The Teeth Monster

Arrrg raaaar raaargh

Arrrg raaaar raaargh

This is the Teeth Monster, another creation that got sent to live at the Monkey House with Gigantor and the Vampire Cake Baker.

The inspiration for the Teeth Monster struck me late one dark and foggy night, when the moon was full and the shadows were long. The drive to create flowed through my cold veins and I knew then that another hideous monster must be born…  (I do get carried away with this whole goth thing sometimes)

Teeth Monster Tail

Teeth Monster Tail

He is made from some Cute and Evil offcuts, a couple of gloves, a sock, some buttons, felt, a small pony, lollipops, bubblegum, and some goblin magic. *

He is largely inspired by my love of piranhas.

I hope you love him as I do, as he is terribly misunderstood. I am told that he is very well cared for at the Monkey House and has made many friends (even if he does have a habit of chewing on them sometimes).

Must dash, the goblins have thrown yarn all over my bedroom again.

HH x

*Some of this is LIES!

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Winged Monkeys…

Ooooh oooh oooh AAA AAA AAA!

Ooooh oooh oooh AAA AAA AAA!

FLY MY PRETTIES! FLY! *cue evil cackling*

I unleashed these hideous creatures a few weeks ago, with instructions to fly to the Vampire Cake Baker in London to carry out her evil bidding.

Little did I know, that there would be a winged monkey victim much sooner than expected…

SHOCK!

SHOCK!

The headlines read ‘SHOCK – ENORMOUS MAN TAKEN DOWN IN WINGED MONKEY ATTACK!’ and shocked we were. The victim is said to be undergoing treatment for mild shock and scratch wounds to the face.

They say at night he can still hear the shrieking…

HH x

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Monster Cake

Grumpy Monster

Grumpy Monster

This grumpy little monster was another Helen and Sophie creation, this time in honour of Loocy Goose’s birthday.

Monster Tail

Monster Tail

I mentioned that the Invader Zim cake was stripey inside, right? Well this is what I meant…

Stripey Cake!

Stripey Cake!

I think he looks grumpy because he knows he’s about to be eaten. He did get his revenge on us though – I think everyone left feeling slightly queasy from all the sugar and food colouring, which is a damn fine way to do a birthday party in my humble opinion!

The stripes inside are made by sandwiching 4 different coloured cakes together with jam – really simple but really effective. Also totally worth the look on Loocy’s face when she cut it open (she was the only one who didn’t realise that Helen and I were up to something).

The outside is buttercream again, which works really nicely for sandwiching 4 cakes together because it’s so thick.

Thanks go to the Vampire Cake Baker for her help and advice on this one, look out for a few of her creations sneaking their way onto my blog in the future…

HH x

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Invader Zim Cake

BOW TO MY CAKE, PITIFUL HUMANS!

BOW TO MY CAKE, PITIFUL HUMANS!

This is a cake that Helen Thrillroy and I made for Cute and Evil Pixie’s birthday.

It’s a gluten free cake with buttercream icing and all the decorations on it are made from marzipan with food colouring kneaded into it. Helen made the tiny gnomes – I bow to  her superior marzipan sculpting skillz :)

The cake was purple and green striped inside, which we did by layering three different cakes.

For those of you who are wondering, it’s the house from Invader Zim which looks like this:

Zims House

Zim's House

MARVEL AT MY CAKE, COMPUTER DRONES!

*ahem*

HH x

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Jimmy the Sock Monster

Jimmy Wants Muffins

Jimmy Wants Muffins

This is Jimmy.

He sprang out of my head one rainy day, and demanded that I create him.

Jimmy is a very simple Sock Monster, made of one stripey sock, two buttons and a whole load of mischief. He likes eating sweets and watching the telly. Jimmy’s favourite thing in the world world is muffins.

I sent him to live with some friends of mine at the Monkey House in Camden Town and I am told that he is very happy living amongst their other creatures.

Jimmy was constructed by splitting the top of one sock, stuffing and sewing them together (in the shape of bunny ears), sewing along the heel to make a mouth and then making a smaller split at the bottom, and stuffing it to make tiny stubby legs.

He is mostly flat and has one eye bigger than the other because that makes him awesome.

Credit goes to Loocy Goose for the pattern.

HH x

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Welcome….

Welcome, do come in. You will, I trust, excuse me that  I do not join you but I have dined already…

This is my tiny corner of the web where I shall display my creations to amuse, inspire and horrify you. Amongst other things you will find baking, knitting, sewing, painting, crochet, recipes, sock monsters and whatever else the goblins tell me to do.

The Holy Handcrafter

The Holy Handcrafter

I hope you like what you see.

HH x

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