Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of my friends in blog land a very "Merry Christmas" and a "Happy & prosperous New Year".
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and visit my blog. It has been a very busy year, with my new grandson arriving in September. He is such a joy!
Hope to do a lot more posts in the New Year.
Thanks again for following along with me.
See you in 2010.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Sock Monkey

In one of my earlier posts in September, I mentioned that we became first time grandparents. Our little grandson Jackson is such a sweetie.
His nursery is decorated with monkeys, so for Christmas, I wanted to make him, his very own sock monkey.
I went on the inter-net and found a site that teaches you how to make a sock monkey.
They are so easy and fun to make.
You just need a new pair of men's work socks and some batting.
There is some machine stitching, and the body parts are stitched by hand.
He just needs some eyes and a mouth. You can use buttons for eyes, for older children, but because he is still young, I think I will embroider them on along with a mouth.
The site also directs you to other sites for different embroidery how-to's, which I haven't done in years, but will give it my best shot.
Hope he likes it.

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