Friday, May 30, 2014

Pile of Craft is JUNE 7th!

I've been sweating away in the attic studio the past month gearing up for 
Charm City Craft Mafia's annual amazing craft show
on June 7th from 10am-5pm
at 2640 St. Paul Street 21218 (inside St. John's Church)
Here's the FB event page

Consider starting your shopping in the more chill SMALLER ROOM 
in the back of the church...
Find me there at booth # 46. Free High-fives for all! 
I'll have some brand new products with me (Blue and Red Crabs! Birdies! and more!
in addition to ol' lovable favorites, monsters of all varieties (of course), bunnies, kitties, 
patches and tons of new catnip toys! 

Monday, April 28, 2014

Follow me on Instagram!

I know I'm a little late to the Instagram bandwagon, 
but I finally got an account set up and would 
love it if you followed me there @cottonmonsterjen 

Friday, April 04, 2014

tons of buns!

A dozen Mini Bunnies and a few BIG guys now in the shop! 

Saturday, March 29, 2014


Just added a dozen mini kitty cats into the SHOP

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Shop Update! Happy Spring!

Just put a new batch of small monsters in the shop
Enjoy and Happy Spring to everyone! 

Friday, March 07, 2014

Creek Monster comes to life!

Hey Austin folks! Have you heard of the Waller Creek Conservancy and the Creek Show? If not, stop what you are doing and check out those links to see what is going on in your hood!! (then come back and read the rest of this post!)

I had the pleasure of designing a Creek Monster plush, (pictured above being hugged!) inspired by the Pentagram designed logo, based on an illustration by artist Marc Burckhardt. The monster then went to Austin's White Star Manufacturing sewing house where they patterned, stitched and stuffed a limited edition batch of 50 of these cute, squishy and multi-eyed dudes. Ingrid Spencer, co-creator of the Creek Show, is the awesome lady who brought this plush baby to life, committing a ton of time, energy, and even fabric cutting skills to make this idea a reality!

Don't miss your chance to get your very own Creek Monster this weekend at SXSW Create and support the Waller Creek Conservancy in the process! Details below:

It's Alive!
The Creek Monster, star of the Pentagram-designed Creek Show logo, has been brought to life! Inspired by an illustration by artist Marc Burckhardt, designed by plush artist Jennifer Strunge, and hand sewn by Austin's White Star Manufacturing, each Creek Monster is a limited edition creation celebrating the transformations underway along Waller Creek in downtown Austin. 

The Creek Monster will be making its debut at SXSW Create [this weekend]! Visit us at the Long Center City Terrace and get your very own Creek Monster with a donation to the conservancy of $50 or more. Can't make it to SXSW but still want a Creek Monster? Look for Creek Monsters at the Blanton Museum Shop and on our website very soon!

SXSW Create Details
SXSW Create is free event with hands-on activities in a family-friendly environment that takes place during SXSW Interactive. 
March 7 - 911am to 6pm
City Terrace at the Long Center
Visit for more information. 

Friday, February 28, 2014

Baltimore Threadquarters

This evening Baltimore Threadquarters in Highlandtown celebrates it's first year anniversary with a reception from 5-9pm! Come out and cozy up, eat some snacks, try out a sampling of new Cascade yarn! AND while you're there check out the window display of some big ol' Cotton Monster creations from my personal collection, as well as pieces in the workshop gallery by artist Robert Hoffman.  If you can't make it to this shindig, be sure to pop over during the month of March to visit the monsters in the window and pick up some yarn, fabric or notions for your next craft project. Bmore Threadquarters also offers lots of great workshops for both beginner and experienced fiber folk! More info can be found on their website!