Tax return done ✔️ Must remember to do this before the Christmas rush ? Something to write in the diary , oh yah need a Diary
Calendars up ✔️and have to be starting taking pictures for 2018 Exciting . Wrote all the birthdays on and will try and remember them . Also have to remind my self of any events ?
New ideas ✔️ Things I would like to do and can’t find time . Meaning less time on social media and more time thinking and doing . Love showing my monkeys and can’t resist showing something new ! Ideas for colouring book and cards .
Sock monkeys✔️ Sewing my monkeys can take forever must think of a quicker way to make them . They are my own style and all a bit different .Double sew on machine and the hand stitching is also double .felt is cut out by hand so be looking for easier and quicker way to do this .
More me time ✔️Think this is important don’t spend enough time on my self it’s so easy to get wrapped up in what you do ! Go out more , read more books have a pile not read , do something with my hair , get a bit fitter , all the normal stuff because this year is my 60th Birthday 🎂
Thankyou for reading my blog please leave a comment love to know your plans for the new year 😊
Remember I told you about my colouring book idea !
I love to draw and been planning it for a while . I am not an illustrater but have always been good at art .Love to doodle and can draw if I put my mind to it. The more I think about it could write a children’s book my monkeys have all taken on there own characters and are different . Perhaps I can bring my grandson Joe into the story you never know .
I wouldn’t have thought this possible but this is a way of exspanding my business . Don’t know if anyone would be interested but love to give it a go I go to bed and my head is filled with ideas ! So much so I can’t sleep but need to think and have time and don’t seem to have a lot of that at the moment. Perhaps in the new year when things are quieter ?
Been a lot more relaxed this year I am normally on panic mode at this point at Christmas .But I get more done and better if done at my own pace Other wise I am not happy with my work . Who are my monkeys well at the moment very much part of my life I eat ,sleep and dream monkeys it’s not good I can’t switch off .
I am getting my monkey orders done ! When all done and sent out I can think about Christmas festivities . All the family are round my house this year so looking forward to that 🎄
Hope to have a few more blog tales to tell and more monkey adventures soon thanks for reading .
Always busy at this time I try and keep the postage cost as low as possible lots of sock monkeys to make and post .
I buy cardboard boxes and lovely purple tissue paper to put inside and all wrapped in a cellophane with lilac butterfly pattern . I think it’s important the wrapping . Each monkey has its own tag as well as a sewn in tag if CE tested .
I take a long time making so why not wrap them nicely .
My small baby monkeys are also in a small box
So cute !!
All my monkeys have a name tag can be a name for monkey or the name of person it’s going to 💕
Tissue paper and cellophane wrap
All wrapped up
New cellophane and tissue for christmas. Dotty cellophane and red tissue love Christmas 🎄
Christmas monkeys wrapped
Also now adding a little Thankyou card with a bow to add that personal touch all tags made by me
new gift bags with my home made stickers for those who collect / can put one in order if giving as a gift 😊