Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Magoo Monkey

I am sure that most of you have seen the fabulous toy patterns over at Melly and Me. I attended a quilt in last year with my sister's quilting group The Willows, and they had a few stallholders there selling different items. I was pleasantly surprised to see that one stall had Melly and Me patterns and I just couldnt resist Magoo. I love monkey toys, let me tell you. He wasnt too hard to make either which is always great when you need to stuff legs and arms. I had cut him out quite a few months ago now and last night I sat down and completed him. Isabelle loves him and I adore his fabric. I dont know what the fabric is called, just that I bought the last of the paisley print on the bolt. I am one girl who loves paisley prints, although not those weird garish tones all together. This one is quite pretty. I used a fat quarter for his shorts and tummy and ear patches. Isabelle asked if she could take his photo for him to put up on the blog and I think she did a wonderful job. As you can see he is sitting on my bookshelf which holds some of my sewing and knitting books!

23 comments:

Sue said...

I love him!!!!

Annie said...

He's too cute. Tell Isabelle she's a natural!

Rhonda said...

He is fabulous. I have a thing for paisley too. Great choice.

Amanda said...

Super cute!

Louise said...

Oh just too cute! I'm going to have to sew more softies this year :)

Oh by the way, the wool I used for those socks was the 'autumn' merino cashmere sock wool from The Knittery, lovely colours :) I love knitting, I find it very addictive and I always have at least 4 things going at once!

mellyandrosie said...

He is absolutely edible Sue!! Love him to bits!! I have been softie making today too and it is just so much fun. Thanks so much for letting me know and for your kind words, I am so thrilled that you enjoyed our pattern!!

Oiyi said...

I love the monkey!

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Lynne said...

Cute Magoo.

Well done, Beautiful Laughter!

MrPuffy said...

What a great Monkey! Loved the other critters on their website too :)

louise said...

the monkey is so sweet - i love his bibbed shorts! i must go and look at melly and me.

thanks for your comment about the cake. i think that pineapple is the classic version - studded with red glace cherries for that 70s touch! i have made that a few times over the years but nothing beats the plums. it was a new recipe that was in the paper the other day. added immediately to the recipe file!

i have spent virtually all day on the computer and soon it will be time to pick the kids up! i have done the dishes and hung out the washing at least!

louise x

Journeying Five said...

i like mr. magoo, if he ever needs a road trip i am sure we could find a spot for him for a while...very cute!!!

Katt said...

ooh isnt he cute!! i really gotta get working on more sewing.

though its been years since i sewned a toy.

Katt said...

ooh isnt he cute!! i really gotta get working on more sewing.

though its been years since i sewned a toy.

tiennie said...

That is really cute! I like the fabrics a lot.

Poshyarns said...

Oh he's lovely, the fabrics are perfect together and I love his smile.

Sandra said...

He is a keeper! Great job, Sue!

amanda said...

I can see why Isabell loves him. He would make a lovely gift too!

Samantha said...

Adorable!

Manoute said...

That's one cute monkey! The fabric is gorgeous and he's got such a cheeky face ;o)))

PlumStitches said...

I love him, especially his name!

Renee said...

Magoo Monkey is adorable!! Love the fabrics you used.

Jelly Wares said...

Super cute monkey!!!!
I'd love to get my hands on all of those knitting and sewing books that he's sitting on... LOL!!!

Take Care
Jodie :)

Janette said...

Wow another Magoo in the world!! Love him make up in the gorgeous paisley! He is so cute.