A few weeks ago a lady got in touch and asked if I would make a monkey for her little girls birthday. This little girl is apparantly monkey mad and is even going to have a monkey themed party, how cool is that? As long as there was pink on it the design was pretty much left to me. This is what I came up with , once again using Debi's pattern.
Let me introduce you to Wilhemina Monkey,,
She was made from the softest Snuggly wool I could find and is now winging her way to Texas. This was another one I found hard to let go... knowing she was on her way to a loving home helped.
It's quite nice to use pink as it's not a colour I get to use that often, so a request for a pink / cream bunny couldn't be refused.
This is Lizzie.
I like to think that she's dressed up for a summer wedding.
I've also done a beanie, recognise the wool Tess?
And finished off a ripple baby blanket, this picture doesn't really show the true colours as I've been unable to get a decent picture due to dull and overcast weather. So imagine it a bit brighter.
There is actually a story to go with this blanket.. It was started for my brothers second baby which is due in August but when I found out that his girlfriend had given away everything that either myself or my mam had made for their firstborn I changed my mind. My mam was so upset by this as she had made so many lovely things when their son was born and had presented it so nicely in a lined basket that I've vowed never to make them anything again. What made it worse was the fact that she didn't even show any emotion when she told my mam what she'd done!!
Re reading this I think I'd better clarify that it was all given away without any of the clothes being worn , the blankets used or the toys I made played with....
So now I'm going to put it up for sale in my Etsy shop when I get a decent photo and I might even make a little bunny to go with it.
Now for someone who does appreciate handmade things..... when he saw this ripple Milo asked if he could have one , so this morning I went through my stash and pulled out all the suitable wool that I could find.
Every day he's going to pick a colour and I'm going to try and get a stripe of that colour done, one every day until the end of the school holidays which is September 9th ( they don't break up until the end of next week ) and hopefully by then it will be finished ....... fingers crossed.
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