I'm starting to feel slightly better. My head is much clearer but my throat is still not feeling good. But, progress nonetheless. I hadn't made anything for days in the studio because I couldn't stay sitting very long since the creeping crud got ahold of me, so I was determined to make something yesterday, anything. I had checked out some books at the library and one of those books was "Cute Dolls" by Aranzi Aronzo. It has the cutest patterns in it for the characters that he draws. I fell in love with "Munkey". (Did you think I couldn't spell when you read the title of this post?) The character's name is Munkey with the U. Anyway, I just thought he was adorable so I decided to make him for my studio. The pattern said to use jersey knit but I didn't want to because I hate working with fabrics that stretch. So, I went with my favorite and easiest to work with (still under the weather and all) and went with felt. I can't tell you how much joy this silly little guy brings me when I look at him!
Do you see that adorable little owl with Munkey?? Isn't he the sweetest? He came to live with me today all the way from NV. After a very draining evening yesterday and dragging when I got out of bed this morning, it was such a wonderful surprise to find this adorable little owl in my mailbox! The owl is crocheted by Bean Paulson and is for a swap on swap-bot for Owl Stuffies. He came in the cutest little sheer bag with a note attached.
I carefully opened the bag to find this adorable owl or snowlet as Bean called it and a tiny little owl magnet tucked inside..
He is now proudly displayed on my shelf right above my main workspace in my studio! Thanks so much, Bean!
When I was taking pictures of the owl to share it occured to me that I had never photographed or shared the pink and purple themed Dotee that I received weeks ago! GASP! I am so terribly sorry! It just completely slipped my mind. So, now she is getting the proper attention that she deserves....
Introducing the Pink and Purple Themed Dotee from a swap-bot swap sent to me by Keri Gortz. I thought she was very sweet!
For each swap we send, we are supposed to send along with it the name of the swap, our real name and our swap-bot screen name. I usually just jot down a note saying hello and then include that info in there as well. When I received this little Dotee Doll, she had a pouch sewn into the back of the doll and in that pouch was a wee little card with all of the info on it. Great idea! I used that idea for the sewn atc I recently made for a swap but I don't think I'll use it for the Dotee Dolls. Anyway, Thank you Keri! As I stated in your feedback, I love her and I'm sorry that it took me so long to share her here.
Well, now I'm off to do some Mom type things, ugh. Hack, cough, wheeze........ I hate being sick!