Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The picture tells the story...

troll
47 isn't so bad?!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Donation for the American Cancer Society

sock monkey basket
What a better donation than a basket full of fun happy sock monkeys!! I was asked to donate a craft basket for a Chinese Auction to help raise money for The Cancer Society and couldn't resist creating a basket with my favorite crafts, Sock Monkeys and Crochet!

What a find...the perfect basket with fun colors and balls around the edge. I used that as the theme dressing one monkey in a ball uniform and making a crocheted baseball and cap. One I just dressed in fun baby clothes and I crocheted two bananas for the cheerleaders to hold leaving the trouble making little boy....I crocheted him a miniature gecko with googly eyes.
I completed the basket with hanging three rubber balls from the handle and used fancy sport paper napkins as filler. Wrap it up and hope it takes in a bundle for a great cause!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Easter Rabbit Slippers

sock monkey rabbit slippers
OK I couldn't help myself...I just had to make a pair of rabbit slippers for my Easter sock monkey for sale in my shop!!!
http://annette1533.etsy.com
Don't forget to stop in:)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Spring forward???


I am sooo ready!! After being confined to my daughter's room for over a week, I am ready for SPRING....
Poor thing, she was sick,sick,sick. First the doctor said an intestinal virus but when she didn't get any better but worst he decided to test for salmonella food poisoning! UGH! She lost a total of 8 pounds taking her down to 101. They just let it ride its long ugly course with lots of fluids.
I am happy to say she is much better in just a few days of solid foods. Back to school to make up lots of homework.
The doctor just called to tell me the results of the test WAS NOT salmonella!!!!! It was another type blah blah... THANK GOD!
Well at least I gave her room a good cleaning and went through all her clothes..WOW did I have bags and bags that don't fit or she just doesn't like. Some with tags I will try to sell on e-bay , some to a second hand store and most to the goodwill.
Now I can start working on my little bears that have been calling my name:)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Playing with dolls


raggedy ann miniature
Raggedy Ann will always be in my heart! I created this miniature using my own raggedy doll as a model.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Make me Laugh

miniature sock monkey
I love to laugh! They say laughter is the best medicine and sock monkeys always make me laugh....check out this blog, it's sure to make you laugh too
http://www.cutethingslaughing.com/
I also added it to my sites to see!
Laugh On

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Sock Monkey Love

My love for sock monkeys keeps growing! Recently I was asked to make three sock monkeys with embroidered names...I just couldn't resist making a few extras for them. It helps when they give you some info about who they are for!
Baby Boy Shower ZAYDEN
sock monkey
I had to make Baby Booties for him:)
Then there was LOGANsock monkey baseball player He likes baseball
and last we have Ayanogirl sock monkey
She lives in Japan and is turning 2 next month:) Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Candy Hearts

I crocheted these hearts using cotton thread then dipped them in fabric stiftener. Add some ribbon to hang them with ♥



I just love those candy hearts that come in a box and have those cute little sayings like...Kiss Me, Love me, Be mine. They are different colors. My favorite is the purple ones!
I just have to get me a box of them ♥

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Everything small


I have this new found interest in miniatures....a perfect solution for storage problems!!!
Miniature sock monkeys, frogs, pigs, cats, dogs. You name it! I even started a rug that I am embroidering on.
I have so much to learn about this world of miniatures and I am trying to find instructions on how to joint my creatures so their arms and legs can move...any ideas would be welcome ♥
Yes this year I will be crocheting everything small ♥