Saturday, 10 August 2013

A Monster Mash

After meeting the charming Tattiebugs at Missenden Abbey last week, I was inspired to delve into the depths of my sock stash (all new and unworn I hasten to add) and do a bit of monster creation... and these were the results. A motley crew if ever there were.
 
 
First of all are Lexus and Lucretia... a rather well behaved brother and sister, not known for getting up to monster mischief..

 
Their close friend Presley is also very quiet and well behaved and can usually be found with his head in a book... although to be honest, I'm not entirely sure he knows how to read, but he thinks it makes him look intelligent. I don't really like to tell him.

 
Fernley considers himself a bit of a foodie and was passing judgement on our lunch today (beetroot hummus and soda bread). He really is a very rude monster.

 
And finally this is Rowley who is still a baby and likes nothing more than to hide in boxes.

 
I have a stall at the Ashwell show at the end of the month and I'm hoping all these monsters can be rehomed. Surely someone, somewhere will find it in their hearts to love them... or maybe not?

 
And speaking of love, it would seem that I was not the only one charmed by the Tattiebugs. Mr. Sock, who was the very first monster I created, a prototype for all that followed and who now lives with my friend Jude, spotted the Tattiebugs on his tablet and has fallen in love! I fear it could be unrequited.


28 comments:

  1. ROFL @ Jude's comment! they are wonderfully bright and cheerful Gina.

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  2. Great stuff - Beetroot hummus - I just bought the tahini paste to make some!

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  3. What a horibble cute looking bunch. I am sure they will find a nice home!

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  4. I didn't think I liked sock monsters but have rather a pash for Presley. They are all such fun and with their tongues hanging out like that they look as if they are dying of thirst. Give them a Pimms! Hope they soon find loving homes.

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  5. fernley has secretly already been eating the beetroot dip but isn't disguising his red tongue at all well! I love them. My daughter has made a few which was great fun. I love there lips and tongues. I'm sure they'll sell we'll!

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  6. Oh, poor lovelorn Mr Sock!

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  7. Awe bless Presley, I think he looks very intelligent and as for Fernley, how rude indeed , I think your lunch sounded and looked rather tasty! Rowley is ever so cute. :)
    I think they'll all find homes!
    V xxx

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  8. I'm still laughing! I am sure they will sell well. Your lunch looks pretty good too. Cheers.

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  9. Do you think Fernley would consider coming to live in California. Ask him please and if he says yes, please let me know how I can arrange for that to happen.

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  10. I imagine Fernley is packing his bag as I type this! Who wouldn't want to go and live in California? Hope Gina remembers to pack his ray bans and board shorts. Happy Days Fernley you lucky lucky boy :-)

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  11. Wonderful, what a lovely crew, great recycling.

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  12. There is nothing like a monster or two- they look fantastic.

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  13. Totally fab!! I am sure they will find new homes - who could resist them? x Jo

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  14. I just HOPE that the other members of Prism don't ever read this blog, for if they do you will surely be drummed out. I'd like to read what art b####### you come up with to justify sock monsters x

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  15. I surely hope vintagerockchick is a good friend and her comment is sarcasm between friends. If she isn't and she means the comment to be as nasty as it comes across, shame on her.

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  16. I don't usually leave comments in my own comment box but I don't seem to have any other way of contacting you Lei...

    Just for the record, Gill of Vintagerockchick is a very good friend and her comment refers to an in-joke between us and I can assure you and anyone else who might have taken it the wrong way that it wasn't nasty and made me laugh.

    And if you are serious about Fernley coming to live with you in California, please send me an email to textiles@ginaferrari.co.uk. Thanks

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  17. Your sock monsters are adorable - I love them.
    xxx Hazel.

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  18. Mr Sock says the family look well. I'm not sure whose family he is referring to... I think he's got a bit of a thing going for Presley. I'm sure it was him humming 'love me tender'

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  19. Give them wings and they will surely fly off your stand. Such personalities.

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  20. Great fun and very colourful!

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  21. I doubt you'll even get them arranged in some monstrously appropriate way on your sale table before they're all snatched up!! What a great crew ... love all those tongues hanging out ;) Wendy

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  22. Lots of fun! they'll sell like hot cakes, or hot socks!

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  23. They're adorable Gina! Although, I must say, I probably agree with Fernley on the hummus LOL!

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  24. They are all so cheeky - they should sell well - good luck

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