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Funky Monkey

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I have had this pattern sitting in my stash for awhile now and finally dragged it out to try.

I have made other patterns by Melly & Me before and adored them. This one not so !

I even had to contact Mel as there are markings missing from the pattern pieces. And going by the reply I received she has been selling this pattern for years & I am the first to bring it to her attention!

Anyways onto Magoo…………..or in our house Mike the Monkey!

Here is the finished result ………

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I ended up doing his arms differently as the whole slip stitching them to the outside is painful so I positioned them in the side seams & stitched that way, I also encased the legs into the seams rather than hand baste them & have an exposed seam. Next time(if there is one) I will leave the limbs unstuffed, stitch them into the body seams & stuff once turned (leaving an opening for stuffing of course )

He is missing his tuft of hair & whites on his eyes simply because he has been pilfered by the teenage son who remarkably resembles Mike with his own long limbs & tuft of wayward hair!

Onto the next pattern………………..

Tina xx

Its an invasion………….

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Grab your alfiol, make your beanie, run around waving your hands in the air while yelling

The Aliens are coming…………..

The Aliens are coming…………..

Cue alien music………

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The Mothership has landed!!

But its Ok, take off your beanie, lower your arms & stop the yelling. These are the most friendliest Aliens you will ever meet 🙂

I have made them using the tute from lemon squeezy home she has a free d/loadable pattern that is sooooo easy its just crazy! You will notice a slight difference in Christies aliens and mine but thats ok I like to do things differently.

I must say if you are a novice softie maker, or just want a quick & easy to whip up alien this is a go-to pattern. I made 1 yesterday & had the other 3 finished before breakfast this morning.

So I would like you to meet, Phep, Gheth, Uzhi & Opho

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A very special visitor

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Recently a great group I am a member of decided to embark on a project.

This is where it all started

Then she came to visit me Ohhh I was sew excited.

You can read of her adventures here

I cant wait to read about her Melbourne adventure 🙂

 

Tina xx

Welcome…………………….

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…………………to my little blog in the huge blogsphere of the internet!

 

So who am I & what do I do???

Well I am Tina a mum who is surviving a teenage daughter & a tween son. Wife to a great bloke who puts up with my sewing obsessions but doesnt understand them!! A bit of a rev head when it comes to having fun in or paddock with the go-kart and someone who loves to sew.

I also work full time for the Education dept & do as much sewing as possible on the holidays as during the term time is very limited! I run my own web page http://www.thesewingfairy.com.au & you may have seen me on facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheSewingFairy?ref=ts

As I start this blog I also start a self imposed 6 week fabric diet no fabric buying allowed before 1st Sept 2011 why you ask well its simple I have way tooo much fabric as it is & really need to use some of it up so that when I can buy more there is room to put it!

I wont be blogging daily & quite possibly not even weekly it will be when I find 10mins to sit still & update, probably mostly things I make with links to things I like on the net 🙂

 

So until next time

Fairy Blessings

Tina