Monday, August 6, 2012

Silly Little Monkey

My aunt and I are really close.
She's basically an older sister to me (we're actually closer in age than she and my mom are).

I was pretty broken hearted when she moved away to NC a week ago.
This past Saturday was her birthday so I wanted to make her something.

She loves monkeys and these are her favorite colors.
(It didn't hit me until later that his colors are similar to Boots the Monkey from Dora...D'oh!)

He's 11" tall (although most of that is legs, lol).

To be honest, I'm not 100% happy with his face.
One day I'll get it through my thick skull that I am not an embroiderer.
The whole process is a struggle for me.
I curse as I thread the needle.
I curse as I attempt to pull the thread through the fabric.
In the end, I'm all mad and frizzy haired
(yes, my hair gets frizzy when I'm mad. I think it's my super power.)
I think the whole process makes me not care for any creature I attempt to embroider lol.

But I don't hate how he looks either.
I'm sure my aunt will love him. :)

My favorite part about this little guy is his body.
It just fits so perfectly in my hand.
I'm really excited to make a little doll with the same body.
I think she'll be the perfect little companion doll.

Anyway, happy monday!
What are you working on this week?


  1. I LOVE HIM! Adorable! I know how you feel about embroidery. I just can't master it and it never gets easier. It's either too tight, too loose..wonky..ugh! I admire those who can make such wonderful noses and faces. But I think your little guy looks great!
    I've got some dolls floating around in my head that I want to make. I'm reading a book about a faerie and I'm thinking of making one to look like her. I want to try clay for the face..have you ever tried clay faces? Have a great day!

    1. Oh, I so agree. I admire anyone that can master it. I think I can do okay, but it puts me in such a bad mood that I can't even enjoy a halfway decent result LOL.

      Oh, a faerie would be fun to make! What book are you reading?

      It's funny you mention about the clay faces. I was just talking to my husband about how much I wanted to start sculpting again. It's a skill I need a lot of practice in, but I just love the look of sculpted dolls.
      I used to play around with polymer years ago, but I've recently started playing with paperclay. I love that stuff! Don't have to cook it and it's non toxic (really big plus when you have little ones running around all the time.)

      I can't wait to see progress on your faerie! :)

  2. So adorable:) He looks very cuddly.

    1. Aw thanks! He really was pretty fun to carry around and play with.
      My aunt received him and she's very happy with him too. :)