Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloweeeeeeen!

Happy Halloween, from the Cotton Monsters...boooooohaha

Monday, October 29, 2007


This weekend I received a copy of the german published book, Tactile, which happens to include a couple photos of my giant inflatable monsters!! The book is beautiful and features amazing art and design work from all over the world...including the amazing paper cutouts of my old fiber buddy Jen Stark. I was completely honored to be included in the printing, and highly recommend picking up a copy (at least to browse through at a book shop!) It is inspiring...

"Tactile shows how graphic design is moving into three-dimensional objects and products. The innovative examples documented in the book demonstrate how designers are developing and implementing their ideas spatially from the very outset of a project."

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Oh the holidays....

So, I've decided to take NO MORE custom requests/orders between now and the holiday season....SO that I can better prepare for even MORE online shop updates and december craft shows. That means, hopefully, more folks will have a chance to get Cotton Monsters in the next few months. My little fingers are working away trying to make this happen. I'll resume taking orders/custom requests in January, so please hold off till then.

THANKS for understanding.

p.s.Mud and Metal just got a new stock of Cotton Monsters (if you're in Balto.)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Current TV: Video from Crafty Bastards

While I don't really consider myself a maker of "plush," it seems if you are making stuffed things you get lumped in that category. This time, it got me a little spot on a video made by a cool guy named Alex who's behind Damaged Films.

To view the video with some words from me and the creators of My Papercrane as well as Spooky Daddy and more, click HERE...and if you're so inclined vote for it to run on the air!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Shop sell out!

The Cotton Monster Shop sold out in record time (30 monsters in under two hours!) Thanks to eveyone who adopted. And thanks to everyone who took the time to check them out!
Monday is a holiday, so the monsters will most likely be sent out tuesday/wednesday of next week (as packing is gonna take some time...) Looks like I better get back to sewing!

Cotton Monster Shop Update TODAY

The shop will be stocked with thirty new monsters this afternoon (sometime around noon)...including a few of the new little breeds, jellies and bellyfish (pictured above)..check back soon to the shop!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Crafty Show

Thanks to everyone who came out to the 2007 Craft Bastard Festival yesterday in DC. It was awsome. At one point there were so many people it was hard to move at all...which maybe is not so good for the crowd, but great for vendors!

So many monsters found homes, and as always the cotton monsters made lots of new friends!
Here are a few photos of my Cotton Monster booth, and my trusty side kick wearing his new t-shirt from our next door neighbors Red Prairie Press.

The online update of the shop is my next top priority, so look for a new stock of monsters online, probably next week. I'll send out a newsletter update a day or so in advance!