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!
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  1. Love those trousers. What a great softie.

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

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

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

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


  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!!

  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.

  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 ;)

  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!

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

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

  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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