Monday, May 28, 2007

Square Monsters



I made some new monsters for the stall! Here they are in four flavours. Each one was made slightly differently as I tried to work out the best technique. The stripey arms and some of the buttons came from two tops I got from Tescos bargain bin for £4. You get much more for your money than when you buy socks, so i am on the prowl now for cheap stripes. The T-shirt meaterial works brilliantly because it stretches well. I might have to get me some more of this stuff. I'd really like to start knitting some monsters but my knitting is so poor, I need to practice. Psychotic fiction makes beautiful, animated monsters which inspired these ones I made. Have a look at them here here. I also printed some letterpress labels for them whilst I was away and just ordered some small brown paper bags to wrap them in. It's all very exciting here in stall production land.


4 comments:

Simon said...

http://damncoolpics.blogspot.com/2007/05/brutal-soft-toys_2732.html

Jackie said...

Hiya! My name is Jackie, I am a high school student in Ontario, Canada. I saw an article in the newspaper last week which refered to your site for a template for a sock monkey. I looked through all your monsters and was inspired to make my own. He is most similar to your square monsters, although he is still quite diferent from them(bigger, slightly different shape, different face, longer limbs too). My older sisters love him so now I'm to make each of them their own! I just want to say thank you for sharing your adorable creations, they are very cute and absolutely wonderful all around :D Great job, and again, THANKYOU!!!!!!!

psychotic fiction said...

great! :)
http://psychotic-fiction.blogspot.com/

TheWhiteSeal said...

I just came across your blog, it was a really interesting read! On the subject of label printing, i actually get all my labels printed by a british labels company for a really low price. If anyone is at all interested then it may be worth taking a look at their website as they do all types of label printing.