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Lawrence was inspired by the Seinfeld episode wherein Kramer decides to help himself to the tasty crustacea he "found" in the lobster traps at the end of some traplines. There must be a hundred memorable lines of dialogue in that episode! And remember Kramer's great rayon bowling shirt with red lobsters all over?

This handpainted pillow measures 21"x7" and is reminiscent of the buoys that mark lobster traps off the east coast of the U.S. Stuffed with polyester fiberfill and topped with a nylon rope loop. The cover is fashioned of indoor-outdoor acrylic fabric that cleans up like a breeze and weathers all types of weather. The nontoxic textile paint colors in bright, primary red will wake up a ho-hum room or shady corner of the patio. The perfect yacht-warming gift!

Designed, painted, sewn, stuffed, signed and copyrighted by the artist on an island in Washington State, where we don't have lobsters but share real estate with millions of Lawrence's cousins, the Dungeness crab. Arrives in its own crinkly, shiny cello bag with a pretty tag, ready for gifting to your favorite chef, skipper, fisher, crusty relative or seafood lover.

Have a snappy day!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to high shipping costs, customers outside of North America will receive COVERS ONLY, which will need to be stuffed and stitched closed.

© Copyright 2010 by C. Chennault. All rights reserved.

Frequently asked questions about crabbychris

Crabby Chris™ is pleased to render almost any of her designs in almost any color on almost any shape of pillow. If you would like to discuss your ideas or request adding a name or text to your order, please convo the artist.
Pillows can usually be made smaller or larger to fit your needs. Please feel free to inquire of the artist to work out the details.
Every handcrafted Crabby Chris™ textile item has a sewn-in care label for easy reference.
All items are enclosed in a sealed cello bag and shipped in a sturdy recylable polypropylene mailing bag. A matching wide grosgrain ribbon and bow can be added to your purchase at your request. If you would like a short personal message hand-lettered in a greeting card, make your request in "Note from Buyer".
Please feel free to inquire through Etsy convos as to whether your order can be customized to your specifications. Once details are worked out, Chris can create a custom listing, the purchase of which starts the project. Customized and personalized items are non-returnable and non-refundable as they are not marketable to others.
All designs, photographs, descriptions, images and other contents of this shop are protected by copyrights of the designer/shop owner under U.S. and international law. For licensing information please contact the artist.
Your information will not be shared with anyone, or used for any purpose other than to complete your Etsy transaction. Crabby Chris is a confirmed anti-Spamite.
No; the nickname started as a joke. Like many things, it simply got out of hand.

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LOBSTER BUOY boat bumper pillow 21"x7" coastal all weather Lawrence fishing crustacea chef nautical seafood marine Crabby Chris Original



  • Handmade item
  • Materials: indoor outdoor commercial acrylic fabric, textile paint, polyester fiberfill in polypropylene casing, love of seafood, nylon rope
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
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