So, a little while ago, at the Little Monsters Baby and Toddler Show, I ran a competition for mums and dads to win the chance to commission a babygro keepsake monster. The winner was the lovely Marcia who sent me a teeny tiny little babygro which both her beautiful babies wore as newborns. She wanted a mummy monster with two baby monsters, a boy and a girl, to reflect this…and so I got to work.
I chose to use towelling for the mummy monster to stick with the newborn theme, but it turns out that it is just the WORST material to work with! It pulls really easily and little bits come off it like crazy. I spent the time I was working on the project looking like a big hairy monster myself!
Anyway, it was all worth it in the end and I really hope Marcia and her bambino’s like it and will be able to cherish it forever, as is the intention with my keepsake monsters.
If you would like one of your own, why not drop me a line through my contact page.
I’ve been a little quiet on the blogging front lately. I’ve been squirreled away in my craft room getting myself prepared for exhibiting at the Little Monsters Baby and Toddler Show in Bristol tomorrow. It will be the first time I’ve shown the babygro monsters in public as in the past they have been done purely as individual commissions for happy customers. I’ve been busy making up a few samples for the show and I’m really pleased with how they’ve turned out. I love seeing people interact with my creations, picking them up, smiling as they find the little details, It makes me feel all warm and gooey inside. I can’t wait to see what the response will be like tomorrow.
Stay tuned later for a new monster which I finished yesterday, He’s just powdering his nose, preparing for his photo shoot right now. In the meantime, why not come on down to Ashton Gate stadium tomorrow to see them for yourself!
Following on from the babygro project my mum asked me to make a monster for a friend of hers who is expecting, check out the results
I am having SO much fun working on Project Babygro. Remember the babygro’s my cousin has asked me to turn into monsters for his kids?
I must admit I felt the weight of responsibility on my shoulders taking a very sharp pair of scissors to such special garments but once I overcame that little psychological hurdle I have been going great guns. One is almost complete and the other is fully formed in my head (although I must admit I have almost filled a sketch book with preliminary drawings to make sure they are absolutely right).
If these go well and Mummy and Daddy monster like them then I will maybe think about offering this kind of thing as a service to the public. Exciting yes?…..
So… the babygros have arrived. I must admit they are very cute and giving me lots of ideas (whilst not making me at all clucky…ahem). I feel a trip to my beloved haberdashers coming on. I want these to be REALLY good as these baby clothes are so special to my cousin and his wife. It might take me a while but keep checking back for updates.