Saturday, March 23, 2013

One More--no, TWO More Tiny Monsters

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.


sewphie said...

They are so cute!

Wendy said...

this is just fabulous! Love the tiny monster inside

p.s. did you know you've got word verification on?

Leslie Andersen said...

Thanks, Sewphie and Wendt!

Sorry about the word verification, Wendy; I turned it off a couple of months ago, and when I did, I got hit with so much spam that I needed to turn it back on.

Kay said...

Adorable, I especially love the little inside surprise.

Jessica said...

This was so exciting to receive in our swap! Even my husband kept opening it to see the monster inside.