Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Name Says It All, continued

Poo Softie

Says the seller: "The poo is approximately 6 inches tall." StumbleUpon

There's a Cozy For That

Whatever your favorite pastime, please remember to be properly covered.

Lilac/Purple Can Cozy

Handmade Tape Measure Cozy StumbleUpon

Wrong tool for the job?

Was a less attractive model not available? StumbleUpon

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Cozy Season Begins

Are *you* ready?

Palm Cozy StumbleUpon

Monday, September 13, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Turn turn turn

I realize it's not even Labor Day, but some of us are dreaming of pint cozies. Just thought you should know.

Pint Glass Cozy StumbleUpon

No live model? No problem.

Monkey baby for the win!

Crocheted baby hats etc. StumbleUpon

Baby in Bag

Evidently this is a thing.

Cheesecloth Baby Wrap
Hanging Baby Pod
Baby Stork Pouch StumbleUpon

An Abundance of Coziness

Sure, why not.

Cable-Knit Seat Belt Cozy StumbleUpon

Friday, August 6, 2010

Not recommended for dining areas

I like a good wood-spirit birdhouse as much as the next person. (?) But the thought of a winged creature hopping into this old man's mouth is enough to trigger a gag reflex.

Just me?

Wood Spirit Birdhouses StumbleUpon

Thursday, August 5, 2010

If I Only Had a...

...parent with better judgment.

Newborn Lion Hat StumbleUpon

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Difficult Conversations

"Aunt Eileen, I'm proud of our heritage too...but your bathroom is freaking me out."

Irish Lass Toilet Paper Cover StumbleUpon

Puzzling Names

 The perfect gift for today's uniquely named little one: spelling practice.

Wooden baby name puzzles StumbleUpon

Friday, July 16, 2010

Please remain calm

Football season (also known as cozy season) will be here in a twinkling.

In related news, this item troubles me.

Crocheted Steelers Bottle Cozy StumbleUpon

Russian Criminal Tattoo Tshirts FTW

Says the seller:

"The cat has been a symbol in Russian criminal tattoo culture since the beginning, partly because the cat abides by its own rules. There are many variations of the cat tattoo. The cat symbolizes a thief that is good at what he does. This tattoo can show a man's or woman's connection with the criminal world. The word CAT or "KOT" (in Russian)is an acronym as are many other normal words that are tattooed. KOT stands for "Korenoi Obitatel' Tyurmi" or "Native occupant of Jail" as in Jail is my second home.

On the back of the shirt is a German eagle MIR logo. Contrary to popular belief this eagle has been around long before the Nazis seized power and was probably stolen by them from Indian symbols, just like the swastika. This eagle is one of my favorite symbols and it stands for strength and freedom and anti-authority. Translated from Russian it means: "Strike first, Dont wait for them to hit you!"

MIR is a Russian word for "world". But its an acronym for "Menya Ispravit Rastrel" meaning "Execution will Reform Me".

OK then.

Is it just me, or does this person know a lot about Russian criminal tattoos?

Russian Criminal Tattoo T-Shirt:  StumbleUpon


Hot & Crusty meets fresh as a daisy. Or something.

Strawberry Jam Donut and Warm Pumpkin Spice Donut soaps: StumbleUpon

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Message delivered

Disgusted by other people's bad behavior? Help is on the way.

Stop Texting cards:

Please Chew with Your Mouth Shut / You Park Like a Jerk cards: StumbleUpon

Monday, July 12, 2010

Pokemon Polar Fleece for the win

Let's remember not to judge. StumbleUpon

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Are we having fun yet?

Wine stoppers for the overgrown child in your life. Also, the dancing-skeleton aficionado. Or something.

Spiderman, Sherman Tank, Freddy Kruger, and Dancing Skeleton Wine Stoppers: StumbleUpon

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

It's hot.

Have a soapsicle. Or a soapwich. Or just a cold shower. StumbleUpon

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Bomb

If you're like me, besides being a bit strange, you grew up with these rocket pops - or as the ice cream trucks in NYC used to call them, The Bomb.

Here are three handmade nods to the colors that actually really do run. Quite a bit.

Says the seller of the Miss Rocketpop softie: "Get one before they melt away!"

Happy 4th to all (whether you live here or not)!

Rocket Pop Soapcicle:

Rocket Pop Diaper Cover:

Miss Rocketpop: StumbleUpon

Friday, July 2, 2010

The Uncozy Season: A Craftophile's Lament

Friends, it's no wonder I started this blog on a cold day in March (that would be 2009, for those of you who care). Yes, it was the height of cozy season here in NYC, a time when everyone longs to throw another sweater on the fire (did I get that idiom wrong?). Even inanimate objects seem to require outerwear.

It was in those heady, frigid days that Kraftomatic was born.

But now it's July.

What's a crafter to do when really no part of the body needs a sweater?

I bring you knitted earbud covers.

Instructables shows you how to knit your own.

And with that, I wish you a warm and fuzzy 4th. StumbleUpon

Thursday, June 24, 2010

BP Sucks Oil Spill Catnip Toy

Says the seller:  "The toy features a once majestic bird of some kind, face down in a puddle of death."

That pretty much sums it up.


Fascinators: A Cautionary Tale

Friends, I have four words.

Deer Fascinator Headband Hat.

I just thought you should know this is out there.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Clean. Ish.

Says the seller:  "Mustard swirls down the luscious hot dog (scented of bay rum) while the ample bun awaits its processed partner... "

Should we leave them alone?

Hot Dog and Bun Soap: StumbleUpon

Nursing humor

Says the seller:  "This is a completely hand-made by me, crocheted infant hat made to look like a breast when worn by a baby/toddler/child, while nursing."


Wait, child?

Let's move on.

Boobie Beanie: StumbleUpon