AnOptimisticCynic

an optimistic cynic

New York, United States · 1696 Sales

AnOptimisticCynic

an optimistic cynic

New York, United States 1696 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(420)

Announcement   Guts. I got 'em. You got 'em. They're something everyone has in common. But do you really know what your spleen looks like - or what the heck it does? Click around and you might just find out...

Everything is handmade by yours truly. All made to order items require at least 12-20 days in addition to shipping to allow for the item to be made, If you need something rushed, let me know and I'll do what I can to work with you.

Custom orders welcome! I have mostly body parts here, but I can make anything you like :-)

Thanks for stopping by!

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Announcement

Last updated on Feb 3, 2017

Guts. I got 'em. You got 'em. They're something everyone has in common. But do you really know what your spleen looks like - or what the heck it does? Click around and you might just find out...

Everything is handmade by yours truly. All made to order items require at least 12-20 days in addition to shipping to allow for the item to be made, If you need something rushed, let me know and I'll do what I can to work with you.

Custom orders welcome! I have mostly body parts here, but I can make anything you like :-)

Thanks for stopping by!

Facebook: An Optimistic Cynic
https://www.youtube.com/user/TrueStoryWebSeries
www.SarahLouisaBurns.com

Sarah Louisa Burns

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Sarah Louisa Burns

Mermaid Tail Blanket, Custom, Made to Order
Mermaid Tail Blanket, Custom, Made to Order
$162.50
Tentacle Scarf, Made to Order, Customizable
Tentacle Scarf, Made to Order, Customizable
$65.00
Crochet Red Turtle Shell
Crochet Red Turtle Shell
$8.00
Crochet Stethoscope
Crochet Stethoscope
$26.00
Crochet Baker's Yeast Plush
Crochet Baker's Yeast Plush
$15.60
Crochet Bow Tie, Red, Bow Ties Are Cool
Crochet Bow Tie, Red, Bow Ties Are Cool
$10.40
Crochet Green Turtle Shell
Crochet Green Turtle Shell
$8.00
Crochet Green Mushroom
Crochet Green Mushroom
$8.00
Crochet Red Mushroom
Crochet Red Mushroom
$8.00
Crochet Yellow Winged Ball
Crochet Yellow Winged Ball
$8.00
Crochet Pliers
Crochet Pliers
$26.00
Crochet Blue Mushroom
Crochet Blue Mushroom
$8.00
Ood, Doctor Who, Crochet Plush
Ood, Doctor Who, Crochet Plush
$26.00
Crochet Yellow Star
Crochet Yellow Star
$8.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(420)
Cassara

Cassara on Aug 1, 2017

3 out of 5 stars

The math for the decreases in the rows of the liver tip 11 to 12, 18 to 19, and 19 to 20 don't make sense. For example, in 18 to 19 you're starting off with 20 stitches and row 19 had four sc2tog, which would leave you with 16 stitches. Instead, it says row 19 should have 18 stitches. I was able to wing it and on my second make, had a liver that looked pretty close to the photo. I attempted to contact the seller about the actual stitches in the tip of the liver and she never responded.

ask160

ask160 on Jul 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love this!! ha ha super cute! So well made! Highly recommend! Can't wait to use it in clinic and show my patients :-) Thank you!!

ask160

ask160 on Jul 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love this item. Looks a little different from the picture but still really happy. Very well made!! Thanks so much! Was shipped on time!

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About

A Crochet Heart

That was the very first one. The body part that kicked this whole crazy thing off. A request for lungs shortly followed, then a brain, a liver, a pancreas, and before I knew it, I'd stumbled into a niche.

I've always been an anatomy nerd, and I'm rarely without a crochet hook on my person. I've learned so much in making these, and I'd like to share the fascination with others.

These pieces end up in medical offices for uses in demonstrations, or to explain procedures. They're gifts for students and teachers, Weird Al Yankovich fans (pancreas), Big Lebowski fans (severed toe), loved ones recovering from surgeries, fans or horror, anatomy nerds, and anyone that appreciates a little creepy-cuteness.

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    A Day In The Life... I like to crochet in the park on nice days. This is how that goes. Person walking by: OOoo are you making a hat? Me: Nope, it's going to be a thyroid. Person: ... Me: As in the gland. It's a thyroid gland. Person: ...

Shop policies

Last updated on May 21, 2013
Hi there, I'm Sarah. Welcome to my shop!

I am an artist/actress living and working In NYC.

I am inspired by the city, my family and friends, and music, which I have playing all day.

Facebook me :-) An Optimistic Cynic

Follow my crafting exploits at http://www.AnOptimisticCynicBlog.Blogspot.com

For beautiful and random, mostly anatomical and craft related images, follow my tumblr blog...http://anoptimisticcynic.tumblr.com/

Thanks so much for viewing my creations!

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Payment
Paypal is preffered, but I do accept money orders and direct checkout as well.

Payments must be received within 72 hours of purchase.

Please convo me to let me know your payment method, if other than Paypal or Direct Checkout.

If you are an Etsy shop owner, I am open to trades, please convo first :-)

If I have not heard for you after 72 hours, I will attempt to contact you. Failing that, I will assume you no longer want the item, cancel the sale, and relist the item.

Custom orders will not be started until payment has been completed.

Item(s) will not be shipped until payment has been completed.

Sales tax will be added for all New York State transactions.
Shipping
I use USPS for all of my shipping.

Buyer is responsible for all shipping fees and customs fee, if any.

Items are Made To Order, unless otherwise specified in the listing itself, or the section. This means it is made just for you. Please allow 10 days to allow for the item to be made, in addition to shipping time. Items will be shipped no later than 14 days from time of purchase.

Please contact for rush shipping, it's usually not a problem.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns are accepted on a case by case basis for up to 7 days after item is received. I want all my costumers to be happy, and if there is a problem I can fix, I will strive to do so. Convo me with questions/concerns!
Additional policies and FAQs
These items are Made To Order, unless marked as Ready To Ship, or RTS within the listing or section itself. If you need the item immediately, contact me about rush orders.

Inquire about wholesale/bridal pricing!

I'm always up for some custom work, so if you want something you don't see here, just ask!