Friday, July 5, 2013

Sock Monkey in a Banana Boat

Spotted this little guy while browsing through an antique shop today. Was just about to rescue him and take him home, when he let me know in no uncertain terms that he was perfectly happy floating through life in his Banana Boat.

Far be it from me to mess with that kind of bliss!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Miss Millie Loves Prairie Song - Wagon Train Fiction!

Miss Millie here - just had to let you all know about a great new book that's coming out in August.

Prairie Song
by my good friend, 

Mona Hodgson

It's a story of a plucky little gal names Anna Goben, who reminds me of me. She's a woman who sees a problem and sets to work solving it. Her family has been devastated by the death of Anna's brother during the war. Since then, Mother has...let's see, how shall I put this? It's a rather delicate problem and not really talked about in proper circles, but I'll give you a hint...whiskey. Shhhhh - it's a secret that Anna doesn't want to get out.

On top of that, Anna's usually vibrant grandfather has taken to his rocking chair and is acting really...well...old.

As any good sensible gal would do, Anna decides that a trip west on the Boone's Lick Company Wagon Train will solve her family's problems. (That's exactly what I would have suggested!) So, she packs them all up and heads for California for a new start.

Adventure, disaster and romance awaits Anna Goben on the trail.

Can I just tell you that I loved this book? Of course, it don't come out until August 6, 2013, but Mona let me read it ahead of time. (Did I mention that we're good friends?)

You can pre-order Prairie Song now or better still, win a free copy by entering Mona Hodgson's Prairie Song giveaway HERE.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Go West Young Monkey

Here's a video I made a while back. Haven't shared it in a while and thought you might enjoy seeing it again.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

That's a Latte Monkey!

Oh the tip I'd leave for the barista that poured me this cup of coffee!

Now, that's a Latte Monkey!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Never miss a chance to rescue a sock monkey!

sad little sock monkey
sittin' all alone
wishin' for a little boy
to come and take him home

years ago a grandma's hand
stitched him from a sock
filled him full of lovin' stuff
and said his name was Doc

she gave him to an ailing child
who loved him til the end
then Doc was given to a store
placed in a second-hand bin

and now he waits with love to give
to mend another heart
to be held, to be hugged
and to be loved again

*Thanks to Regina of Oh Albatross for the
   use of this sock monkey photo.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Love me some Sock Monkey Pirates!

I was looking through pictures of sock monkeys I've made and realized that some of my favorite sock monkeys are pirates!
 Scurvy Sam

Barnacle Bob

Jolly Jim Dugan

Billy Black Heart

Bad Billy Blart

See what I mean? They're just too darn cute, but don't tell them that. They hate being called cute!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sock Monkey Eggs - Seriously?

Ok, these are semi-ridiculous, but I love them anyway! If I woke up to these in my Easter basket, it would just make my day. I can't look at them without laughing.

Want some for your very own? Or want to buy some for me? You can find them here, in Heidibg's Etsy Shop.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Monkey Brains and Guts

Got this adorable sock monkey mug for Christmas this year. I love it, but I hesitated awhile before I got up the nerve to make a cup of hot chocolate in it. There was just something disconcerting about drinking out of the top of a monkey's head. The marshmallows didn't help much because they sort of looked like monkey brains. Not that I've ever seen monkey brains, but they were all puffy, lumpy and floating around in brown goo, so you can see how I would make the connection, right?

I pushed past the swirling thoughts of monkey brains and took a tentative sip of hot chocolate. I was surprised...nay, amazed to discover that drinking hot chocolate out of a sock monkey head gives it a slight, but distinct banana flavor.

Then the image of floating marshmallows transformed from monkey brains to puffy polyester fiberfill, which is what I stuff my sock monkeys with. Suddenly the image of monkey brains mutated into monkey guts and I was dealing with a whole new dilemma.

Sigh - all I wanted was a sweet snack of cinnamon toast and hot chocolate!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Must have - Sock Monkey Umbrella

Never mind that I live in Phoenix, Arizona where we see rain maybe twice a year...I just have to have one of these adorable sock monkey umbrellas!

I found it over at The Neato Shop