- Location: Online
- Specialty: 100% natural felt monsters
- Price range: $$
- Website: etsy.com/shop/craftalternative
- Founded: November 2012
- Founded by: Alison Johnson
- Headquarters: South Deerfield, Massachusetts
Sometimes you just never know what you're going to stumble upon when browsing online. I wasn't in the market for felt monsters, not at all. But when one of these little guys showed up on my screen, I was hooked! I explored Alison's shop and fell in love with her monsters — and I think you will, too.
Alison uses all natural, non-synthetic fibers, and crafts her monsters with a variety of wool felting techniques. She dreams them up and designs them herself, and adds features to them during the felting process that make each creature unique. From the whimsically disturbing, to the cuddly and cute, each little monster has its own look and personality. These little guys (and gals!) make great gifts for kids who like to walk on the wild side, and are perfect for starting a collection — or herd… or menagerie!
(Images: Alison Johnson, Craft Alternative)