Sunday, 27 March 2011

Handmade Monday 9

First and foremost you must, must, must go and see Wendy's Handmade Monday - http://www.1stuniquegifts.co.uk/blog/. Check out what what makes people have being doing this fine week!!! I love, so should you ;) 

Going back a post or two I featured some picture frames that were being protected by M.I.L.F.'s (just for those of you that never read the post, that isn't rude - Monsters I'd Love to Fluff). I gave two away and created a further two for myself. Just because I can :) But it got me to thinking that actually they are fun, cute and easy to make. So lets expand...

So I am currently in the process of creating a number of little fella's. These each have a name and all look a little different from each other. When I say a little different think of the late eighties, early nineties Troll phenomenon. They all had strange pointy hair, bug like faces that were reasonably cute and came in different sizes. But in all honesty the only difference was the costume (the rabbit was my fav).

So I have started on the keyring size. I am aiming for a total of 6 little critters. So far I have completed 3 very simple designs, but they are cute, even if I do say so myself. My task for Tuesday is to complete a pattern for a free standing larger 8 to 10" version. These will be more detailed and have different names... You get the idea.

So I would like you all to meet (some) of the Gang:

Here's 'Lost' - don't let the cute button eyes device you, he lost that horn in a fight. The dog came of worse and the homework survived to see the teachers desk.


This is 'Shush'. He's the kinda guy the rushes off to hide in the coat pocket - the one with the hole in it, and usually takes the house keys with him. And since his maker ended up sewing his mouth shut (by accident of course) you can get into all kinds of mischief and he'll help out. After all it's not like he's gonna tell anyone!


Finally, this is 'I-c-all' (as in eye see all). She the perfect spying companion. Deception is the name of this ones game. Just because she wears those flowers, doesn't mean she won't grass you up if you've been naughty!



Should get the others finished in the next day or two. And in the process I might get over the concussion that had led me to believe these little guys actually have personalities ;)

Off to blog hop now and see what other talented people have been up to.

20 comments:

  1. Haha, love the little guys and gals - and their personalities! :-)

    Thanks for joining in Handmade Monday x

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  2. Your keyrings critters are so sweet and love the names

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  3. Love the monsters, love the stories & love the names! Can't wait to meet more of the gang...

    Ali x
    Ali's Craft Studio

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  4. These are great, my daughter took one look and went all gushy over them.
    Hugs Sue x

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  5. I really do love these :)

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  6. Love these - and I know these are really popular with children. My girl's are always on the lookout for fun stuff like this.
    Happy Monday x
    Rebecca

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  7. They are super, I can see wresting those back from little boys could be a struggle!

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  8. Well...Keyrings with attitude! I love them! Nancy

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  9. They are absolutely brilliant!!! Love 'em!!

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  10. What brilliant crafting skills, competing with the imagination of a child in grown up clothing. They should be a great seller. Congrats

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  11. Would definately catch a kids eye, they are pretty cool. Like the colours too x

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  12. I think I'm the biggest kid out there. I still run around Hamley's like a kid on original blue smarties.

    Thanks for the lovely comments everyone!

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  13. Not sure why my comment didn't show up- stupid internets! Just wanted to say that I love your little creatures and you should write a little children's book to go with each one and their personalities :)

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  14. I agree with Harriet - they'd make awesome book characters! My favourite is I-C-All xx

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  15. Gosh. I'm in a time warp. I still have my Troll that hubby won for me in one of those kiosk machines at the the end of Southend pier!! (He has long white wispy hair). Thankyou so much for following. I have done likewise.

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  16. Oooooh I love the idea of a kids book... That one is going to be some food for thought.

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  17. I love love love these... Just Brilliant!!

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  18. Monsters seem to be in Vogue right now so looks like you're on to a winner.

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  19. LOL those are lovely and I like how you have a story for each of them.

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  20. Lost reminds me of the little bear off one of the insurance Ads! - Really sweet.

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