Monday, August 16, 2010

Just monkeying around...

a little favorite children's birthday gift we love to make/give...

beginning with a pre-made sock monkey
 (or you could create one of your own!)

we then choose coordinating fabrics and thread...

1. cut a bandanna/scarf like shape
2. cut child's initials from coordinating fabrics
3. iron to a fusible web 
4. iron to bandanna/scarf
5. stitch around letters

then simply tie to the monkey's neck...
and now he is ready to just " monkey around "!
(and be enjoyed by the birthday girl!)

note: for little boys we like to choose a stuffed dog or other animal 
and create a similar monogrammed bandanna using "boyish" fabrics.

Happy Monday!
Many Blessings!


  1. Oh my goodness, if I only had a thimblefull of your creativity, dear friend! So darling! By the way, Katie has the same dress!;) Lori

  2. how cute is that pink sock monkey?!! and the added bandanna just puts it over the top. i love it!

  3. Such a cute little bandanna. So sweet, as always :)

  4. That is so cute!! I never would have thought to embellish a sock monkey, so clever!!

  5. What a fabulous idea!! Such a sweet gift!

    Hope you're doing well, my friend!

  6. okay, that cape/bandana just put me over the edge. so adorable.

  7. Oh man now I want a pink sock monkey! So, So Cute!!


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