Handcrafted stuffed monsters to support courageous acts

Ajo, Arizona | 11 Sales


Handcrafted stuffed monsters to support courageous acts

Ajo, Arizona 11 Sales On Etsy since 2017

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Fierce Monsters exist to support courageous acts, provide comfort in difficult times and remind us of our inner strengths.

They say you give gifts that you want to receive. Gifts that speak to a void in your own life. The idea for FierceMonsters came from my own need to find an inner fierceness. My wife of 28 years decided her life would be better without me and divorce shattered me. I needed something to wail and cry into. I needed something aligned with a faint inner voice that kept insisting that I heal and rise. Monsters, unlike teddy bears, align with the fierce badass part of you.

First came the Monster Manifesto, all the ideas and emotions, I wanted FierceMonsters to embody. I was taking an Ecommerce class where everyone had to bring their product to be photographed. All I had was a small stuffed heart with embroidery simulating a mended heart. Everyone had completed products to sell. I had the belief FierceMonsters could help broken hearts.

I started with a borrowed sewing machine, a single spool of thread and some loaned pinking shears. Friends brought me thread, fabric, scissors, handcrafted felt, polyfil, embroidery floss and craft books. The first monsters all came into the physical world because others thought they were a good idea.

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  • Deborah

    Owner, Maker

    Monsters came to be at a time of personal crisis when I needed to find my own inner strength and fierceness. I make them to encourage fierceness and to celebrate the strength required to be our best selves.

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Last updated on Apr 3, 2018
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Care instructions

Monsters are self-cleaning like cats. Approach with a soft wet cloth like cats. Monsters can also be washed and dried in a lingerie bag or sealed pillowcase but that is a tad extreme.

Custom and personalized orders

Yes, indeed! For example, I have crafted FierceMonsters for 2 people suffering from chronic illnesses, for a special young lady with asthma and a senior celebrating a milestone birthday. Convo me if you need a monster for a specific life event or person. I love working to create a specific Monster story to go with the monsters.

Do the monsters come from a smoke-free environment

Yes indeed. All monsters come from a smoke-free home. However, they are friendly with a 13-year-old rescue dog. It is hard to control who they cavort with but they receive a thorough lint roller treatment before shipping.