Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Monkey Business

I've been working on a special project for my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter, Paige - a sock monkey.  I had made one for her older sister Jenna (6) a few years ago and I wanted her little sister to have one too.  I've been working on it over the week and showing progress photos, but this monkey is done!  The last thing I made is the little flared skirt.  So, I took the monkey and our kid's childhood chair out on the deck in the RAIN for a photo session.  


The girls and our daughter Amy are coming for a visit tomorrow and I'll give Paige her new friend.  When I showed it to her last Thursday she hugged it and said.. "I want to SLEEP with it!".  How cute is that?  Jenna sleeps with hers every night.  I sewed the flannel heart on the monkey's chest and I tell the girls that the heart means that I love them and to remember that each time they look at it.  I have a feeling I'd better make Jenna a skirt too out of the yarn I made her hat and scarf out of. :-)

Say, my Give-Away of a pair of sterling silver earrings ends tomorrow, the girls are going to do the drawing.. have you left a comment on that post?  The one below the one below this one.  Hurry and sign in so you will be in the drawing.  You can see the earrings in my Etsy shop, link to the right on my page.

I have made some wonderful blogger friends since I began blogging 8 months or so ago... Suz, Kate, Meredith, Heather, Millie, Julie, Alicia, Saskia, Robin, Sue, Ursula, Tif, Kelly, Helen, Denise, Dorothy, Anne, Rachael, Cath, Jane, Erin, Lucy, Emma, Elizabeth, Shanti, Melissa, Nicole, Erica and many more.  Thanks ladies for giving me the opportunity to see all over the world from your eyes and viewpoints - you have expanded my horizons beyond my little corner of the world and I really appreciate you.  ((hugs)) Teresa

22 comments:

  1. That Monkey is just gorgeous! I`d quite like one for myself! I can`t speak for anyone else but from my own point of view, it`s been an absolute delight to `visit` your little corner of the world, Teresa and an absolute pleasure to `know` you.

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  2. Nana.. you should make one for yourself -- I want to do my own too, I have one more grandson to make one for, then the next one is MINE! :-) I want one to sit in my inherited high chair from my great great grandmother!

    I enjoy your blog too! Thanks so much for being a friend. Teresa

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  3. *hugs* to you too Teresa! I love visiting your blog and seeing your wonderful landscape pictures as well your crochet and other crafty bits. I am still dreaming of having a bed like the one you showed us a few weeks back. Monkey is very cute and I love how the hands and feet look like socks :) Rachael Xx

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  4. Oh W*O*W that is the most wonderful sock monkey and so lovely to have a "heart" from grandma. That is really special and your grandaughter will so love cuddling her new friend. Did you make up the pattern? I am also so glad to have met you Teresa and I really enjoy sharing our blogging friendship across these 1,000s of miles. It's been a wonderful spring day again here in the UK, sending some sunshine your way :0)
    Jane

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  5. Oh my. I totally LOVE her. That skirt is quite possibly the cutest thing I've ever seen. What an imagination you have... thanks for the mention too... how grateful I am to have met you too **hugs back tons** Ursula XOXO PS: how soon before your thumb was "normal" after your fix? I've about had it with non-working fingers. :(

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  6. Adorable sock monkey! And very sweet that you put the heart there to remind your little granddaughter how you love her. I think the face of your sock monkey is very friendly and happy! It's great to read your blog and to enjoy seeing glimpses of your way of life and the lovely place you live. Have a great week, Teresa.
    Helen x

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  7. Rachael, you'll have to find your own tester bed, it makes you feel like royalty.. :-)

    Jane, I've cuddled the monkey and it works good! The neat this is when you buy these socks the pattern is included in the package. You should get some! We have lots in common with our jewelry, don't we? I wish we would get some sunshine from you!

    Ursula, glad you like my monk. My thumb got better pretty quick after it healed, but it took a long time for the scar tissue to stop being "bumpy". Now I don't notice it at all. Hugs.. T

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  8. Helen, your blog is so bright and cheery, it's like a vacation to visit yours! It's fun to share, isn't it? :-)

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  9. What a lovely monkey! Love the sewn on heart too. I'm so pleased I found your blog and love popping over to see what's going on on your side of the world. There's so many friendly people out there on the web, so much love being shared about! Hugs Joanna xx

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  10. Love that monkey Teresa. I also love finding out about life etc in your part of the world. Your photos are fabulous Anne

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  11. Teresa, The monkey turned out so lovely. The skirt is definitely the finishing touch. Love the heart idea and symbol of love for your granddaughters.....so true! It is wonderful to have friends all around the world....never thought it was possible, thank goodness for all our lovely bloggers. xoRobin❤

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  12. I LOVE the sock monkey! The little skirt is too cute for words! Now I must say thank you for sharing your world, talent and beauty with me. I am the fortunate one. (((hugs from NC)))

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  13. Joanna, thanks so much! I agree on the friendliness of fellow bloggers and readers.. I just love making new friends!

    Anne, glad you like Miss Monkey.. we'll be naming her tomorrow. :-)

    Robin.. I'm with you on the skirt finishing her off. You're a dear.

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  14. Hi Teresa .. I love your sock monkey - so very very cute. Don't know much about sock monkeys - why are they called that ? Surely they're not made of socks ? If there's a pattern, I'd love to see it. I always enjoy reading your blog and am so glad we are friends in blogland.

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  15. What a cheeky monkey you made there..lol..someone is going to be very happy with their new friend
    Hugs xx

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  16. Awww..she is adorable, your granddaughters are so blessed to have you!
    Thank you for sharing your world through your eyes, I always look forward to "visiting" with you. ♥

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  17. Your sock monkey is darling and your granddaughter is sure to treasure it! Enjoy your visit with you family. :-)

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  18. This guy is just too cute. Will be looking for a pair of these socks too. Your grand-daughter just doesn't know how special this will be for her. Can't wait to see what you will be up to next. I'm off to look at your past postings for a baby blanket I spotted here a while ago. I think I have the pattern in hand and can't wait to give it a try.

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  19. What a cute monkey Teresa! I love the way it's relaxing in the chair with its legs crossed.:)
    Vivienne x

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  20. How cute! I need to make a couple for my grand daughters. You did a good job! :o)

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  21. Wow, you really went the extra mile...so cute.

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