Monday, August 28, 2006

Get ready for it...Plush ball!!!

It's what happens at the Monster Factory when things get out of hand. Now with a little bit of refinement and some rules it's being realized as a real game thanks to our very cooperative friends who acted as our guinea pigs this weekend.

Let's just say there are teams, goals, and plush balls. Doesn't that just spell F.U.N? And the best part is that getting hit by a plush ball doesn't hurt. Admittedly there are still some things that need figuring, but we expect plush ball to be an Olympic sport very soon.

Apart from the thrill of competition, what I got from the experience is the reminder that I'm exceedingly out of shape, so much so that I still can't walk hoo.
Bliss makes a break for it
Rhya tries to sneak one by
Bliss defends her goal by trying to sit on it...not cool
Go Bliss go!
Go Dimitris go!
You gotta pass the ball!!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Giant Spider Alert!

This giant creature has been lurking in the bushes a couple of doors down from Bliss and Adam's house. We named her Melanie.

Two of the Monster Factory partners are big spider fans. Rhya is not.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Design Exchange Camp at The Monster Factory

It was no ordinary day at the Monster Factory studio. We played host to 19 kids from the DX summer camp. It's toy design week there so the kids came to learn about our design process and to get inspired for tomorrow when it's their turn to make plush stuff (at the camp).

As a side note...these kids are so lucky! Back in the day we just took trips to the local pool and made gimp bracelets. Apparently the camp also offers fashion and costume design weeks. I wonder how old you have to be to sign up.....Check out the Design Exchange site at

Unfortunately Rhya was unable to make it, so she played Polkaroo yet again. She was missed very much. We'd like to thank the kids and the organizers who came by today. We had a great time and we hope you did too!

Bliss and Adam talking the talk

Later that day...

What better way to end an already great day, but then with a game of croquet. Even after a hard days work our girls still made it out. What a team...we love them!

Adam won both games before we packed it in...we really have to practice.