Friday, 20 July 2012
The Monster Factory
Our house has been renamed by my daughters' classmates. It's nothing to do with the behaviour of my little angels. No, it's as a result of the bright idea I had to make pocket money treats for my stall at the school fair this summer. At Christmas I was asked over and over whether I had anything for 50p, and I didn't - my jewellery is reasonably priced (well, I think so) but it's not that cheap!
But I did have a big box of fimo, and I had been crocheting monsters as presents for a few of their friends so I thought, well, why not make clay monsters? They were cheap, easy and quick to make and I sold about 25 of them in short order. It's never going to make me rich but it covered the cost of the clay.
And that's when I made the fatal mistake of offering to make custom monsters - choose the colour, choose the expression. I seriously underestimated the imagination of your average 10 year old:
The most complex one so far has a purple mohican, curly green eyebrows, sunglasses and a peace necklace. Apparently his name is Cha Ching.
I still have a series of 6 to make for my elder daughter's best friend. And then the monster factory is CLOSED for the summer!