Mr Monster and I had a most enjoyable and productive day today. I’ve been wanting to get some mini-Christmas fairy monster tree toppers done after the success of the star toppers last year, and the Mr wanted to get a fancy dress costume made. We shared the craft room and over copious cups of tea, we got creating. A succesful day was had by all. He is currently squeezing into a rather spectacular AT-ST costume (Star Wars roboty thing for the uninitiated!) and I have some lovely little fairy folk to show you.
I’ve discovered the joys of Jellyrolls. Bundles of coordinating fabric intended for patchwork, but the perfect size for making mini-monsters. I got a great roll yesterday of home-spun patterns in muted colours which I felt would be perfect for some tree-topping darlings. I managed two today and I am extremely proud of them. Take a little look
Perfect to tie on to the top of your tree!
I love the direction my work is taking at the moment. The mini-monsters are allowing me to create more rapidly and keep a coherent flow through my work. The collection is starting to look really good and I can’t wait to get them out there at a fair to see how people respond to them.
I had a lovely little package in the post today. Last month I signed up for a handmade christmas decoration exchange. A great idea dreamt up by Emma Metcalf, the brains behind the excellent online magazine The Craft Tonic.
So what is the exchange all about? Everyone who signed up was given the address of a fellow crafter to make a festive decoration for. I love the crafting world! Where else would you receive a gift from a total stranger?
Anyway, my effort is currently winging it’s way to it’s new home and this morning I got to unwrap the one posted to me. It was made by Debby Leaper of ‘Sew Lovely’ and I LOVE it! so personal and festive. It will be cherished. Thanks so much Debby. x
Roll up fabric fans! To celebrate the unveiling of the Mistress of Monsters Christmas shop (yes I know it’s only October but it’s good to start early!), I’m giving away this very special Sweetiepie tree topper. Guaranteed to add a bit of Candyland magic to any tree.
All you have to do to enter the competition is comment on this post below telling me what you would most like from Father Christmas this year.
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Make sure you tell me in your comment below if you have done any of these, you will get one extra entry to the give-away for each of these things so up to five entries are available. The winner will be drawn at random on Nov 25th.
I am very pleased to introduce to you, the first item in my sure-to-expand Christmas shop. My Christmas tree toppers which I can also adapt to be regular tree decorations, these little creatures just love to nestle amongst your baubles (oo-er!)
They were worth inhaling a tonne of glitter for, and there is something very satisfying about seeing them all lined up on my windowsill. I keep wanting to throw them in the air and roll around in them…but I won’t
My work is usually quite large so working on a small scale initially didn’t come easily to me but after a while I was starting to quite enjoy these smaller expressions of my monster ideals. There will be more to come for the Christmas shop but for now, have a closer look at these.
Making your other decorations lick their lips, the oh so scrumptious Sweetiepies add a touch of candy cane sweetness to any tree
The Glitterati thrive under the intense glare of fairy-lights, just make sure you get their best side!
The Disco-Belles love all things glam and if they could sing, I’m sure they would be likely to break out into a rendition of ‘I wish it could be Christmas every day’ without warning.
The Stars are available in my Etsy shop. They are made to order so please do allow a little time for them to be dispatched.