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A collection of strangely beautiful plush animals either bunny or sheep or whatever you want them to be. We played with some fresh colors and soft fabrics we got and these came out of our wild imaginations (or maybe not so wild). Look at those fluffy ears and cute belly buttons! ACK!

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Also available in gray and black. These are on hand and will be available at some craft fairs soon. Watch out for announcements here or on our Facebook page. Meanwhile, if you want to order online, just shoot us an email at monsterellaplushart@gmail.com. Give something crafty and creative this coming Christmas season or better yet on any occasions.

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Basic Plush Making Workshop

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Dying to make your own imaginary friends? Join us in our first ever Basic Plush Making Workshop in partnership with Craft MNL– your friendly neighborhood craft workspace and craft shop in Makati. Learn how to make the gray plush (see photo above) and get to bring home plush kits designed by yours truly.

For more details and registration, click here. We are totally stoked to share our humble knowledge in making plush toys. Hop to see you there. x

 

collection: new breed of plush

Another set of handmade stuff for 10a Alabama Arts + Crafts Fair last July 20-21.

crafting/utility aprons

apronsDesigned and made for the little “crafter” in us. Available in big and small sizes. Big aprons have four small pockets, two big ones, one zippered compartment and a utility loop for scissors. Small aprons have three small pockets, one zippered compartments, and also a utility loop. Suitable for crafters, sellers, those who love gardening, and also for pre-school teachers.

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Played with new fabrics and strange combinations and came up with these cuties. Want a sheep with horns of a deer? Or a black sheep with cat’s ears? How about this tiny cuddly dog? Teehee.

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Thanks to those who already gave them a new home. New batch coming soon!

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collection: monster plushies

Fact: We launch our collections at 10a Alabama so you’d better keep an eye (like these monster plushies). Hee. This collection was launched last April 13-14. Few of our collections were matchbox babies (see the header above) and gnomes, pug and cat plush pillows, vintage cats, and more.

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Not so long ago, we made a small version of these plushies– the one-eyed plush. We just made it for display. It’s like staring at us while we work. The more you see it staring makes you feel ashamed of procrastinating. We procrastinate at times, yeah, but the one-eyed plush keep up focused somehow. This also inspires us to make our own designer plush toys and join craft shows or art exhibits in the future.

6If you haven’t known yet, we consign some stuff at Pocket Universe Art Gallery, 2nd floor Saguijo bar. The owner, Ms. Camille saw this collection and gave us a heads up. Told her about our dream and asked why we didn’t let her know beforehand. She could have given us a chance she said so. She’s out of the country now and promised us to talk about it again when she comes back. Pocket Universe is now managed by Pindiemusic. We just delivered some pugs and sheep plushies as well as polka dot tote bags. Photos on this blog soon. Visit and check out the gallery then chill at the bar. Saguijo is such a home for fresh and rookie bands in the metro. Terno (recording) bands like Up Dharma Down usually performs there. Come swing by.

To wrap this up, this collection was a hit we can tell. Most of the kids (even those young at heart) were hooked and their loving parents didn’t have to think twice. For us, we make plushies not only as toys (well, for the kids perhaps) but as a piece of art, a memento of everyone’s childhood. What best is if we can be part of these kids’ childhood memories, too.

On the other hand, we have yet to realize who our real market is. Back when we had our Totoro collection, parents would buy it for their love children. Because of this, we are more than inspired to create and improve our designs more. We are always thankful to everyone who supports handmade and indie artists like us. Hope to see you at crafts fairs soon or plush exhibits (why not?). Hello, Vinylonvinyl and Secret Fresh, we hope to make a breakthrough soon (dream big). Haha!

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hashtag MONSTERELLAKIDS

Check out our other craft shows here. Till our next collection. x

Monster Plushies at 10a Alabama

This is absolutely a late post because the next 10a Alabama Arts and Crafts Fair is happening this coming weekend. And we’ll be joining again for two days.

The last fair took place last April 13-14 and it turned out well as always. We came up with a new collection of MONSTER PLUSHIES. And to our delight, mostly kids fell in love with them.

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hashtag MONSTERELLAKIDS

Monster plushies went together with pug plush pillows, fox and horn-rimmed glasses sleeping masks, plush a new line- TOTE BAGS. Not to mention, CHEVRON TOTES. TEE HEE!
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Our good friend, Sabrina Palmares, also debuted with her charming fabric pins.

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Craft Fair is always a good venue to meet beautiful people and crafty fellas. This is the best part after all the cramming and sleepless nights of laboring your goodies. We meet nice customers and they become our regular visitors, in fact.  We meet old and new sellers/makers and share our business insights. We help each other on promotions and so on. It’s good to know  there’s a community that provides you a place where you feel you belong.

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L-R: Nike of LoveNikitaPh, Geli of Pop Pins, Liz of Spellboundph

L-R: Nike of LoveNikitaPh, Geli of Pop Pins, Liz of Spellboundph

Just a preview of their bits and bobs, LoveNikitaPh is all about crocheted jewelries and accessories, Pop Pins turns bottle caps into cute and witty badges or hair clips, Spellbound showcases charming notebooks good for scribbling, doodling, and travel diary (as for me) because of it’s blank pages. I wish there would be dotted notebooks, too, for calligraphy that is. 🙂

Other wonderful booths as follows

boothsL-R (1st row): Lovely accessories by My Gilded Nest, unique stamps by Rubberducky Stamp Co., and mouth-watering macarons by Merry Macarons

L-R (2nd row): Felt goodies by Gawanifemi, Waldorf dolls by Dolldalita (Iamhandmade), and Hey Kessy‘s collection of stoneware plates (but they sell washi tapes and baker’s twines mainly)

Those are not all so you’d better visit us at 10a Alabama in Quezon City. Refer to the map below.

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10a Alabama Arts and Crafts Fair takes place thrice a year. For this year, there was in April, July 20-21 (happening soon), and probably by November. So make sure you can catch it to bring home loads of handmade goodies and meet nice and artsy people. There’s a fascinating community waiting for you. Some sellers used to visit and buy, next thing they knew they were setting up a booth already. It can be you as well. 🙂

We’d like to thank our amazing customers esp. the kids. At first glance, they knew they really want to take our plushies home. And for their parents who are so loving and give what their kid wants hehe. To our fellow ALABAMERS, keep being awesome. We hope to meet more and more in this growing crafty community.

Here’s for the next fair!

July 20-21

Fact: We usually launch new collections here so you’d better catch us because they are only limited edition. For this one, we’ll launch new kinds of monster plush, new plush pillows- DACHSHUND, new printed totes (polka dots and more), and new designs for sleeping masks (hint: they are adventurous!). Who are not excited for this? Don’t miss out!

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Hope we can post a sneak peek, that’s if we can still find a time! Watch out for it.

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Heima Plushies on the Cover

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This is a late post but still worth posting. We were surprised to see the plushies we made for Heima Store were featured on the last month’s cover of Smart Parenting Mag. By the way, bunny plushies are still up on their website- the original version and the holiday bunny. You may also visit their shops at Brixton st., Pasig (new) and LRI Design Plaza, Makati.

Photo credit: Smart Parenting Facebook Page

Meet Mr. Wandering Gnome

If you have seen Amélie, you must be familiar of this. Late last year, we launched our collection of 7 gnomes in different colors and seeing the film was one of our inspirations. Amelie (Audrey Tautou) persuades her father to follow his dream of touring the world by stealing his garden gnome and having a stewardess friend send pictures of it posing with landmarks from all over the world (Wikipedia). Clever, isn’t it? 

All these wonderful gnomes are already in good hands now. We gave them as freebies at the recent 10a Alabama Craft Fair. Wait! There’s one left. Tada!

Mr. Wandering Gnome

He’s actually our prototype and we just can’t let go of him. So there, he’s our travel buddy from now on. Other hobbies of us is traveling though we can just do it if we have spare time from production and yes, savings. We’d like to share another passion we have through Mr. Wandering Gnome by taking photos of him at different places our feet will bring us to.

Totoro in Sagada

Mr. Wandering Gnome’s first (mis)adventure was in a misty mountain hoping to see a scenic view of Taal Lake and its surroundings. Sadly, there was nothing but fog up in the Rockies (706+ MASL). But he was never disheartened. He continued wandering all the way to the summit and traverse to another exit point, the Grotto. Though it was never easy. He was like doing trailblazing along the cogon grass. He thought it was endless but then a lush forest welcomed him with strange sound of birds, mountain frogs, and unfamiliar cry of insects. It was eerie, he thought. The trail was steep, slippery, and foggy. He wanted to go back but it was a long long way so he must just face it and move forward. He took all the courage by appreciating the scene. He somehow felt home with the sight of the mossy trees and large ferns along the way. Ahh. What a sight! His first adventure was extraordinary despite of a little fear he has yet he must let go of it and embrace what the wilderness may serve. Thus, Mr. Wandering Gnome’s first day out was extraordinary that even he couldn’t really imagine it because he used to live in the lowlands.

Mt. Maculot, Batangas (Rockies-Summit-Grotto) Traverse, 07282012

Follow his journeys through this blog and on Instagram! We are @monsterellaplus, see our gallery.

Till his next adventure,

Joycee