Back to it then Sunnyteddy

Back to it then !

I have been unwell and it really crushed my motivation .But feeling better so back to the monkey business 🐵

So much I want to do these things  just get in the way ! Got some lovely orders from my monkey fans. Bit of a sale on my Folksy shop just enter code Mon20 get 20% off . So here we are all going on doesn’t take long to get back into action. Sorry this sale now ended !

I am hoping to sell my monkeys on here.So my blogs and monkeys are all together. I have made hundreds of monkeys now and I think they are the best I can make them. I try to perfect them always turn out a little different. I cut the felt eyes out by hand and the mouths embroidered on . Make it so difficult for my self sometimes with all the hand sewing but it makes my monkeys unique.

Sewing by hand

I bought a sewing machine over a year ago, I think can’t remember when it was ! A Janome before that My monkeys was all hand sewn . This week on Tuesday got back into my stride and the machine kept coming unthreaded and just wouldn’t play nice. I have neglected it for a few weeks so it’s my own fault. Went on my group on Facebook sewing in the uk and some lovely ladies was quick to give me advice on what to do phewwww . Think it needs a good clean been gathering dust, Normally it works quite well. Good job don’t think I can buy a new one at the moment having all this time off 😪 My monkey doodle was trying to help ?

Doodle trying to help

I have decided that my time is precious, must start getting organised even if it means a few hours sewing at a time . Time for cleaning ,cooking, and of corse looking after my grandson Joe. All got to fit into my day! Also have some decorating that needs attention.

I sometimes think My head will burst so many ideas ! I have to write everything down or I forget .. blonde moment haha . So best foot forward and all that !  I will make a go of this if it kills me . My hubby says we are going on holiday this year haven’t been away for a few years so something to look forward to .So best get making them monkeys thanks for reading your welcome to comment any feedback .I promise to Start telling you something interesting soon when I think of it 😊 Julie


Just Love Colour Bright colours have always been an attraction for me .

(our creativity puts colour in the world spins magic in our minds) quote

( red and yellow and pink and blue orange and purple and green I can sing a rainbow to) rhyme 🌈

I often said I should have been an interior designer I often do the decorating in the house when I get chance . Just last year painted my cupboards in my kitchen a lovely teal turquoise colour with bright yellow door knobs it took me a while but love it . So it’s nice to have a vase of yellow flowers to match you don’t mind spending time in the kitchen so bright and pretty . Flowers are also a thing I love most of the wall paper in the house are flower designs. Bedroom has purple roses one of my favourite colours as I do most of the decorating I get to choose . I am a fan of Laura Ashley paper and did my craft room in a lovely green flowered paper with a butterfly theme. I am a bargain hunter and got the paper in the sale so also have it on two walls on my stairs in a different colour .

My kitchen cupboards and one of my paintings
My craft room

I must tell you about the orange wall paper still in wrappers I bought off eBay! Found in a lady’s loft been there for years very retro and very Me.Was so excited to get it couldn’t wait to put it up enough rolls and a bit left over for the fire place wall in the living room . Unforchanatly there was only me like it so it didn’t stay up very long sad . When I had the tank taken out I managed to put some in the cupboard but it’s hidden.

My orange wall paper

me and hubby love vintage and went for a mooch at a vintage fair came back with a red old electric iron love it . I thought be a great prop for a vintage type pic I want to take  with my Rockford vintage monkey all ideas at the mo . When I saw it I just had to have it don’t know why it needs renovating cleaning bring back the colour .

Old electric iron

My work making sock monkeys reflects my artistic talents for mixing and matching colours it’s what I like to do with all my work .  Also love to draw and  hope to take up painting again? My claim to fame was selling a large sunflower picture many years ago ! But I do think you really have to be good to sell your work but you never know. I am working on drawing as I want to design some cards but it’s a slow process as I need to get it right! Yes they will be full of colour and feature my monkeys.

My scribbling

Even this little website blog is very colourful and bright I just can’t help my self I’m colour crazy. I look at others and think mine maybe a bit bright but I like it and until I think of another design ? Will be just the same because it’s mine and I love colour . You must get the drawing desk app it’s great you can draw colour such fun . My little grandson joe loves it   And I have found I love to doodle and scribble all the time and put my little creations on Instagram and Facebook not saying they are always great but something I enjoy doing. So many fantastic illustrators who are wonderful artists but if you feel like drawing doesn’t matter how good you are I say do it .

My doodles done on drawing desk

Love taking pictures specially the ones I took in summer of the monkeys out and about . Nothing like a summers day bright flowers and trees blue sky’s lovely. So now looking forward to summer then I can take more of the same . Managed to take some in January even though it was cold the sun was shining it was a lovely day. We want pictures and colour we just have to get out and capture it . My pictures take up a lot of my space on my iPad never want to delete them the wonder of pictures . We live in the world of social media we crave for pictures and colour of people and how they see things we love browsing .

Summer out and about at Pennington flash

Thankyou for reading my blog I could probably go on about colour but I will be some where over the rainbow   Having tea with Alice in wonderland and watching beauty and the beast and singing along In my colouful world.

Julie 😊