Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2010 - We knew ye well!

2010 was an especially kind year to sock monstahs!

  • Custom orders -
Through out the year, many custom orders were received and fulfilled in 2010. Here are a few of our favorites:

Oden is an awesome green Cthulhu special ordered for Brian Fountaine to give to his mother in law. Wow, she has impeccable taste in monstahs!

Patty Cake is a more traditional sock monkey with some sockmonstah notes such as hand painted safety eyes, big bottom lip and super awesome bendy tail. She was made special for Elle Smith's niece.

Honey was made in memorial of a beloved pet for Adam Tate to give to his bereft girl friend for Christmas. A sockmonstah is a lot cheaper than taxidermy and a loss less creepy, too!

Allister was the first dragon ever made and was a custom request from Gary Duffy for his girlfriend's daughter Kelsey. I'm jealous of Kelsey, I wish owned Allister!

A lot of the best ideas for monstahs I get spawn from custom orders; I look forward to what 2011 has in store for sockmonstahs.

  • New Venues -
In addition to The Black Crow Gallery and the UCT Holiday fair which are annual staple for us, We added some other places sockmonstahs can be found:

Artisana located in the center of Onset and could also be called the Awesome Emporium since it is filled to the brim with all kinds of goods from area artists and vendors. Why not get some henna tattoo work done this weekend? Artisana is open year round - 5 days a week.

The Paper Tyger in Falmouth welcomed the sockmonstahs with open arms the December for a few appearances. The Paper Tyger doesn't carry sockmonstahs - they are paper store - but, we will be back in Falmouth at the Paper Tyger periodically, stay tuned!

These venues plus the Cotuit Craftfest this past August made 2010 our most successful year. Try to top that 2011; We dare you!


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Party Over Here!

This week the sockmonstahs and I got an awesome write up in the Cape Cod and Standard times. I did the interview about a month ago and wasn't sure when it was going to print. So I was pleasantly surprised when the etsy store, the Black Crow, email, facebook and voice mail were buzzing with activity and interest in the sockmonstahs. I want to thank Caitlin Russell for thinking the sockmonstahs are awesome enough to write about them.
Caitlin Russell's journalism is top notch, but some things the article stated were a little confusing, and I feel like a little clarification is in order. I make sockmonstahs primarily for profit; not every monstah is sold for charity. All charity monstahs have a special designation on their tags in stores, and in their description on etsy. All contributions to the American Cancer Society are channeled through my Relay for Life Team (Electric Avenue). Sorry for the boring disclaimer, but I didn't want our charitable contributions and general operations to be misrepresented.

New monstahs are at the Black Crow and Artisana!

Friday, November 26, 2010

New England Rules!

There are so many things to be thankful for and the list for us New Englanders is long. Awesome sports teams, cool accents, being wicked smaht, just to name a few. I think the item at this top of many people's list is the folaige in the fall. October was really mild here in southeastern
Massachusetts causing the trees to still have colorful leaves in late November, rather than the regular bare trees associated with late autumn. Massasoit is one of those trees. He loves his outrageous look and that he gets to rock it extra hard core! Massasoit is one of the few trees I have made this year -
I have been having this fascination with random animals and plants.

Awesome, isn't it?

To see new monstahs at the etsy store click HERE.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

UCT Fair Ruled (as always)

The Upper Cape Tech (UCT) Fair was a success for the third year in a row, for me and my band of sockmonstahs. I met a lot of nice people and saw even more past customers who are very pleased with their monstah(s) they added to their families.

When I first arrived, I saw that they had moved my spot; much to my dismay. However, when I saw my new spot I was more than pleased; I was the first booth you saw when you walked into the cafeteria. A lot of my loyal customers mentioned that this made the sockmonstahs a lot easier to find.

What was even more exciting than awesome spots and good times is that I unveiled a new species of sockmonstah - the sloth!
I was inspired by those weird fuzzy tree dwellers to make these guys part of the sockmonstah family (or sockmonstahidae for you biology nerds). Their body style is slightly different than the traditional sockmonstahs. They can hold on to trees, a ceiling lamp, or an arm via the 3 velcro toes they possess on their hands and feet. What could be more awesome?...

...Stay tuned!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Editions to the Hoffey Family

Just now, I finished a custom order for the Hoffey family. At Craftfest two weeks ago, they adopted Myles the mint socktopus. They loved him so much they had to invite more sockmonstahs into their family. Here they are Delilah and Bruiser - Delilah is the flowah in case you were wondering.

Christmas orders are best when they are made early, just sayin'.