Sunday, November 23, 2008

Full of Fabric

Meet Otis and his girl. A parent at my school saw them at the antique mall and brought them to me at school. I leave all the sock monkeys at school for lots of fun. Some kids say, "How many of those do you have?" Otis has his name sewn onto his leg and a tail like a squirrel. I adore his girl. She will get a name soon. They are old timers.
The third graders are funny. On Friday we play art term Bingo and if they win they can chose a mini sticker or a hug from the sock monkey (the striped one) and even the boys pick the hug. One third grade girl is arranging a play date with my sock monkey and her stuffed cow. Ah if only I   could play sock monkey all day...

Saturday I got into some fabric trouble. Those of you that have a fabric problem like me will know what kind of trouble I am talking about. I  went to just get a bit of amy butler fabric to create an amy butler sock monkey and well.. they had a lot of good stuff. They kept asking me what I  was making, but I wasn't sure other than a monkey dress. Ah sock monkey adventures. I went to this fishing and  hunting store because the red heeled sock company said they sold the socks there... well they didn't but imagine the salesman's surprise when he asked me if I needed them for a hunting trip and I said, "No, to make a sock monkey." Ah classic look. 
I am very excited to have three days off this week. Such plans. Hope everyone has a splendid Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Stuffed Full

Meet my new sock monkey that I made without any help. She is my first solo sock monkey and is quite lopsided but that makes me like her more. I am going to make ant outfit as soon as I can. I have this pink Eiffel tower fabric that I think would be perfect. I guess I better go find some more socks to make a whole family.
This week I discovered the best crumb cake mix. It's a long story about how I found out about it and how I got the last box at the store, but all you need to know is that it is the best. Yum. I think I could eat the whole box. It's especially good warm, but a little late tonight to be wolfing it down. The brand is Krusteaz. It is probably the best thing about my weekend (except my monkey). Have a great week. 

Sunday, November 2, 2008

A Fork Full

Two purses from the past. The first one I made at a workshop Teesha Moore had in Seattle. The second I made at the first year of ArtFiber Fest. It is all hooked with strips of fabric. I really like them both, but a bit small for everyday life.

Oh where oh where have I been? or 
Oh where oh where have you been?
Here is the gift I gave myself that was in the polka dotted box. I must say I really like it still, over a year later. The day I opened it I was wearing just those colors so it looked great.

Things have been busy, but not art busy. Today Chloe stabbed me with a fork. You know the kind of thing, "Chloe don't fool around like that. That's how accidents happen." Chloe laughs and says, "No they don't" and then kabang fork stab, blood rushes. Yes, it does prove I was right, but in this case, being wrong would have been okay. Tried to take a picture of it on photo booth, but the wrinkles below the face were worse then the stab wound. 

I have become a bit sock monkey obsessed the last few days. I have to find time to make my own sock monkey family. It looks like I can do it, except the clothes. That will be the trick to figure out. Oh Anne... how do you make the clothes? 
Clothes making suggestions welcomed.
Have a fun week. Watch out for forks.