Amigurumi is...

...the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals, typically cute animals or inanimate objects endowed with human characteristics. The pervading aesthetic of amigurumi is cuteness (kawaii). Typical amigurumi animals have an over-sized spherical head on a cylindrical body with undersized extremities.


Sunday, March 28, 2010

monsterami for sale at Sanctuary Home Bath Garden in Austin, TX

Monsterami is for sale in a second store!!  We started selling at The WonderCraft in February, and now we are available at Sanctuary Home Bath Garden.

Sanctuary Home Bath Garden is an amazing little boutique on Bee Cave Road (behind Breed & Co.) owned by Hanna Curran.  It's filled with lots of cool gifts and is decorated in lovely, calming shades of green.  I saw lots of things I want to buy for friends as well as for myself.

Please check out Sanctuary if you're in the area -- it's a super cool store!!

Monday, March 22, 2010


My name is Emilio. My dad died 2 1/2 years ago. I think about him almost every day.  Sometimes I cry.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

TONIGHT - Garbo Salon 25th Birthday Party & Local Vendor Extravaganza!

I'll be selling monsterami tonight at this event. Should be lots of fun -- a band, margaritas and lots of local vendors selling cool stuff!  BONUS... this event goes to benefit SafePlace. SafePlace works to end sexual and domestic violence through saftey, healing, prevention and community change.  

6 - 9 pm

Garbo A Salon and Spa
7739 Northcross Drive
Austin, TX 78757!/event.php?eid=287257418228&index=1

Please come out and show your support!!

this is a pic of my table setup test run. (please excuse the mess in the background!)

Friday, March 5, 2010


My name is Gregorio. I like leg wrestling but I'm not very good at it. I lose a lot.


My name is Hal. I can't fall asleep with the TV on. I have to have complete silence. It has to be really dark in the room too.


My name is Reuben. I don't like to shop at thrift stores cuz all the clothes have an old dirty stink that doesn't come out even when you wash them.


My name is Toots. I like peanut M&Ms. I suck all the chocolate off first and then I eat the peanut last.

Our first PRESS!!!

This is so kickass! Monsterami is mentioned in this article in the Thrillist about The WonderCraft.  We have our pincture printed and even our own paragraph!!!

The oddest offerings are crocheted creatures from Monsterami, whose name-tags come with probing biographical info like "Richard wears his swimsuit when he runs out of underwear" -- before the heat can be caged, it must first be netted.

I can't stop smiling!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


My name is Felipe. I lost my job and now I collect unemployment. I'm happy cuz now I can stay caught up on watching Oprah.