Meeps are crocheted emotional support orbs that are designed to help you when life is getting lifey. All you need to do is give your meep a squeeze and they will hold your heavy stuff for you, for however long you need.
The first meep wasn't a meep. The first meep was a black hole that I gave to someone going through a rough time. It was a gift that was meant to say, "I see you're struggling and I hope this can help." When the recipient seemed to really like it, the idea of making more came about. The next two were made with yellow yarn and called sunshines, and it kept growing from there.
While making meeps, I would sometimes bring my yarn to school. One of my students saw an extra one I had made and asked if she could use it to help her with the anxiety she was feeling about her upcoming math test. At the end of the day she said, "Thanks for my meep!" I had been looking for a name for them and it seemed to fit. When I asked her why she called it a meep she said it was a sound her mother and her used to locate one another when they had been separated in stores. The idea of calling the movement All You Meep is Love, came about from a place of needing to reclaim some things and a strong belief in the idea that Love Wins. In the face of pain choosing love, healing and kindness is better than continuing to pass on the pain to others.
So, this has change recently. In order to keep up with the amazing response to meeps, I have started Meep Adoption Days. This will help me continue to keep meeps free, but also make sure I can spend time with my family and give my job the time and attention it needs too. I hope you understand! Meep Adoption Days will be announced on the All You Meep is Love Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
I absolutely love sharing the pattern and having more meep makers in the world. The only thing that I ask is that meep makers complete an agreement form that says they will not sell the meeps or the pattern to ensure that meeps stay a kindness movement and are not for profit.
Unfortunately at this time I cannot fill orders for class sets. But if you know someone who crochets, I do share the pattern. See question above.
Meep of the Week is a way I recognize students in my class. At the end of every week I highlight one student in each of my six English classes and give them a meep to keep. When we are in school they also get to stamp planners that week. I love being able to show students that they are seen, appreciated and that each of them has awesome things about them.
I have a few rules about meeps. 1) I don't make black meeps as a way to have the first be special. I have certain yarns that I always keep on hand and those are the colors I offer on the order form. But, I also have other yarns that are either gifted to me or that I only have a small amount of. Those are the ones I use for the Surprise Me meeps.
To be honest, this question isn't asked all that often, but there are so many times I laugh and think, "That meep is upside down!" I make the meeps so that the eyes are closer to the top half of their adorable blob bodies. Since the meeps are crocheted in a spiral, I try to find a place where the eyes will look straight. Sometimes this is a row higher or lower, but it's always in the top half of the meep.
I've had a lot of people asking about making donations and wanting to help off set my cost of supplies.. I have both a PayPal and a Venmo account. Both are allyoumeepislove.