I love to celebrate holidays, but I don't like to buy a ton of crap just for the sake of having something to open. I also have a small stuffed animal addiction. My Mom still has more than one garbage bag full of them in her attic. TJ's bed is inhabited by more then a few stuffed animals. I also think I have high standards in animals. They have to be cute and they can't be made out of that crappy fur that falls apart when you touch it. So one day I decided to make my own.
For Valentine's Day, I wanted to make something that would involve a heart, but not be too girly. So I sketched a heart and just stared at it for a little while. Something made me turn it upside-down, and I knew they just had to be little monsters, because what little boy doesn't like monsters?! I've made enough of these that I knew what I was doing and what little extras I wanted to add, like arms and spikes, plus I've got some new fabric paint that I wanted to give a whirl - since my machine free-hand embroidery isn't the best and I wanted these to look great and go together pretty easily.
I think they came out great! And so do they. =)