Monday, December 22, 2008

Some real Monkey Business

This afternoon I got to have three of my nieces come over for a crafting party. (In case someone hadn't noticed: I have LOTS of nieces. And nephews.) They brought some socks and two of them made sock monkeys for their two younger brothers and the third one made three hair bows for some friends of hers. They did such a good job! I ran the sewing machine and the hot glue gun, but they pretty much did everything else. I even tweaked the "North Pole Boutique" cards to make them custom from my niece as a finishing touch. We ran out of time a bit, but we were really close to finishing. The monkeys still need eyes and one went home with an arm or two pinned on, LOL, but the girls know what they're doing now and they won't have any trouble finishing them I'm sure.

SJ with her three hair bows. I walked through the first one but she put the other two together pretty much by herself!

RJ with her nearly-completed sock monkey. All he needs now is eyes! They're hoping to make up some clothes too.

JJ curled up on the couch stitching away on the other sock monkey.


ems said...

How fun!! What a nice aunt you are. Looks like you all had a fun time!

Tilly's Bowtique said...

It was super fun :) I think I'm gonna try doing it with more kids next year near Christmas time so they can make gifts for friends and family.