Saturday, August 30, 2008

Scarf Drawing....



My dear red-headed friend Rachel of RED PRAIRIE PRESS is doing a Blog give away. Simply respond to her question "what is your favorite cartoon" (my answer pictured above), and your name will go into a drawing for the chance to win a screen-printed scarf of your choosing!

Its that easy! Make a comment on her post by wednesday and ONE lucky winner will be picked at random to have their neck wrapped in style this fall!!

p.s. Even if you aren't the winner, you can always buy one from her online shop! Ha!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Monster Love


Just a picture of the TWO beasts I made yesterday. Thats right, I worked non stop all day to make these buggers. Using recycled materials means no assembly line work...Its a slow process...hence, the sad news: the Etsy shop update will not happen before August's end, but I'm going to aim for the first week of September! More info later on...

In other not so exciting news...I made a Cotton Monster myspace page, cause....why not?

Oh, and my most recent addiction, Pandora Radio. Type in a band or song and it magically plays music with similar qualities non-stop....i was skeptical at first, but must say I've been pretty amazed so far...its made me realize how much is missing from my music collection!

Back to sewing!!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Big Game Opening



Well, the art show in my friend's basement bedroom "opened" last night to the public (mostly friends and a few passerbys that were pulled in from off the street) Liz pulled it off beautifully, transforming the room into a hunting lodge of sorts! The photos were fantastic, animal hats were worn by all and no one got injured! Horray!



Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Family Week



My big sis visited this past week with her growing family, and my mom and I threw her a baby shower! Its nice every once in a while to stray from monster making, just to be sure I haven't lost the gift of making other things...so I made a whale family for her, a big one with a pocket mouth and removable water spray, and two littler ones that will be more the size of the wee one.
I think the baby got enough onsies to wear a different one every day for the first 3 months! Everything is so adorable in size tiny!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Huntin'

(For the record, I am still feverishly making monsters...)

I took some time out last night to work on this white elephant head for a friend's upcoming 'hunting'-themed installation. There's much more too it, but it shall be best left a surprise!


And here are a few photos of us preparing for the photo shoot...Lions and zebras and hunters! Oh My!!


Liz....you are AMAZING!!

Friday, August 01, 2008

Shop Sellout








Thanks to everyone that ordered/tried to order/or glanced at a Cotton Monster during this week's update! Glad to see the new tote bags went over well! Rachel of the fabulous Red Prairie Press will be printing up more sometime in the near future. And when they're ready, I'll put them up in the Etsy Shop!
Also I got a whole lot of emails from folks in the UK and Canada who are feeling left out of all the Cotton Monster shopping excitement (not to mention India and Japan), so I'm going to try to look into shipping options for you all soon! Its just really expensive to get them overseas and pretty darn confusing on my end.
Anyway, I totally forgot to do a blog post before the store was updated. I got a bit overwhelmed with the newsletter, and it completely slipped my mind. Soon I'll have a whole month or two to work on nothing but monsters, so I'm going to aim for bigger updates, more often if I can swing them. I'll let you know! If you want to see what sold this week, go to http://www.cottonmonster.etsy.com/ and click on the items sold link!