Today is the day! Since tomorrow is Saturday, this is my last chance to stock more items before the biggest shopping day of the week. I have a whole bunch of bottle cap items, materials, and a few more books and kits that are going to be added. Today I am trying to finish up about half a dozen sock monkeys also. They already have all been cut out and machine sewn, and stuffed -- it's just the time-consuming hand stitching that is left. I have 3 ready to go and 4 more that are still in the works, including one that is the tiniest monkey EVER!
I have made a monkey (well, still have to do the hand -work) out of a pair of newborn sized baby boy socks. It is only about 4 inches tall from head to toe! That little guy is just cute as a button! And speaking of buttons, he is one of my Baby Safe monkeys; meaning that he will have hand-embroidered eyes instead of button eyes so he will be ideal as a gift for a brand new baby.
The last thing I'm setting up today is my sample set. It has a lot to be done too, of course, but I am making up an example of each item I have a book for. The clips and characters are all mounted on magnets with a ribbon tag saying what book they are from attached. Larger items, such as the ribbon leggings, will sit in a basket and have a grommet attached which holds their ribbon tag on and has a ball-chain attaching them to the basket to keep track of them all. I will, of course, take more pictures after tonight stock-o-rama.
One of these days I'll even have some fun new items to share, I'm sure of it, lol.