A few weeks ago I had a little free time so I decided to tackle some projects that had been placed on the back burner. It might be my nesting instincts coming out, but whatever it was, it was great to get a few non-photography related jobs done around the house.
These were my projects:
1) Sewing the bottoms on the dining room curtains…IKEA, I love you but why do your curtains come 75,000 inches longer than the window?
2) Make a sock monkey for Shooter. For those of you who don’t know, I refer to my unborn baby as Shooter as we have yet to pick a name. Since he was at over half of my weddings last year I felt it fitting.
3) Sew a little tie onto a onesie for Shooter to attend Uncle Josh and Aunt Amy’s wedding in April. I gave it a shot but this project is still in the works, and could very possibly end in Shooter not having a onesie with a tie on it for the wedding. Lets just say not all projects seen on Etsy can be duplicated!
So here I am about 4 weeks later and my dining room curtains are finally looking like they should instead of the bottoms hanging in a huge pile at the floor collecting dust and dog hair. Shooters sock monkey is complete and has a charm to it that’s a little hard to explain (I posted a picture below so see for yourself). I am sure Martha Stewart and/or the original sock monkey creator would gasp at the crudeness of my sewing skills and any or all of the monkey’s appendages I so painstakingly sewed on will probably come off the first time he’s played with, but I did it! I sewed my son a stuffed monkey out of a pair of socks! Mr. Monkey is currently and patiently awaiting Shooter’s arrival on his bookshelf along with a pair of super cute converse from his daddy! I’m going to have to go back to the drawing board for the onesie/tie project, but if all else fails, Corey said he’d draw a tie on with permenant marker