Thursday, July 31, 2008

Lenny Longtail

I'm so excited - our first vintage brown sock monkey was born on the ranch today!

Meet Lenny Long-Tail

I wanted to make a really cute outfit for him, but he said he's a free spirit and prefers to go au natural. Hey, as I always say, "Let the monkey be the monkey!"

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Sock Monkey Ranch Goes to the Library

I took my grandson to the Peoria Public Library today and one of the librarians spied my purse monkey...

She said, "Hey, I make sock monkeys!"

"I do, too." I replied.

"Well, I bet my sock monkeys are cuter than your sock monkeys." she challenged.

"You're on", I said, whipping out my sock monkey photo album out of my purse.

She looked through the album as I bragged on my sock monkeys and Sock Monkey Ranch to the 3-4 onlookers who had heard the conversation.

She finally handed the photo album back and said, "You win, yours are cuter."

Then she invited me to set up a Sock Monkey Ranch display at the library And to teach an adult sock monkey making class at the library.

I'm so stoked!

I'm not sure when it will be, but when it happens, I'll take lots of pics and share with you.

I'm havin' way too much fun!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Sock Monkey Greeting Cards!

It's been a few days since I've posted, and that's because I've been working on the all new, fantastical, wonderific...SOCK MONKEY GREETING/NOTE CARDS!

I'm working on thumbnails and a slide show so that you can see all the pics that are available. We'll have both sock monkey cards and general cards.

I love taking pictures, so this is a great way for me to share them with you and for you to send a unique note card to someone you love.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Cool Thrift Store Finds

We found a huge thrift store on the way back from Wickenburg.  Here's my favorite finds:

A set of three metal tins for stashing my crafting tidbits in and a red monkey to sit on top and guard it all!


Dino Stampede in Wickenburg!

Well, we made our trip to Wickenburg, just as planned, but we didn't plan on running head on into a dinosaur stampede!  Fortunately, for us, Cletus Dean (Tumbleweed) hopped on a horse with Tin Can Sam and led them dinosaurs away from town.  I grabbed my camera as they ran by...

And once again, Tumbleweed saves the day...what a guy!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

My new clay sock monkey - Gina

My friend Jeanne White makes really cool jewelry and wedding candles.  Today she surprised me with a really cute sock monkey gal she made out of polymer clay. I named her Gina. She has a cute little fringed outfit and a flower in her "hair". Thanks, Jeanne...I love her!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sock Monkey Greeting Cards

I'm working on a line of Sock Monkey Greeting Cards.  Here's one of the photos that will be on the front of a card.  Got any good caption ideas???

Busy Week at Sock Monkey Ranch - Wednesday

Finished up a special order for a newborn baby boy.  This is Noah and his dog, Skip and they're ready to be tucked into bed.

Busy week at Sock Monkey Ranch - Tuesday

On Tuesday, Chip the Worried Little Sock Monkey found a new home with Elliot.

Busy week at Sock Monkey Ranch- Monday

It's been a fun and busy week at Sock Monkey Ranch so far.  On Monday, three sock monkeys found new homes with three darling little girls.  Here's a picture of them:

Brie with Jessie, Cassidy with Jillie and Angela with Samantha