Welcome back to Guess the Monster!
Since this is the last installment of clues, I'm going to share them all here once more, along with the three new ones:
Clue #2 - This cardboard measuring device:
Clue #3 - The Monster is very useful.
In addition to the sewing machine (serger not necessary), these are the electrical appliances I used:
(Drill, hairdryer, glue gun, screwdriver)
These are the unelectrical tools I used:
Spirit level, sewing measuring tape, woodworking measuring tape, wood/metal file, paintbrush, cardboard vernier callipers
(Polyfill stuffing and high-density foam)
A large flat cardboard oval.
It's not for my kids.
Many of my previous time-consuming projects - like this and this and this - were time-consuming because of the amount of detail involved. Typical reactions to those projects included, "How long did it take you to make that??!!" or "I don't think I have the patience!" or "I think I'll do a simpler/truncated version of that for my kid". The Monster is much more time-consuming but has zero details. No zippers, no buttons, no velcro, no snaps, no hooks/eyes, no pockets, no buckles, no straps, no grommets, no interfacing, no embroidery, no piping, no painted eyes or garlands or other embellishments, no nothing. It's extremely spartan. So plain, in fact, that I threw in some print fabric just to give it a bit of an edge. When I told someone recently what I was making, she didn't comment on how much work it must have involved. Instead she said, "How did you do it?"
If I were to make a pie chart of the tasks Monster involved, I'd say:
P.S. Monster is finished. I never thought I'd see the day. But I'm going to bed now. See you all later.