Thursday, 22 December 2011

Patchwork Hounds of Love

Christmas is finally here, sparkley baubles an' all, however nothing shines brighter than my little Patchwork Monster creation, inspired by the beautiful voice of Kate Bush. The Patchwork Monster magic was helped along by a few (several) glasses of wine and a couple (OK Loads) of mince pies. (My trousers are now screaming under the pressure, but nothing a New Years resolution won't be able to handle). So please enjoy the spectacular frizzed barnet beauty that is Kate Cotton Bush.
Merry Christmas everyone. x 

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Patchwork Moves Like Jagger

Ladies - Please brace yourself for the latest creation from Patchwork Monsters.

A rugged (seed stitched) patchwork version of Adam Levine from Maroon 5... with a few machine embroidered tattoos thrown in for good effect.
I think we can safely say he's got the moves like Jagger. Although I had to separate him from the other lady patchworks particularly 'Patchwork Florence' as he had taken a shine to her, but she wasn't falling for any of his cotton charms.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Stacey and The Machine

Check out the newest creation to the Patchwork Monster world, inspired by the album art for 'Lungs' by Florence and The Machine. Florence was made from various leather and cotton fabrics with the use of intricate silver seed beads (threading the needle took longer than the actual beading, my eyes are now only just recovering from this intense process). But she was worth it.

Song detail stictched with love on the back.

Album art photographed by Tom Beard.

Friday, 7 October 2011

It's A Patchwork Kind Of Magic

My newest creation known as Mr Mercury was patched together from an old tracksuit jacket, leather (for the mighty moustache) and a few buttons.
The inspiration behind this was the performance given by Queen at Wembley in 1986, my goal was to translate the brilliant flamboyant stage personality of Freddie Mercury into a patchwork monster.
 This creation now belongs to my other half who secretly thinks he is Freddie (after several pints).
He once complained that I never make him anything. (OK so I don't think you can count the scarf that I started knitting him two years ago and still haven't finished). But surely this is better than a scarf?

'Don't stop me now I am having such a good time'

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Appy' Birthday Winehouse

My patchwork tribute to Amy Winehouse would not have been complete without her ever growing signature beehive, dark bold eyeliner, and lest we forget the tattoos.
 The patchwork magic was helped along by a large glass of Malibu & coke... or two. (I am sure Amy would approve). This time you will be pleased to know that there were no injuries. (only tears when beehive number one went wrong)
One thing that was impossible to translate into cloth was her astounding voice. (I will leave that bit to Amy). 
So here it is in all its glory: A dedication to a stunning singer-songwriter, a rare cockney bird with a big heart who was never far away from the public eye. Happy birthday Amy Winehouse, your legend lives on even in patchwork.

Inspiration for the patchwork was the dress worn by Amy at the Brit Awards:

Love for Blake:

Monday, 11 July 2011

A Patchwork Fox Called Martin.

Ladies and gentlemen please meet Mr Martin Fox which I constructed from recycled fabrics (this time without Gin or sustaining any injuries)
 He enjoys a good cigar (preferably Cuban) and a glass of Cognac on a Thursday night. He used to read The News Of The World but due to the recent events he has switched over to The Guardian.
Martin has been known to be a bit of a flirt, he used to be on but got his heart broken by a Raccoon called Linda.

Floral fabric and green eye button donated by Make Industries

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Patchwork Monsters Hard Rock Style

A collection of Rock n' Roll inspired Patchwork Monsters were born (made by me) this week.
 Even though I sustained numerous injuries, bent several needles and gained an addiction to gin they were created in aid of the celebration for The Hard Rock Cafe's 40th anniversary:
Recycled fabrics were used to create this little Jimi Hendrix inspired Monster Skin. The inspiration was Hendrix's patchwork jacket. Various fabrics below were kindly donated by Make Industries:

Inspiration: Patchwork jacket worn by Hendrix

The next Patchwork Monster to make an appearance was none other than Mr Simmons. His tongue is not as long as Gene's (sometimes he might look like hes catching flies... but he's not - hes rockin'!)

And last but not least came the arrival of Mr Springsteen.. (My housemate is now without a pair of jeans but doesn't he look marvellous!)

Detail: Born In The USA.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Monster Guests

Well amidst the weather at the weekend we had three little patchwork guests to stay. They got up to all sorts of mischief, I had to refrain them from playing a card game at one point as they started to gamble away my possessions. 

 This is Sharon she is the smallest of the Patchwork Monsters but has a heart of gold and an appetite the size of Mt. Everest. (she once came second in a hot dog eating competition).

This little fella is Norman he likes gardening (well I say gardening he actually just digs holes in the grass)
His favourite dish is bangers n' mash, and he enjoys a good glass of Rioja on a weekend.

This is Simon he is brilliant at tap dancing and likes going to musicals. However he does get frightened of pink socks.

Monsters that love to pose.

Soon to be available to buy on very soon!

Friday, 10 June 2011

Monster Skin

Last night these Monster skins were cut and sewn from recycled fabric and patch worked together, I have a feeling that these little patchwork Monster's are going to be very naughty indeed.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Patchwork Monster Inspiration

After wading through mountains of mauve and applique flowered patchwork designs, (you know the kind of patchwork quilt that Auntie Mavis would have on her bed) I found these jazzy little numbers from Squint based in Shoreditch. Now I think that those little patchwork monsters especially Beady Eye would feel right at home if he had a Chesterfield like this one:

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Patchwork Monsters

I would like to introduce these two fiesty little fellas Beady Eye (top) & Mally (bottom) which were born from recycled patchwork cotton and yarn on Sunday afternoon, since then they have caused havoc. There favourite foods are custard and sardines (yes at the same time) and are partial to a Vindaloo. They are expecting friends to visit this week so I shall update you all with more pictures.