Monday, December 22, 2008

Squidbears Are Ready To Adopt! Read Their Stories And Join The Family!

Squidbears are ready to be adopted for a $40 dollar adoption fee (including their adoption certificate and the shipping cost for getting them safely to you.) And Hugo, a very special squid, is up for negotiation. Can't let him go easily, he may be one of a kind in size!

If you are interested in one of these squids, please contact me soon, or less they might just end up at ellO gallery, sadly waiting for a mum or dad there. Save a squid. Join the family!


Banks the Squidbear

His full name is actually Mix Master Banks and he’s the freshest squidbear there is out there. But while Banks may be a master on the turntables, he’s not all hip-hop and experimental beats. Banks favorite show is Fresh Price of Bel-Air and he has all the curious George books every made. Keep that in mind next time you’re watching the DJ lay down some phat beats.


Truman the Squidbear

Truman is splendid companion, although quiet a gossiper. He is most known for his culinary mystique and loves to eat five star seafood. Although he hopes calamari is never on the menu and for good reasons! Truman hopes one day to open a spa where any cephalopod can come and get his tentacles massaged and waxed, he believes that everyone should always look and feel their best!


Teddy the Squidbear

Teddy was the first squidbear to ever emerge into the human realm, so you might say he is braver than the rest. They didn’t come out of hiding until he’d called them up in the ocean depths and told them the coast was clear. Teddy has been curious from the start. He’s always wondered about life beyond the great blue and has his sights set on being the first squid in space. Help him call up NASA, won’t you?


Edna the Squidbear

Edna the squidbear is the calm and proper sister of Teddy. She loves spending her time reading romance novels from the Tudor period and can’t get enough of Queen Elizabeth I sorted past. Edna is so enthralled she often speaks with “thither” and “where for art thou,” thrown in and swears in another life she was one of the royal family.

She expected to be treated like one now.


Toby the Squidbear

Toby is the most honest, easy going squidbear you’ll find. He’s likes to spend his days chilling out, counting bottle caps and whistling. (He’s really good at it.) There is nothing really deep or troubling about Toby. He likes to go fishing and tells good stories. He’s a perfect best friends and even better squid. Thing is, his color is the brightest thing about him but what he lacks in smarts he makes up for in heart.


Princess the Squidbear

Most often heard saying, “Do my tentacles make me look fat?” Princess the Squidbear lives up to her name in everyway imaginable. She expects to be promptly woken at eight everyone morning and lives off a diet of kale and king crab only! (Although I’ve seen her sneak in chocolate every now and then.) She has impeccable taste in jewelry and evening wear and believes she looks best in winter.


Sydney the Squidbear

Sydney the squidbear can find it hard living in his big brother, Hugo’s shadow. Of course when your brother is a colossal squid, it’s hard not to find yourself literally in his shadow all the time. Sydney secretly dreams of being a superhero or a knight, any sort of heroic figure that saves damsels and makes it in all the papers. But as superheroes and knights seem out of date, he’s thinking of being a fire fighter.


Snorf the Squidbear

Now before you scuff, its important to know that Snorf is from the arctic and his name is very common there. Snorf actually means “ice master” in Arctic Squidbear and Snorf is a very important squid. He is singlehanded responsible for the Squid Winter Olympics that take place every four years in the Arctic and has one four gold medals himself for his breathtaking tentacle ski skills. He is, however, afraid of polar bears.


Hugo the Colossal Squid

My dear, the day Hugo was born certainly was a very important day to remember. Never before had such a large Maker Squid been seen and some say, never again. (But who knows if myth is right or not.) What is obvious, is that Hugo is a very special squid indeed. He loves to wrap his tentacles around people and is known for his great hugs and wonderful snuggling techniques. While Hugo may be huge, he is very timid and sweet.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Holiday Crafts!

Lollipop holly!

Simply take some green yarn, with three lollipop sticks crisscrossed, and tie them together.

Weave the rest of the yarn up the sticks to make sure they don't budge. Tie off.

Cut out three holly leaves from construction paper and hole punch a hole into the bottoms of each one.

Slip the holly leaves on the lollipop sticks through the punched hole, and take another length of green yarn.

Weave the sticks again, behind the holly leaves, make sure they stay on and tie off. Cut off extra string.

Ta-da! You get holly lollipops!


Egg crate surprise balls!

Everyone loves opening presents, big or small, its exciting to see what will be inside. I fill these little egg crates with a hershey kiss and a little note, like a fortune cookie, for the person, but you can get creative. Fill it with confetti, money, earrings, whatever you can think of. Its a recycled and unique little way to wrap a gift.

Cut out egg crate so two bottoms fit together.

Color and decorate the two halves, however you like. I just used crayola markers.


Place a kiss and a note, wrapped around it, inside the egg crate.

Cut a length of red and green yarn (or whatever you wish to tie it with)

Double the yarn.

Hole punch a small tag and write the name of the person on it. Feed onto the yarn.

Make a bow with the yarn, and ta-da! You have a beautiful little gift!

Other Creations From Maker Made

Shrimpie, the shrimp, simply named and spending most of his time in an empty pickle jar, looking out at the world through wobbly glass, while construction paper and candy flies around the room.



D'Or the goldfish, is hanging out with his friend, Bleaux'd the French squid, sharing a frenchie moment on their red velvet throne.


Attack of the Colossal Squid!

Ohmygoodness! It couldn't be, could it?! Not a... colossal squid!

Yup, it is. And his name is Hugo.

More information on this alarmingly large squid to come. For now, enjoy the mystery of his when and where!

Teddybear Squids Need Home!

Squidbears are growing at alarming numbers, with no families to take them home! Won't you help a squidbear find a home during the holiday season?

Check out the latest three! Here is the family, from left to right: Teddy (the first) Toby, Mix Master Banks, Truman, Edna and Princess.

The new guys:

Toby! Simple, honest, funky guy.

Mix Master Banks (he's a Fresh Prince fan)

and Princess! most often heard saying, "Do my tentacles make me look fat?"

And let's not forget!

Truman, Teddy and Edna!

Help a squid out!

Teddybear Squids Need a Home!

Well, maybe not giant like their aquatic cousins but getting there. I mean just wait until a colossal squid is born from Maker Studios! But for now let's check out these giant squids, brand new, the first of their kind and in need of homes!

The guys are nicknamed Teddybear Squids, or bear squids, cause of their big, cozy nature. They are extra squishy and soft and have chubby little tentacles to boot!


If you are wondering how big these guys are, they had a photo shoot with me, just so you could see! Cue fancy theme music!

The first of his kind, this guy is aptly named Teddy. He's Gold and Pickle green wool.


His brother, is Flecked light blue and pickle green wool. And his name is Truman.


And their lovely sister, is dusky pink and dark pink, and her name is Edna.


I'm totally excited about these big new squid family members! I hope you are too!

A Special Commission

Her name is Rancine. She's old school 80s Punk. Nuff said. She'd buy stock in hairspray, if she wanted to be a corporate pig. But as it is, she'll just steal her mum's.





Commission Form For Maker Squids

Want A Squid Of Your Own?

Its easy, fill out this commission sheet and send it to me in an email. Within a few days, (usually the same day you fill it out) I will send you an email back and ask you any questions and give you a heads up on price and ETA.

Imagine yourself any kind of squid at all!

Commission Form

Your Name: _________________________________________

Mailing Address: ___________________________________


E-mail Address: ______________________________________

Phone: ______________________________

Signature: _____________________________

(By signing, you agree to the conditions on the next page)

~Squid Specifications~

Color: ___________ Yarn Type: _________ Size: ___________

Possible personality traits and name: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Possible Accessories: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Special Requests or considerations: _____________________________________________________


Commission Conditions:

1) Commission price will be determined based on expenses, including price of yarn, accessories and size of squid.

2)Accessories beyond the person of the squid, such as furniture or housing, etc. will be priced separately.

3)Commission is to be paid upon completion of squid. Delivery charges are not included in price of commission.

4)Commissions are completed at the leisure of Morgan Kristy Reynolds (here-on referred to as the "artist").

5)The artist reserves the right to take artistic license in interpreting the personality of the squid.

6)The artist reserves the right to photograph and display images of the commissioned squid, online and otherwise.

7) After shipping the squid, the artist is no longer responsible for its condition upon arrival or delivery.