Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Holiday Artisan Fair To Support SPCA



On November 9th, I'm attending my first holiday fair, and it's all to benefit the cats and dogs and other animals that sadly live at the SPCA. It's located in the Lord of our Resurrection Church in Lachine. I'll be selling lots of brand new monsters, and some pillow monsters too. If you can't make it to this, there are two more events this month I'll be at.

Come on by and support local businesses! Shop handmade this holiday season for all your gifts! Your support means we can continue to create new things for you!

I hope to see you there! Please share this flyer with your friends and family!

Monday, October 28, 2013

More new monsters in my shop










Just a small collection of some new monsters. They're not yet up in my shop, but soon they will be! The last two monsters (grey & white, and the wolfish & red one) are OOAK (one of a kind) monsters, and will only be added to my shop if I don't sell them in the upcoming holiday fairs.

Stay tuned to find out more information regarding that!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

New monsters in my shop!

Hello everyone! I have a few new monsters up for sale in my shop. They're brand new, as in brand new pattern, never made before by me.

The first batch are my bearded monsters. They're all very awesome....

Ag - LIMITED EDITION!!

Brownie - LIMITED EDITION!!

Coralie

Lemmy - LIMITED EDITION!!

Leopold
This next monster is a one of a kind monster that is shaped like a loaf, and he's big enough to be used as a pillow!

Loaf Monster - ONE OF A KIND - only one for sale!
Loaf Monster 360 degrees
Finally I have monsters I've named Wabbits. There are only 2 in existence, and that makes them extremely rare...

Wabbit

These are all available in my shop: www.curiouslittlebird.ca .  Stay tuned because I have more new furs that I'll be making monsters out of, and as soon as I can, I'll be posting them here ;)


Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Chinese labour for pennies is not okay - Buy Handmade!!




Have you ever wondered what it's like in a Chinese toy factory?? Here's your chance to check it out. These people live in the same building they work.




 They're getting paid about $240 a month. If they work 10 hours a day like the Japanese/Chinese that work for Apple, then they're making $1.20/hour. That is INSANE!!! Sure, these toys are cheaper, but only because the corporations that are hiring the Chinese are so damned cheap, they want their profit margin as high as possible. They don't care about the worker. 



I, on the other hand, pay myself just a bit over minimum wage, and yet I provide you with more quality, but less quantity. It's the quality of the product that matters, right, and not the exploitation of another race just because we can.

Please share this link with your friends and families who are part of the world that shops at stores like Wal-Mart or Toys R US. Tell them, encourage them to shop HANDMADE because in doing so, we can hopefully make a difference. That, and you are helping your local artists to make a living from their art. 


You can read about Chinese labour here: http://imgur.com/a/wrIds

SACOM is a Hong Kong-based NGO which highlights abusive working conditions in the mainland and fights for labour rights in Chinese factories: http://sacom.hk/two-journal-articles-on-apples-foxconn-factories-in-china/


Saturday, October 05, 2013

New furs for some limited edition monsters

Hello everyone!

Sorry again I haven't posted anything lately. I've had my head in the clouds this past year. Working alone in your apartment without a boss, or coworkers can be a challenge. Last year I was going to an entrepreneurial class almost daily for 12 months, and this year I'm again on my own. Sometimes I forget things, and pushing myself can be really arduous. But, I have finally managed to find some time to sketch up some new monster ideas to add to my collection, as well as make a trip to the fabric store to purchase some rare/limited edition furs (as well as some that will make more than 3 monsters). So without further ado, I give you my photo list of rare/limited edition furs:

Blue, pink & purple zigzag


Rusty orange fur


Hot hot pink with deep purple


Ivory & brown spotted fur


Light & medium brown striped fur


Hot pink long pile fur


Deep olive green fur


Plushy hot pink fur (short pile)


Rusty orange muppet shag


Black & white leopard print fur


Lemon yellow shaggy 


Charcoal grey fur


I won't be posting these on my website under the custom furry monster listing, so if there's a colour that you're in love with, and would like to see it turned into a monster, please don't hesitate to email me from my contact page with your fur colour choice after you've paid for your monster here: http://www.curiouslittlebird.ca/product/custom-cute-monster-furry-monster-in-your-choice-of-colors

NOTE: don't wait until Christmas to put in your order for these furs. These are very small quantities, making only 2-4 monsters each, and they will be gone before December even gets here.