Thursday, September 08, 2011

Coles frog shirt

Just wanted to show you Cole's new frog shirt. He looks quite festive and sort of Halloween-ish. The shirt and trousers are made from socks. His little tennies have very flat bottoms so he can stand quite easily.

Saturday, August 20, 2011


Recently I've been into using some fun old typewriters, instead of writing with a pen. The typer in the pix is a 1921 Underwood 3 bank - meaning it only has 3 rows of keys. Its a small portable. I had it refurbished and it works like a champ. From what I've heard, typewriters are making quite a comeback. High school and college students are discovering them and typewriter repair men are swamped. I'd forgotten how much I enjoy using a typewriter. Sad thing is, there are no longer any typewriters being produced, all the factories have gone out of business. Thankfully, typewriter ribbons are still being produced. If you are interested in getting a typewriter for yourself, check out your local thrift store. They often have them for a pretty decent price. Recently I saw for for $4.99 and another for $5.99 and both of them worked just fine. Be sure you try each key and make sure that the platten moves as you type. They are fun to use, don't require electricity or batteries, just some strong fingers.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Just finished this little guy. Makes me think of the pups in "Lady & the Tramp".

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Just finished this little cutie snail. His name is Spice.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Glasses & Boots

So, what do you think? Found Roy some boots and a pair of glasses.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Look at Herbert

This is Herbert the Gardner bear. My sister knit him for me for my birthday. He is made from an Alan Dart pattern. I was so surprised and pleased when I opened the box! She did a wonderful job on him. He looks like he is ready to head off to work in the garden.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Monkey Mittens

Just finished knitting a pair of mittens for monkey. What do you think?

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Chenille Jumper

Here we have Lloyd modeling his new chenille jumper.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Gig & His Fairisle

Gig is modeling a new fairisle jumper. It goes nicely with his brown trousers.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Roy in his new Jumper

Munkeh here. Wanted you to see Roy in his new jumper. It has rolled neck, hem and bottom of sleeves. He looks pretty pleased with it.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My Monkey Boys

This is the latest pix of my Monkey Boys. Everyone has a sweater or hoodie to keep them warm this winter.

Monday, February 07, 2011

New Monkey Hoodies

This is Lloyd in his new Hoodie, backpack & tennies. The tennies have a nice flat sole making it possible for Lloyd to stand on his own and look darn cute.
The second pix is of Lloyd & Roy in hoodies. Considering we are in Ohio and have had a fairly nasty winter (so far) they are pretty toasty warm.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Monkeys again

I've no idea when this passion for monkeys started. We're talking stuffed monkeys. I just purchased another PG Tips monkey from England. Then I decided he needed some clothes. He is small, so its not hard to whip something up for him. I used a holiday sock and made him a shirt and festive hat. His name is Roy.
His larger friend, Monkeh, is an original ITV monkey (from England). I decided he needed a few clothes also. I went to our fave thrift shop and found a few things that will fit him, as you can see.
I know, I'm nuts. But they are fun and it keeps me out of trouble.