Monday, August 27, 2007

Making a Mess

So it's been a while. I blame the good weather. It hasn't really been a time to stay indoors making things. But this weekend was different. I spent the day in Ray's workshop getting covered in paint, trying to emulate the great Kurt Jackson by painting, sticking, bonding, gluing, ironing, anything that involved a great deal of mess. I think we ended up just making mess, but oh how we laughed doing it. Maybe Ray will post her results on her blog. Here are mine. I would like to add, many of these fine works would have looked far better if I had stopped at certain time, but we like to think it's all about experimenting after having been out of practice for a while.

Monday, August 06, 2007

How To Make a Sock Monkey

In lightening speed with the help of The Pony, technology has once again been restored. The link at the side should work now. Or simply click here. Let me know if you have any problems monkey makers.

Sorry the link expired for a while! I have updated it. Check my label on the left called 'Sock monkey' to see what these instructions make. Then check out the 'sock monster' label when if you feel brave.

Sock Monkey

So Jackie from Canada kindly informs me that my sock monkeys are famous after having been quoted in a Canadian Newspaper which menioned I have a sock monkey tutorial. This is true. I have a link to a PDF you can download on the left hand side. Of course the minute I started to bask in the warm glow of fame, the internet broke and the link to the PDF went funny. I'm sorry to all you frustrated Canadians who can't download it. Hopefully I will have fixed it by the time you read this and all will be well. As compensation for this shoddy internet breakdown I will endeavour to put up a photo story showing the stages. Thanks for giving me the heads up Jackie, more sock monkeys in the world can only be a good thing.