Monday, December 16, 2013

31 Days of Sensational Shops - Lu & Ed

31 Days of Sensational Shops is a month long tour of geeky, fantasy and/or monster-filled shops in December. Please stick around to learn more about today's Sensational Shop!

Today's Sensational Shop is Lu & Ed - run by Cody!

Tell us about you - the creator!

I'm Cody - a monster making mom from the Midwest! I have been a vegetarian for a total of about thirteen years, I work in animal rescue and I am a huge advocate for the handmade/indie biz movement! I love bright colors, loud music and happy people! 

Describe your shop and what you sell

I make Mon-stors! They are eco-friendly, handmade toy storage solutions for children in the form of monsters. Kids "feed" Mon-stors their toys, making cleaning up fun! I also make stuffed monsters, monster totes, Gadget Mon-stors and more! This year I kicked off Team Lu & Ed, teaming up with other artists to make limited edition collaborations that I list for sell in my shop. A portion of the proceeds from each benefits a charity. ♥ 

What is your favorite item to make? Why?

Is everything an appropriate answer? I love to create and enjoy every single minute I spend making fun new monsters!

How and when did you start your business?

Lu & Ed was born in October of 2009! I had just moved to Missouri from South Carolina to be with my fiance and we were living in the very cramped basement of his mother's house. I was at a loss for what to do for toy storage since floor space was so precious. I dreamed up a storage solution for my son that was a monster that would hang from the door that he could feed his toys into. Once I posted some photos of the first Mon-stors online, I was flooded with requests and quit my day job soon after to pursue monster making full time! :) 

Where can buyers find you?

Thank you so much for taking the time to come and meet Cody from Lu & Ed! Stop by tomorrow for another Sensational Shop!