PenelopeandClyde

8-bit Crochet by Ana Petree Garcia

Staten Island, New York On Etsy since 2011

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PenelopeandClyde

8-bit Crochet by Ana Petree Garcia

Staten Island, New York | 75 Sales

Announcement    I will update any blanket listing once it is complete and ready to ship. With a little one to chase my crochet days are limited. Thank you for understanding and please stay up to date by following me on social media, I will post updates whenever I add a blanket to my shop.

◆ Keep up to date on Penelope and Clyde:
◊ PenelopeandClyde.com
◊ Instagram: @anapetree
◊ Twitter: @anapetree
◊ Facebook.com/PenelopeAndClyde
◊ PenelopeandClyde.tumblr.com

*Patterns not available for sale.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 10, 2018

I will update any blanket listing once it is complete and ready to ship. With a little one to chase my crochet days are limited. Thank you for understanding and please stay up to date by following me on social media, I will post updates whenever I add a blanket to my shop.

◆ Keep up to date on Penelope and Clyde:
◊ PenelopeandClyde.com
◊ Instagram: @anapetree
◊ Twitter: @anapetree
◊ Facebook.com/PenelopeAndClyde
◊ PenelopeandClyde.tumblr.com

*Patterns not available for sale.

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    Reviews

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    • makensie on May 9, 2015

      5 out of 5 stars

      I can't wait for the shop to open back up I will buy more from it!

    • Troy on Mar 19, 2015

      5 out of 5 stars

      I was very happy with the item, it looked just like its picture. It took a while to ship but was worth the wait.

    • lex on Mar 3, 2015

      5 out of 5 stars

      Love love love my throw!

    • Earl on Dec 31, 2014

      5 out of 5 stars

      This blanket is amazing! It's huge and so well done. Ana is very receptive to questions and answers everything quickly. I will say that I was pretty scared I wouldn't get the item on time for Christmas Eve, but it arrived at about 6pm. I did not have time to wrap the item, but it was still a hit. As the description says, order these very early (over 4 months). You can tell a lot of work was put into this blanket. It really exceeded my expectations. Thank you!

    • Reviewed by Inactive on Oct 10, 2014

      5 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic. Thank you very much ((((:

    • shady on Aug 23, 2014

      5 out of 5 stars

      Flawless. Amazing. Thank you so much.

    • Julie on Jul 18, 2014

      5 out of 5 stars

      Perfect blanket. I messaged Ana in April to ask about timing of the blanket for a July birthday. We agreed on the timing; I paid her, and that was it. About two weeks before the agreed on shipping date, I sent a note asking if we were on schedule. She promptly replied that she was just finishing up and was on schedule. The blanket arrived two days later (early!) beautifully packaged. The blanket itself is awesome - wonderfully made and just like the picture. Quite possibly the best gift I will ever give my husband.

    • Mark on Mar 11, 2014

      5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome blanket. Doesn't seem to get cold so its always nice to cover up with. Would definitely buy from again.

    • cwmccracken on Feb 18, 2014

      5 out of 5 stars

      The Zelda blanket is perfect, and the seller was great about getting it to me exactly when I needed it.

    • Trenholme on Feb 13, 2014

      5 out of 5 stars

      Shipped on time, Fantastic Quality, Gives a 5+ sleep bonus.

    About PenelopeandClyde

    Sales 75
    On Etsy since 2011

    Do What You Love.

    Fun fact, I've never beaten a video game in my life. I have, however, always made it to the boss. Apparently I'm not very persistent and I definitely don't like confrontation.

    I asked my mother to teach me to crochet when I was twelve and about to become an aunt for the first time. It was a tiny little pink and white striped "receiving" blanket, the edges curved in and out and I'm sure it fell apart after one wash. I was super enthusiastic about creating though and I brought yarn with me everywhere. I could often be found in class with my backpack in my lap, crocheting feverishly beneath my desk. Lucky for me and my new hobby, my family was lousy with newborns.

    As an adult I had continued to gift baby blankets to coworkers, friends and family members until one day my husband, Terrence, asked if I would make him a blanket. It took me a few years to get around to it, I thought the idea of making a large blanket sounded a bit daunting. I only ever made one full length blanket before, I'd made it for myself and it took me twelve years to complete. Terrence threw an even bigger request my way when he joked that I should make him a blanket with Space Invaders on it.

    I secretly accepted his challenge and in 2010, it took me just two months to make not only a blanket with Space Invaders on it... but the entire level of the game. Terrence loved his gift so much, he wrote about it at his job with AOL News (www.switched.com/2010/02/02/my-hand-made-space-invaders-blanket-is-the-best-gift-ever/).

    Once his readers, coworkers and the band of followers from twitter saw what I had made for him, they urged me to sell my blankets. After making one more Space Invaders blanket (in the correct colors, his was brown and blue), I was ready to test out the internet sales market.

    In 2011 I registered my store here on Etsy with just one blanket to sell, after that blanket sold Terrence had a new challenge for me, Donkey Kong. I laughed when he suggested I make a full level Donkey Kong blanket, I had no idea where to even start. It took me nearly a year of plotting and crocheting tiny sprites of each character before I was ready to see if I could do it. After I accomplished making that, everything else seemed super easy, so I made a few more afghans and updated my shop once more in the winter of 2012.

    Since then I've been trying to branch out my line of video game themed blankets, attempting to bring you guys as many of our beloved friends as I can. Its a ton of fun creating each blanket, especially when I get the opportunity to make new scenes and games. My goal is to one day be able to do this as my full time job, I've always wanted to be able to do what I love... and I really love this.

    Shop members

    • Ana Petree Garcia

      Owner, Creator

      My mother taught me to crochet when I was 12 years old, I didn't begin to truly excel at it until I was 26. I need to constantly continue to push myself to learn and do more than I think I'm capable of.

    Shop policies

    Last updated on February 27, 2014
    Hey! If you want to learn more about me and perhaps my other projects you can visit my website at http://www.penelopeandclyde.com/

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    Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
    Returns and exchanges
    All sales are final unless fault or damage of my own. If you have ANY questions or concerns, please feel free to message me first.
    Payment
    I accept PayPal and direct credit card payments.
    Shipping
    I ship all items through the US Postal Service as soon as they are completed.

    US customers may expect to receive packages 3-7 business days after shipment.
    International customers may expect to receive packages 6-11 business days after shipment notification.

    If you have any personal issues with the USPS I'm completely sympathetic and more than willing to ship though another provider by request. Just be sure to ask me before you make your purchase.


    All items are made to order, the time it takes to ship depends entirely on my current workload. If you need an item by a specific date please contact me before you make your purchase to ensure it will arrive on time.

    If for any reason I fall behind on my orders I will always let you know ahead of time. Please make sure to check out my shop announcements for any notices on shipping delays before you make your purchase, https://www.etsy.com/shop/PenelopeandClyde/policy?ref=nav_tab_policies.
    Additional policies and FAQs
    I will take custom orders depending on my current workload. Please feel free to message me with any questions or ideas.