Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Tropical Monkeys too cute

So I was browsing the forum at the other day and I came across these cuuuuuuuute "tropical monkeys". I just had to try to make one. I hope "puchitomato" won't be mad at me but I swear I'm not making it to sell, I won't make more to sell, and I'll never sell a pattern for it (because I rarely write down patterns). I didn't make my monkey exactly like hers either. Her head is a two piece dealio and I was too lazy to do it that way, although if I made another I think I'd prefer her way. Also my skirt has a scallopy edge to it. Anyway... the idea was all hers, I just came along for the ride. THANK YOU, puchitomato!
I decided to give this one to my mother-in-law. Her birthday is tomorrow and I thought it would be a cheery way to start the day seeing this little gal sitting on her desk hugging a Starbuck's Gift Cert. haha Hope you like it. And please... go see the originals. Way cute!

Monday, September 11, 2006

I've Been Gone Too Long...

Life has taken over... as usual... and instead of finding comfort in my crafts they were only adding to the frustration for awhile. I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things, though. Grandma has requested a couple cats and a dog for some relatives so I'm trying to get that done. Here's one cat all set and ready to go. He was made with double knit and wool ease. Stuffed with poly-stuff only and more or less made using the famed amineko pattern - with a few personal touches (AKA mistakes) here and there. Thanks to those few who check in on me for... well... still checking in on me. (^_^)