Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Monster One-derland

I saw these suitcases on Becky Roberts's Inking Idaho blog a while ago. I thought they were so adorable but never got around to trying to make them. Well my DH's co-worker is planning her son's first birthday party and she chose a monster theme for his party. She is having some monsters knitted for her but she needed to figure out how to work the little monsters into a centerpiece. She is even naming each monster and making little birth certificates and adoption certificates for each of the 30 monsters she's making...so adorable huh?! Anyways, she asked me if I could help her come up with some centerpiece ideas. I thought it would be really cute if each monster came with it's own suitcase so that the lucky party guests who get to take home the centerpiece, can take home their new adoptee in it's own suitcase. I made these suitcases just to be able to play with the size and be able to visualize it better. My DH's co-worker loved them...now she's trying to decide if she wants to have a couple of different sized suitcases stacked on top of each other so that it stands out more as a centerpiece. Thanks for stopping by again. I hope you're having a great St. Patrick's Day! :-)

10 comments:

Denise said...

Wow, this is Beautiful! Looks like hard work to make those suit cases. What a clever & cute centerpiece!!
Hugs,
Denise

Elena said...

What a clever idea! It sure looks hard to make. Very cute and they match together.

Shirley N said...

OMGosh, this is a wowzer Michele! You did a great job on your suitcases and the whole idea is so clever. Outstanding project--hope we can see all of them later!

1LuvnMama said...

Wow, this is amazing! I have the template from Becky Roberts but never attempted it yet. How long did it take you to complete and was it easy to do? Now you got me inspired to make use of the project . . . if I have the time to do it! Great job!

Brenda said...

This is such a cute idea Michele! Talented as ever! Hmmm... maybe I should've had you make my centerpieces! Mines was easy... just buy HK stuff...lol! No creativity involved in mines, but I definitely love yours!

Jenny said...

Hi Michele,
Love those suitcases- such a cute idea! I LOVE those monsters!!! OMG- if your friend ever wants to sell them, please let me know! I'd definitely want to buy a few. Such a cute idea to have the birth certificate too. TFS!

Jenny
crazyforpaper.blogspot.com

Michelle U said...

Awww Michele this is sooooo cute! I have these instructions but have never made it! You are so awesome!

Hugs,
Michelle

Ilissa said...

Hi Michele
Luv your creation. I too enjoy Inking Idaho blog. Anywho how awesome job!!

Angie said...

These are WONDERFUL suitcases!!! that monster looks perfect with them. I'm sure the centerpiece is going to come out so fabulously.

eunice said...

Wow, Michele! This is absolutely the cutest thing ever!!! Love how it matches so perfectly with that darling little monstah...!!!!