Friday, October 03, 2008

the monster mash

Ahhhhh. Here we are again. Feature Friday. Where yours truly touts the merits of some of my artsy friends and bestows upon lucky people the wears of those artisans free of charge. I think I might have missed my calling in life. I should have been a philanthropist.

First up today we have Cuthbert, who likes baked beans and trampolines but not at the same time. He heralds from the Weebeastie family of Torquay, England. He was made by Kate Dowling who after making a sock monster for her pregnant boss, was overcome with a complete obsession (to make monsters that is) which has lead to a shop and website. She is an interior designer by day, monster maker by night.


Meet Angela. Angela likes putting her head in the fridge and waiting for time to stop. She talks to birds. She was made in Poznan' by an doll artist from Buenos Aires. She is from the KooKoo Doll Family owned and run by Maru.



Maru is a charming Argentinian living in Poland. She describes herself as a traveler, teacher, dancer and artist. Here is a message I got from her:

hi! marla is sold, la llorona (angela) no, so angela will be. i am very sorry for
not giving more info right now, i am going rightaway to berlin, do not want to loose my train. on monday we can talk again.

have a nice weekend!

maru

See, I told you. She's charming.




Last but not least, we have Harold. He enjoys walks in the park and granny smith apples. He's from a monstrous-looking, furred race. They have enormous eyes. They move by dragging themselves along the ground. They are omnivores. They have only one child at a time making Harold a rare breed indeed.

UltraPunch!™ TOY Co. is an independent toy company located in Central Pennsylvania. Dedicated to the idea of handmade and imaginative toys for children and the young at heart.


So there it is. The monster mash. Here's how to play. Leave a comment saying which monster you would like to win. If you would like to be in the drawing for more than one monster you must leave a comment for each monster. I will use my handy dandy random selector thingy on Monday morning and announce the winners.

If you aren't lucky this week, and you don't win a monster, look around these sellers shops. You may just find a buddy that suits you. Oh, and if you had to look up Torquay and Poznan', your not alone.

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

harold is adorable. likes him the best.

Bitty (quixoticquagmire)

Anonymous said...

Guess I should have mentioned I'd like to be in the running for H-man, lol.

You can reach me through Etsy if you need to.

Bitty

Kiersten said...

Yay Harold!

You are so cute to do these. And I love your blog.

Kiersten said...

Also, yay Cuthbert! I can't resist.

Digital Misfit said...

Awww, I think Angela is my soul sister! I have been known to stick my head in the fridge and talk to birds myself :)

heidig@gmail.com

Digital Misfit said...

I have to say that Cuthbert is just adorable too! A wise monster he is, to keep his love of baked beans and trampolines separate!

heidig@gmail.com

A little bit about us... said...

I have to say Harold is pretty awesome!

You're so Creative!

A little bit about us... said...

I also love adorable Angela!

TheresaJ said...

They're all adorable, but I think Harold is my favorite.

TheresaJ said...

But I really like Cuthbert too!

annie said...

cuthbert is the monster for me.

annie said...

what the heck, i do like Harold too and it increases my odds significantly if I comment twice!

sueovens said...

I like Cuthbert the best - he is adorable! I have visited Kates page and all her designs are wicked!!

Anonymous said...

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Northern Monkey

Kelli said...

Cuthbert is my favorite! Cute monsters. Thanks!

kellifrobinson2{at}gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I heart Harold - Just like everyone else!

Jenni
www.blackdogrunning.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I love it! So darn cute!! Jenny H.

Anonymous said...

So cute! Darling idea!
Jenny H.

jessicajane said...

I love Harold but theyre all cute! I know just the perfect little girl who would love one!

BululuStudio said...

I like Maru :D

Melissa said...

Harold is Charlie's middle name but we spelled it Herald. Cute!!

Melissa said...

Cuthbert is irresistable, so so cute!!

Melissa said...

Angela is interesting and still cute

tollestrupfamily said...

love them and love the name harold...

herblady said...

I am totally attracted to Cuthbert. Some days I don't know which end is up and he looks like he doesn't know either.I love to cook and will make him all of the baked beans he desires!

hrbeck_98 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Cuthbert is definitely the cutest, maybe his addiction to beans will get him sponsorship from Heinz,
MM

alexlady said...

i likey cuthbert!

www.alexladydesigns.etsy.com

getpalmd said...

Harold!! ♥

Vanessa said...

Harold is adorable!! I love his little bio!

k said...

I would love to win the stripe brown and white one or brown and polka dotted one.

All of her monsters are so adorable.

asentimentalaffair@yahoo.com

Vivien said...

I like Cuthbert. Squee!

puffpastryshop (at) gmail (dot) com

kittyanydots said...

harold :)

jo marks said...

cuthbert is the son i never had!
jo in oz x

Heather of the EO said...

Cuthbert all the way! :)
fullcircle_doula@yahoo.com
ooooh, how I want to win. These are the cutest monsters EVER.

Heather of the EO said...

And Harold. I love me some Harold.

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Ohh, they are all very charming...but I'd have to choose Cuthbert as my very favorite...I think it's his eyes! I'm a sucker for baby blues :o)
Smiles, Karen

Abbey Lane Baby Boutique said...

Harold is sooo cute! Love this!

Ashley said...

Cute post!

hearthugsdesigns.etsy.com

wzgirl said...

Cuthbert is the cutest wee monster I've met!

wzgirl said...

Harold is winking at me...so I like him, too.

pennydog said...

It's got to be Cuthbert, got to support the UK crew ;)

GUGAW said...

ooh a west country monster - i'd love cuthbert!

mine, by magpie said...

omg- i LOVE these- i have to say cuthbert is my fave- hahah!

Janet P. said...

I would like to win Harold. I like walking in the park and Granny Smith apples too. Cute giveaway!

littlepinkplum.etsy

The Downtown Boutique said...

Cuthbert is absolutely way too fun! I think our little guy might take a liking to him.

Angie

kim* said...

Cuthbert is awesome he reminds me of something a little child would adore.

Angela is kinda freaky like a voodoo doll. I wouldn’t want her to live in my bedroom

Ultrapunch is awesome. I chat with this shop in the etsy shop. Harold is quite the cool monster .

GumballGrenade said...

I'll make a home for any of them!

tanyBUG said...

harold is one cool looking little monster!

Sin City Spuds said...

I love Harold! Gavin would love Harold. Please let us win Harold!

bronte reeves said...

i'd love angela, she is so me!
(bro01@tpg.com.au)

april said...

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