Wednesday, 31 October 2012

WOYWWing & monster making

Hello fellow WOYWWers! Welcome to the monster workshop...

I haven't been able to do much lately as little Tula Belle has had a monstrous cold (I wrote that without intending to be funny - monsters are definitely taking over my brain) which has meant I've been unable to leave her for more than 30 seconds during the day without her crying, unless she falls asleep. Hard work at half term with all three girls home! We even had a thoroughly pointless trip to hospital on Friday night where we got to watch TV for four hours, waiting for the doctor's verdict. Yes - FOUR hours, with three under-fives in a horribly hot waiting room. Luckily the two older ones were angels, and there were lots of toys to keep them occupied, and the TV for Jude. Unlike my lovely girls, I was not in the best of moods, due to lack of sleep and worry over Tula, so by the time the doc re-appeared at 10:30pm, I was about ready to rip his head off. Needless to say, he allowed us to leave shortly after.

Tula is a special little girl as she was born with a slightly odd shaped chest, which means she is likely to have more problems than most babies coping with colds, which is why I wanted her checked out this time, as she hadn't been able to drink all day what with being so congested. Thankfully all was fine and she is slowly on the mend. I keep a separate blog to follow her story, which I occasionally update.

So, as a result, not much progress is being made with any of my projects. In fact, at some point I need to sit down and work out exactly what I need to get going on if I'm to get anything done for Christmas this year. Normally I'd be working out some card designs by now and have at least one pressie finished... this year: nada. zilch. zip. Despite my feelings about the whole Christmas frenzy, our gifts may have to be a little less personal this year than I would like.

scrappy heaven
Anyhow, back to the messy desk! I started making a pile of monsters to stitch onto party bags for Milly's birthday, but now I've finished a batch of the bags, I've realised most of the monsters are too gangly to fit the size of the bags.  Below left is one that's definitely too big, and he doesn't look anywhere near as nice shorter... so I've been playing with the pile of scrap fabric the lovely Dotty Bird flew in recently and trying to make some more squat figures.

I don't seem to be able to make 'cute' monsters: they're all a bit strange... 

This is the one that freaks Jude out the most

One completed scrappy monster!

My inspiration must come from my real-life monsters...

Skip on over to the lovely Julia at Stamping Ground who hosts What's On Your Workdesk Wednesdays and check out all the other busy desks on show.

Happy Wednesday everyone!! Have a lovely week x


  1. hope your daughter is feeling better soon,love the scrappy monsters
    have a fab woyww
    kay #75

  2. Best wishes to Tula hope she gets better soon. Loving the monsters too.

    Happy WOYWW

    Lou #105

  3. awww, the real life monsters are very cute LOL! I hope your baby is feeling better:( happy WOYWW! Lindsay #97

  4. I think the best monsters are the ones with the strange faces wearing scarfs at the end of the post. Thanks for sharing and freeking me out.

    Eliza 40

  5. aww love the monsters and the real ones are such cuties...the monsters look fab and made me LOL. hope the colds and bugs go soon and order is restored have a fab week..sending hugs to the baby hope she gets well soon and it doesn't spread , best wishes to all x #77

  6. Love all your monsters - embroidered or not!! Those party bags are fantastic, well done you! Hope Tula is feeling better and you can relax a little....
    Hugs, LLJ #68 xx

  7. Hope Tula gets better soon. Love your monsters and your scraps of material are so bright and cheery.

  8. Well wishes to Tula! I love our protective mothers tactics & instinct,we ROCK. I know when I tell my friends I thought or said something like you did about the Dr. they look at me like WHAT! Its our nature!
    I love your creations are you selling your own childrens line I think its super cute! The thought of trying a business though takes some of the fun out of things. Tamika #112

    1. Hi Tamika, glad you like the monsters! I'm making these for Milly's birthday party, but it did occur to me that there may be a business potential there one day.... not yet though!! Thanks for commenting :-)

  9. Hi Chloe,

    Your little monsters are the cutest prettiest little monsters I have seen in a long time!

    Happy Halloween

    x Fiona

  10. Aww hope little Tula is well very soon. Love your monsters ... all of them! Thanks for popping by my blog earlier. Happy Wednesday. :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner @98)

  11. love your scraps.
    blessings to you and the little ones
    from Angela #138

  12. Sorry to hear about little Tula being ill and having to wait and wait at the hospital..I've spent many hours in that hospital but not with little kids in poor lady! Hope she's feeling better soon! my mum told me to put the kids in a steamy room if they ever got a croupy cough and it does seem to work, and water on the heaters helps humidify the room too. I love the monster..especially the slug looking one with the fab eyelashes! Glad the scraps were useful...there will always be more! I've got a whole bag of faux fur scraps you want it or shall I freecycle it? take care, see ya soon x

    1. I haven't used the last bundle of fur yet, so Freecycle it! Quick, before I change my mind.... will you make it over this week? Jessie was asking after you today :-) x

    2. We've got Mats dad down at the mo, I think he's staying til monday..? But I'm sendin Mat and his pa off ontheir own for a bit of father/son time so I'll let you know as soon asI know what day and I'll pop round with my monsters!

  13. I so hope Tula is better very soon, it's not good worrying over our family, very draining.
    Your 'monsters' are gorgeous, they look so happy and proud posing for the photo.
    Happy WOYWW.
    hugs {brenda} xox #143

  14. These are just too fun! Love these monsters. And adorable photo of the girls! Happy WOYWW! Tammy #106

  15. Thank you everyone for all your lovely comments! Tula is much improved today, thank you for your well wishes x

  16. I'm happy to see the comment above that Tula is doing better! I'm still making my way round WOYWW. Your little monsters are unique and your living monsters are just adorable!! Hope the nasty bug doesn't run through anyone else and you have a great week! Darnell #63

  17. Beautiful little monsters... oh the fabric ones too LOL have a great day!

  18. Your Monsters are adorable, as their inspirations are!


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