As soon as I signed up for the One Tiny Monster Swap on Craftster, I started imagining what sort of monster I might make. Before I got my partner's questionnaire, I was thinking of making something with a matchbox, just because I love working with matchboxes! Inspired by the Monster Book of Monsters in the Harry Potter books, this is what I made: a matchbox, covered inside and out in book-themed scrapbook paper, then "monster-ized" with the addition of fake fur, polymer clay teeth, and bead eyes. But what's inside?
...Another monster, of course! You can see that I cut off one side of the matchbox and glued the drawer to the cover, so it would open like a book. But I thought it would be cuter to have another monster inside than to have book pages, so that's what I went with!
The one-eyed purple guy is hand-sewn from wool felt. I think they are a great pair!
After getting my partner's swap questionnaire, I decided to make her a different tiny monster, but this duo was perfect to send to my Harry-Potter-loving partner in a Blythe doll swap I was also participating in. So now everyone is happy--especially me, because I made another one of these for myself! When I put it on the shelf above my computer, I realized that I have the beginnings of an altered matchbox collection, since I've made a couple of other ones and I've received a few in swaps. I will photograph them all together and show you my collection next week.