Funded! This project was successfully funded on August 31, 2012.

Photo-main
Play
00:00
00:00

There are monsters among us! But don't worry. They're cute and cuddly, and entirely handmade.

***Puff monsters now available in yellow & green, and with mustaches by popular demand! Pictures below. ***

We did it!

With a little over 14 hours left we met the stretch goal. Can we fit in one last goal before the end tonight?

Let's see if we can make it to $1500! The extra $300 would allow me to purchase my own professional backdrop so I could avoid renting one at every show, as well as make business cards and purchase a web domain! It would break down as follows:

$200 professional backdrop
$20 business cards
$60 web domain and hosting for one year
$20 extra fees and rewards
Let's push this all the way to the last minute and see if we can make it! Thank you SO much for all the support that has already been given!

Spread the monster mania!!

- Heather

As children most of us had vivid imaginations, believing in monsters under the bed and thinking that maybe those mythical creatures like dragons and unicorns could have once existed... Then we grew up.  Well, some of us.


Not me! I've always been a kind of "art geek", ever since I was a little girl.  My hobbies range from crocheting, to drawing, sewing and even some sculpting.  I went to college for pastry arts, but it always killed me to eat the things I created. 

Monster design in the making
Monster design in the making

 Fast forward a few years and now I'm a stay at home mom of a two year old boy and twin infant girls - and I have the best job ever, taking care of them every day, as well as the time to do what I'm most passionate about (besides raise my own little monsters).

I make entirely hand-sewn plush monsters.  I sketch out the designs (and I have a TON of them), create the patterns from scratch and sew the plushies entirely myself.  Currently, I have a small business called geekyGAMERgirl on Etsy.  I also run a geekyGAMERgirl Blogger, YouTube channel, and Facebook page.  Needless to say, doing this as well as creating the monsters and taking care of my three kids makes my time pretty valuable.  This is where you come in!

This one seems to be a messy eater...
This one seems to be a messy eater...

And the money goes to...

I need a bit of help keeping my dream alive.  My business is gaining popularity, but I can't expand my line of plushies quickly enough.  I need to stock up on materials, and I need to invest in a sewing machine.  Currently it takes about 4 to 6 hours to create ONE monster.  If I had a sewing machine that time could easily be cut down to just one to two hours.  Don't worry - adding a sewing machine will definitely NOT take away from the monsters' uniqueness! The faces and finishing touches will always be done by hand. 

Here's the breakdown:

$250 sewing machine and maintenance

$150 materials

$100 rewards/fees

Anything given over the $500 goal will go towards more materials, and production of new plush monster designs.

Check out those rewards!

Anyone who donates to my project (even as little as $1.00!)  will get an exclusive video!  Take an in depth look at how I design, create patterns for, and sew my plush monsters.

Every reward level $5 and over gets this awesome limited magnet showing you supported Monster Mania!
Every reward level $5 and over gets this awesome limited magnet showing you supported Monster Mania!

For the $10 reward get awesome one of a kind monster art!

$10 reward - 4x4 inch monster art!
$10 reward - 4x4 inch monster art!

The best way to appreciate a project is to get a piece of it for yourself!  Anyone backing over $25 will get a one of a kind monster plush!  

Puff monsters!  About 3 inches tall.  Choose a color, and one of three expressions! $25 minimum pledge reward gets this PLUS MORE
Puff monsters! About 3 inches tall. Choose a color, and one of three expressions! $25 minimum pledge reward gets this PLUS MORE
By demand: Green & Yellow puffs, and mustaches!
By demand: Green & Yellow puffs, and mustaches!
A 5 inch monster plush example! This is a "baby cloud monster".  $65-75 reward tier.  Choose a surprise monster or have one custom made for you! Plus the extras!
A 5 inch monster plush example! This is a "baby cloud monster". $65-75 reward tier. Choose a surprise monster or have one custom made for you! Plus the extras!
Undead-inspired cloud monster, 5 inch design
Undead-inspired cloud monster, 5 inch design
10 inch monster plush!  This is the "Spyster" design.
10 inch monster plush! This is the "Spyster" design.
$100 or more reward, plus the extras! - yours will be custom, or choose to get a surprise monster!
$100 or more reward, plus the extras! - yours will be custom, or choose to get a surprise monster!
$200 reward level - ultimate custom art!  6 inch hoop art wall hanging made just for you customized however you want.  PLUS a ten inch plush and a lot more!
$200 reward level - ultimate custom art! 6 inch hoop art wall hanging made just for you customized however you want. PLUS a ten inch plush and a lot more!

Still on the fence?

 Just check out my other sites to see more examples of my work!

http://www.facebook.com/geekygamergirl

http://geekygamergirlblog.blogspot.com

http://www.etsy.com/shop/geekyGAMERgirl?ref=si_shop

http://www.youtube.com/geekygamergirl14

Thank you for taking the time to consider supporting my project!

FAQ

Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.

Ask a question
27
Backers
$1,277
pledged of $500 goal
0
seconds to go
Missing_medium

See full bio

  • Pledge $1 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    You will receive a great big THANK YOU! on the geekyGAMERgirl blogger and Facebook page, PLUS a link to video containing an in-depth look at my plushie process.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $5 or more
    You selected

    5 backers

    Receive a magnet featuring a digital drawing of my monsters, plus all the other previous goodies. International, please add $2 for shipping.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $10 or more
    You selected

    2 backers

    Get all the previous loot, PLUS a 4 x 4 inch full-color monster drawing, signed and dated by me! International, please add $2 for shipping.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $25 or more
    You selected

    9 backers

    You will get the magnet, the special link to the in-depth video, the Thank You on the blogger and the Facebook, PLUS!! A 3 inch puff plush monster!! International, please add $7 for shipping.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $40 or more
    You selected

    1 backer

    Receive a 3 inch puff plush monster ... plus the video link, magnet, and Thank You's! Add on a full-color, signed and dated full page monster sketch and a time lapse of me creating your monster! International, please add $10 for shipping.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $50 or more
    You selected

    2 backers

    Receive TWO 3 inch puff plush monsters, the video link, magnet, Thank You's AND a time lapse video of me making your monsters! International, please add $12 for shipping!

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $65 or more
    You selected

    3 backers Limited (7 left of 10)

    Custom handmade monster plush toy! You get to collaborate with me to create a custom 5 inch monster just for you, or get a surprise 5 inch tall furry friend! You will also get the previous goodies: magnet, Thank You's, and video link. International please add $10 for shipping.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $75 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    "Nothing But Plush" reward. Receive 4 three inch puffs of your choice. Int'l please add $15 for shipping.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $75 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    A five inch custom or surprise handmade monster plush toy AND a time lapse video of me making YOUR monster! Collaborate with me to design your monster! Includes a 5 inch monster plush, magnet, time lapse and in-depth video. International please add $10 for shipping.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $100 or more
    You selected

    1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)

    Amazing! You will get a custom 10 inch monster plush! Collaborate with me to design it, or choose a surprise monster, and have him delivered right to you! You will get the monster plush, the Thank You's, the magnet, AND the video link! International, please add $20 for shipping.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $150 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    You. Are. Awesome. And to prove that you are, you get it the ultimate awesome package. You will get a custom or surprise 10 inch monster, a 3 inch puff plush monster, the magnet, video link to the in-depth look at my plushie process, the Thank You's, a 4" full color monster drawing... AND time lapse videos of me creating your monsters! International, please add $25 for shipping.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $150 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    "Nothing But Plush" reward. Receive all 8 three inch puffs, as pictured. Int'l please add $20 for shipping.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $200 or more
    You selected

    2 backers Limited (3 left of 5)

    That's it. You take the cake, and the cake is delicious. You get a 10 inch custom or surprise monster plush, the 3 inch puff plush monster, both of their original sketches signed and dated, both their time lapse videos, the magnet, the Thank You's, a 4 inch full color monster drawing, and a one of a kind 6 inch hoop art wall hanging customized however you want. Put any character, your monster, any saying... we will work out a custom piece just for you. International, please add $30 for shipping.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $200 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    "Nothing But Plush" reward. Receive all 8 puffs, as pictured, and two 5 inch cloud monsters. Int'l please add $30 for shipping.

    Estimated delivery:
Funding period

- (14 days)