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 😊
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 😊
Two years ago on the 12 th September we visited Blackpool I had just finished a rainbow monkey I made a set of them and went on to make many more ! I decided that this was the start of me making them to sell as part of my business all though I had made a few as hobby and sold an odd few . I had fell in love with my rainbow monkeys love colour . I decided I would keep one and just finished in time for a trip to Blackpool with two of my daughters and hubby it was a lovely day my youngest daughter was exspecting at the time but we managed to stay and watch the fire work display . Took lots of fab pictures of my monkey calling him rock after the Blackpool rock and also to be my rock and inspiration .
Picture taken at the time
This year he will be two and I am still making my monkeys and I still have Rock. To celebrate we went back to Blackpool it was sunny but a cold wind. My daughter has now had my little grandson Joe and he loves my monkeys. We had a lovely day made a lovely change. I am glad I kept my monkey they have changed a bit but he’s still my favourite.
Rock and Blackpool tower
Rock with the rock
Lots of fun when it’s rocks birthday we will be having a party 🎈🎈🎈🎈