Halloween L4D Geekery

I know this is a little late, but I have been meaning to post about a costume I made for my son!

My 3 yr old son is in love with zombies and his favorite game is Left 4 Dead (both of them)! When deciding what he wanted to be for Halloween he was torn between Finn (from Adventure Time) or Francis (from L4D), I would have been ecstatic with either! He finally decided on Francis!

I took an old red T-shit and upcycled it into a med pack for him.

“Med packs here!”

I also crocheted him a molotov!


…And finally, here is the completed little Francis!
He was very very happy about his costume and still plays with the costume items I made him!

Complete with vest…the only thing Francis doesn’t hate.




Who doesn’t want a whiter smile?!

I know this doesn’t have to do with my crochet, but I need to blog more and I figured since I was chosen for my first influenster program, I should start with that!

I was recently chosen to test the Crest Whitestrips through the site influenster (where you can be chosen to try products for free and give your feedback). I am very excited because I have always wanted to try something like this, but haven’t gotten around to getting a quality product. I will let you know how I like them and if they give the great results I am hoping for!

Bomb Bag Sets For January

I had recently decided to take the listings for the bomb bag sets down until after the Holidays, but I have received many requests to list some even though they will not be ready until well into January. Because of that I have decided to list just a few for people wanting to order theirs now with the understanding that it will not be ready until well into January 2013. So that’s good news for those of you wishing to order a set now!

There is no way I can get these sets done anytime before Jan. and no exceptions I can make for that, so keep in mind if you want to order now that yours will not be ready until then. The good news is though, is if you place your order now, you will be first in line on my list of orders to complete when I relist them fully in January!

You will want to win!

Today I was featured on Lu & Ed’s blog in a sponsor showcase! Lu & Ed is hosting a HUGE Spooktacular Giveaway with 21 prizes from amazing sponsors! I will be giving away a Left 4 Dead inspired rearview mirror hanging for your car…or anywhere else you want to hang some L4D flair!

The giveaway will start on October 12th at 12:01am and run until 11:59pm October 14th.
Head on over to Lu & Ed for more details and to see all the sponsors and incredible prizes!


I have returned!

Here is a little update…

First off, my etsy shop is back up and running, which is great!

In my last post I said that I will only be taking 5 more orders for Zelda inspired bomb bag sets until the new year. Well 2 of those orders have been taken, so there only 3 orders left. If you are wanting a set in time for Christmas, make sure you get one of the last 3 available before they are gone! It is unlikely, but if by chance I do get caught up, I will list one or two more, but don’t take the risk of waiting because you might miss out!

Also, I know I have been a little absent in the last week or so, this is because I have been in the process of moving and being sick, so things were a little hectic around here, but now I am back on track and ready to get crocheting!

Thank you for your continued support, patience with waiting for your orders and your understanding!

Some Important Things

First off I want to say thank you, because I wouldn’t need to be writing this post if it weren’t for all the amazing support and the amount of orders I have received in the last few months! So thank you, all of you, you have made The Knotty Nerdsery what it is!

There are a few things that I need to let you all know about, so here they are:

1) I am still currently backed up with bomb bag set orders, I am working my way, diligently, through quite a queue of orders! (I do appreciate every one of those orders!) But as of right now it is taking about 8 weeks from when you place your order to having your order completed and ready for shipping. This means that orders placed in the next few weeks will arrive at the end of November/beginning of December. November and December is the Holiday rush season, and since I have so many orders I am working on now, I will not be able to handle that rush. If you want your set for Christmas you will need to order in the next few weeks. I will be listing only 5 more bomb bag sets on my Storenvy shop (see #2 for info about storenvy). That will be it until after Christmas. If I am able to get caught up and everyone’s order out before then, I will then list more, but if not (and most likely not), it will not be until after the Holiday season that they will be back in stock.

2) I am starting to use Storenvy more than etsy to list my handmade items, this is because of the great support and features storenvy has for us indie business owners and customers as well as their customer support and ease of use. Which brings me to number 3….

3) My etsy shop is currently down, it will be back up soon, but if you want to place an order in the mean time you can visit my storenvy shop HERE

4) I cannot make any exceptions on the 8 week order fulfillment time for the bomb bag sets, if you have a special occasion or birthday you want it for that is before the 8 week mark, I am not able to get it to you any sooner at this time. I want everyone to be satisfied and have their set when they need it, but everyone will have to wait until their order is up in my queue. This is because each piece of each set is made by hand, to order, and there is only one person (myself) that is able to fulfill your orders.

5) Be assured that I am working hard to get all orders done and done correctly, quickly but without compromising quality. Again, thank you all for your support, patience and understanding!

Lu & Ed Made My Day!

Mon-stor and monster plush creator Cody, of Lu & Ed, recently launched some new monster totes (just in time for Halloween!) and I knew I had to get some for my kids! I have admired her work and I refused to let these totes go without getting my hands on them (I still regret not buying the monster plushie named Karat and the little mon-stor Kaydum). Anyway, as soon as the totes went live in her shop I adopted 3 of them! My daughter picked the one she wanted, my son picked his and since our littlest is too small to care either way, I picked the one I wanted…for her….

How wonderful are these?!

Well, the monster totes came in the mail today! Not only did my package (which was an awesomely recycled box) include our 3 totes, it also had in there a very nice hand written card from Cody! After dinner I gave the kids their totes, they were hopping with excitement, which is a lot considering my oldest is sick and hasn’t done much all day. When they looked inside of their totes and my son yelled “I GOT A TICKET! (which, you should know, he thinks any cards are tickets for rides and something that is amazing) AND A MONSTER GUY!” My daughter says “WHOA! I got STICKERSSSSSS!!!” Now, I will admit I didn’t open up the totes and look all the way inside, so I had no idea that there were these little treasures in there for the kids! They got stickers a big monster sticker and a magnet! This not only made their day, but mine as well. Thank you Cody!

Did you know that Monster Totes can also be used as monster faces? Only my kids!

Upon receiving her (my) monster tote, my little baby girl immediately grabbed it and was so overwhelmed from the pure awesomeness of it, she tried to eat it! There is no bigger compliment or better review than that.

Overload of cuteness!

Go check out Lu & Ed, and her blog too, because not only do you need some of these monsterously wonderful creations in your life, but also because Cody provides you with customer service and quality that we all wish to receive!