M is for Monkey

April 22nd, 2009

Monkey Softie

Monkey Softie

Monkey Softie

This special guy made a trip to Denmark, in preparation of the arrival of my girlfriend’s new baby boy. The same girlfriend with the same due date as me who deserted me for Denmark. What’s so great about Denmark anyway? This monkey came with a little monkey onesie I made, but didn’t take a picture of. I had a lot of fun making him. I’ve never crafted a monkey before. I was really happy with how the tail came out. Usually I’m good about keeping a template of the pattern I used, but not this time. So he’s literally one-of-a-kind.

I only have six days left of work, which stupidly sounds like an eternity to me right now! A little more than three weeks left before the baby’s due to arrive. I am waddling around and feeling so tired and generally uncomfortable, but really nothing to complain about. I’ve had a model pregnancy and the baby seems to be very healthy, so I try and count my blessings–some days more successfully than others.

I made quite the headway on the baby quilt this week. I have 10 of the “plus” squares pieced and five to go. I decided I would have a reversible quilt, since I couldn’t decide on a pattern; I’ll have two! I’m doing the free form (like the beach blanket) on the back side of the quilt. Small quilts go so much more quickly than large ones!

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Emily  |  April 23rd, 2009 at 2:56 am

    We love the monkey and the monkey onesie and all the other goodies you sent. Baby Noodles will love his one-of-a-kind monkey!

  • 2. Sarah Seitz  |  April 23rd, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Oh so cute! I had the pleasure of meeting little monkey before his brave journey and I must say he is quite the lovely chap!

    I can’t wait to see your quilt progress! 6 days left, that is INSANE! And then baby in 3 weeks? So exciting!

  • 3. urban craft  |  April 23rd, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    what an adorable monkey he is. Is that a woodgrain print? Lovely. Enjoy the rest until your little one comes!

  • 4. jacqueline  |  April 24th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Can’t wait to see the baby quilt!


  • 5. Jodie from the team at cherrymenlove.com  |  April 24th, 2009 at 1:25 am

    A very cute little monkey you have made for a very lucky friend. How exciting for you to only have 3 weeks left before your little bundle arrives. Congratulations!

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