1.29.2010

MONSTERS! {+tutorial}

Good morning!
I have a very VERY special guest blogger today.
She's my oldest sister.
Natalie has created the quirkiest cuegliest monsters!
We went in on a craft fair together and THESE were a HIT! Besides all their unique colors, buttons and stiching, she made a personalized tag for each one. Each tag was different, stating their name and his/hers funny random quirks.
People at the craft fair got a lot of good laughs reading the tags!
So without further ado....
Here's Natalie!
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The Monsters Have Arrived...

They have been relentless and have shown no mercy - it's been nothing but chaos. They have taken control over my life. All 26 of them.

Bruce has been the ring leader. He is quite the character ... he enjoys juggling chainsaws and making artisan cheeses. Oh, and running over orange construction barrels.

Ida has taken over my television, watching roller derby until all hours of the night and is constantly listening to Barry Manilow.

And Beatrice. Oh Beatrice! She's busy marking up my new hardwood floors ... you see, she is obsessed with red stiletto heels.

But I guess I cannot completely blame them.

For I have created them.

Each and every one.

With some crazy socks, some stuffing, and a few odd buttons.10 of them found new homes at a benefit craft fair for little Tegan who has cancer. A few more were given as Christmas gifts. And the rest were shipped off to my brother in Ecuador so he can give them to the little kids there. He is serving a mission for our church. All I can say is, I'm so glad to be finally getting these guys out of my house. They've created havoc. And they had better behave in their new homes ... Or else. :)









YOU CAN FIND THE TUTORIAL HERE.
Isn't my sister BRILLIANT?! I wish you could read ALL 26 TAGS! HEE-LARIOUS!
enjoy your weekend!

22 comments:

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

those are so fun!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

So so cute and fun!! I love them!! These would be super cute in the kiddos little valentines baskets!

Danielle said...

Those are adorable...I am going to make one.

janet said...

Yes...your sister id brilliant ;-)

BJ_Mama said...

These are SOOOOOOOO adorable! I wish I could read all the tags too! They sound like my kind of monsters!

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

oh those are hilarious! my 2 year old is sitting beside me and he's telling me "want one, want one"...too bad I don't sew!

Hollis said...

Really Cute.. Love the stories and their little personalities! So much fun

Sonia said...

Those are awesome! Real cute idea to make monsters from old socks!!

Annie said...

I'm loving these and making them the theme of my next nursery! I would love to see the tags and how you kept them with each monster? These little guys are killing me. I especially love Ida.

designdazzle.blogspot.com said...

Love the monster dolls - so creative and fun!!

'T' said...

eli has to sleep with his monster every night. xxoo

fawnda said...

ADORABLE! I love that they all have thier own personality!

Mod Podge Amy said...

Those are awesome! I love!!!

Sheryl Parsons said...

How fun they are! Great little monsters!

Shawn and Megan Atwood said...

Love these!!! Bridger just adores his sock monster!

Stephanie - My Frugal Lifestyle said...

Oh my heavens! Those are so stinkin cute and funny to boot!

Jenglamgirl said...

HOW DANG CUTE ARE THESE. I love where they went especially to your bro. to give to the kids of Ecuador! SO SWEET!

Tess said...

I think they are adorable. It is so great/special/ magnificent of yiou to send some of the to Ecuador. The little kiddos there will be delighted. I'm sure they fetched a good price for Tegan's auction too. Cute!
So when fdo they go on sale over at Etsy?

Michelle said...

These rock! So fun! I featured them at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

Brittney said...

I'm so excited about these!! I really wish i would have bought one at the craft fair, oh well! I guess i'll have to make one!! Thanks!!

2sisters said...

those are absoluetly darling!!! I wanna make some for sure! I saw something similar in FAO Schwartz for about a gazillion dollars. Thes are awesome!
teri

Heather@ My Frugal Family said...

These are about the most adorable little sock animals I've ever seen!

This is fantastic! Please feel free to add this to my Baby Week link party, running until Saturday this week. It can be found at:

http://theherberfamily.blogspot.com

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