Quick, friendly shout-out to my sole sponsor, artist Erin Busch, maker of hand knit monsters sold under the business ErinMakesStuff. I bought a few of her monster ornaments as gifts around the holidays (and of course kept one for my own tree), but am consistently impressed with her creative prowess, enthusiasm, and the personality she infuses into each little guy. And I love her tendency to choose wildly bright and awesome colors; each one of these would look fantastic in any kid’s toy chest.
Here’s one of my recent favorites, although I think it already went to someone’s happy home:
And she’ll take custom orders.
You may have noticed: that’s a brand-spankin’ new banner in my sidebar. It directs you to her website, but you can check out the whole family of monsters at her Etsy site.
(All photo rights belong to Erin. I received permissions to pull from her flickr/etsy sites. If you’d like to sponsor merrypad, please contact me directly and I’ll share way more information than you could ever want.)