Tag Archives: handmade

A monster is for life, not just for Christmas

13 Nov

My house is full of monsters. It’s about time that some of them went off to their forever homes so I’m putting some of them up for adoption. They make excellent christmas gifts for that person who has everything, and are a great discussion piece on display on a shelf or windowsill.

I’m running a bit of an informal auction, with a suggested adoption fee for each monster (postage and packing will be a little extra), and am accepting bids for each little creature over on my facebook page. Remember that they are much bigger than they look in photos and each one is totally handmade with love and attention to detail. They are made as child-safe as possible but do contain small parts so are not intended as toys.

So if you fancy owning any of this motley crew head on over to my Mistress of Monsters page on facebook and let the bidding commence!

More Mini-Monsters

30 Oct

Now that the marital dust has settled, I can get back to focusing on some serious monstering. I’ve been really enjoying the mini-monsters, it’s a great way of using up scraps of interesting fabrics, and gives more instant gratification than the bigger projects. Initially I found working small to be really challenging but I feel like I’m mastering it now and I’m excited to start making some christmassy ones for the upcoming festive season.

Now that I am getting better at working on a small scale I’m planning to start adding more of my usual character to the mini-monsters, so expect to see them coming thick and fast over the coming weeks! Here’s what I came up with today.

Crafting for a Cause

24 Feb

Hey there fabric fans. My sewing machine and I have been busy, busy, busy just lately and I should have some exciting new stuff to show you very soon.

Just now though, I would like to share with you an endeavour of a friend and fellow crafter which I would love you all to get involved with.

Chris Webb of Lazy Crafternoons has taken on the substantial task of making and displaying a different craft every week for a year, and auctioning off these creations on Ebay with ALL proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support. An excellent cause and lets face it, one we will all come into contact with at some point in our lives.

I was lucky enough to be the winner on the auction for one of these wonderful coffee cup holders which I use every morning on my way to work as a cozy for my Chai latte, and it brightens up my day!

You can read all about the ’52 weeks, 52 crafts’ challenge over on the Lazy Crafternoons blog, including the inspirational story of how the idea came about. So far we’ve seen, baby bibs, body butters, coffee coasters, and the latest hot item is this amazing patchwork cushion by guest crafter Debbie Greenaway

So, have a look on the blog, and get yourself over to the Ebay auction to bag yourself a home-made bargain, and raise some cash for Macmillan cancer in the meantime.

Nine Months and Counting

1 Jan

Now, I know what you’re thinking and no, I don’t have a little monster shaped bun in my oven. I do however, have nine months to cook a hand-made wedding.

In order to keep the monsters and the wedding stuff separate, and to avoid you all getting wedding fatigue, I spent last night putting together a new blog which you can find over at www.mrandmrsmonster.wordpress.com. It’s only in it’s fledgling stages but should form a really nice diary for Mr Monster and I to look back on in years to come.

I will be chronicling the whole process but more specifically, documenting the challenge of making my own dress…..Gulp….

So why not stop by and see what we are up to?