Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Screw hearts, bring on the monkeys

Guilt monkeys that is. Yes, it's Valentines Day, but bah, it's time for yet another creative explosion! (I'm a total romantic, can you tell?)

This project was more fun than a pile of monkeys. I'd go with barrel, but I don't have enough (nor do I plan on making that many) to fill one.

I'm blaming this sewing tangent on Adrianne too. She didn't even have the pattern for it. No, all she did was suggest something I'd already been considering: adding actual guilt monkeys to our NaNoWriMo menagerie. 

The pattern came from prowling the internet. Evil, evil internet! My starting point came from here. I added a tail, because it seems I have a thing for adding tails. And really, what's a monkey without a tail? It's just wrong, that's what it is.

These unimpressed little guys take about 40 minutes each from cutting to stuffing and are all hand sewn. I've found this is the perfect project for placing me in front of the tv with my kids - not something I normally do - which my daughter has enjoyed. Since this is an easy and mostly mindless project, I'll likely keep at it for a little while. Next up, monkeys with different expressions. *rubs hands together*

But first, I should get a little writing done before they start flinging poo at me.


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  1. They are awesome!! And they definitely need tails - what's a monkey without a tail??

    So, how much guilt did you stuff them with? ;)

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    1. As much as I could squeeze in their little fuzzy bodies. Mwhaahhaha

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  2. I need a dozen - for my husband. (Evil Cackle)

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  3. Aah! I'm feeling guilty already, seeing them staring at me saying "what are you doing reading blogs when you should be editing!"

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    1. Their guilt potency is effective even on sight! Excellent!

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  4. Adorable! They aren't going to come to life in the night and rearrange everything on my desk, are they? Because I'm already living in controlled chaos. Uncontrolled chaos might lead to acts of desperation.

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    1. They aren't known for their neatness or organization skills, so probably not. They're far more likely to find a comfortable spot to hang out where they are in constant view so they can stare at you while you're busy procrastinating.

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  5. How does one 'win' a guilt monkey? Sign up for Nano and then not write anything? Because I've done that like three years in row. So three monkeys for me, please.

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    1. You'd have to venture out to one of our events and get one by donating. ;)

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  6. Okay. I have to say it: More fun than a barrel of monkeys?? ;-) I think they're adorable. What a fun project!

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    1. They are cute, aren't they? All the better to guilt you with their little adorable monkey faces. :D

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