Saturday, December 17, 2011

Merry Monster Christmas!!!!

It's been quite some time since my last post.  I've been suffering from the Holiday Blues, admittedly mine started in late Sept. with the twins birthday and continued into Oct with my birthday.  I was sad my deployed husband was missing birthdays and then Halloween, and Thanksgiving and and. And ok, so I kicked myself in the butt and got back to the "magic making shop" as my son Ryan calls it.

There's something cathartic about the creative process and the act of creating.  I'm feeling much better now, thank you.  ;)

I had to kick start the Christmas present making and I was already behind, bah humbug??  No!  Well, maybe just a little but I had to get into my own Holiday workshop.  I have projects and things to share later, can't post them now because people might get a look at their gifts and we can't have that.  ;)

To get my Holly Jolly Raawwrrr rolling I made some Monster Stockings for the twins.  These furry guys are fabulous if a bit on the naughty side, but they've promised not to bite Santa's hand.


The twins love them!!  I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out too.

To save myself time I picked up a couple of pre made stockings on sale for 60% off.  These soft wooly stockings were a perfect base.  I just cut off the cuff and made my own furry one.


I had to make my own red and white striped fabric to make the horns.   Who knew red and white striped fabric would be so hard to find?  A quick horn shape on some freezer paper, and Bam!



Attach the jaw and your Monster is looking darn good!

This Monster looks like he's crashing from a candy cane sugar high, that's just my Tyler's kind of Monster.




The more Monsters the Merrier!!  I think I'm going to make a Mom an Dad monster so we can all have one.


I'm thinking about adding arms but that will have to wait until after Christmas.  So, what do you think? Will they scare Santa?

I thought about making some of these for my etsy shop but there just wasn't/isn't anytime for that now.  Maybe there'll be some in the shop next year though.  ;)

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