Time to reflect Get organised

Here we are New Year

Happy New Year πŸŽ‰

First day to a new year time to get organised ?

Tax return done βœ”οΈ Must remember to do this before the Christmas rush ? Something to write in the diary , oh yah need a Diary

Calendars up βœ”οΈ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 βœ”οΈ 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 monkeysβœ”οΈ 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 βœ”οΈ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 πŸŽ‚

Thankyou for reading my blog please leave a comment love to know your plans for the new year 😊

 

 

Packing and Posting

Busy packing and posting

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 .

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My small baby monkeys are also in a small box

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So cute !!

All my monkeys have a name tag can be a name for monkey or the name of person it’s going to πŸ’•

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Tissue paper and cellophane wrap

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All wrapped up

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New cellophane and tissue for christmas. Dotty cellophane and red tissue love Christmas πŸŽ„

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Christmas monkeys wrapped

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Also now adding a little Thankyou card with a bow to add that personal touch all tags made by me

Thankyou tags

new gift bags with my home made stickers for those who collect / can put one in order if giving as a gift 😊

please take a look at my other blogs thank you

julie πŸ’œ

Blackpool rock

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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 .

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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.

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Rock and Blackpool tower

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Rock with the rock

Joe with his grandad and rock
Joe with his grandad and rock

Lots of fun when it’s rocks birthday we will be having a party 🎈🎈🎈🎈