Thursday, April 17, 2008

Tea Party Monkey

Meet Tea Party Monkey. When I started making her for my niece's birthday gift, I didn't intend to dress her for tea. I had some leftover tulle and I knew I wanted to include that in her outfit some how. (My seven-year-old niece takes dance lessons and I thought she'd appreciate some tulle in her sock monkey's dress) I added the tulle to the skirt of the monkey's dress and as I continued to play around with it, a tulle hat also emerged. My original plan was to make a flower wreath for her head but after seeing the hat, I thought it was more fitting.

It wasn't until I brought her to my literacy meeting (to show my co-facilitators) that she was named, "tea party" monkey. One of my friends also suggested that I give her some pearl earrings. Not only did I make her earrings, I also made her a pearl necklace and bracelet too.

The final touch was this little teacup and saucer that I found at Ladybugs Gifts and Decor. Now she's all set to have a tea party with Miss Olivia.


7 comments:

Kelly said...

I love Tea Party Monkey! How cute...and so perfect for Miss Olivia. :) I wish I had half your creativity!

lisa said...

Sweetcakes -

Once Michelle could finally close her mouth and work her smiling cheeks to speak she wanted to know when you were going to make her a monkey!...or at least show her how? I suggested she try her own hand at this after ballet ends next weekend.

I assured her you'd be available to answer questions.

Lisa :)

Steph said...

Oh, wow! She is just PERFECT! SO sweet and fun and just absolutely perfect!

Mad Queen said...

Oh my gosh, can this be any cuter!?? What a darling concoction! I am so amazed at the details. For me, doing those tiny details is what makes a project more fun... playing around with it. I love her earrings and necklace and her hat is to die for... truly you outdid yourself on this amazing project! I absolutely love it, but I think you need to keep her as a new member of your annual tea parties... she could sit on your food table or dress up a ladies hat stand/coat rack... something for the party. Too cute!

GRANDMA R said...

I love the Tea Party Monkey you made Olivia. It is the cutest! And Olivia loved it, you are getting very creative, and shows how much you really can do! Keep up the great work! Love you!
Love,
Mom

GRANDMA R said...

Kim I just love your Tea Pary Monkey, and Olivia just loved it! You should have seen her face when she opened it. You are getting very creative, shows you can do more than you even think you can. Great job, keep up the great work! Love you!
Love,
Mom

GRANDMA R said...

Kim I just love your Tea Pary Monkey, and Olivia just loved it! You should have seen her face when she opened it. You are getting very creative, shows you can do more than you even think you can. Great job, keep up the great work! Love you!
Love,
Mom