We had the good fortune of connecting with Maria Mors and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Maria, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
To be honest, I never intended to own my own business. I was in my second trimester when I started sewing plushies for my baby, it was nothing big I made a baby bat, a baby Cthulhu and baby kraken. I posted the baby bat and I was flooded with inquiries wanting to purchase a bat in custom colors. I was overwhelmed at first, but then my husband helped me with order forms, creating a name, getting my shop up and with vending. I settled on Monster Plushies for the business name, it definitely describes the creatures I sew. Slowly I sewed more creatures and they have done well. I honestly am thankful to everyone that has supported my small business. And if it wasn’t for my husband Slevin Mors. I’d probably be doing everything wrong lol, I did not know anything about owning your own business. Thankfully my husband helped me through it and has been helping me since.
What should our readers know about your business?
Monster Plushies came from me making a baby bat for my son. I posted it on Facebook and it just took off, I’ve been sewing many creatures that you don’t see in stores. Every plushie is handmade by me, with love. I strive to bring new creatures when I can. Monster Plushies is for everyone!!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’d take my friend to see the beaches, the aquarium. Eating at the Cheesecake Factory, the pike. Some shopping in LA, down the sunset boulevard. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My husband Slevin Mors deserves a shoutout for helping me navigate through running my own business. He has been so helpful with everything I have trouble with.
My photo & Plushie photos photographer: Slevin Mors