Friday, March 20, 2015

Monster Shaming!

Monster shaming!

Here at Monster Den we have put together some of our worst monster offenders!
Which are your favorites?

1. Super Hero Monster

He has a naughty habit of ringing his friends up and barking like a dog! He thinks its hilarious.....

He can be found in my Etsy shop: super-hero

2. Uncle

Uncle was caught using his brothers toothbrush to clean up his favorite trainers!

Link to Uncle is Here

3. Zombie dog!

This little undead dog just loves to drink from the toilet bowl! He has been caught at it at least 5 times this week!
You can buy Zombie Dog here!

4. Ninja!

Ninja is super sneaky and uses his special skills to creep up and dunk his biscuits in other peoples tea when they aren't looking. No one would have noticed if he hadn't dropped half of his custard cream in Uncle's tea !( plop!)

Get Ninja Here!

5. Mummy Monster!

This guy has been responsible for all the missing toilet roll!!! He likes to run around with the toilet roll wrapped around him!
See mummy at my shop - MummyMonster link

6. Grey Zombie

This zombie puked in his dad's slippers - urgghhh!
Link here!

7. Green Karaoke Monster

When this guy isn't singing he can be found wherever there is cake! He is shamed for eating all the cake at his friends house last week
Get him here :)

8. Dr Monster

Its no secret that this nerdy Monster has some social skill problems! No biscuit is safe from this guy - he has a very bad habit of licking all the biscuits on the plate!
Don't do science alone! Get Dr. Monster to help!

I hope you like my selection of naughty monsters! Please do share this and visit my Etsy shop and facebook page  :)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Penguin Awareness Day!

Interview with Rocky on Penguin Awareness Day!

Interviewer: Hello Rocky, How are you today?

Rocky: Hi Tara! I am super! It is such a wonderful day – lovely and crisp and cold with some cheeky sunshine!

Interviewer: Did you know it is Penguin Awareness day today?

Rocky: Yes! I think every day should be Penguin Awareness day! We are such awesome and amazing animals!

Interviewer: Can you tell us a bit about yourself? 

Rocky: Yes, I love talking about myself! I am a Rockhopper Penguin from Antipodes Islands in the southern Indian Ocean. I am 6.5 years old and love to socialise. I love to go to the Spa to relax and have been in the local Penguin magazines. You may have heard of my cousin Ricky, he was an extra in the film 'Happy Feet'.

Interviewer: What is your favorite colour? Drink? Food?

RockyMy all-time favorite colour is Turquoise blue, it is such a lovely shade, and it always makes me want to go for a swim. I love to drink Pina Colada cocktails by the pool and I adore eating Shrimp cocktails! I could eat these all day but one has to watch ones waistline.

Interviewer: Do you have any tips for staying healthy for your fellow penguins?

Rocky: I pride myself in looking after myself, I condition and brush my eyebrows every morning and sometimes wear a hairnet at night. To keep fit one should swim every day and it is important to dry off in the sunshine so you don’t catch a cold.

Interviewer: Thank you Rocky, I’m sure our audience has enjoyed this interview!

Find Rocky here:

Monday, April 15, 2013

Gnome Workshop!

Sunday Afternoon was the perfect time to start the Gnome Workshop, using Anna Hrachovec's lovely mini gnome pattern.
 Starting with the Gnome's bottom using 4 double pointed needles (2.25mm) the workshop was soon underway.

Reg the Gnome making assistant was happy to make the finishing touches with the beard.

and used the magic sticks to bring another Gnome to life!

In no time at all the 2 new Gnomes were ready and up to mischief! Here is one counting down from 10 as another runs off to hide. All Gnomes enjoy a game of hide and seek.

 Can you spot the hiding gnome?

The Gnomes attempt a tricky balancing act!

Now there just showing off

3 happy Gnomes ready to cause havoc!
Oh look! he's found a friendly mushroom!
 Overall, a very productive Sunday afternoon :D

Monday, April 8, 2013

Snufflelump has a new Adventure!

There's just no stopping this little Snufflelump! When he heard about a trip to the Cotswolds in England he just had to go too. He's a very light packer and so was ready to embark in super fast time, so Friday morning he was waiting by the door for us slow humans to finish breakfast and start the adventure.

Follow his discoveries in the pictures below:

 Here he is at Bourton on the Water, called 'Little Venice'. It was a delightfully pretty village and Snufflelump particularly enjoyed crossing the little bridges and looking at the strange ducks.
After climbing the green spiral mountain, the Snufflelump could truly appreciate the wonderful views from Sudeley Castle!
 Snufflelump learns about the bees and bugs found in the countryside and how we can make them homes to live in. He was really temped to try sucking at the holes to see what was inside .....

Snufflelump enjoys a ride on a super gigantic snail - he thought it was a tad slow though.

He is very impressed with this Knight and is considering getting some armor made for himself.

Lastly, here he is enjoying the lovely flowers in the room.

He really enjoyed his adventure in the Cotswolds and can't wat for the next one!

Make your own Snufflelump and go on adventures together! Follow this link for the quick and easy knitting pattern Snufflelump Link! Click here xx

Thursday, February 7, 2013

New Pattern! The Droplet!

The Droplet is a very special creature that has a very happy nature and is nearly
always smiling.

It starts life as a very small round drop on the underside of large plant leaves.
As it grows rounder and larger a stalk forms at the top between where it is attached to
the leaf and its main body. This stalk is stretched as the Droplet gains weight. When the Droplet reaches maturity (between 4-6 months) it detaches from the leaf and drops to the ground. Its two large flat feet are designed to absorb the shock of the drop.

The Droplet is now ready to explore its new World! It loves to see new sights and meet new creatures. Its sunny, happy nature ensures it rarely comes to any harm as everything it meets is so charmed by it!

Here it is with the gang!

The Droplet is now available to buy in my Etsy store or on Craftsy!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Christmas Craft Fair Success!

Monster Den had its very first Christmas stall at the Royal Pump Rooms in Leamington Spa last night and it was a great success. Lots of people turned out to see all the lovely stalls and get a good start on their Christmas shopping.
Here is my stall, Lots of goodies on view here!

It was also for a good cause as we raised money for Zoe's Place Hospice with a large raffle. Herbie the Hedgehog kindly volunteered to be given away to a lucky raffle ticket holder. Well he does have an heart of gold x

Do go down to the Monster Den and check out all the wonderful ideas for Christmas Presents! There something for everyone with fun badges to cuddly critters - plus a fun selection of decorations. Monster Den

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Bonfire Night!

Well, its almost Bonfire night - the 5th November! I hope everyone is enjoying the fireworks and Bonfires.
Herbie on Etsy

Herbie the Hedgehog would like to remind everyone to check their Bonfires for Hedgehogs and other little woodland Critters before you light them! He gets especially nervous around this time, making sure all his friends are safe and sound.

Here's Herbie (center) with his woodland friends. They are all looking for forever homes - could yours be the one?