Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Sock Monkey Pattern and Kit ! Easy Step by Step Unique Gift and Fun!

So now its here my special Sock Monkey Kit and Pattern too!! Its not easy to make a sock monkey but it is now!! Here i have my Sock Monkey Pattern which is illustrated throughout showing step by step easy to follow instructions on how to make a Sock Monkey with all the parts already made for you! All you will need it some toy stuffing and a couple of buttons,needle and thread and you are ready to get going! If you have a certain type of style you would like i can send you a picture via email of what socks are available as of today :O) You can purchase my kits and patterns here at this link for the usa and international postage Sock Monkey Jungle INTERNATIONAL OR here at this link for my uk website!
Sock Monkey Jungle Uk

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

I Want To Be A Reindeer Said The Sock Monkey

Here for your consideration is an adorable little sock monkey........ooooops!!! shhhhh i mean reindeer!! ( he wants to be known as a reindeer so please dont call him sock monkey i have had 2 outbursts of crying already today lol ) sooo, here is ( pretending ) a little reindeer, he is soft and cuddly cute wearing a little velvet suit with hood and antlers attatched ( ermmm i mean growning! ) and the front has a little zip, the suit is washable at low temperatures.He has cute button eyes and a lovely smile although those eyebrows look a bit pleading i must admit, i think its his strong feelings being expressed to show how he seriously feels about being a reindeer. The third picture without his hood on is not so great because he was fighting me to keep it on, hes so fiesty!...but happy to say we got there in the end :O) i hope you like him! x Sock Monkey Jungle

Update About Dads Heart Attack

If anyone out there read about my dad and his heart attack last week and my whining about how crap the council are at Wakefield i just thought i would pop in an update.Dads still in hospital,the tube they used to unblock his artery got a blood clot formed and its infected, he has low blood pressure and having dizzy spells, the doctor said thats from the infection and gave him antibiotics.He was due to go for a scan on the 24th which he has now had and heyho they have now foung gallstones in his stomache so he is still stuck in a hospital bed and boy is he bored lol! He keeps texting me on his mobile just chit chatting and staying positive, i said dad when you have had this full service done at the hospital you will have gained more years to live lol we both cheered he he.Well it looks like its going to be a glum christmas because sales in my shop are slow and i have just emptied my bank account to buy dad a lovely comfortable new suite for him to lay down and recover on for when he gets home and for when he goes back for his second operation and comes home too!It dont matter much to me about christmas this year, hopefuly i will have many more to come but what was important was my dad was ok and comfortable.He still has no furniture the ouncil have not brought it back and its been 3 weeks now...buggers! Im going to give them another ring today.They even took his pyjamas and dressing gown so i had to buy more.Heyho and fiddledeedo! will update again when more news arrives thanks for listening x

Another update
Thet released him tuesday afternoon.He had another heartattack wednesday evening,rushed him back in.He is being moved from wakefield to pontefract back onto the ward he was on before. :o( Yhey say he has some damage from the last heartattack and more from this one.Hes weak,he has damaged blood cells which is common to happen after a heart attack,he has a low blood count,i feel useless,worried and scared.I cant concentrate on my daily tasks,cant sleep and eating just enough to keep my diabetes at bay.Looking out of the window here at my desk and its dark,poring with rain, it resembles how my heart feels. :( i will travel to see him saturday the only day my husband has off work,will update again soon.x

Update 3rd December
Dad still resting, he is weak because his blood count is even lower then before.He has been told now that the other two tubes that were 60% and 40% blocked are now 90% and 60% blocked hes been getting chest pains so they are moving him to Leeds General ready to operate as he is at risk even more than he was when he was sent home :O( He made a new friend whilst he has been in recovery, a gentleman in the next bed to him, he died lastnight so its really scared and upset dad.God bless him,i hope they operate soon! I am traveling to Yorkshire tomorrow to go visit him once they get him to leeds and settled. will update again soon x
Update 5th December
We travelled to Yorkshire today to visit my dad, the weather was not too nice, the motorway was busy and it was raining, cant deny i was scared, large lorries with splashbacks hitting the windowscreens and thumping rain continued all the way there.But it was worth it to see dad stand up and greet us by his hospital bed, just wonderful! I took him Horlicks for his night time drinks, some homemade cake i had made and a calendar for next year with all my sock monkeys on, he was tickled pink with the calendar, so proud and chuckling, it was so nice to hear him laugh as he flicked through the months on the calendar each having a sock monkey photo on :O) Tomorrow he is being moved to Leeds General to have another operation, his tube to his heart will be cleared,i will be edgy all day i know it! I hope and pray all goes well..........
another update.....
dad is home now and resting, fingers crossed he will regain his strenth to live life to the fullest :O) xx

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

My Dad Had an Heart attack The Council Sucks!!!

I dont know why i am blogging about this really, i think possibly because writing about iot may help and someone may take warning from it to help them too.I spent 14hrs by my dads side,hes 72,been living alone and struggling.The council decided to upgrade the houses where he lives.For 13 weeks they were in and out of his home from 8am on a morning ( stupid time! ) they moved almost all his furniture out because they needed * space * to work.They were putting in central heating,re wiring,bathroom and windows and other bits.They took his suite away aswell and it all went somewhere in storage.For 12 weeks he was sat on a deckchair, if i had known i would have got at least an armchair for him but family didnt tell me and i live miles away :( so i visited him 2 weeks ago and he had purchased a hard 2 seater setee something to * sit on * it was rock hard and ugly and had rips in it.Hes not a well man.He was taken advantage of.The council finished work 2 weeks ago and his furniture is not back yet still.He had an heart attack.I spent 14hrs with him until he got the ok clear.There are 3 main arteries leading to your heart,one of those were fully blocked,he was rushed to one hospital,then rushed to another hospital 3/4hr away,he could have died in that time,he had to go where help and equipment was to be operated on,bloody goverment cutbacks!They operated and thankfuly cleared the blockage,he has to recover and then go back because the other 2 tubes are blocked one 60% and one 40% , why are they blocked? because he smokes :O( it aint worth it.....the council still have not finished their jobs at his house theres seals missing and no keys for the windows,hes got holes from the outside looking in in his walls,hes got all sorts of unfinished jobs that they just couldnt be assed to tidy up properly or fix right.hes home in a couple of days, he stresses and worries,Why would they leave a 72yr old man sat out in the garden on a deckchair whilst the council do their work? its so cruel.Why dont they provide an hotel or furnish a house to move families in until the works over?! my brother had his house done too,he lived in his bedroom with his wife and 2 kids,this is WAKEFIELD COUNCIL for you! they didnt give enough money to redecorate or get carpets or anything it all sucks.So my dad had the worry of replacing carpets and decorating equipment and cleaning the mess and hiring a decorator and hes not the the cash for it.cruel all just so cruel for 13weeks and more.I am trying to raise the cash to get him a sofa to lay on for when he gets out of hospital so he can at least nap when he is weak and tierd, this two seater sofa is going to the tip its awful.Hes back in hospital in 4 weeks for another operation,I was really scared.When the house was empty and i went to get personal belongings to take to the hospital i really looked at what my dad has,nothing of value,nothing special apart from his photographs and a framed picture of mum.He raised 5 kids,hes nothing to show for all the years work he did raising us all.I love my dad, i just want to say take a look at what your parents have or need and if in any way you can help them you should,however much you are struggling if you can help you really should,because you can spend a long time afterwards when they are gone thinking * i should have done this * thats too late.They wanted to fit new units etc in dads kitchen,he said no....he had just had enough.I think the council had a lot to do with dads heart attack,he smokes yea but he was put under a lot of stress and inconvenience and felt very sad and worried about it all.Just airing how i feel, i dont think anyone will really read this anyway x

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Elton John Sock Monkey

Please meet our new addition to Sock monkey Jungle Elton John ! Hope you like him! x

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Elton John Sock Monkey Arriving Tomorrow yeehaw!!

Tomorrow i will be listing my new Elton John Sock Monkey in my shop ! Watch this space for the new listing and pictures :O)

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Places to advertise handmade crafts

Here's a list of website for promoting, networking or selling your handmade goods.

Monday, 10 November 2008

My Stinky Birthday :O)!!

Ok so yesterday was my birthday ( i couldnt blog yesterday i was too busy enjoying lol! ) so now i am officialy 44yrs young and i dont feel no different not that i was expecting to wake up with a arrow stuck to my forhead or anything? ya know ...with the words she 44 ha ha ha written on it and a flashing light bulb! So my day was nice but kinda too quiet because my man was working all day so i walked downstairs and put the kettle on with only one eye open and just happened to glance through the serving hatch and there on the table were two yes two bunches of flowers ( why do men always use your mixing jugs and gravy jugs to stick your flowers in when they know you have 4 vases in the house?!) anyway they were pretty :O) The doorbell rings, i awnswer still dressed in my pjs with hair like medusa and lastnights eyelash still on my eyes only not looking quite as pretty as it did yesterday ha!...why the heck do postmen come so early arrgh! they look so healthy and have walked about 30 streets already and my kettle aint even boiled yet arrrgh,,,so anyway there is a delivery of another bunch of flowers from my son yeehaw! So yea i had to dig out those vases and cut and put them all in water i have more vases of flowers here than i had on my wedding day lol but hey it looks sweet! And so i open all my cards and gratefuly some were bought handmade just as i always like to those who know me lol and i open some jewelery and a jewelery box and socks and earrings wow im loved :OD my most special gift was my badge maker yay! so i can now give gifts to my customers in their packages,typicaly i like to create and if it males a customer smile then thats what i wanted a badge maker and i love it! We went to dinner at a nearby country pub which was a carvery and we all had a great time and a really good belly laugh! Although i shall always live with the regret i didnt order chocolate pudding...i forgot bwahahaah! Next time!! So this was my day, and it was gooood! I woke up this morning and my really really posh socks which are gorgeous i wanted to wear because my feet were so cold, went to get them and someone had knocked them off the chair and my dog decided to drag them in his bed and sleep on them and now they look beautiful but stink like a rats nest! damn dawg!!! off to hand wash them now...walks off in a grumpy state to kitchen sink....*waves* with half a smile on my face grumbling something about how how high in my good books my dog is today plus some other not so nice words but i will miss that bit out for now...yea you guessed it lol

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Jewelery Winner this month is SoapyChica !! There will be More!!

The lovely SoapyChica is the winner of her favourite item from my jewelery store JTsBoutique
She chose this bracelet Purple Spritz and it will be on the way soon!! Thankyou for the 14 that entered please do try again soon as i will be giving another free gift away so follow me right at the bottom of this blog to be notified!!! Also a free Sock Monkey will be coming soon!! :OP

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

How To Make A Sock Monkey Instruction Pattern Photographic Illustrations Easy Step by Step

Learning how to make sock monkeys can sometimes be daunting with todays instructions available,they are basic and confusing i know! Due to being asked many times how i make my monkeys i have devised this great easy to follow pattern!! This has been created to help you be successful and enjoy your unique sock monkey,it is my walk through instruction package which is made with photographic details throughout showing you how i make a sock monkeys in an easy to follow step by step pattern guide,the pictures included are showing details as i work through making a monkey step by step,it could not get much easier than this! All you need is threads,socks and filling and 2 buttons and with this pattern to guide you through you will very soon be on your way on your way to making a great fun and handmade by you cute sock monkey, in your own style and your own preferences!So lets get going!!
Collect Your Pattern Here!

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Sunday, 2 November 2008

My First Talking Sock Monkey!! Woohoo!!! Support handmade!!

And so here she is my very first talking Sock Monkey!! Find her on Sock Monkey Jungle!
Beautiful talking sock monkey, for the first time and new! ! Press her hand and she will talk to you ! She is wearing her very modern outfit, embroidered gold flowers are on her jeans with back pockets and an opening for her tail to poke through, she is also wearing her new fashionable gold silk top to match her jeans, and for the first time a sock monkey with glasses ( real glass, parental guidance advised, althpough these are removable ! ) she has a beautiful golden head ribbon and has a great smile with warm friendly cute button eyes! This would make an ideal gift!
The words this sock monkey says are;
*I love You"
*Lets hugg*
*Whats your name?*
*Give me a cuddle*
*Your my best friend*