Let me take you through what our days and nights have been -and will continue to be- filled with throughout these next few weeks…..ENJOY!!!!
First step: FIND fun, crazy socks.
These were a pile from TWO stores. We’ve gotten weird stares and funny questions when walking up to the cash registers. The best is, “Man, you must really like socks!” Travis usually plays along and says, “Yes, she totally has a sock fettish”. Granted, most of them are teenagers, but we end up telling them we are making sock monkeys, they still look at us funny because they don’t know what sock monkeys are! Really?
Step two: Cut each pair of socks for 1 monkey. Place in baggies and put in bin.
Step 3: Begin sewing! Look at that concentration!!!!! He’s a pro (and better than me at sewing I might add!) 🙂
Step 4: STUFF those crazy things!!!!! I cannot even begin to tell you how many bags of stuffing we have gone through….I should go check my receipts! 🙂 We have many, many more monkeys to sew and stuff before May 7th, and seriously, we’re opening our home for some stuffing parties if anyone is so inclined! We may even try to get you behind a machine, no matter what your gender is! 🙂 HA!
Here’s a pic of one of our bins of monkeys ready to be hand stitched…
Step 5: HAND STITCH. This is the most time consuming part of the process, BUT, it is fun watching each monkey’s personality coming through with the placement of their nose, eyes, arms, and tail.
Here’s a pic of some of our “finished” monkeys. There are some with button eyes, and some that still need their eyes and mouth sewn on. All of them still need hats and scarves, but I’m sure you get the idea.
For those of you who have ordered, please do not be worried there’s still some things were are doing to the monkeys to make them “complete”. THEY ARE NOT DONE in the pic!!! 🙂
Sooo, there you have it… a little bit of our craziness. 🙂 And yes, the house is a mess and the monkeys are taking over!!!! 🙂
But it’s ALL WORTH IT! 🙂
OH! And through all of this craziness, we are piling on MORE excitement! We’re collecting for our yard sale which will be in June…. We would LOVE to have more stuff, and are more than able to come pick up whatever it is you may have cleaned out of your closets!!!!
Even if we do explore the items….
We’ve got some GREAT custom flippers!!!!!!! and who can refuse the Denise Austin arm workout belt!!!
This is how we entertain each other amidst the craziness!!!! 🙂 Won’t you come and add to our nuttiness!?