Friday, July 8, 2011

Guess the Monster Part 4

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 #1

Clue #2 - This cardboard measuring device:

Clue #3 - The Monster is very useful.

Clue #4

Clue #5
In addition to the sewing machine (serger not necessary), these are the electrical appliances I used:
(Drill, hairdryer, glue gun, screwdriver)

Clue #6
These are the unelectrical tools I used:
Spirit level, sewing measuring tape, woodworking measuring tape, wood/metal file, paintbrush, cardboard vernier callipers

Clue #7

(Polyfill stuffing and high-density foam) 

Clue #8
A large flat cardboard oval. 

Clue #9
It's not for my kids.

Clue #10
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?"

Clue #11

Clue #12
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.


  1. Oh Lier! You have me so intrigued! I can't wait for the big reveal. I have no clue whatsoever to what it could be.

    Anne @ Domesblissity x

  2. OMG! I can't wait to see what it is. I certainly have NO IDEA of what it could be.

  3. Like two people did in Part 3, I'm thinking dress form/full-body? mannequin for you on a stand! I had my hubby make a duct tape double once that did not stand the test of time...

  4. I don't know if this has been guessed already...but I'm going to say that you're building a backhoe or some other construction-type equipment. Regardless, I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product--congrats on getting it done! Your website is just wonderful and I appreciate all the tutorials and imagination that you share on a regular basis. Lindsay
    LAPLibrarian (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. Done!! Ahhhh..... I'm so relieved for you!!! Congratulations!!

    I have no idea what it is, so I shall just wait (IM)patiently till you show us. You're such a tease.... PLEASE don't drag the suspense out any longer!! :)

  6. Is it a dressmakers body form?

  7. Truly I have no ideas - and I don't really want to - a much better surprise that way! Can't wait for the big reveal!

  8. What is it? What is it??? It's killing me and I just can't guess it. What is it???????? Happy weekend!

  9. Well, indeed, if it is a dressmaker's form, then Clue #1 was for measuring your boobs! (Can I say "boobs" on here?) :) And the caliper for other body parts. Yeah, I think they may be onto something there!!

    Let's have it, girl!!!!!

  10. I'm SO curious! And clueless! Maybe a piece of furniture? Something like an armchair or a couch or a table?

  11. Is it a large hammock that combs your hair dry and then trims it (the caliper sets the scissors?)?
    Cause that's what I'd like.


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