iloveyoumonster

~*monster plushies*~ with a body-conscious design!

Texas, United States · 24 Sales

iloveyoumonster

~*monster plushies*~ with a body-conscious design!

Texas, United States 24 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(9)

Announcement   Let's get to snuggling PRONTO! Each monster hugs you back!
Always keep your eyes peeled for New Monsters and New Colors!

SPECIAL REMINDERS:

Plaid-y-pus was asked to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. See his video here: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=691746187579142&set=vb.107951135958653&type=2&theater

Don't forget, custom orders are ALWAYS appreciated, just message me!

Happy Hugging!
xx

Announcement
Last updated on Oct 16, 2015

Let's get to snuggling PRONTO! Each monster hugs you back!
Always keep your eyes peeled for New Monsters and New Colors!

SPECIAL REMINDERS:

Plaid-y-pus was asked to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. See his video here: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=691746187579142&set=vb.107951135958653&type=2&theater

Don't forget, custom orders are ALWAYS appreciated, just message me!

Happy Hugging!
xx

Antarctica Black

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Antarctica Black

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(9)
dedlazlo66

dedlazlo66 on Dec 14, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

These are beautiful and colorful and big! We love them! Thanks for getting them to me so quickly!

Julie

Julie on Aug 15, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

My little niece absolutely loved her Sukha! Very easy to work with this artist and she did a custom label, too. Prompt order and shipping! Thank you!

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About

The Monsters Are From...

Here's a little story:

One day, Antarctica Black decided she needed to give her parents something special. Like REALLY special. She was in her 4th year away at college and thought, "hmmm...I should give my parents something they can hug so maybe they won't miss me so much," and to her sewing machine she went! Out came two monsters, Mama's Boy and Chest-Bump. "How can I make sure my parents really know I love them?" Antarctica asked herself and then, "Pouf!" "I'll let the monsters do ALL the talking!"

Now, if you like that story, great. It's not true. These monsters were stow-aways on Antarctica's spaceship. AND there were only a few at first, but you know how monsters can get a little frisky! (especially those "iloveyoutoobuddies"!) Anyway, they arrived peacefully and FULL OF LOVE and they just can't wait to share it with you!

Good Luck!

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And here's the real version:

My father had undergone bypass surgery when I was 14 and came home with this vinyl heart that he was supposed to hug when he coughed or sneezed. Fast forward a few years later when I was in college with no money for Christmas presents. With the thought of hugging on my mind, I decided to make a monster that hugged my dad so he wouldn't miss me so much. Chest-Bump was born. From there, I made a few other monsters and my friends urged me to make them to sell. I started at craft fairs and they started flying; kids love the eyes! Now, their hugs range from a little hand-hold to a big chest hug. I hand-sew and stuff each monster full of love in my studio and have decided to keep the "handmade in USA" quality while expanding my endeavors. Currently, I plan to expand into smaller shops whose customer base really understands and yearns to support local and handmade goods. I also plan to expand into hospitals where Chest-Bump can help other heart-surgery patients feel comfortable and loved.

The unique part of my business is the "body-conscious" design that I have developed. Each monster hugs the natural curves of the human form, creating a cradling and comforting feeling when hugged. I also hand-sew each message in the monsters mouths or sides. They read "I Love You" or "I <3 U" or "<3" depending on the sizes. I really wanted to share the love and make it easy to share that notion with the world. These monsters are perfect for anyone needing to tell someone how much they care. Another facet of my business is the class and camp that I offer. After the monsters took off at craft fairs, I started to get a following of young kids that were interested in sewing. I began a Make-A-Monster Club for them and they had so much fun! I really get an enjoyment from seeing people hug and love these monsters!

Anyway, I'm glad you found my shop and I hope you poke around a bit. These monsters are made with love and are given with love. I am happiest giving the monsters a home!

Happy Hugging xx
Love, Antarctica

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  • Antarctica Black

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Hi! My name is Antarctica and I love monsters! I attended UMass concentrating on sculpture and I tumbled into monster-making upon graduation. I enjoy cutting whole sheets of paper into intricate lace and I also enjoy concocting strange egg recipes.

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Last updated on December 8, 2013
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When ordering an item, please be sure to note the date you need it by. Please order at least a week before that date if you are in the US (and at least 2 weeks for international shipping) to insure it gets where it needs to be on time! :)
If you are ordering a custom item, please be aware of the 2 week turn around time due to the holidays.
Additional policies and FAQs
Care info:

All monsters are handmade, so please take care when washing them. They ARE machine washable, but please be friendly and put the cycle on gentle :)
I would also put the tag back inside the mouth or pin it down before throwing it in the washing machine!
They can also go in a low-heat dry cycle. If they get pill-y (their felt eyes can do that) just pluck it off or use a sweater pill-trimmer!

If you have any questions, I'm happy to hear!
Happy Hugging! <3