Thank you for all your sweet comments on my last post. I’m glad you appreciated our silly Jubilee antics!!!
I have to admit that there wasn’t TOO much crafting going on while we were away. With all the preparations for out ‘Open House’ party, I’d been ridiculously busy with my sewing before our trip, and so I decided to give myself a bit of a break for a few days.
BUT, you know me..... imposing a TOTAL crafting ban on myself (even for just a couple of days) would have been IMPOSSIBLE!!! So, I took along my CAL monkey. And what a fun and relaxing holiday project it was!
Before we left, I’d made his head:
And I’d given him a body and some legs:
While we were away, I made all his other body-parts:
And I sewed them on. The day we got back from Center Parcs, we had our new IKEA sofa and chair delivered. My little monkey was ALMOST as excited as I was about this grand event, and INSISTED on having his photo taken sitting on the new chair:
For my first non-granny-square crochet project, I was pretty pleased with him. The only problem was that his head was a bit wibbly-wobbly. To resolve this, I crocheted him a little red scarf:
Can you tell what a poser he is??? He loves to work it in front of the camera!!!
Now he has his little scarf, his head doesn’t keep lolling to one side, and he looks like a real dandy!!! I’ve named him ‘Mortimer’. I think it reflects his personality..... and it begins with ‘M’!!!
I know that my crocheting looks a bit odd. I wasn’t aware I was doing something not-quite-right until it was pointed out to me. Now I need to work out how to do it properly. Then I need to get me some pretty-coloured yarn. Then I’m going to crochet a whole stack of little monkeys..... Thank you SO much, Sarah!!! You were the BEST teacher, ever!!!
If you haven’t entered already, there are only a couple of days to go until my GIVEAWAY closes (on Monday night). So, if you’d like a chance to win a super book and some Crafted by Carly goodies, take a quick look at this post.....
Wishing you all a wonderful (and sunny) weekend.....