Tuesday, September 16, 2014

CRAFTY BASTARDS IS COMING!




Calling all those fine folks in DC, MD, VA or anywhere nearby, 
Crafty Bastards is almost here and the monsters in my studio are piling up!!!
It is a two day event this year, outside under huge tents (rain or shine!) September 27th and 28th and full of amazing arts and crafts from all over the place! Cotton Monster will be there at booth # 74 with tons of brand new monsters, kitties, catnip toys, patches and other stuffed delights! 

(because one day is just not enough!) using code: VENDOR2014




Friday, September 05, 2014

Pajama Monsters and Weirdos!









Meet the newest Cotton Monster additions! 
Pajama Monsters are cute wee little guys clad in striped pj's 
with pocket mouths! Also in the shop are a bunch of utterly unique Weirdos, 
one-off monsters that I may or may not ever make again, 
so better snatch them up while they're in the shop! 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Around the house: Recycled Limb Planters




 The past few years my mom and I have been tackling her attic, making space and donating things that were stuffed up there long ago, because, let's face it...letting go is hard, and you never know when you might need this or that. A lot of times, for better or worse, I end up with a trunk full of things to take home with me. A while back we uncovered some big zip-lock bags of my old barbies. Most had their hair cut off.  Some were missing heads.  On a mission to liberate their better parts from those weird alien torsos and permanently made-up faces (those that still had them), i dutifully did what seemed obvious and went about dismembering them further, ripping off legs and arms, averting my eyes and cutting them off with big wire cutters when necessary. 

I shoved those limbs into the dirt of planters and pots with succulents, cacti, aloe or whatever other spidery plants I already had around, they instantly gained a whole new personality (granted, the legs make for a bit more scandalous display)...
I love them.

Make your own:
1. Find your childhood Barbies or take some from a kid 
(and buy that kid a Cotton Monster to replace them)
2. Rip off the legs and arms (or carefully cut off with big wire cutters)
3. Stick 'em in your plants
4. Smile every time you see them





Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Pocket Mouthed Monsters!







A new batch of medium sized monsters are now in the shop
These dudes are smaller then the "big" variety but with the same awesome 
pocket mouths for hiding little treasures. There's plenty to love about this squeezable crew!
See a video of a medium monster in action (devouring some action figures!)  HERE! 

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!