Friday, December 18, 2009

Storque Monster

I, and I would think some other MonsterEtsyTeamembers have been featured in the most recent 'Keeping it weird' article on the Storque. Check it out:

My Wharjit is in there.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Getting ready for the Renegade Craft Fair..

And one more kiln load which has my little porcelain figures/monsters in it. Cant wait to see them. I will post them up when they get cool enough...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Shoe Heads!

First, my apologies for not being as active with this blog as I could be. I'll blame it on the monsters...

Second, I have been making these "Shoe Heads" or mini-mask wall hanging sculptures. The base is the cardboard form that sometimes comes inside of a new shoe. Having no budget for new shoes, I head to the local shoe store, Paul's Shoes here in Chestertown, MD. They normally recycle these in the curbside bins with the paper recycling, but hand them over for me to give them a bit of new life. You could approach your local shoe store if you are interested in using these as an art material!

Also, I've started using another by-product of the shoe industry, suede scraps from a moccasin company. Pictured is one of my recent 'babies'. I also have some of the earlier ones in my artfire shop. Others I have made have sold well locally, and I occasionally list a few in my etsy shop as well.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco! 2 weeks away!

Make your plans to go! 150 hand picked vendors. Some from way out of the area, like Boston and Chicago.
Ochibo and Skeletal Dropkick will be there, selling the wares. so Go! Go! Go! Go!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

what 150 lbs of clay looks like..

I have been super busy getting ready for the Renegade Craft fair. I have almost all of my stock in my etsy shop and it ain't much!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

New Creechers For Crissmuss!

Heya Monster Etsy Peeps! We just added some fun Grimmleigh's Fiends to our shop for the Holidays, and we're giving away some of our Jolly Eye-Bally ornaments, too! If you want to enter to win, just head over to Facebook and become a fan on the Grimmleighs fan page! We're giving away a set of creepy-cool for Yule Jolly Eye-Ballies on the last day of November!

What are all the rest of you Monster Etsy peeps doing to ring in the season?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wharjit and Muncher

I would like to introduce those of you who haven't already met to Wharjit and Muncher.

Both were uncovered recently on the banks of a nearby glacial river, but that's pretty much where the similarities end. Wharjit is a docile, long since extinct creature of the alpine tundra, and so far I've had several people insist that Muncher reminds them of their Mother-In-Law. Must be due to her drop dead gorgeous eyes or something....




Friday, November 6, 2009

My shop made it to 100 hearts!!!

So I'm having a sale to celebrate until midnight tonight! I'm offering 100 pennies off each item in honor of my 100 hearts :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Last minute!Halloween Sale.

I've dropped some prices for the final days leading up to the best time of the year. Hand carved zombies, skulls and monsters. Check em out.§ion_id=6521233


Anyone else running any Monstrous Halloween promos?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Lemonwood Clock

I'm so excited to be a part of the team! Thanks for allowing me to join.
My name is Rebekah Robson and my shop is Lemonwood Clock ( ). I sell handmade toys and gifts. Right now my shop features my sock monsters. I also have a line of dolls I hope to post soon.
I sew a lot and do acrylic paintings. My other projects and interests can be found on my blog.
In the past, my shop only consisted of my paintings. But since the birth of my 5 month old son, I became passionate about making toys that are safe and fun for him. He loved his first sock monster so much I made him another one. And then another... and well, making sock monsters is addictive! And that is the story of how Lemonwood Clock transitioned into a toy shop :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

New Monster Maker: Sean Grady


I'm Sean, and I make monsters, among other things. I carve them out of found wood or bark and sometimes paint them. Thanks to Skeletal Dropkick for getting my membership going and to all of you for helping fill the world with monsters. Check out my shop and lemme know what you think.


Friday, October 16, 2009

Renegade Craft Fair-Holiday!!

Yipee! Skeletaldropkick and Ochibo will be at the wonderful Renegade Craft fair! Hanging with the kids from Wear Yeti. WHat more can you ask for! I, for one, am quite pleased :)
Keep December 19th and/or 20th open!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Monster on the Move

As the days get shorter and there's less gardening to take up my time, I can shift back into monster-making mode. Soon I'll be adding more to my etsy shop but first I wanted to set one monster free in the wild:


The Toy Society started in Australia but has spread worldwide -- the idea is to drop the toys where kids (or grownups) will find them and take them home. This monster, Glumpy, will be my first drop but I have also signed up for the worldwide Christmas Toy Drop. Check my Flickr stream to see where Glumpy was dropped and who found her!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Ochibo Painting!

Ochibo just received the absolute-coolest painting ever. Seriously, it is so amazing. And it was free. The Ochibos liked it so much that one Ochibo has decided to go live with the artist, Ali Spagnola. He leaves today for his new home, he is so excited!

Monday, October 5, 2009

New Spider pattern at Ochibo!

New Pattern at Ochibo!

So danged cute! These little guys are perfect for keeping mosquitos out of your house. And, of course, since they hang out with Ochibos, they are extra smart!

Friday, September 11, 2009


This may be my favorite monster I've made. : D

And his name is Gilbert.

I love this team!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Monster Etsy Team Treasury!

Hey, I managed to grab this Treasury West and fill if full of monsters in the Team!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

New Monster Team Member : Wild Card Pottery

Hi. This is me. My name is Anna. I am new. Will you be my fiend? Check yes___ Or no___

Anyway, here is my etsy shop: wildcardpottery. I must be feeling kinda dorky today and channeling grade school. Must be Fall in the air that brings out the grade school memories!

Now which one of you little monsters took my cootie catcher?!?

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Zombie Hamster

I did this painting a while ago but I just renewed it and it occured to me I should share him with you guys.

: D

Lemme know what you think!
More new creatures posted too! Kay thanks.
- Gretchen

Saturday, September 5, 2009

NEW member to the MONSTER TEAM - Youneekusername

Hey guys,

Right now there's not a whole lot of monster themed items in my shop but, I hope to change that soon (esp. with Halloween coming up!) Now my shop is dominated by "found object robots" - but I make all kinds of sculptures and art using mixed media. Check out my shop YOUNEEK CREATIONS.

Radiohead - "Everything in its Right Place" Unofficial Music Video from Mike LeTendre on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Real Working Monsters

Have you stopped by the ArtsiBitsi Monster Lab lately? I've been cooking up some new hard-working monsters to help you keep up your spirits during your tough school day.

First, meet BORIS here. This mini composition book has a happy monster cover that will make you smile, while it keeps all of your schedules, notes and assignments safe. Or, use it as a journal to write down your dreams and fantasies. Don't worry -- this monster will never tell.

And second, meet VLAD. He packs a whole lot of function into a very small package. Barely 4"x3", there is still room for a calculator, pen, and a couple business or credit cards. Just hang your house key off the ring and you are all set for school or work.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Hey, everybody!

Just felt like showing off my Frankenstein Monster Fuzzy Octopod . . . And who would appreciate him more than a bunch of monster-loving weirdos like you guys? (Of course, that is a compliment).

I love him a lot:
: D
Lots more new stuff since last post, too.
Kay, thanks!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I support babies that like monsters and skulls

I/Dotted with Hearts have 3 kids that have a ridiculous love for monsters, skulls, and rockabilly.
What better way to combine them, then with this awesome onesie!

Also, Frankencake is sticking around. Seriously. Is anything more awesome than babies wearing monsters?

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Black Fez Studios at Craft Lake City

On Saturday, August 8th we attended our first show, Craft Lake City in downtown SLC, Utah.
It's the very first alternative craft show in the area, so we figured we were playing to our crowd. The show opened at two p.m. with live Rockabilly acts playing through the day, and the crowd didn't let up until we struck at ten that night. Rachel and I spent the month prior trying to get our goal of 100 monsters ready for the show, and we made it with 103!
The best part? Only 24 came home with us. It was so much more succesful for us than we ever could have hoped, and we have been invited to attend three more shows through the end of the year!

So, now we need to make several hundred more!

All in all, worth every second. I couldn't be happier with this little "project" of ours, and how it has brought our family closer!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Want a FREE plush from Chiikake Shop?!


I have decided to hold a CONTEST! Yay! It's my first! =D Please support me. <3


Your task is to design a plush!

- It has to be your original design, no "borrowing" from other artists.
- The simpler and cuter it is the better. Keep in mind my dolls are generally about 5 inches tall.
- You don't have to match my style, I'm very open to new things.
- Your design can be a sketch, digital illustration, painting, whatever makes you happy.
- It has to be colored and this is because if you send in a doodle, I might not be able to tell what's what. Also, it helps when I make it!


Yes yes, the winning design will be made into your own, personal plush doll and I will even pay the shipping fee to get it to you. =D


I DO! I will pick the one that I think is cutest and the most fun to make. I promise I won't pass yours up just because it's a little more difficult, as long as it's SUPER CUTE.


EVERYONE! You can actually submit more than one to increase your chances. =D But remember this is not about quantity but creativity


Ah, it's okay! =P 2ND PRIZE TO THE RESCUE! To win the 2nd prize:

- Create a love story for my two brand new couple (image below).

- If your story is chosen (by me), you will be able to pick ANY animal/monster listed in my Etsy shop and I will ship it to you, FREE OF CHARGE!


1. Please leave me a comment on this post. Something along the line of "I'M IN!"

2. Follow this method:
- On DeviantArt, LINK me your entry and I'll add it to my Favorite.
- On Xanga, post it on YOUR site and send me a MESSAGE with the link.
- If you find me anywhere else, please EMAIL me (, either the LINK or your actual design.
- Please don't send it through AIM or YM!, you don't know how many pictures I have on my laptop, I won't find it again! =(
- When in doubt, JUST ASK!

3. I will send you back a message thanking you for your submission. If you don't receive one... I didn't get it. =0


The contest begins today, August 20th and ends on Tuesday, September 8th. That's a little over 2 weeks. I will judge all entries together (so I won't be biased) and the result as well as the finished product will be posted sometimes the following week. We all know I'm super-efficient when it comes to non-school-related business. =D

If there ends up being a lot of submissions, I will add more prizes! Your chances will NEVER decrease. So PLEASE, PLEASE (pretty please with cherries on top) spread the news to your friends, family, colleagues, classmates, etc. Repost this, link to this, recommend this (Yes, you Xangans!) and I'll love you FOREVER!



*If you don't know where my shop is, it's proof that you need to talk to me more often:!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Hello Monster lovers! I just wanted to post here saying "hello" and that I am excited to be part of the MonsterEtsy Team. I make monsters sometimes along with many other wooden toys. You can check out my shop at mamakopp.etsy. One of my favorite creations being my wooden troll dolls shown above. My name is Lorilee and stop by sometime to say "hi!" Now I am off to check out your shops!

Lorilee Kopp

SPIDERS at Ochibo!

Here is the latest hatching of Microchibus Aranea. Now waiting for placement at the Ochibo Storefront!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Marc and Blue

My friend Dave's son with a monster plushie he got from our shop!
He named him Blue!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Thanks for letting us be a part of your team!

Ghoulie Girls is Karli & Linda.

Creatures come to life and become functional in their dungeon of fun!

Wear our creations has scarves. Hang our monsters on your walls.
Smoosh them with your arms! Fill them up with stuff.
Have them protect your phones, laptops, glasses and even your written words.

We are so happy to be a part of Etsy's MONSTER team!

Visit our shop!

and our blog!

Linda & Karli of Ghoulie Girls

Friday, August 14, 2009

Hellbilly Craft Show!

Hey all in Monster Land!
This craft show is going to be a first of it's kind in our area!
Dotted with Hearts (me!) will be vending with all kinds of monster-y goodness.
Stuffed creatures and zombie onesies will be high on the list of goods for sale!
We are also having live rockabilly music!
Holy crap, can it get any better?
If you are in the MD/PA/WV area, you should definitely come out!

Art Update in "ranzangel land"

Hi fellow monster makers and monster art fans,

The latest monsters I've made reside within the textured green walls of these two paintings. I doodled the sea creatures on regular computer paper while on the phone, then put them in a little box I have of such things that I use later for collage. These are collaged acrylic paintings on hand stretched canvas. I made them with an exhibit theme in mind which was 'Green' - artist's inspirations and perpectives on the color and the concept (as in environmental.)

The concept I considered while making these was our continuing discovery of sea creatures and species of all kinds that we previously didn't even know existed. The diversity of creatures on this planet is phenomenal, yet we continue to pollute and endanger. We learn every day that there is much about the delicate balance that we don't truly understand or respect. There is much we can do to protect the 'unknown' (and I don't just mean sea monsters... I mean our great grandchildren and their pet goldfish and such.)

These two fellows are titled "Friend of the Deep" and "Friends in Green". They hung at Artworks Gallery here in Chestertown, MD during the month of June. Now they are happily awaiting their new homes via etsy and will make an outing to Art in the Park Chestertown in September if they are still with me. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

3rd Saturday Design Downtown

Ochibos will be at this weekend's Design Downtown on K street in Sac.
Here is their blurb:
On the Third Saturday of every month the Sacramento News & Review transforms Downtown Sacramento into a bustling creative district with fashion, music and art at the forefront.

Discover some of Sacramento's greatest DIY artists while supporting downtown businesses. With over 50 local art & crafts vendors, community art projects, and live entertainment this FREE event promises something for everyone.

SN&R presents Third Saturday, Design Downtown, A Creative Block Party

This Saturday, August 15th from 4-9pm.

Downtown Sacramento (on K street between 10th and 11th)


- Free, all-ages event, open to the public

- Over 50 local art & crafts vendors create an exciting and unique shopping experience.

- Live music performances by Live Manikins, Cowboy Killers, Lite Brite, Scientific Remedies.

- Other performers include Autumn Sky, Jazz Ghitan, Core Dance Collective and more!

- Live art projects by Crocker Museum

- Beer Garden at Cosmo

- Twin Soup after party at Social by Shaun Slaughter, Jon Droll and Crookone.

- Fashion shows by Miko Bella Designs, Dee Aguilar Designs and Atelier