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

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Jeannie L Paske at Rivet Gallery

Jeannie Lynn Paske (obsoleteworld) will be doing a show with Emma Overman at Rivet Gallery in Columbus, Ohio in September. This designer toy and art gallery is one of my favorites! I want to thank Laura for inviting me to be a part of this exhibition. Also, my thanks to Karen for having me here at Monster Etsy! I have been a fan of many of the monster creators in this group for quite some time.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Monsters -- Back to School

These monsters are rested and ready to go back to school.

First, this monster pouch is just the right size for your pens, pencils and calculator. Or, it would also be perfect for your Nintendo DS game platform. It's just big enough for the platform, and a few games. There's even a skinny pocket on the back for games, ear buds, more pencils, or small pad of paper (shown).

For something smaller, this happy monster wraps around a mini-composition book that will keep all of your dates, notes and to-do lists safe. Or, use it as a journal to write down your dreams and fantasies. Don't worry -- this monster will never tell.

For these, and more happy, helpful monsters, please visit ArtsiBitsi.

Monday, August 3, 2009


Hi everyone, my name is Gina and I'm new to the team. I live in New York City, am trying to make it as a writer, and enjoy large mustaches and bowler hats. My store is Bananagans, and also check out my blog, Another Day, Another Monster, where I chronicle my crazy attempt to make a new monster every day. Here are some of my freaks:

Thanks everyone! Happy to be part of the team!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Get Ready For Halloween with PUMPKINHOLLOW!

Hey everyone! I was cruising around some of the cool shops that make up Monster Etsy, and stumbled across Pumpkinhollow. This is some seriously cool stuff!

Pumpkinhollow's profile says they are "two Halloween fanatics that make Halloween all year long", and I'm all for it! The materials posted for each item list clay, twigs, and paint. Most of the pumpkins run around $20, and look great. Pumpkinhollow also has some really cool Scarecrow door hangings which would be a hit at any house, and some of us probably wouldn't ever take them down!

It's amazing what you'll find when you check out the Monster Etsy shops!