Thursday, December 1, 2011

my creative space: softies for mirabel

I made a little happy monkey for softies for mirabel this year, which is being hosted by Meet Me at Mikes! I had a little help from my little man... who just loves happy monkey and was asking if it was for him! I explained to him that it was for another little boy/girl who is less fortunate and may not get many presents for xmas... he seemed to understand (I think)! Softies for mirabel is such a great cause and I really hope happy monkey will find a very special little friend to love him! :)

softies for mirabel - happy monkey (683x1024)
:: happy monkey, relaxing on the couch

I used the pattern from hop skip jump book, which has so many great softies patterns... love it!

hop skip jump softies book
:: hop skip jump

sewing happy monkey
:: I love a bit of sewing

stuffing happy monkey
:: a little help with the stuffing :)

Did you recognise the fabric from his pants? It's the chevron fabric that I screen printed the other week... very cool pants hey :)

chevron - grey and red
:: chevron screen print

It was a fun little project to make and it feels really good to make something special for such great cause! I'm so pleased with how he turned out.. he's so cute! I think I may have to make one for my little man too :)

For more information:
- Softies for Mirabel
- The Mirabel foundation

Hope you are having a great creative week!
There are loads more creative people over at our creative spaces...

19 comments:

  1. Love those trousers. What a great softie.

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  2. What an adorable softie - his pants are rockin'! He will be adored, I'm sure.

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  3. What an awesome monkey! I love Fiona's designs. And he certainly has the coolest pants around. Great work! :)

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  4. So, so cute! And his little overalls look fantastic in your screen printed fabric. Adorable!

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  5. He is terribly cute Lamina and you know I actually wouldn't mind some pants like his myself :)

    x

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  6. He's really cute! And of course I think your little man deserves a monkey of his own, seeing as how he picked my name for your giveaway. :)
    Thank him for me!!

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  7. I love your monkey, and the trousers really caught my eye - the chevron looks fantastic both as a block and in the pants. Good on you - I'm sure he'll make someone very happy.

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  8. Oh happy monkey makes me happy just looking at him. I'm sure he will be well loved. Those are some spiffy pants too ;)

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  9. I am desperate to get my hands on this book! Its on my Christmas wish list! I have the Poppy doll pattern... but am yet to make one!

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  10. gorgeous! love the pants ~ such a lovely detail :)

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  11. Brilliant!! Great idea to use the material for his trousers. Doris

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  12. Awww the little monkey looks so cute! I love your screen printed fabric as well, it's amazing! I'd love to learn how to screen print properly.

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  13. He's very cute! Love his outfit. I'm sure he'll make someone very happy.

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  14. What a great finished product, and those pants! Fantastic!

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  15. hi there! email me your address and i'll send you a gingerbread man for your tree!
    lile26sil@hotmail.com

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  16. He's gorgeous, love the fabric on the pants; I'd totally wear a pair of pants like that too! :)

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  17. Oh he's gorgeous Lamina! Love those chevron overalls, the colours are perfect. What a great little helper elf you have there. : ) x

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