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Ah – the midcentury horror B-movie! A beloved favorite is Roger Corman’s incomparable “Attack of the Crab Monsters”. It has all the essential components: Geeks in love, slowly sinking uncharted island, humans mysteriously disappearing on a regular basis, hideously humongous mutant creatures. Wait a minute – this is starting to sound like my life . . .

On my island we do have most of the above, but I find myself more fascinated by the crabs than the amorous scientists. Around here we are feeling mighty festive, having just learned that the local recreational crabbing season has been expanded by twenty percent! I think I might need a bigger freezer.

Anyhoo, a few summers ago I caught a particularly beautiful, perfect, crabby specimen and used his exoskeleton to make a gyotaku print (Japanese fish rubbing). Then I turned that print into a design that graces this 20” x 20” indoor-outdoor pillow. If you ever saw Roger Corman’s movie, this could possibly induce nightmares, or it might merely decorate your media room, roof deck, main cabin of your yacht, or Adirondack rocker.

Intense red and dramatic black textile paints are heat-set for permanence on the commercial all-weather acrylic fabric. Available in just about any color; select your fave from the drop-down menu. Polyester fiberfill insert removes through the envelope closure on the reverse for laundering; cover may be hosed off, spot cleaned or gently laundered and air dried flat.

In the Crab Monster movie, the atomically altered crabs ate the peoples’ brains and absorbed their intelligence. Since crabs have two brains, does eating them make us smarter? I don’t know, but DANG they taste good! Designed, painted, sewn, stuffed, signed and copyrighted on a beautiful little island north of Seattle, where the crabs are monstrous and the people are smart!

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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.

All content © copyrighted 2008-2016 by C. Chennault. All rights reserved.

Outdoor pillow ATTACK of the CRAB Monsters RED 20" (50cm) B movie Roger Corman claws crustacean Crabby Chris Original copyrighted design

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: lightweight upholstery fabric, nontoxic textile paint, polyester fiberfill, admiration of crustacea
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
  • Favorited by: 72 people