Archives for the ‘Crafting for The Girl’ Category

Farm Animals

This year, we decided to put together a farm set for The Girl.  This is the second batch of wooden animals that The Daddy Monkey and I have made, and they are fun and easy to make. I’m very proud of these because the designs are entirely my own.  I’m especially fond of the dog, […]

Getting Ready for Dia de los Muertos

The Monkey Family will be throwing a huge Dia de los Muertos bash this weekend!  We used to throw these parties annually, but the last one we threw was three years ago, while The Girl was still in my belly.  I cannot believe I managed to throw this party while pregnant because it is a […]

Halloween 2010

No matter how many outfits we have in our dress-up trunk, I always enjoy making more.  Halloween this year was a busy and fun-filled day. The Girl went as a fairy.  As much as I tried to persuade her otherwise, she insisted upon pink.  (I was rooting for aqua blue.) The dress and wings are […]

Halloween :: The Fairy Dress

Is it really September already? One can never start too early on Halloween costumes.  This is the scene on my ironing board right now. The Girl has chosen to be a fairy, and did we ever have fun choosing the fabric for this one.  She wanted pink, of course. No matter how many times I […]

NYC and The Crafting Mojo

The Monkey Family is going to NYC this summer!  I have been sewing like crazy the last few weeks, trying to make some new clothes to bring. I thought I might finish this dress this weekend because I had some alone sewing time.  All I wanted was a classic summer sun dress.  And I really […]

New Sweater for The Girl

I recently cast on a new summer sweater for The Girl.  It’s the Eyelet Yoke Cardigan by Lion Brand Yarn.  I actually found enough Rowan All Seasons Cotton in the stash I picked up at the thrift shop a few months back.  The yarn feels really great and knits up like a dream.  Three cheers […]

Happy Birthday, Part 2

Here’s some more crafty goodness from The Girl’s birthday. The spring bunting became happy birthday bunting with the addition of a few new letters. The bendy dolls I made for The Girl’s new dollhouse.  These took So. Long. To. Make. Beautiful thrifted oak caddy for her art supplies.  When she wants to use it she […]

Doll and Cradle for The Girl

When I was pregnant with The Girl, I bought this wooden doll cradle at the Goodwill for $5, because I was so convinced that she was a girl.  This month, I finally pulled it out of storage and it was a mess.  It had nails sticking out of it, and it was spotted with paint […]

Advent Crowns

I made these for the kids’ Advent calendar. A star for The Boy. A heart for The Girl.

The Halloween Costumes

This was the first year I had two costumes to make, and knowing it would take some serious time, I started in early September.  I cannot say how happy I was to have them finished with a week to spare. I am so thrilled with how both costumes look, and I am really happy that […]