All the best ideas start with a menu and an eyeliner…..
Mr Monster and I were out having a cheeky Wetherspoons Sunday roast a couple of weeks ago when all of a sudden inspiration struck. We had been throwing around ideas about how to make our rented flat feel more like ‘ours’ and it all started to fall into place.
I searched my handbag for a pen but all I could find was an old and defunct eyeliner so we used that to scrawl on the back of the paper menu as the ideas started to flow. The flat is a two bed, one massive room that we were using as a bedroom and a smaller one which had become my messy little craftroom. Not really the best use of the space so we set about working out if we could swap the two over. On paper it looked great so the next day we gave it a go. It was no easy task with heavy furniture and so much stuff to move but we make a good team and both worked really hard to get it done. It looked great and we now have a cosy little bedroom and the big room has been split in two to become half music room and half craft room. This has been great for Mr Monster as, with teaching guitar lessons from home, he has a really lovely space with comfy sofas for his clients.
There was one casualty of the move. Mr Monster had constructed me a makeshift work bench from half a wardrobe flipped on it’s side, I over-estimated it’s sturdiness, piled loads of stuff on it and SPLAT! It collapsed. So…I just had to order a snazzy new corner bench from Ikea which got delivered today. By the time I got home from work, Mr Monster had put it all together and presented me with my amazing new workspace. I can’t wait to get crafting tomorrow! The best part is that our flat really is now exactly as we want it and feels so much more like Home. The perfect place for the monster family
Look what Mr Monster did for me!
These arrived in the post today and have got me very over excited. He made me up some mini business cards which I can use to spread the word about my monsters and I can also attach to the monsters themselves so their new owners know where they came from if they are not buying direct from my website (which incidentally should be up and running soon)
While he was at it he designed some for himself too, check them out here.
I am loving this shot taken by Mr Monster this morning – the sun was shining down on my little monster family and the beautiful blue sky was just stunning. I’m really pleased with the direction my work is taking at the moment, the cylindrical form is developing well and I have a lot of monster ideas up my proverbial sleeve.
Mr Monster included this shot as part of his ‘365’ photo challenge. Taking a shot everyday which not only has artistic merit but also captures the essence of the day, Check them all out here
I urge you all to visit Mr Monsters shiny new blog at:
I feature as Miss Monster which makes me very happy!
In other news…..Mr Monster and I have featured on one of my favourite websites ‘The Berry’:
Scroll down to photo number 10 (as long as you have a strong stomach…it’s a bit soppy!)
The Monsters are taking over the internet!!
Hello there fabric fans. After moving house last week Mr Monster and I are now all moved in and the internet is up and running so I can finally show you all the exciting things I have been up to recently.
Firstly, the results of project Babygro are in and I am thrilled with them. Fi…..if you are reading this I am sooooooo sorry that I haven’t sent them yet. proper scatter brain at the moment. Here are the little monsters for the little monsters!
Once I’m all settled and totally moved I am going to set this up as a little business so spread the word!