I thought I'd better introduce you to the latest addition to the Moog family. As I had promised Minx a monkee of her very own she did not let up until her turquoise buddy was stitched and stuffed!
So here is the vivid fluffsome ape known as Rocky, along with his pals Ruby and Rooney:
I cannot tell you how much I admire Monkee Maker for making so many fluffy monkees. I vow to only ever make one! Nightmare to knit. Nightmare to sew up. The sewing could not have been more ironic MM!!! In fact, there is still a hole to be fixed that is haunting me!
The mouth, for some reason, flummoxed me this time around. The result? A permanently bemused expression on poor Rocky's face:
I totally chickened out of taking photos of monkees having Christmas fun as DH's family think I'm weird as it is. They also think I'm an alcoholic 'cos I enjoy the odd glass. Oh, and S-I-L considers me strange for not hitting the Next sale at 7am on 27th December to spend money I don't actually have. Weird it is then :)
Not so weird that I can't appreciate some girlie loveliness for Christmas. These are just some of my favourite bits that I found in my bulging stockings when He'd been.
I totally enjoyed my own bed last night. Especially during those bits of the night when I was awake! Soooo comfy and snuggly. My own pillow - heaven!
I even had a bit of energy to start to attack lovely things like washing and unpacking - but not for long ;)
The littlies and I have been getting fit playing tennis and baseball on the brilliant present bought for them by their very generous Grandma and Grandpa. I've never been into computer games, except for Lemmings and Bubbles but I may be a convert. In fact, I'm wondering how I can fit blogging, crafting and Wii'ing (!!!!) into my day and still feed the family. May have to drop the feeding bit ;)
After eventually tearing myself away from trying to beat the kids on the Wii I did something incredibly strong minded. I cleaned and oiled both my sewing machines!! According to the instructions this should be done once a month if the machine is used for a few hours each week - oops!
I'm very impressed with the result. Not only does my newer machine now do straight and even stitches but it has also lost it's loud thumping sound that I had assumed was built in to annoy husbands into building their wives a sewing room! I'll have to try a different tack then. Maybe I should be less fastidious about making sure I've picked up all the pins.....
How did you get your craft/sewing space? Did you have to offer special favours or did you do it by annoying your other half so much that he eventually felt the need to shut you away in a padded cell all your very own? Any tips would be gratefully received!
I am now going to sit down with a notebook and try to work out some ideas for the 100th giveaway. So far my mind is a blank but I'm working on it!!!