Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween Zombie Pillow Sale!

Halloween is just around the corner, and I have some perfect gifts for this time of year. Zombie pillows!!!

In fact, they also make great gifts for those friends or family members that are zombie aficionados... You know, they can't get enough of the zombie craze. They have t-shirts, posters, video games, and even participate in the yearly zombie walks. Why not buy them an original pillow? I only have 2, and they're on sale for $50 each.

Click the following link to buy them!

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

In the workshop: What's new?

Hello all!

Yes, it's been a while since I've posted. I've been working really hard in my office sewing up a monster storm! Like I mentioned in my previous post, I got 3 new stores recently, and I'm still in the process of filling up their orders. I'm also trying to coordinate the needs of my other clients here in Montreal who also need stock for Christmas. So much to do, and only me to do it. :)

To keep up with this crazy work schedule, I've given myself a quota of 5 monsters per day, and I don't sleep until all those 5 are done.

Proof of my crazy, super busy schedule. I've allowed myself the weekends off to recharge! :)

Only once did I not fulfill my day's work, when I had 3 yetis in my order. They're still sitting in my work room, waiting to be stuffed.

Yeti w/brown horns (left), Yeti with charcoal horns (middle), Yeti w/dark purple horns (right).

As you've noticed on my calendar, the very last box says Urban Craft fair.

It's in Ottawa, and it's my first fair outside of Montreal. I had to borrow a table from a friend AND get a ride there. I would have taken the Greyhound, but I was thinking of how much trouble it'd have been to carry too many huge bags as well as my purse and a folded up 6 foot table through the metro and to the bus, then on the bus in Ottawa. Not to mention the fact I'd have to be on the metro in my part of town by 6 am just to catch the Greyhound on time!

Here is the craft fair info for those of you living in Ottawa. I hope you can come and say hi!:

Urban Craft is Ottawa's first and only monthly craft market, featuring the freshest and hippest vendors around!  Taking place the first Saturday of every month in the heart of Hintonburg, Urban Craft is the place for you to find that perfect gift, your new favorite cupcake, or the perfect accessory for your next night out on the town! 

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
The GCTC, Holland & Wellington

Free gifts for the first 25 People!
Free Tastings from DAVIDsTEA!

 Admission is Free!

Transit: Accessible from OC Transpo Buses 2, 16, 86, and 176

I'm also waiting to hear news of the Shark Bites first episode. No word yet. I've been promised stills of the shots where Chester was in the show, and as soon as I get them, I'll post them. Below is the totally awesome monster I got in exchange for Chester from Yetis And Friends. He adorns my wall between my living room and my work room, and his sign (that's cut off) reads: Please don't touch the yeti. He bites! Thanks.

He doesn't really bite, but the hook in the wood doesn't have a divot to keep him from falling easily off the nail. So even touching him a tiny bit makes him fall down.

Lastly, I was invited to participate in Europe's Japan Expo in Paris in 2013. I would really love to go, but sadly at the end of November, the money from the entrepreneurship program I'm in will end forever, and I will be on my own in my business. This means that all the money that I make in my sales online/wholesale/in stores will be paying my bills, rent, and supplies. It's a totally scary thought. In any case, as much as I'd love to go to this event in Paris to attend this expo, I don't think it'd be wise. I'll definitely keep it on the table for 2014. :)

I should go and make breakfast now. Today's quota probably won't get done since it's already 11 am. :) I can handle that.

Monday, October 08, 2012

It's been a while...

Hi everyone!

Sorry I haven't posted regularly these days. I get so caught up in what's happening with my business, and I'm so busy, that my blog has become something I do when I have a little time.

What's new!?

1. I created a few new monsters :) I bought some *hopefully* guy friendly furs in olive green and hazelnut.

They're both very happy monsters, and have the same type of horns. Gordon's horns are like Wooky's, and Sinon's are like Berry's horns. Both popular monsters. I think these guys will do well. Since these furs were bought from Everafterfabrics on Etsy, I must say that at the price per yard that I paid for these colours, they are for sure going to be a limited edition only. I have 5 yards of each, so enough to last until next year. :)

2. I have a few new stores that will be carrying my monsters!

a) Carbon Environmental Boutique in Edmonton, Alberta will very soon have my monsters on their shelves!

b) Intergalactic Travel Authority (ITA) in Toronto, Ontario should have monsters by the end of October.

c) I don't have a company photo, but Finn MaCools in Gibsons, British Columbia is located somewhere in this building photo:

That's it for major news. As for minor news, I bought some new furs recently, and my custom furry monster listing has been updated. Here's a photo of all the furs I currently have. :)

Since fall is here, and Christmas is right around the corner, I can't promise any blog posts from now until then. Since I am the sole person in my business, I feel like I will be working 50-60 hour weeks, and blog posts are the last thing I think about. :)  If only I had more interesting things to talk about! But then, I don't create 1 new, original monster every other day like most people who make plush as a hobby. This is my living, so of course I always do repeats. It's how most successful businesses operate. You can see for yourself at some of the businesses that always carry the same products.

Keep reading though, because I will be making a new monster out of Kelly Green fur, and I will talk about him briefly.

Have a great week. :)