Friday, February 29, 2008

Ugly Teddies: A New Kind of Monster

Howdy, monster fans!

I'm a newcomer in this most excellent collection of monster makers, and so with no further ado I present to you a new kind of cuddly monster: the Ugly Teddy!

All of the Ugly Teddies began life as normal, boring plush animals, fabricated by heartless, sterile corporations to conform to society's standards of puerile cuteness. Needless to say, many plush animals are extremely unhappy in this state, which is where I come in. With the help of my fiancee, I rescue the many Teddies who are unhappy in their saccharine state and return them to their rightful forms. Often times, the results are a little morbid, maybe even shocking, and almost invariably, the Teddies go from cute to downright Ugly.

But of course, ugliness, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. One could certainly argue that the Teddies are cute in their own right -- certainly some more than others, of course.

We've currently got five (arguably) cute and (dubiously) cuddly Teddies up for sale in our Etsy store (, with plans for many more on the way. Check back often to check out our Teddies! No two are exactly alike, and we try to constantly innovate with totally new and different forms of Ugly Teddy. Also, for sold and not-for-sale Teddies, along with Ugly Teddy biographies, take a peek at our website:

Thanks for having us here on Monster Etsy -- it's great to be here!

-- The Ugly Teddy team

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Miscellaneous Monsters

Hi! I'm Cheryl (a.k.a. victriviaqueen) of Cheryl's Creative Miscellany and one of the many things I love to create is monsters which is why I am here!

Many of my monsters are from the same family -- the Huggitz family -- and each one comes with his or her own story. Some are happy, some are blue, and some are just plain silly.

Lately, I have been working on monsters that are a little weirder than the Huggitz clan -- instead of having two eyes, some have only one, others have many.

All of the monsters are soft and cuddly and are just looking for new homes.


I've been sewing for years but the one thing I can't stand is following patterns... luckily my monsters are individuals and are well-suited for freehand design. Whenever I get the chance, I use reclaimed/recycled fabrics and scraps from other projects to make the monsters. All their features are hand-sewn with embroidered accents but their bodies are machine-stitched for strength.

More information about my work at my website:

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Zombie Comic

Hey gang!

Thought I would share one of my zombie comics with you! Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Greetings! (cue spooky thunder SFX)

Hi everyone! I'm brand spankin' new to Monster Etsy... You could say the proto-plasm is still a little shiny! I guess I should introduce myself!

My name is Leigh, and I have been a painter, sculptor, and maniacal modelist for most of my life. I have been fortunate enough to make a living this past year painting wargames miniatures by commission, which was my hobby, and led to a problem.

I didn't have a hobby anymore!

I've always loved monsters. Give me zombies, golems, aliens and crazed gorillas anytime and I'm a happy guy. It's genteic, too. A shopkeeper asked my seven year old daughter what kind of game she would like to look at, and she asked for the zombie section!

So, Etsy looks like it will be a nice outlet for me. I will be putting up my original creatures in bobblehead and jewelry form, and will be adding some cards later on. My first release is Bo-Bo the Angry Lab Monkey, which I sculpted, molded, and cast in my laboratory! Next up is Emmitt the Zombie. He's just in the prototype stage right now, so I'll post some pics when he's ready!

It's cool seeing such a fun group of monster enthusiasts on Etsy! Stop by my shop or leave me a convo any time, I would enjoy getting to know all of you!
Have a good one!

Greetings Boils and Ghouls

I'm glad to see that I'm not the only weirdo out here in ETSY-land. I am also proud to be associated with this fine group of craftsmen that aren't afraid to make art out of things that go bump in the night. I'm new to this whole artist thing... yeah, I drew some as a kid, but I never pursued it with any commitment until recently. For a very long time I was imprisoned on planet Suncoast in the Retail Galaxy. I managed to escape a little over 3 years ago and took up art as a hobbyist. I decided to "go pro" this past November. Being an artist is now my "day job", so if you like my work, please, go ahead and buy something! I will be grateful as will my mortgage company and my utility providers!
If you check my etsy shop ( hopefully I did that right... you will see that those years on planet Suncoast have heavily influenced my paintings. I love sci-fi and horror movies and use them as subject matter in a lot of my work. I welcome any comments, advise or suggestions any of you may have.
As for now... it is time to get back to the easel... I think maybe Lord Darkness from Legend is in order for the next painting...