The Mayday! show in Rochester is over and I've already switched gears to start preparing for Buffalo Women's Gifts. Women's Gifts is one of my favorite shows that I do and this will be my 4th year! In case you're in the Buffalo area and are interested in attending, the show is held at Babeville on Saturday November 16th and goes from 10am through 5pm. Admission is free and there will be tons of great vendors and food trucks!
Although I already posted these pictures on my Facebook page, I wanted to share them here as well. My friend Allison and I had a little fun posing the monsters for pictures during a lull on Sunday afternoon. The monsters are meant to make you smile and I hope that these pictures brighten your day!
Everything is now confirmed! So here is the long awaited [for me anyway! The waiting game is always soooo hard!] HOLIDAY SHOW SCHEDULE! This November and December my monsters can be spotted in Buffalo, Rochester and Utica, New York! Hope you can make one of th
Sorry guys... I really was excited about the Music is Art Festival, but unfortunately the weather made it completely impossible to be a vendor today. I arrived in a downpour and the tents they had set up for the art vendors were leaking right through. I came home and drew this monster. He completely sums up how I feel about today. I'm really sorry if you went to MiA and were looking for me. That's how outdoor shows are though... sometimes good, sometimes not. Hopefully the next time the weather cooperates!
If you like puddle jumping and dancing in the rain, you can still go! The event happens rain or shine and goes late into the evening! There's still tons of music, food to eat and stuff to do! I think the rain is even starting to ease up. So enjoy :)
You may have noticed I like llamas. My business card has a monster riding a llama... my website and facebook currently have a monster riding a llama as the top banner... and ... well, stay tuned, I'll let the other thing be a surprise. I decided to try and knit some llamas. Eventually I want to make a sculpture of the monster riding the llama. I am still working out my pattern for these guys, but I'm pretty happy with the cuteness level of these two llamas!
I don't really have much to say about them, so this is going to be a mostly picture post. Enjoy :)
See ya next time.
This will be my second year as a art vendor at the Music is Art Festival! This year the festival is Saturday September 21st and it runs all day. We set up at Delaware Park behind the Albright Knox and just like last year, I should be right near the rose garden.
What I'd like to know is...
What kinds of things do you want to see?
Monsters? Fuzzy Monsters? Neon? Owls? Ornaments? Hats? Can Cozies? Phone Cozies? Cards? Onesies? Tshirts [eeek! That would be awesome.]
Let me know. I want to stock up my booth with lots of happy awesomeness. Leave a comment with what you'd like to see and I'll make it happen.
The week after a big show is always weird. Part of me wants to take a break and relax. I've been knitting pretty much nonstop for the past few weeks and it would be good to give my fingers a break. The other part of me, however, realizes that a lot of monsters found new homes this weekend [YAY! Thank you!] and I gotta work to restock for the next show. So, I don't know what to do and have been having disorganized, partially productive days.
These two ornaments were a custom order. They are wedding gifts for a couple who are getting married this fall. The color scheme for the monsters was built around the school colors of the university where they met. I considered giving the bride a veil and bouquet, but decided it was bit much for a small ornament and instead opted instead for a little felt flower with a pearl button center. Perhaps if I make a larger monster bride and groom set I'll give them more accessories.
Add these guys to the list of fun "ERIN MAKES STUFF" ideas for weddings! Remember the Ring Bearer Monster from my friend's wedding? And Name Designs always make great gifts too!
Besides the wedding monsters, I also finished the monstapus I was knitting this weekend at the the festival. It's nice that I can get a little work done while I'm at a show... a lot of artists can't do that! I'm lucky that knitting is portable. I love how this guy turned out. I haven't made a monstapus in awhile!
Now to get some more work done... What would you all like to see at the next show? Let me know in the comments!
Even though I don't follow football, I had a request for a custom monster in Packer's colors and I happily accepted! He was fun to make. The logo on his body is felt that I carefully cut out and stitched by hand. He even has his own little Cheesehead hat... which, after much thought, I made out out a sponge that I cut and painted.
If you're ever looking for a unique gift, I can always custom make a monster to match whatever team or school colors you need! I have even made monsters to match wedding colors. I love making custom monsters for cool people and special events :)
This weekend is the Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts! Yay! If you go, you'll have to find me because I'm actually a part of the UUCB Arts + Crafts Show in the church on the corner of Elmwood and West Ferry.
This week I'll give you some sneak peeks at the fun stuff I've been making for this show! The past few days I've been knitting animal ornaments like crazy. I love monsters, but sometimes it's nice to have a little variety. So far I've made narwhals, a few walrus and a couple foxes. No hedgehogs yet... but if you'd like me to make some, leave a comment and I will!
This event was so overwhelmingly great that I can't think of what I even want to say about it. So I'm just going to include this link to the news coverage of the event and share some pictures and other people's words here. Thank you so much to everyone who came out. It was great to reunite with old friends.
Bill Sheehan and his Denver, CO family celebrated Billapalooza with everyone. His daughters were able to use FaceTime to show Mr. Sheehan all the love, support and music that was happening in his honor.