“If you want to get things you can’t buy in a store, you have to do things never thought of before.” -- Dr. Seuss

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Sock Monkey

Today at a yard sale I got a free sock monkey!  After looking around at the yard sale I decides notheing was there for me as I was leaving the lady said, check out the free boxes and take somethig home with you.  I stopped and looked just being polite, there under a bunch of normal stuffed animal was this sock monkey, I pulled him out and the lady said his ear needs fixed, do you sew? I said yes I do, the hole was behind his ear and only about an inch long. She also said her soon was afraid of him, I find that funny cause I hate monkeys too! But sock monkeys are fun!
Can you find all the subtle changes I made to him?

1. I took off both ears, took some of the stuffing out and repostioned them on his head.
2. I used the excess stuffing from the ears to put in the hat.
3. Made his neck more defined by adding a tighter yarn.
4. took a pompom off his belly and added it to his arm, he was missing his right arm pompom.and repotioned them higher on his arm.
5. And the most subtle of a change was trimming all his pompoms!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Booth Update

Our booth is doing great! Its really fun finding treasures and cleaning then up and waitinng for them to sell.

Here is a frame I got for free, it is peeling away and was perfect for the spider web teatment. thumb tacks on back with string strung around. I added a spider for fun!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Belt Chair

Here is a chair that I used old belts to weave a new seat.
A friend of mine got some ladies together one afternoon and showed us how to put it all together!
I want to do more, it is fun collecting the belts and weaving them!
They are buckeled underneath, some had to get neww holes in them and extra length was cut off.
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