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ATTENTION: Make sure to check with me before ordering to find out my wait time. Rush orders can sometimes be accommodated with a $10 rush fee.

The eyeball shown is already sold and not available. Yours will be made to order. This is how I think the Eyeball Kid from the Tom Waits song would look. The first one I made starred in his very own short film that you can see at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hd_M5qaR6Eg

He is made from the softest acrylic yarn, with a removable brimmed hat. He stands just about 4 inches high. He doesn't have much of an ear for music, but he's definitely got an eye for composition. Since he is made to order, check with me to find out my lead time.

A little about me:
My husband and two little kiddos are my life. I'm a classically trained soprano. I never had a cavity until two years ago. I use too much salt. I've crocheted for 20 years. Favorite TV shows: Six Feet Under / Parenthood / Big Love (but I'm never on the couch without yarn and hook in hand). Favorite Musicians: Bjork / Rufus Wainwright / Joanna Newsom / Regina Spektor (and too many others to bore you with). I keep more yarn on hand than I need to. I gift crocheted items too often. I'm done with soy milk. Favorite Movies: Dancer in the Dark / In America. I delivered my baby boy Prior on 10/18/2012, and my daughter Matilda was a new years baby on 1/1/11 (3 minutes too late at 11:14). I enjoyed my epidural both times. :) I've never purchased mp3s online. I buy CDS. I want to try crocheting with cassette tape. Favorite quote from a nephew (overheard by his mother while approaching the boys' room): "Hurry, she's coming, hide it in your mouth!"

...and for kicks, here's the song:

Eyeball Kid

Well, Zenora Bariella and Coriander Pyle
They had sixteen children in the usual style
They had a curio museum and they had no guile
All they ever wanted was a showbiz child

The seventh of December nineteen fortynine
They got what they'd been wishing for all of the time
He grew up in a trailer, by the time he was nine
He rolled off to join the circus, telling fortunes on the side
Hail, hail, The Eyeball Kid

Well, the first time I saw him was a Saigon jail
Cost me twentyseven dollars just to go his bail
I said your name will be in lights, and there's no doubt
But you got to have a manager, that's what it's all about
Yeah, yeah, yeah

The people would point, the people would stare
I'll always be here to protect you and to cut down on the glare
I know you can't speak, I know you can't sign
So cry right here on the dotted line
Hail, hail, The Eyeball Kid

Well, he was born without a body, not even a brow
I made the kid a promise, I made the kid a vow
He's not conventionally handsome, he'll never be tall
He said, 'All you got to do is book me into Carnegie Hall'

He's just a little bitty thing, he's just a little guy
But women go crazy for the big blue eye
How does he dream, how does he think
When he can't even speak and he can't even blink

I said: Hail, hail
The Eyeball Kid
Hail, hail
The Eyeball Kid
Hail, hail
Eyeball Kid

Give it up and throw me down a couple of quid
Everybody wants to see the Eyeball Kid
They say, how does he dream, how does he think
When he can't even speak, and he can't even blink
We're all lost in the wilderness, we're blind as can be
He came down to teach us how to really see
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

So give it up and throw me down a couple of quid
Everybody wants to see the Eyeball Kid
Give it up and throw me down a couple of quid
Everybody wants to see the Eyeball Kid
Give it up, give it up

Give it up and throw me down a couple of quid
Everybody will want to see the Eyeball Kid
Eyeball Kid
Eyeball Kid
Oh, Eyeball Kid

Written by: Tom Waits and Kathleen Waits-Brennan
Published by: Jalma Music (ASCAP), © 1999
Official release: Mule Variations, Anti Inc., 1999
Arrangements and lyrics published in "Tom Waits - Mule Variations" (Amsco Publications, 2000)

Crochet "Eyeball Kid" from the Tom Waits song vegan blue red white black hat music memorabilia eye ball plush doll stuffed toy MADE TO ORDER

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