Thursday, May 8, 2014

Christmas in May...

What!?  Christmas in May?  Yep, the monsters are busy applying for Christmas craft fairs this month.

The big one in Vancouver that the monsters do every year is called Make It!  It is held at the PNE Forum, and is super fun!  If you are in the Vancouver area December 4-7, be sure to come by.  There will be hundreds of cool vendors to see also.  Check out the Make It website for more info and to sign up for alerts and coupons!

I'll let you guys know about other fairs as they come along...but for now, the monsters are getting into full swing with SUMMER MARKETS!  Starting this Sunday May 10th, we will be at the Bastion Square Sunday market, and then the occasional Saturday at the Moss Street Market.  Lots of opportunities for you to get your monster fix.

That's is for now, please enjoy this beautiful blooming group of Amaryllis flowers :)

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

SPCA Fundraiser!

Hello monster fans!  Sorry I haven't written in a long time.  Been spending most of my time either chained to my sewing machine (Yay!) or over on Facebook (AKA The time vortex).

Anyway, the monsters and I wanted to let you know about something exciting that is going on in the monster household this weekend.  It is a bake sale for the SPCA!  My daughter wanted to do something to help animals, so last year she asked to organize a bake sale.  That was a great success, raising $600!  This year we want to make it bigger and better, with a goal of $1000.  With that in mind, if anyone would like to simply donate to the cause, I have added a "donate" button through PayPal to the page, so if you are unable to partake of the yummy goodies and bread, you can still help out...



Here is the link to the SPCA Victoria Facebook event page, for more info and some pics of my kid making stuff.

And here are pics of some monsters that I added to my etsy store:







Thanks so much guys!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The monsters are famous!

Stop the presses!  The monsters were featured on a really cool website called littlegatherer.com

From their website..."Little Gatherer is an Imaginarium of gathered and created objects, outfits and images that inspire the small and the young at heart"  I took a browse around, and was enchanted by the lovely items they have featured.

That's my orange guy Gerald the pajama monster.  The whole site is devoted to monster stuff right now,  so I suggest you go check it out.



Sunday, December 12, 2010

You don't choose your monster, your monster chooses you!

Well, hello! Long time no blog...

It has been a busy year, and I have been very bad at keeping up with the monster blog. Like 10 months bad! Oh well, better late than never I suppose...

The last year has seen a lot of monster activity. I have spent hundreds of hours in the workshop, creating many, many monsters, not to mention the umpteen trips to the thrift stores to collect supplies. I have taken the monsters to markets, several large craft fairs and there are even monsters for adoption in a few retail stores! All in all, a successful year I think. Someone asked me how many I have sold in the past year, and I estimated about 250. WOW! The number took me aback. Really? That many? But I double checked, and that is about right. Who knew that my obsession with strange creatures would end up being a business?

I think what I most enjoy about the creation of these weird and wonderful creatures is the reaction of the people who see them. And I have discovered that the person doesn't choose their own monster...the monster chooses them! There have been monsters that I was sure would sell very quickly, but didn't. Then when I least expect it, the right person comes along and falls in monster-love! It is really quite magical.

I alluded earlier to the critters being in some retail stores now. It is very exciting! The lovely wool shop Knotty by Nature (www.kbnfibres.ca) has been carrying my monsters for a few months now, and I now have some in a shop in Vancouver called "Scraps - the green general store" (www.scrapsvancouver.com) and at the Beaver house fudge and next to nature trading co. At Whippletree junction here on lovely Vancouver Island.

So, thanks for reading, and hopefully it won't be quite so long until the next post!