Molly Monkey

Pattern: Molly Monkey by mmmcrafts (free!)
Fabric/Material: fleece and cotton fabric. The pattern uses felt instead of fleece, but I really try to make my creations as washable as possible
For: Elena’s 1st birthday

After a little hiatus from sewing, I made this monkey plush for my first born ‘niece’, who just celebrated her 1st birthday! ^v^

I’ve given away the majority of things I’ve made so far (47 out of 69 items), but I must say this was the hardest gift to send off. I put some heart into the color selection and (right) facial expression, so letting go of something so quickly (1 hour (!) after I finished her, I mailed the package out. Yeah, I’m bad with deadlines…) was a bit tough, but also…exciting!

Sending happy packages is always fun :). But, sending things across the ocean is always a bit scary; for about 2 weeks, you just don’t know if it will make it to the right recipient. With handmade things that’s just so much more scary than with easily replaceable store bought items. But, I’m happy to tell that last Friday, miss Molly safely arrived in Amsterdam :).

molly monkey 5
My first attempt (not sewn up yet) at creating the right expression. I’m glad I decided to go with a more open expression.

molly monkey 1

molly monkey 2

molly monkey 4

molly 5
The pattern goes with a smirk kind of smile, but I don’t like smirks, so I changed it to a full smile :).

molly with pummy
I wasn’t the only one having trouble with letting go of Molly: from day one, Pumpkin was smitten with her! When I told him Molly couldn’t stay with us, he cried uncontrollably ;(. I had to be inventive to get pictures without him. Here’s some with him in it :)

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