These so-called Stupid Creatures have been around for about a dozen years now, and if you don't know them, you should. Artist John Murphy's sock and fabric monsters are cute, very weird, and sometimes unsettling.
(It seems so rude to call them stupid; they're clearly just misunderstood.) These one-off sock monsters were essentially sold door-to-door. There are dozens more on the "classics" gallery. Murphy has also made creatures with other fabrics, opening up new possibilities in shape and texture. This series uses more realistic eyes, which I love.
Unfortunately, there's not much available to purchase at the moment. Land of Nod has a couple of his mass-produced models left, and they are deeply discounted (get on it!):
There's a Stupid Creatures Etsy shop, but it's currently empty. So, if you can't score one of the Land of Nod SCs, you'll have to make your own, with the help of the Stupid Sock Creatures or The Return of the Stupid Sock Creatures books.
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I'm Debbie Way, an artist and writer who enjoys making things.