September here already Handmade business


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





Monkey Adventures Handmade Business

Monkey adventures

The weather has been so hot so we thought we would go on an adventure with the monkeys.  We like visiting Chester in Cheshire and took two of my favourite sock monkeys Rockford and rainbow with us. Wasn’t long before they was up to mischief. They don’t get out much !

Found a chair to sit on

Sitting on a chair in the hotel waiting to go on adventures.

We visited some church ruins and the monkeys couldn’t wait to do some climbing and get up to mischief.

Rainbow waisted no time climbing

Sliding down the church steps and climbing trees.

Having fun getting hot
Climbing trees

we had to take a rest it was so hot !  Rockford had to take his hat off !

Just having a moment

They wanted to jump in the water had to stop rainbow before he went in !

Don’t do it !

managed to get them back and put them to bed that’s enough adventures for one day 😊

Good night monkeys

we stayed for a few days but they managed to behave most of the time  thanks for looking happy days.

for more adventures when we went to Scarborough see my next blog coming soon 😊


Neglecting the monkeys handmade business

Yes its true monkeys have been Negleted

I love the sock monkeys I make and enjoyed making them!

They take me so long to make but I like them to be perfect and the hours I put in don’t match the money I earn making them.

The price of my handmade monkeys is never calculated  on time spent or how much thought went into them  it’s what value people think they should be or what I would like to pay my self.

I love a challenge and the artist in me just wants to create a unique piece that I enjoy doing not having to rush.  As rushing these days isn’t working.

maybe I just want it to go back to a hobby not a business ?  I have worked so hard that I’m not ready give up yet !

So im taking my time with my monkeys and thinking of other ways to make a living. Still with monkeys in mind.

so I’m not neglecting them just doing something different may take a while to get it right so wish me luck.

gave my monkeys a cuddle today 🐵❤️

Me and the monkey

Thanks for reading more blogs soon !

Julie 😊