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September

Monkey calendar 2018 month september

Looking back over August ! September is looking even better just need to get organised ? May be putting far to many eggs in one basket who knows.

September have lots to do now I have astablished what it is I’m doing . Need a list keep me on track exciting.

Going to be busy ! nothing new then it’s not the work it’s the keeping up have really got behind with the monkey making even to the point of saying that’s it not making them any more😢. But without trying I still get orders.Just made this little one Dotty so cute.

Dotty baby sock monkey

So sock monkeys are still in my life and now it’s september christmas is round the corner busy time for me.

Plans to put in place pictures to organise for next years calendar lots of monkeys to make things to do. Hoping to fit this in with my new venture and being an Avon rep.

I have already took a few good pictures for the calendar but not decided the months they will go in yet all has to be done this month. Here’s a picture I took at the beginning of the year 💕

Family perfect picture

Took this picture why out on a walk in January perfect .

My new venture is doing really well quite enjoy the challenge of searching out items to sell. Christmas is around the corner so hope to have toys to sell along with my handmade monkeys. This as I have found is more difficult than it sounds because we are talking vintage or second hand and they need to be perfect. I take a lot of care over the monkeys I make so won’t sell any thing different in quality that gos for anything really.

found this Micky love him but few stains oveously well loved so will try and make him like new again !

Micky. Mouse

He’s had a wash on this picture but has a couple of stains on his hand so still work to be done on him.

Also that time again for deciding what my giveaway monkey will be for Christmas ? Always did a giveaway at Halloween and Christmas but just Christmas now this was last years.

Penguin monkey my giveaway last year

so what will it be this year ?

so excited so going to be busy before you know it October will be here

thanks for reading julie

 

 

 

 

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A new venture not handmade business

Not handmade

whats going on ! Well I had an idea to become a reseller on eBay but maybe other platforms who knows !

I love second hand and thought why not To make a bit of money contributes but it’s something I like doing  looking for things at charity shops and carboots so thought it was a good idea.

so all my time has been trying to get started it’s harder than it sounds sorceing items to sell. I had a lot of things my self so started with them ! Soon found out after fees there wasn’t a great profit to be had if prices was low. But everyone knows you can find a bargain on eBay.

I am a big vintage fan and anything different takes my eye and as a monkey maker love toys and fits in with looking after my grandson I am sure he will tell me what he thinks.

found these puppets we had some fun with them or was that me love to find more things like these.

Puppets found at the charity shop

The strings was entangled and needed some love and attention 😍

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I found a vintage blouse from 80s 90s  not sure .

Vintage st Michael m&s

I decided to wash this and the shoulder pads disintegrated but fixable so more to this than meets the eye.

Also love clothes and what’s in fashion I have developed a more casual style as I have got older but still like to follow what’s going on in the fashion world . Be interesting what I will find ?

not sure how things will work out still making my monkeys but it’s always fun to do something different.I have done something like this before many years ago ! Also did a blog on what I find at the Charity shops 

thankyou Julie

I will be selling on Ebay

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Visiting Scarborough with the monkeys handmade business

Adventures with the MONKEYS

I have always wanted to go to Scarborough so why not take the monkeys. I have been making some nortical sock monkeys and wanted to take pictures with them by the sea that was the plan. The weather has been lovely  and ideal opatunity. I haven’t give these monkeys names yet but I’m sure They will have some connection with Scarborough .

The monkeys found a new chair to sit on

The monkeys love adventures, watching the boats and posing for the camera.

Monkeys ahoy

Don’t get caught in that net
It’s a long way down great view

looking over the lake in peasholm park beautiful view

Climbing trees

Didnt take long before the monkeys was up to mischief

Monkey mischief
Hide and seek
Just having a rest
Let’s go sailing

found a boat but monkey wasn’t going any where ?

 

They managed to come back with a new friend

We all had a great time hope you liked my pictures happy time 😊

 

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