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I am a professional crafts person, working in clay and fibre, not necessarily at the same time. I am a juried member of the New Brunswick Crafts Council, The Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council and the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Monkeying Around


For those of you who are familiar with my kids, you will know that they have a minor obsession with monkeys. Over the years this obsession has taken many forms, there have been monkey pajamas, monkey paintings, monkeys in a barrel, random monkey impersonations-even a breakaway pop hit written and performed by my children and the kids at One Thread Two Thread, entitled, "dancing with the monkeys" All has been quiet on the monkey front recently. I was thinking maybe thay were outgrowing the monkey obsession, when suddenly over dinner one night India said "Do you know what's really cool?"
"No" I replied, "what's really cool?" (this is a frequent conversation, and the cool thing is ever changing)
"Sock Monkeys"
"Sock Monkeys?" I query.
"Sock Monkeys" she said again
It is true, I cannot deny that sock monkeys are cool.
"You should make me one" she says
"you should make yourself one" I say.

That conversation took place before Christmas, we bought a five pack of socks while out shopping and I never heard a word about the sock monkeys again until a couple of days ago when Miss India asked me to source out the instructions for said monkeys. Last night My monkey started her sock monkey production. I have to say this kid worked diligently on her project and nearly finished him before bed last night. I have no doubt she will get the finishing touches done before dinner tonight.
She is doing a great job with it, and plans to make many more.This first sock monkey is to be called Cecil, and he is a gift for a friend.


7 comments:

Liz said...

blogger wont let me post photos!!!!!

Liz said...

Cecil is now apparently a girl, and is now called clementine.

jackie said...

Dancing with the Monkeys
Dancing with the Monkeys
Dancing with the......
Where are pasing gypsys when you need then......

Gary's third pottery blog said...

LIZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Did you know we have a sock monkey as a long term guest? Georges Le Soq. He cooks and parties and is pretty amusing. Actually, he told me he was gonna post something at my blog this evening....
Nice to meet you :)

Anonymous said...

Hi India. I haven't seen you in ages. You look so much older. Cool sock monkey, I have a sock monkey that a friend gave me but I haven't ever made one, I can't see it very well in the picture but it looks great!

Mira

Anonymous said...

Hi India, I haven't seen you in ages. Cool sock monkey, I can't see it very well in the picture but it looks great! I have a sock monkey that a friend gave me but I have never made one, it looks really fun though.

Mira

Anonymous said...

Oops my comment came up twice, when it didn't show up the first time I thought I had made some sort of mistake so I wrote it again, sorry.
-Mira