Thursday, 23 June 2011

Blog of the Week


This week, I'd like to introduce you another very talented and creative blogger :) I suspect that, once again, many of you will know her already - but if not, I recommend that you take a look at her beautiful handmade books and fun sock pets, and enjoy her snippets of home life, joy in teaching workshops, and lovely scrapbook pages too - it is, of course, Lizzie Made:


While you're there, be sure to look at Lizzie's sock monkey tutorial (amongst others!) Lizzie writes great tutorials and I mention this one in particular because a couple of weeks ago The Tomboy and I tried it out :) Here are our new friends:


I made the one on the left, The Tomboy made the one on the right, with help from me at certain points. Mine's quite soft and floppy and cuddle-able, mainly because The Tomboy took most of the stuffing!! She also insisted we make long tails for them, so the arms ended up shorter (though still long enough for a hug, as you can see!) We're really pleased with them - mine's on his way to a new home at the moment, while The Tomboy's is on her bed with the 50 million other soft toys...


Thanks Lizzie, we had a lot of fun making our sock monkeys! :)

15 comments:

Sian said...

I always enjoy the "chat" over at Lizzie's blog, her posts are always full of news.

scrappyjacky said...

Love the sock monkeys....they both look very 'cuddleable'.

Lynn said...

Hurrah for Lizzies blog - I too have ventured into the world of sock monkeys using Lizzies tutorials. Well done on yours - they look fab!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Nice choice Mel, and I love the TomBoy's sock monkey! I don't think I've seen argyle ones before. Quite fetching.
Rinda

Sandra said...

I came across her blog only the other day. Very nice and well deserved.

angelfish said...

Fab sock monkeys:) A great choice for blog of the week too!

Jimjams said...

I'm sure I've been to Lizzie's before, but perhaps not for a while - off to search out sock monkeys. Yours are brilliant (especially with tails - well done TTB), though I am wondering if the argyle sock was bought specially to make monkeys with or whether one of you has actually been out in public wearing a pair of them?!?!

Alison said...

I too enjoy Lizzie's blog...she is a very talented lady and a well-deserved choice, Mel!
Alison xx

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Aw, the sock monkeys are adorable, Mel. :o)

I'm another fan of Lizzie's blog. And one of the things I like about her are the thoughtful comments she takes the time to leave on other's blogs. She's a jewel, for sure! ♥

JO SOWERBY said...

yey well deserved lizzie,
jo xxxx
ps loving the monkeys, mel

Cheryl said...

wow what amazing sock monkey's I love them x

Amy said...

Deb has stolen my thunder a little, Lizzie not only deserves blog of the week but commentor of the year! I always love to see her name appear because I know that she will have left a wonderfully thoughtful comment - they make my day!

humel said...

Deb and Amy, you're absolutely right, and it was one of the things I'd intended to highlight in my post but had forgotten to include so thank you! Lizzie's comments are always so personal and thoughtful and very, very much appreciated :)

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I love Lizzie's blog. I had fun making a sock dog from her tutorial.

Lizzie said...

Me! Mel's Blog of the Week is ME?!!

Oooooo.... I'm so proud! And a bit shy too actually..and a bit humble-feeling (for once!).

Um... Thank you Mel, I'm so thrilled! What a treat, to login to "catch up" and find your sock-monkey post, then discover what you have done... Thanks a zillion!

Loooove those Monkeys - they are Uber Cool monkeys. And tails too - just great! The Tomboy did a great job with hers - it's gorgeous. I love the argylle pattern you chose, and those flower-button eyes are fab!
Monkeys are springing up all over Blog-dom - yay!