Sunday, March 25, 2012

Monkey Fabric


I recently purchased this fabric because, um, clearly I needed a dress made out of this.

I can't wait to sell sockmonkeys WEARING sockmonkeys at some summer craft sales.  Oh...and learn how to make a dress....I don't think I have made myself something out of a pattern since my 1992 Home Ec class when I made a puffy flowered shurt and matching scrunchie.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Fabric Gnomes


FInally in stock...my hand designed fabric gnomes then sewed all up so that you can have a new friend...


...basically my way of mass producing....

Sunday, March 18, 2012

I'm a Winner.

My radio station of choice here in Ottawa is Live 88.5.  They of course had me by playing lots of Death Cab when they first went on air.

Last month during the Hockey Trade Deadline they had their own trade going on.  They had Ottawa Senators tickets to trade...for something.  I offered up my sockmonkeys.  I was particularely excited to make a monkey version of Chelsea due to her tattoos.  Sockmonkeys look awesome with tattoos.

I woke up one morning to the radio yelling "Meeka! ANSWER YOUR PHONE"  Now for me to hear my name yelled out is weird, what with having the name Meeka, but to hear it come from the radio at 7:10 in the morning...well that is even weirder.

Needless to say I obviously called them back where upon they offered me tickets in exchange for 5 monkeys...3 for the morning crew...and 2 for 2 of the other hosts.  It worked for me...out of all the DJ's, those 5 were the ones that I listened to the most.  The morning crew I feel are like my BFF's with out them actually knowing who I am.

And so, with out further ado...here are the monkeys...


Katfish

Amal

Michael (the techie guy)

Chelsea
I loved doing the tattoos...though I had no idea how to do a pin-up girl...on a tiny sock arm...so she became a heart with a ribbon.




Andrew
He was the one that actually scared me the most to make...but I think is one of my favourites.  Why was he so scary?  Because I had no idea how to make a little hoodie for him.  But then it came to me...and I made it out of socks. 
Stay tuned...I predict that there will be a lot of Sockmonkeys with hoodie's because of Andrew Elliot.

a BIG bushy beard.

Now the radio station has started giving out iPad 3's.  Ren and I have been listening to 88.5 preeetty much all day everyday.  So far no win.

Dear Live 88.5....I woulda made you more sockmonkeys had I known I could have held out for an iPad.



Little Monkey

This little monkey went to a brand new little boy and was commissioned by his Grandmother...who has a last name that sounds like she could in fact be a monkey herself!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sunday Sunday Sunday

Ahh...the Craft show season has started again after the Christmas rush.

The good news is is that I have had time to restock......weeee!!

Sunday March 18th starting at 12 noon at the Glebe Community Centre!

(see - you have time to sleep in after all the St Paddy's drinking....)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Dah dah dah dahdahdah dahdah dahhhh

This little Darth monkey was made for a sooper cute little boy who was celebrating his birthday...in Star Wars fashion.  (like all little boys should) His mum asked me to hook him up with a Star Wars inspired little dude.

How could I refuse?



Now I really want to make a Wookie Monkey.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Where in the World are my Monsters...

...well...as of today they can be purchased from a store in Almonte, ON...(you know...where basketball was invented....)

The name of the store is Smitten and it is awesome.  I feel that I may be inclined to spend some serious monies there...

Check out their website!

http://wwwl.smittenshop.ca/

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

L'il Girl Monkey

This one was made as a commission for a friends little girl for her Birthday.  I mist admit...I kinda am a little bit jealous of this monkeys dress....I want it.