Monster Maker Dana Mason created her first monster in 2007 when she wanted to give her nieces and nephews a one of a kind, handmade and environmentally friendly toy. She started with some recycled fabrics, a bit of imagination and a whole lot of love. What she came up with was so fantastically fun that other family members and friends immediately wanted her cuddly monsters. She started making them to sell and it was only a matter of time before Monster Menagerie was born. Dana started selling on the street at the Grove Arcade Portico Market in downtown Asheville, NC, and is now there full time.