pillowmonster softies: miniview

posted by the scholar on June 10th, 2008
filed under: for kids, home accessories, miniviews, textiles

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i love these supercute couch companions from nichol brinkman, aka etsy seller pillowmonsters. i can’t say whether i am more charmed by the fun detailing on these pieces or the very interesting tales of these characters. there’s clementine, who boycotts broccoli, theodore the robot who, despite having been told he has no heart, felt himself getting worked up while watching beaches, and the whipped cream eating daughter of a window washer, polly suzanna. don’t you need to know more about the brains of this operation after reading that? yeah, me too.

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q: where do you live and where do you make these great pillows?
a: i live in bloomington, indiana in an apartment with my husband, joseph, and dog, albert. i have a teeny tiny room all to myself where i make all of my pillow monsters.

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q: what is your inspiration?
a: i am really inspired by other etsy artists and bloggers and flickr post-ers. i love the healthy competition that comes from being part of a like-minded community. i never in a million years thought there would be this extensive sub-culture related to plush dolls, but it is fantastic.

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q: where do you do your best pillow-making thinking?
a: i think all the time about my pillow monsters and new designs for them. i do like to look at books of old circus posters at the library and that triggers lots of ideas.

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see all this and more at nichol’s etsy shop, and be sure to stop by her blog to say hello.

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thank you nichol!


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4 Responses to “pillowmonster softies: miniview”

  1. sosser Says:

    very cool. i love that they have stories

  2. the scholar Says:

    very EXCELLENT stories which make me wonder which came first — the story or the pillow? 🙂

  3. nichol-b Says:

    Thanks so much Gigi! Your blog is amazing.

    Dear scholar–the pillow comes first, and then the story 🙂

  4. the scholar Says:

    aha! thanks for letting us know (and thanks for the compliment)! and you are very welcome! 🙂

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