Monday, 28 March 2011

Sink or Swim Tattoos

I recently (less than 24 hours ago) got a sick tattoo at Sink or Swim by the amazing artist Jeremy Mathieson. I definitely suggest checking him and the rest of the crew out. Here’s a pic of the beginning of the masterpiece. It's not finished, so maybe it’s a faux pas to go and post pictures but I'm pretty psyched and want to share it with you guys. The band around the waist will later become a measuring tape that comes out and around a bunch of other wicked sewing related pieces.

Antoine got inked at the same time by the super talented Kris Hearn. His is the beginning of a sleeve themed off of The Never Ending Story so more pictures will be posted as it comes along. Kris did the Ivory Tower just yesterday and Jeremy did the swallow and ball and chain wedding ring awhile ago.

All the guys at Sink or Swim are not only wicked at what they do but are all round cool cats to hang out with.

Thats it for this post, now go get some ink!

The Beginning

Here we are ladies and gentlemen, the very first Monster Muffin blog post. I'm sorta going to treat this whole bloggin' idea as my online personal diary....but not too personal ;) I shall write my thoughts and happenings and spell check will help me to translate that into something you can actually read.

Seeming as this is my first post and some of you may have no idea who we are or what the hell a Monster Muffin is anyways I suppose I should start there. Monster Muffin is an alternative clothing collection owned and operated by Team Awesome aka Antoine and Lori Grondin. We design, draft, cut and sew everything in our super cute little studio in Bradford Ontario. Sometimes we send larger orders out to other Canadian design houses but for the most part we make it here. We have our ready-to-wear collection and make a shite load of custom pieces for people, everything from prom dresses to winter coats.

I suppose the nest question after "Who are you?" is "Where can a buy your stuff?" Answer: online at or at one of these awesome boutiques: Plastik Wrap (Toronto), Green Monkey (Newmarket) they have a few of our eco friendly shrugs and Yoga Source (Newmarket) they've got a bunch of our fun tops, skirts and even some yoga pants.

I'm not sure what else to write for my very first blog, I've got a million ideas for future posts but they don't really flow from this topic so I'll just start another post for those.

May the force be with you,