Tuesday, August 21, 2007
further monkeying around...
There's something about gray days that inspires me to create things... which may be why I've been so crafty since moving to NY. In any case, we've had a solid streak of gray days filled with rain, drizzle, and chilly breezes, which meant this weekend I cranked out 3 more monkeys. Granted, suspender monkey was almost finished the last time you saw him, but I added a few extra careful touches to his shorts, some tiny buttons, and striped suspenders:
As if that was not enough I quickly popped out this light yellow-green monkey with pink face. She's the softest one yet, made from a well-worn cordurouy jacket that kept me cozy my first 2 years in NY. She's also extra wonky for some reason, with a crazily erratic head, but she still looks cute from certain angles:
Which brings me finally to.. guitar-playing monkey:
I used an old pair of my boyfriend's cordurouy pants for this guy, but after sewing him up he just had so much personality and looked incomplete. So I quickly whipped up a plush acoustic guitar, complete with a stripey guitar strap that buttons in the back.
This was all done Sunday night while waiting for the latest episode of Flight of the Conchords, of which I've become a full-blown fan. Last episode was hilarious - check it out on demand if you have cable. Here's a song from their site that might make you spit coffee (if you share my weird humor and fondness for toy pianos)... :)