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New Year 2018

Front Cover

Today the new calendars came for 2018 decided on my doodle of my monkeys for the front cover.

whats going to happen this year I haven’t made any plans but still have projects going on.

Will have an extra day to work on things as my little grandson goes to nursery for two extra days so exciting for him but will miss him he’s my little star.

I normally think about my next years calendar in the new year ! Start taking photos but thought of maybe doing something a bit different this next time  Perhaps more drawing pictures of monkeys I love doing my doodles.

Feeding the robins

I am still in Christmas mode. Hard to think about new year but here we are going into a new year in a few days. Time has gone so fast this year!

Looking forward to my walk in the new year becoming a tradition always take the monkeys out with us and take pictures . Start of my calendar for the following year. These for January was taken last January it was a lovely frosty fresh day.


Took some great pictures.

Well that’s the first day planned I am just going to see how the rest pans out!  No plans no exspectations for now.

So I would like to wish you all a happy new year and hope all your wishes come true all the best 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 😊

Outing with the Sock Monkeys

Out and about with the sock monkeys

Every day is an adventure for my monkeys.

I love to take pictures of them ! I think I should have been a photographer.  We went out on bank holiday for a walk it was a lovely day but quite cold . Sun was shining ( rivington ) Think its good to go walking blow the cobwebs away . Monkeys had a great time climbing trees and so did we . Lots of people was out walking there dogs and wondered what we was up to .

 Good start to the new year and starting new pictures for next years calendar . I do have a good camera but these was taken with my iPad beleave it or not . You get a better picture in natural light . The pictures I take at home inside are now taken more professional as do them on a white back ground and lamp shining on them to get a better picture . Love to buy some better equipment but this dose fine for now !

Happy days took some great pics in summer gorgeous day in the park (penington) it was a beautiful day ! Sun was shining not many people about ideal for a photo shoot with the monkey . Took a few fab pictures a few of these went in my 2017 calendar. So be out again this year for the new calendar pictures for 2018 .


All my monkeys have taken on there own characters and love them all ❤ hope to make a couple more to add to my family .

You can find my monkey pictures on any of my social media sites so pop along to Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, twitter and see what the monkeys get up to .

Thankyou 😊