Wednesday, November 30, 2011


I had made one of these for a craft exchange and then couldn't refuse making myself one as well...but maybe I won't be greedy and give it away for Christmas....we will see....

Oh shrink are so awesome.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Starmen...they are so hot right now.

Yesterday I had the Churchill Alternative craft show.  It was the 3rd time that I have attended it, and it really is one of my favourite ones of the Holiday season.  Why?  Because the kids are SO involved in it.  They even have their own section of the gym where they get to sell what THEY have made.  They are also scattered through out the halls, selling backed goods as well as goods for charity.  THey are quick to help with anything you might need and save up their money to do their own holiday shopping.  It is at a point now where most of them know me, either through Scouts or the fact that I have attended for a few years.
One girl showed up carrying a monkey she had purchased from last year, to show me that she had made clothes for him...and promptly purchased and elephant  for herself so the monkey could have a friend.  She then became disappointed as she realized that she had drawn a picture of the sock monkey for me, but had forgotten it at home.  (aw)
This year, I of course hobbled in on my cane (stooped knee) and had about 5 girls swarm me, offering to help me set up...which they did, They chose which monkeys were to be set out, and purposely hid the ones they wanted to buy at the bottom of my bag.
They then snatched up most of my "starmen".  The ones that didn't sell, they went and grabbed their friends and prompted THEM to buy all the stamen could remain friends.  20 minutes into the show...alll these little guys where gone!

Friday, November 25, 2011


If you are in the Ottawa area, please head to Westboro and come to Churchill Alternative School and come hang with me and some Monkeys!

Even if you feel like you have enough monkeys  - (but really...can you have enough?) the book sale and bake sale is mouth is already watering thinking of some shortbread that will serve as breakfast of champions....


...and the winner is....


The picked you as the winner...lucky for you..I know who you are and have your address....check your mail in the future you will be getting some new decorations for your tree (or you can be nice and is up to you...)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Last Day to Enter!

Don't forget that today is the last day to enter the Christmas Decoration contest.  Tomorrow I will draw a name and they will win five whole decorations from me!

The original post is here

Good luck!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Dr. Monkey.

As most of you know (or didn't...but now will...) I had surgery at the end of October to fix my knee replacement that I had done in December.  It is actually my fourth knee replacement in my life and the third one with the same surgeon.
I am not going to lie...I have a crush on the man who will do anything in his power to make sure I can walk normally again...who wouldn't?
In honour of him (and I assure you, not in a creepy way) I made Dr. Charles in monkey form....

In honour of the scars he gave me...

You always need hospital ID
(this was my favourite part to make)

Uh....just so you know...Dr Charles DOES wear's just that Sock Monkeys don't.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monkey Monkey Monkeys!

I have been sewing up a storm in my attempt to have a good stock ready for the remaining craft shows!!!  These monkeys can't wait for new homes!!

ninja monkey!