Sunday, June 29, 2008

Artscape Sneak Peak

So, I've been putting my little monsters on hold this past week to put in some long hard hours on a monster of a monster project for this year's Artscape. I don't want to show all of it yet, and there is still lots to be done...but here's an image of how the beast started (with a pretty shotty armature) and an image of the head finally coming together as I left it this evening! I was planning on doing an update before June ended, but alas....not happening. Im skipping for a small vacation this week and just wouldn't have time to get everything packed and shipped before it will have to happen in July. Lots more to be done on the "Belly of the Beast" project (its huge)!! More pictures to come!!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Thanks for coming out!

Hey there! Thanks to all who came out for the 2nd Annual Pile of Craft show today in Baltimore! We had amazing vendors, customers, and volunteers! I got to meet lots of super nice Cotton Monster fans, including two awesome kids that came with their old Cotton Monsters in tow and asked to have their picture taken with me and their monster collection! ADORABLE! I felt like a rock star. It always seems worth doing shows just to be able to watch people's expressions as they approach a table full of monsters...especially when the grown ups turn into squealing little kids..thats the best!

I just managed to delete all of the beautiful pictures I took of everyone...all except for this one!
A note to the rest of you....when I get this camera malfunction figured out I'll be doing an ETSY shop update of the rest of my Cotton Monster stock!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Every morning when I open my studio door I secretly hope that magical elves have broken in to help me sew up cotton monsters overnight...or that they've figured out how to reproduce on their own. No such luck...but I did start tagging all the little ones for the upcoming show today, and seeing two giant bins of finished babies, pents, and jellies is quite a good feeling! I've been working my tail off this past month trying to make enough stock for the show , and its finally coming together!

Charm City Craft Mafia's Pile of Craft fair/show/selling extravaganza quickly approaching. Come out this Saturday JUNE 21st from 10am-5pm (come early if you want your choice of mucho Cotton Monsters) at 2640 Saint Paul Street!!! Click here to view the vendor list, see the awesome sponsors and MORE!