Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Getting Ready

We are all getting ready in our house for my return to work. The excitement is starting to build and the count down is on. Getting ready to open the school is more than painting and cleaning for me. These past few weeks have been very full with the renovation but also filling last minute enrollment as there have been adjustments. I am filling every moment with preparation. I've been cutting endless amounts of flannel for Polishing work. We can launder it but after a few washes it really has to go in the compost. It is really hard to wash out all that bees wax polish.

So cutting, cutting, cutting I am flannel, burlap and embroidery fabric. My daughter who has been in the mix with all this work has naturally offered her help to cut things up for me!
Yikes, what to do? I didn't want to hurt her feelings so I said I had a special project that I needed her to do.

I pulled out a sock monkey kit from The Monkey Show store. I always have something in my stash and I LOVE these. You can check them out on their website at http://wp.themonkeyshow.ca . They are located on Dresden street in downtown Halifax. I can't say enough good things about them. It is great value for the money. When I bought my kit a year ago I paid $20.00 for it. The lady who owns the store also makes clothing for the monkeys by using scraps of fabric from the tailor shop at Duggers. How great is that?

I was hoping this project would give me some time to get my work done and it did for a while. I did have to supervise the sewing and help a few times but over all she did most of it. It is a great gift for an avid sewer say five years and older.

I would have posted the final product but I can't seem to pry "Kinka" from her hands. That monkey has been everywhere with us this last week and was the best twenty bucks I've spent in a long time.


  1. Thank you for this link! I had no idea this was available locally. Fun. These would really great for my stash of "things to do". You know, not like any of us are looking for rainy day activities or anything!!! (:

    Love your stack of cloths and burlap. You are so organized. They look great.

  2. Thanks Friend! I find it soothing to cut so much fabric.

  3. It looks like a fun Monkey, I'm going to check it for Eloisa's birthday present. Thanks for the link!