Thursday, November 4, 2010

M O N S T E R inspiration!!

As I have mentioned a few times recently, I am assisting with a HUGE yarn-tag project for the Beaufort Street Festival on Saturday 27 November. There are more than 60 people contributing pieces of knit, crochet, pom poms, and various yarn creations which is so exciting!

I have taken on a rather large task of yarn-tagging a bus stop. So, I have a chosen a theme that comes from the eternal child in me - monsters!!! I have been making monster softies for some time, and I just love that each monster is unique, a different colourful creature - and friendly, of course!!

With many ideas in mind, I take particular inspiration from these amazing artists . . . .

You should have seen my excitement to discover Benjamin Krudwig's etsy shop!!! I just love all of his crochet pieces, but this horned hat excites me so much that I just can't wipe the grin off my face! :D (did I mention the child in me?!?!)

Angela Davidson is another massive favourite of mine right now. I really love her unique creations, the texture and form of the cotton yarn she uses, and the bright colours. Jaw-droppingly beautiful and fun!

Although these next two are not crocheted, they inspire me no end! And I have a (not so) secret love for making softies myself . . . .! I really admire the personality that comes out in Ninon's work, and the combination of fabrics and shapes. Ninon also has a great etsy shop here!

Cottonmonster - magnificent monsters created by Jennifer Strunge - has the most gorgeous website!! You must check it out! The playfulness of these creatures really tickles one's fancy!

With all this inspiration, you can see that my mind and creativity is running WILD!!! How to turn my ideas into a bus stop covered yarn tag . . . . . .

. . . . . watch this space as my ideas unfold!!!


  1. I've been tagging bus stops in the northern suburbs these past months and it's a lot of fun.

    Love the monsters... good luck with it all.

    Keep having fun.

  2. As soon as you said monsters I thought of Cotton Monster but you were already there! SNAP! Can't wait to see what monstery goodness you come up with :)

  3. Can't wait to see what the end result of your monster love is!!