I've recently been dabbling in embroidery and here is the result!
I attended a Sweater Letter Workshop a couple of months ago run the amazingly talented embroidery masters Maricor and Maricar. Before you attend you select which letter you would like to embroider and they provide all the materials and teach you the tricks of the trade, then send you off to embroider your heart out at home. I highly recommend you check out their work, it truely is incredible!! And if you feel like getting a bit creative with a needle and thread I recommend checking out their workshops too!
Happy Easter from the critters!!! Alice made herself some bunny ears for the occasion and Edgar and Norris thought they looked so great that they decided to make some too. Everyone agrees they do indeed look terrific!
Here are some action pics of Alice and her BFF. It's been a busy start to the year with the little munchkin's first birthday a couple of weeks ago, our first family holiday in February and learning how to walk! We hope you've all had an excellent start to the year and have a wonderful easter!!
There's nothing quite like a yeti or two (or ten) to keep you warm and entertained in winter. They're fuzzy and give excellent hugs, tell hilarious jokes, and spontaneously break into song when you least expect. What more can you ask for in a friend?! If you would like one of these tremendously awesome friends, you can get them here.
At three months old Ronja has discovered you can never have too many friends!! The critters wholeheartedly agree.
The critters would like to introduce their newest and most special friend, Ronja, who joined the family two weeks ago today!! They're very excited and pleased with her and spend hours just staring at her sleep (an activity she seems quite fond of).
Our online shop is still open for business, however in these early months it could take up to two weeks for your goodies to arrive. If you're in a hurry, MonsterThreads stores are a great place to pick up a critter or two.
Change is in the air at the Herbert House.. Firstly the critters are getting ready to welcome a special new friend into the mix in just 3 short weeks!!! The excitement is building as they wait (a little impatiently) for the stork to arrive.
In the meantime we'll be moving to a new Herbert House to make space for the new friend. The house will be missed but everyone's excited for the change!
Here are a few final photos from the Herbert House as the critters look towards the future!
You may be wondering what the critters have been up to during the summer - here's a little update.
Norris the Yeti - getting back to nature and swimming in waterfalls.
Gina the Giraffe - eating as much of her favourite ice cream (cookies and cream) as she possibly can.
Alice the Alpaca - setting off for the beach everyday (rain, hail or shine)!
Patrick the Yak - working on a beautiful french embroidery which he hopes to finish sometime this year (it's much harder than it looks).
I hope you've all had an equally great start to 2015!
The critters would like to wish all their friends a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thanks for being excellent friends and making 2014 a fantastic year!
Happy first day of summer! To make sure no one overheats this summer, Patrick has decided to share his own personal survival guide.
1. Locate the most powerful fan within a 10m radius from where you currently find yourself, make your way over to it and stand in front of it. This will not only cool you down but also improve your hairdo at the same time!
2. Eat copious amounts of Zooper Doopers! Some flavours may have a faster cooling effect so Patrick recommends trying them all before choosing a favourite.
3. Think back and remember a time when you were really cold. Patrick's go-to memory is from his trip to Japan - the day Rosa the Raccoon ambushed him with a stealthy snowball attack!
4. Put your head in the freezer, or if you're small enough, like Patrick, you might be able to fit your whole body in the freezer! Patrick recommends you do this for no more than 10 seconds at a time. This method can be so effective you might end up with icicles in your hair!
5. Lastly is the classic 'getting a friend to spray you with a hose' method. This can be a lot of fun and cooling at the same time! Also, If you do this while standing in the garden bed, the plants get watered at the same time.
Patrick hopes these handy hints help you survive summer! if you have any favourite ways of staying cool, Patrick would love to hear them!