Tuesday, February 24, 2009

$pend and $ave

Last fall, I wanted to crochet something that reflected the slide of the economy. When other projects occupied my late 2008, I thought I missed the opportunity to make something current.

Unfortunately, the economy has continued to worsen. Fortunately, the long downturn has allowed me to make this timely moneybag and piggy bank!


Robbers will be disappointed that these items contain only polyfil stuffing. The piggy bank does accept one real coin in its working coin slot, which was formed by sewing a pocket to a crocheted button hole.


Here's a piggy-bank comic I drew in 2002, when the economy was better:


The best financial approach is as timely now as it was then: spend and save wisely!

18 comments:

  1. That is so cute! You are very talented!

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  2. Thanks Ally! I'd be really talented if I could make a moneybag that could magically generate real loot ;)

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  3. way cute, might be a way of teaching my little 2 year old about money!
    thanks for the idea hun
    xx

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  4. Thanks Courtney! I'm sure your 2 year old would love a handmade piggy from you. If I had a cuddly piggy bank when I was young, maybe I would be better at saving today! :)

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  5. Wow! I love the idea of crocheted piggy bank! I´ve never had a piggy bank (only a bear and an elephant!) Maybe I´m going to make a piggy for me!

    -Minttusuklaa-

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  6. Thank you Minttusuklaa! It would be a treat to see a future amigurumi piggy bank that you knitted in your style!

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  7. Haha, this is so cute and funny! And the money bag and coins have a very Scrooge McDuck vibe. You should make a faux vault full of faux coins and money bags for Scrooge to swim in:D

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  8. Thanks Mequet! Now I have the Ducktales theme song running through my head. Awoo-Oo!

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  9. Love the piggy. I have to say I just stumbled across your site. I love your work and will check back often.

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  10. I'm happy that you stumbled onto my page, thank you Linnyhb. I'll be keeping up with your lovely gardening blog too!

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  11. hey... i came here from craftster. i just read your whole blog. your creations are awesome, and i think what impresses me the most is the photoshoots. the lengths you go to to capture the true essence of the pieces.. fantastic! and i must say, your girlfriend is one lucky girl to get that cranberry necklace! keep up the good work, i have added you to my google reader!

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  12. Thanks for the kind words about the photography, Lindsey! Making amigurumi was originally meant as an excuse to take photos, but now I feel like the photos should serve the amigurumi!

    I'm glad woowork is on your google reader list. I'll follow your funky work on Ravelry and Flickr too!

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  13. Hi Howie, I stumbled upon your Piggy Bank on Craftsters and WOW!!!! I love it! I'm a fan of the pigs- I collect them and would love to adopt some real ones some day. Your crochet piggy bank is so adorable I want him to come live at my house and help me to save my money rather than to spend it all on my piggy collection and art supplies!!! I started looking around at your crochet works and you are so creative! I also loved the fish! Keep up the great work!

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  14. Thank you for the compliments, Anonymous! I'm glad the piggy bank led you from Craftster to my blog. I'm a fan of piggy banks too, though my crochet pig has only helped me save one dollar! May you save up well, or at least get some good deals on piggies and art supplies! :)

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  15. Hello Howie,
    You blog is the most amazing blog I came across. I tracked you here from Craftsters..:). As I am new to crochet world, have to go a long way with lots of learning and sharing from persons like you.
    I will be following your blog as I am sure, I will get to learn on the way from here...

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  16. Thanks for writing, Dolly! I'm also new to the crochet world, and it has been a thrill to learn new things and develop fresh designs. I'll follow your development as well, and I look forward to seeing your one-of-a-kind creations! :)

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  17. Is there anyway you can write a pattern for the moneybag? I love it!

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  18. GBC: Thanks, I'm glad you like the money bag! I never wrote a pattern for it, but it's relatively straight-forward. The only tricky part is the dollar sign, which is single-crocheted onto the bag afterward, freehand :) Good luck!

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