Come on out, Rochester! :) Hope to see you there! Click HERE for more info.
To coincide with the "GONE VIRAL" exhibit at SUNY Fredonia that opens this Thursday [March 7th], students, professors, alumni and community members joined forces to yarnbomb the light posts along the main entrance and Symphony Circle. I highly recommend that anyone in the Fredonia, NY area check it out ASAP! Who knows how long it'll be up! Monsters came out to play in a big way... as a monster totem pole! If nothing else, hopefully this yarnbomb will make some people smile. The monsters have a tendency to do that. Here's some pictures!
At least 25 more light posts are now scarfed in bright, cozy covers. I think it definitely brings a little warmth on a frigid 20 degree day. And there's more. Thursday the #algaebloomyarnbomb will be unveiled in the 2nd floor gallery in the Rockefeller Arts Center and it's shaping up to be pretty cool too. Have I ever mentioned how much I love yarn. Well, I do. :)
If you can, it's worth seeing in person :)
Thanks to everyone who stopped by my booth at the Buffalo's 10th Annual Music is Art festival yesterday! It was a nice, cool almost autumn day. With so much to see and do, I'm glad so many monsters were able to find good homes.
I tried to keep busy knitting because next Saturday I'm back at the waterfront for another Saturday Artisan Market. So much to do! And knitting takes time!
Thanks again to everyone who came out to the waterfront today! Many monsters found new homes. This is great news for me because now I have a reason to make more. I'd make more anyway, but it's fun to see people fall in love with their monster friend and take one home.
Here's a shot of the monsters. Yep, they were on TV again tonight! And yes, I'm dorky enough to sit there with my camera to take a picture of them!
The next show is August 11th. Same time. Same place. Come on down.
Since the first market two weeks ago, I've been knitting up a storm! The result is 10 new monsters [8 of which have felt and locking safety eyes instead of buttons!] and 10 new ornaments. I also got new cards printed and they are super fun. Just like before, the cards are blank inside. They're super cute. Cards are $4 each or 3/$10.
Here's a preview of some of the new monsters... and there are more pictures that I posted on the facebook page.
Another note, do any of you guys instagram? I've been posting some pictures to that little app recently and welcome you to follow me on there. My username? You guessed it! erinmakesstuff!
Hello all, especially anyone new stopping here after visiting today's S.A.M. Citybration event! I hope you thought the event was as much fun as I did! A bunch of monsters found new homes and the weather was perfect! The monsters even found some airtime tonight on Channel 4 News as some "local treasures of a different kind." How exciting is that!? I've never actually been on TV, but today I managed to stumble through a brief interview while shaking like a leaf. Here's some screenshots and the whole video can be found HERE.
See? The monsters just want to make you smile. Let's all be happy for a little while.
Thanks to everyone who came out to make this event super fun and successful! And if you missed it, there's MORE! The Saturday Artist Market is ongoing throughout the summer. I listed all the dates I'll be attending in the WHERE TO BUY tab up top.
Don't forget, I'm always willing to make a custom, extra special monster for you! All you have to do is ask!
Also, I have a few shows coming up at the end of the month. Here's some information and the rest of the details are under the WHERE TO BUY tab up top.
Well, hi! That was one crazy weekend! Erinmakesstuff managed to be in two places at once! Let me start off with a huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support the UUCB Holiday Show in Buffalo and the Indie Garage Sale in Utica. SO MANY monsters found homes. There is hardly anything left in the bin! I would definitely do both shows again... but hopefully they don't happen on the same day next year! That was a wee bit STRESSFUL!
Sitting at these shows reminds me why I make these guys. Sometimes when I'm working I think, "What am I doing?!" Knitting is super time consuming and I'm probably crazy for picking that technique. But watching the "journey of emotions" on customers faces is priceless. [My friend Allison said that yesterday and I liked it.] It's rare for someone to not crack a smile, even if at first glance they seem puzzled. And that's all these monsters need to do: make you smile. Cheer you up. Laugh. Enjoy. They are as warm and cozy as your favorite sweater and each has a personality all their own. What more do you need?
[See that possum scarf? It found a home too! As did the big monstapus. Many customers returned Sunday to get even more monsters!]
To sweeten what was already an awesome weekend, I learned something else! The Utica O-D newspaper used pictures of my monsters with their article to advertise the Indie Garage Sale! On Saturday customers were passing by and kept commenting that they saw my stuff in the paper... and I had no idea what they were talking about. Fortunately my friend [and wonderful host! Thanks again Susan!] was able to dig through her parents recycle bin Sunday morning and find me a copy! Monsters were pictured on BOTH the cover and inside the Thursday weekend section! How cool is that! Pictured in the paper in two cities for two different shows within two months! [And both times I had no idea!] At least this time I managed to get a copy of the paper!
To end this post, THANK YOU to the wonderful people at the UUCB in Buffalo. I'm sad I couldn't be there in person this time. Everyone who went said it was fantastic so congrats on a job well done!
I'm a few days late [I've been busy!] but I wanted to say thank you to everyone who came to support erinmakesstuff at Buffalo Women's Gifts this past weekend. It was an AWESOME show. I loved it last year and was excited to be accepted back. This year was even better than last. So many monsters found homes and I pretty much sold out of ornaments! Here are some pictures of what was there.
There are two shows left this season: The annual UUCB Holiday Show in Buffalo, NY on Dec. 10 and the Indie Garage Sale in Utica, NY Dec. 10-11. I need to get knitting!
Hi everyone! I just got back from an awesome show [Mayday Underground Arts + Crafts Show] at the Main Street Armory in Rochester! It was really fun introducing my monsters to another city and finding new fans. A big thank you to the lovely ladies who organized the show [I'll definitely be applying again for the spring!] And you know what else is cool? My monsters were pictured in City Newspaper! Here's a screenshot of their website.
So what's next? Next Sunday is the Art Garage Sale at Lovin' Cup in Henrietta, NY. The weekend after that is one of my FAVORITE shows: Women's Gifts! Check the "Where to Buy" tab at the top of this page for more details on those two shows... and all upcoming events. Thanks for stopping by!
Just a quick post to tell you that I've added a few new events for the upcoming fall/holiday season. One is even in ROCHESTER! :) Check the events tab every so often because hopefully there will be two more added soon!
I think this picture sums up the weekend... so much fun! Pictured above are some HUGE knit monster fans modeling the two styles of hats. Thanks guys, it was great to see you again.
It's not just the kids who were enthusiastic about monsters... the kids at heart were excited as well! Doesn't this hat match her outfit perfectly? It was a great weekend of seeing old fans and meeting new ones!
A huge THANK YOU!!! to everyone who came out to the "Gotta Have Art" Festival in Clarence yesterday. I had a lot of fun meeting lots of great artists and customers... and have enough to keep me busy the next couple weeks knitting some terrific hats :)
There were a lot of great artists at the show, but I was super impressed by Elizabeth Strong's Lizard Breath Beads. I loved them! Each piece of jewelry is so colorful and cool. She also has an etsy shop so you can buy some of her fabulous pieces!
Here's an idea of what her hand made lampwork beads look like:
And here are some pictures of the table full of monsters I had yesterday... Including Andrea's kitty ball monsters! Enjoy!
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Thank you for visiting! I am Erin and I love to create. On this site you will find one-of-a-kind knit monsters and other fun knit accessories. I also draw portraits of kids, adults, pets... you name it.
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