Thursday, June 02, 2005

Poultrypalooza Preview

A actual brick and mortar store is interested in selling my wares. Can you believe it???? People, I have been making lots of stuff for many, many years (read: obsessive compulsive crocheter/artist who has stacks of Rubbermaid bins from floor to ceiling, no, I am not kidding, filled with creations) and I've yet to unload ANY OF THIS STUFF on ANYONE. Well, that's not quite true. I've foisted this stuff upon friends as birthday and holiday gifts and I've had gallery shows that have produced a sale here and there. But c'mon! Do you think some art collector who is into expanding his or her post-modern abstract painting collection is interested in introducing a crocheted dead chicken to said collection? I think not. Hence the floor to ceiling bins of LadyLinoleum creations. It's frightening really. That's why we had to buy a condo. We need the extra square footage!

At any rate, the store wants chickens so you get see them first! I've made several different sizes for them to try out:

Chicken Nuggets


Cornish Hens


Fryers


And Roasters (aka Big Momma)


I plan on making a bucket of wings next...

Drumstick (yes, my bird's name is Drumstick, so what) is a little disturbed by the dead and plucked bird imagery.



Copyright 2005 Regina Rioux Gonzalez. All rights reserved.

14 comments:

~drew emborsky~ said...

Congrats! May your tubs empty quickly!! :)

MomThatsNuts said...

May your chickens FLY off the shelves.....oh sheeesh I am so funny....lol I once crocheted a baby blanked for someone and they paid me 75 bucks for it, the baby came early and I had to rush it. It was fun to get paid for my hard work!!!!

mom

Sheila said...

Congratulations on your new business venture! I hope that its a big success!

Tracy said...

I'm still giggling about the crossbow post and now I see you have a bird called Drumstick!

Etherknitter said...

I can't believe I'm asking this. My husband will KNOW I've lost it. But I can't help myself. How much would a chicken nugget cost?? Everybody always knows what I will order at any given restaurant.......
Your blog is priceless. I thought hyperbolic crochet creations were great. You pass 'em by lightyear (parsecs?)

Jessica said...

Congrats! I just love those chicken nuggets. Where's selling them? I've got a friend L.A.-way I'd love to send by...

Queen Lime Green said...

I LOVE the chickens wearing egg bras. I would TOTALLY buy one!

Deneen said...

Regina,

As a chicken collector, I too must ask, how much for a nugget, a fryer and the roaster (not together, individually).

E-mail me privately at dsa0901(at)junodotcom.

Kelly Kell said...

Everytime I visit your blog I leave with a HUGE smile on my face! Your chickens are sooo funky! Of course that sore wants 'em! I Love it!

MomThatsNuts said...

ummm what do you stuff your chickens with?? Stove Top or Cornbread dressing?? hehehehe had to come take another look...

Mom

Catana said...

This could sweep the country! A chicken in every pot?

Heather said...

I love em!

ladylinoleum said...

Okay guys, by popular demand (which I still cannot believe but am totally grateful for nonetheless) I have added a chicken nugget order button to my shopping cart on the website. Hopefully it will work!

You guys truly overwhelm me! Thanks so much for the support!

Debi said...

Your chicken nuggets are the funniest thing I've ever had the privelege of seeing. What a hoot! You should send one in to the Today show.