Thursday, June 26, 2008

More Guitar Softies

After many requests from various magazines and newspapers, I took some more photos of our latest series of guitars to pass to the press. This group are all custom made by us. My personal fav is the red with white polka!

Elliot and Big Tone

We had such a great time when Nico's sister Sophie and her 2 boys came and stayed with us. Heres Eliott and Big Tone in a monster hug!

Recycled Vinyl Jewelry

Our latest endeavor! We had some vinyl cut by water jet and then bent it into shape if necessary. We also had some very cool necklaces cut that we still need to finish the chains on, but they should be here soon!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

New Character Art!

Courtesy of our young new friend Fiona, who we met at the Craft Guerilla Market. She seemed to really enjoy our monsters, and drew two fantastic portraits of Johnny Fandango and Betsy Bones in action.

Great stuff Fiona! thanks again!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Craft Guerilla Market in Walthamstow!

We will be there March 31st selling our wares. I really hope we get a good turnout and the weathers nice. I visited the first edition which seemed to go well. Always nice to see what other crafters are doing and getting our products exposure! Will let you know how it goes!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Monsters of Rock!

We have finally finished the entire band, and have sent these out for "Crammed Organisms" - The World's Largest Plush Show in Saint Louis. Its great seeing the whole band together!

Friday, April 11, 2008

We've been accepted to Crammed Organisms yea!

I'm really excited about this! Crammed Organisms are hosting "The World's Largest Plush Show". A total of 4 shows at various venues in St. Louis. There will also be a limited edition coffee table book to compliment the show showcasing all the artists, and we've been accepted! Its really an honor to be showcased with such amazing talent - Thank you Crammed Organisms!

Check out the link for more info

Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Monsters of Rock with Betsy Bones

Betsy Bones

Finally, I have put together a design of our next band member. I am in the process of sewing her up now, so more to post soon! She's bad, she rocks, and plays bass with style!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

The Backyard Market!

Hello fellow craftsters and friends! We've made our first few sales. We decided last minute to throw a stall together for "The Backyard Market" off of Brick Lane. The weather was lousy so there wasn't a lot of people, but we got a great response, particularly for the clocks. It was an excellent day all around even if our little toesies were a little frozen :)

Sunday, March 2, 2008

More Guitar Softies!

We are continuing to crank these out and they will very soon be available for sale at, and through our Etsy page. Hope you like 'em!

Custom Labels!

We ordered some of these fab custom embroidered labels.
Pretty happy with the results!

Sunday, February 10, 2008


So here they are . . . ready to rock your world. There's a new gal pal coming to town soon too to strut her stuff.

Elvis Beastly

Make it funky now!

Big Tone

"Uh . . . hey guys I think I forgot my drumsticks somewhere . . . . guys?"

Don't worry Big Tone, we'll find them for you!

Johnny Fandango

He's such a rock star!


Here is the first protype for Mr.Funkenstein. Some small details to iron out like the synth. Also, we've decided to increase his size and switch the main body to fleece instead of felt. Another one is on the way!

Vinyl Record Inspired Couch Cushions

Super cozy felted cushions.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Funky Guitar Brooches

So, we have started making a few brooches. They are made of layered felt with beadwork and custom embroidery for the details. Also, so they don't go all floppy, we've inserted a small section of wire in the neck. So far we've only done flying V brooches, but other guitar types are on the way! Both of us have been sporting them around on our jackets to spruce up our attire. It's all about the accessories people :)!

Custom Clock Hands

They've finally arrived! Very exciting. The shape is finalized, and we've put in an order for a bunch of custom clock hands. We will be painting some of them depending on the look of the record.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Cuddle Monsters

Nico and Big Tone hanging out.


Okay, so this is a bit of a teaser but . . . . Meet the monsters: Johnny Fandango, Mr.Funkenstein, Elvis Beastly and Big Tone are happy to make your acquaintance! These are some of our designs for soft toys we are working on at the moment. The prototypes are nearly done. We have decided to go with soft fleece so they are super cozy and cuddleable. More on this to come soon. And don't worry we are adding a girl monster soon too!

Guitar Softies

We have been busy busy busy! I am posting the 3 different varieties of our guitar softies. Gibson, Les Paul and the Flying V have been our inspiration for these. They are great fun to make, as there are so many cool little options for knobs and details.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Clutch Purse Stocking Stuffers

I found this great little clutch purse tutorial from u-handbag (thanks guys!), and thought I'd try a couple different patterns myself, with some pretty fabric we got in Japan this summer. They turned out great and I gave them to Nico's sisters as stocking stuffers this year. Try for yourself, tutorial here.

The Vinyl Wall

Here's a few more. We are getting quite the collection on our dining room wall. They actually look pretty cool as a set I think. Way to go Nicolas!

Recycling Vinyl

So Nico had the idea of making clocks out of old vinyl, and we have been scavenging through piles at the Oxfam and digging out the interesting ones. Every once in a while we find colored ones. Joy!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

My Lil' Monster Dude!

I made this for a friends new baby. My first softie and loads of fun.

It's inspiring me to do more crafts !