj24551@yahoo.com

Diana O said...

Definatly hot pink, light pink & dark pink striped shorties with a girly monster face with HUGE black eyelashes!

kolinavasmommy06@yahoo.com

Laje Kahr said...

I would love a pair that were black and rainbow color with a silly monster. Or mabey a pair of longies black with blue stripes and a pirate ship and on the front leg a treasure box:) There are so many neat ideas I have but am drawing a blank right now. I have always wanted a pair of CP's :)
Shyla(mcarrero@legacyent.org)

Janine the Bean said...

My dream longies would be for my new baby girl to be. She's yet to be born and is somewhere in Vietnam. I would LOVE to have a pair for her in a deep red or something very rich purple. The trim would coordinate. Then have the legs and bum have beautiful asian flowers or maybe a vietnamese girl with one of their cute hats so common there. :) Dreaming of our little girl obviously.

Cindy said...

Oh lets see... dream crankypants... 1) pirates of the carribean
2) sock monkey / curious george
3) custom monster with lots of orange
4) dukes of hazzard car number in orange
5) rottie with spikes around the lower hem

yea yea I know... *big grin*

Cindy (kidcouch@gmail.com)

4chixmama said...

Hmm,I like the way adrock'smommy's mind works. LOL. I would say my dream would be....all the Dead bears in a spiral on the bum, & rainbow stripes on the legs, alternated w/ daisy chains. Your stuff is amazing.

Sarah said...

My dream crankypants would be navy blue and have a yellow support our troops ribbon on the hiney to show our support for my dh who is being deployed. Or my REALLY dream crankypants would have the Navy Emblem. LOL That would be a nightmare to do, I'm sure!

Thank you for doing this!
Sarah
spitner98@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

If only!

My dream crankypants would have to be something my b/g twins could both wear, I have to be fair! Much as I would love something girly, probably would just go for the jolly roger with black and white (or red) striped legs.
Of course I can think of a million other things...like a pirate panda...

Jessica
funpandamachine@yahoo.com

Amber Connell said...

I've dreamed of these ever since I've laid eyes on the monster booty ones!! So my dream would be to have one in every color!! I saw some blue shorties that I love! I just don't think you can get much cuter than a monster face on the butt! Realistically I think I'd go with some blue or green ones with the stripes and all. =o)

Teneik said...

My dream pair of CP would be navy blue and gold longies, with a fast attack submarine (Seawolf class if you must know :) ) on the rear, with SSN 22 on one of the bottom of the legs on the front. It would be another way to show the world how proud we are of Daddy!

Kristin Hackworth said...

My dream crankypants would be blue and yellow striped legs with a big smiley yellow sunshine on the bum!

Steph Luce said...

I am not sure, but something with a BEE on the BUTT :), my son Loves BEES and we have to search in the garden everyday, and say goodnight at the end of the day!!!

Tammy and Parker said...

My dream pair of Cranky Pants would absolutely be a pair with a Monster on the tush. Parker isn't verbal, but he does sign and "Monster" is one of his signs. =)

My dream pair would also include a 25 inch rise that would be high enough to cover an ostomy bag.

Tammy and Parker
www.prayingforparker.com

Kaela K said...

My dream cranky pants ahh...

I think crossword puzzle longies would be awesome! All the words being cloth diaper-related LOL. That's pretty complicated though, I guess a more reasonable pair would be pink with big black polka dots all over them :D

Duckielove14@hotmail.com

3rdtimemommie said...

My dream crankypants would have to be a cute pair of flame longies!!!

Kelley said...

Hmmm, my dream crankypants? I dont know where to begin! I love tattoos and I am half Japanese so I think some black longies...(or shorties for that matter) with Koi "swimming" down one leg would be awesome...some pretty blue and white wave stripes would rock!

Jessica (Jessica0224@cox.net) said...

I adore the monsters...but I think my absolute dream would be black longies, maybe with some rainbow stripes, and the white triangle w/ rainbow symbol from Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon (mostly for my husband, but how cool would my baby be with that LOL)

Stephanie said...

My dream crankypants would be knit up while Amy sipped on the world's finest Colombian coffee from a jeweled mug. The shorties she would knit would be dyed with unicorn tears to the perfect cornflower blue and a beluga whale lovingly stitched on the caboose. The seaming would be done in 14k gold.

Nothing fancy.

Anonymous said...

My dream crankypants...well lets see we dont have any and the waiting list never works out for me, so Id really love any pair of crankypants at this point! But really Id LOVE some super girly monster booty shorties or longies!! :)

Noel
(kaylismama on DS, welovebuttcloth@hotmail.com )

Anonymous said...

I would love any monster shorties or longies. Every pair I have seen are great!

I am loving the multi colored monsters though, You know more than two colors. I like red, organd, teal, green... lol any boyish colors really.

You do awesome work!

Love,
Laurette

lauretteprice@yahoo.com
gabesmamamadeit-DS username

Samantha said...

My dream CP are earth-hue longies with two grape clusters on the backside: one red cluster for my youngest son and one green cluster for my oldest. They would both wear the pants!

Samantha

apmomto2boys@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

ive been wanting a pair of crankypants so bad! I hope im not too late.

my dream pair would be either a sock monkey pair of shorties or a monster booty in a really girly color unless this baby due in october is a boy then i need to rethink. (i find out in a week)

sparkygirl74 said...

Such a hard question!
I love the Sock monkey ones and the rainbow monsters are soooo cute! I would really like some Cookie Monster or Elmo ones too. I guess any Crankypants would be awesome! I have been stalking a cutom spot since I found out I was pregnant!

Shannon
shannondparker@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

My dream Crankypants...just a regular Monster Booty, thick & soft like butta', drawstring tied on the inside instead of out. I'm almost resigned to that Kirsten will never feel the specialness of wearing Crankypants, I'm just no good at refreshing to get the button in time. Maybe this contest will be her golden ticket. :) (oh, I guess I should identify myself since it won't let me sign in for some reason...it's Dawnn from DT & DS)

Crystal said...

My DREAM crankypants would be something with a Pirate face! like with an eye patch and everything! would have to be real creative though bc the Elmo Face pants almost Gave Grace a Heart attack ROFL
Crystal
meddings2@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

My dream crankpants would be Red and Black stripes with a Ladybug on the butt, my dd doesnt have any crankpants, i have dialup so ill never get a spot, boo hoo! my email is JenShultzie@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

My dream pair would hmmmm....almsot any I adore all your work. For us though I'd say maybe a red, white, and blue patriotic pair.....or a curious george monkey type pair as my son is obsessed with monkey's and is part monkey himself!!

Meagan- mylilmanjackson@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I think all of your work is great! Personally, I am not into pirates... but I love monsters and contests!

jdlesand@msn.com

Anonymous said...

I don't know if this already posted or not.

I love your pants, they are freakin awesome!!!

My dream Crankypants are ones that I can afford!!!
Wool is just too much for my pockets...

Julie
starina_bliss@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, my dream cranky pants would be with a steal your face with a jerry bear inside the mind, or space your face, or jerry bears dancing over a rainbow, or skeletons groovin' to music...well I could go on and on! Christina, MamaLove on DS, devotionalsoul@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

i would loveeee i pair of longies or shorties with a cute robot with a small heart above its head on the butt!!! possibly in black a few white stripes on the legs :]

thanks! love your crankpants!

ohshessogone@aim.com

Anonymous said...

guh! i meant cranky pants not crank pants. stupid keyboard. sorry lady!

ohshessogone@aim.com