Monday, January 30, 2012


I can't help but think of this...

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Can I just say that I am a LITTLE bit awesome?

Y'all know that I am a little bit addicted to Craftster, the online craft circle in which I swap with fellow crafters around the world.
Each year they announce their "Best of" list and each year the winners get more and more awesome. (seriously...ONE year I will make it on their list....)

But I was scrolling through the list (see HERE) I saw that on the bottom of the list under the category "Best Swap of the Year" was a swap that I took part in....and the picture they chose what the hoop that I made..!

So even though I didn't get voted "Best of" and can't really put the "Best of 2011" tag on my blog, the fact that they chose my image made me feel a little warm and fuzzy.

(this picture was taken by my swap partner...not me)

Monday, January 16, 2012


I found these socks on Boxing Day at H&M and was more then a little bummed that they didn't come in adult sizes...but decided that the next best thing was to get them to make monkeys out of.  They were a little more then I usually like to spend but decided that I couldn't really pass them up.


Punk hair on monkeys is my new favourite thing.   Be prepared to see it on random other characters..

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Oh my gawd they're back again...

Yup...Octopus's are back.  I hadn't made them in a while...for a couple reasons.  I hadn't purchased knee socks...and they aren't as much fun to make as monkeys.  They take a lot longer...and there are just SO many legs.  Don't get me wrong....I love the end product, and they are very popular...but I needed a break from them.

But now I got a bajillion socks for Christmas and a lot of them are knee socks....and so...let the octopus's return...

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Know what is ALMOST as good as monkeys?  Robots.  When I saw these sooper awesome socks I knew that they would make an awesome monkey.
Plus...who doesn't like robot monkeys.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

More Monkeys!!!

These socks were picked up by my Dad in the MEN'S section of the Bay....with the exception of my Dad and Ren....I actually can't picture many men wearing socks like these.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Father Monkey

My Dad asked for a monkey for Christmas and I was only too happy to oblige.  Since my father has a 'stashe, I knew this monkey needed one too.  (...the ACTUAL colour of his mustache may be slightly...erm...darker then my Dad's but I think this one looks quite dashing)
My Dad is known for wearing Hawaiian shirts in the summer...(he and Ren have that in common) so despite the fact that I had never made a tiny monkey shirt, I decided now was the time.  I had purchased this fabric from IKEA in Freiburg, Germany and felt that this was the time to break it out.  
The lobster on the back is a little nod to Ren and his maritime-y goodness.
While I am happy how this shirt turned out, I am not sure that I will give up my day job and become a men's tailor. 

I think that he looks a little like Tom Selleck.