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A quick monkey

So today, I started and finished a little project completely unrelated to anything else I’ve done.  It was SOOOOOOOO fun.

First, I have to give credit where it is due.  My mommy friend makes them and sells them here.  She makes them all cute and stuff.  Not sure if I’ll ever get the nerve to try that.  She’s very good.

The full instructions are here.  It was really easy.  I’m going to have to make two more so that when Pix and I go for our photo shoot with Baby Goop and Princess Girly in a couple of weeks we can use them as props.

Monkey doing yoga

Anyway, I went to Zellers and spent about 10$ on some clearance socks (4 pairs), a bag of buttons and some chocolate easter eggs (the malt kind).  This is enough to make 4 monkeys and have 200 buttons left over.  The easter eggs are not entirely necessary to the completion of the project… OH, but it makes me think that maybe I could make a sock bunny!  what an idea!  Anyway, maybe next week.

Monkey in Jungle

So here is the result of my first monkey. (I think my trip to the zoo this afternoon inspired me)

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Babydaddy’s birthday/ Valentine’s Day present

Today’s project is a little gift for BD.

Thanks, Lady L.

I think it’s important here to mention (if only for the sake of getting some sympathy) that BD’s birthday falls on Valentine’s Day.  This pretty much guarantees that V-Day will never be about me.  Boooo-urns.  This year it shouldn’t make a difference anyway since we’ve decided to buy tickets to Shen Yun Performing Arts for our birthdays.  So … no “real” gifts.

So Pixibug and I made a little gift for BD.

First, I found a onesie that didn’t have any pattern or design on it.  That is easier said than done, let me tell you.  Luckily, I got a bagful of clothing from my friend and former colleague, Lady L.  This hot little number was included in the stash.

I got some felt that I picked up for another project. I’ll give you a hint:  It starts with “building” and ends with “blocks”.  I’d like to say that the felt is made from plastic bottles.  Yay for recycling!

I also bought some Heat-Bond which is a fusible web.  Yah, I had no idea what that was either but the ladies at Fabricland were happy to help.  Basically it’s like an iron-on double sided tape.  It’s great fun!

I got the idea here by the way.  I got many ideas there.  It’s a very cool site.

drawing the design

the cut-out pieces

Basically, all you have to do is iron the Heat-Bond onto the felt, draw the design on the paper, peel the backing off and then iron the design onto the garment.  Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Finally, I took some fabric paint (which I had left over from my Halloween costume) and wrote a little message to BD right on it.

Super-simple and quick.  It took me about 10 minutes and I used mostly just scraps I had around the house and a donated piece of clothing.  What could be better!?

All done!

Just make sure you don’t tell Babydaddy.  Shhhhhhhhhh

What are your Valentine’s Plans if any?