Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Albert Monkey

My lovely Laura made the oh-so-sweet Albert Monkey some time ago as a birth present for a beautiful boy called Solomon, and for me it was love at first sight. I've always adored Albert (Solomon is very cute too) and so with Gus' birthday approaching as his kuri (dog) looking a bit sad I thought it was time for a new bedtime friend.  I'm so very excited to be making this little project and seeing him come together. He is so cute - just want to pinch him. 

Gus' birthday is all about handmade this year.  On the weekend I finished a teepee which I used some ship fabric that I'd purchased from IKEA last year and at the time had no idea what I would use it for so I was really happy to have found a use for it.  I'm trying really hard to use fabric I already have and so was thrilled to stumble upon three metres of fabric that contrasted nicely with my ship fabric, and which I'd found at an Op Shop for only a few dollars.  Now all I need is the doweling to construct it.  Here is the updated pattern that I used to make the teepee.  Photos will follow.

Gus has also just started engaging in superhero play and so is very much enjoying adorning a cape at playcentre and racing around like a mad-thing.  So his final present for his birthday is a cape.  I try to avoid the whole commercialisation of childhood so his cape is olive green with a great big cream circle on one side and cream on the other side.  Hopefully he'll love it even though it doesn't have a big 'S' or webs on it!  Xo

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