Updating the shop.

The shop is now up and running – you can have a look at it here, or browse individual categories through the menu on the left. It is still not fully stocked, but it’s slowly getting there – I’ve added the sock creatures, a few bags, some pyrography..

Latest products to be added have been the wooden magnets, perfect for those extra stocking fillers!

All available to buy directly from the website, through Paypal πŸ˜€

Another Sockmonkey finds a new home

So we set off to the Post Office in the rain, wellies on ready for puddle jumping, to send the little stripey sockmonkey on the left to his new home – he is to be a birthday present for a little girl, and I hope he makes her very happy!

On the way we called into a local exhibition space, to enquire about having my pyrography on show/for sale there. It’s a lovely space, and has some brilliant works of art in there, amongst those were some bizarre/macabre dolls and horses – wish I’d got photos and the name of the artist, they were amazing! Had a lovely chat with the lady in there, while the Boy tested his voice in the echoey surroundings πŸ˜€

Also booked an exhibition space in the local library for next year, so should give me plenty of time to build up some more work!

So, off little monkey went.. His friend, on the right, is a little lonely now though, hopefully he’ll find a new home soon πŸ˜€

Other available creatures can be found on my Facebook page: >Here<

Edit: I have found out the creator of the dolls/horses is an artist called Badge πŸ˜€

You can see more of Badges work >Here<

The Original Monkey..

This is the first monkey I ever made – he was the beginning of my monkey-making. He was made a couple of years ago now, he is missing an eye (an eye chosen specifically for him by his owner, a mis-matched, diamond eye..) he is a bit bobbly and he has a rip which will need minor surgery.. This monkey has been abseiling up and down the stairs, he has saved and helped other toys cross imaginary canyons – has been tied by his tail to various things – door handles, bannisters; has had untold adventures.. And this monkey is enormously loved, he has been read numerous stories, been cuddled while watching various films, and been trailed round town on more than one occasion. More than that, this monkey has to be taken to bed each night, and his boy cannot sleep without him..

I hope your little ones get as much joy from their monkeys πŸ˜€

Available monkeys can be found here, on my FB page: Meg&Millie

 

Ooh it’s been a while..

Well where to start?.. It’s been far too long since I updated, so lets see..

Obviously we had the usual mad run up to Christmas, in between making a large custom order of monkeys, and the even larger order for little girl’s handbag sets (pics in the previous post) I also set about making as many Christmas presents as possible, I think I ended up making 4 pairs of socks, 4 scarves/neckwarmers, 2 pairs of wristwarmers, and more besides no doubt, but my memory fails me.. Next year I’ll be more organised, and not try to complete everything in the last week, although I say that every year!

I participated in a ‘Secret Santa’ over at Misi, I was chosen to make a gift for Amy from Ciren’s Call, so made a scarf & wristwarmer set, which she tells me she really likes, and uses almost daily, which I was so pleased to hear! I also put a couple of gifts in for Peaches, her little rescue dog, which were scoffed quickly! Please check out Amy’s beautiful jewellery, she donates her proceeds to the rescue organisation she got Peaches from, so gorgeous jewellery that supports a very good cause!

I was lucky enough to receive a very pretty glass pendant as my Secret Santa gift, from Rachel of GlamGlassGifts, thank you Rachel!

GlamGlassGifts

I was also lucky enough to win some gorgeous loveheart magnets from Vicki at Lilley’s Handcrafted Lovelies I love everything Vicki makes, so was over the moon with these!

So, after the lovely gift giving/receiving, I then had to put up with technology conspiring against me.. my sewing machine started behaving erratically, then my main computer started making awful noises, so I have been trying to fix these things.. I wish things would just work, I don’t have time for fixing! In between the hectic normality, and trying to make enough stock for my first two craft fairs which are coming up soon, I have been busy trying to get my business plan together, and get to grips with cashflow spreadsheets, (thank you Gordon). And non-craft related drudge like wallpapering and removing leylandii! So, now you can see why the blog has been a little neglected, but I’ll try harder (a clone would come in soo handy sometimes)!

See you soon! πŸ˜€