Thursday, January 14, 2010

Monkey See, Monkey Do NOT Do

Recently, I was surfing the internet for all things "monkey". PrettyPrettyPrincess is having a birthday coming up and because she loves Monkeys, we are doing a Monkey Themed party. She loves ALL monkeys, but especially loves the sock monkey. I am trying to do this on a budget, so I decided to make the invites. However, I didn't want to spend the time or money to scrap all kinds of little pieces together and use all sorts of brads and ribbons, so I thought what a cheaper way than to use graphics from the internet, right? Right.
In my search for sock monkeys, I found several cuties, like these:





Get it? A "Spider Monkey"!!! bwahahahaha!



Incidentally, here are some easy-to-follow-instructions on making your own sock monkey. Craft Bits: Sock Monkey . I, like my daughter, loved monkeys as a little girl, and still think they are cute. If I were having another baby girl, I'd love to do a sock monkey nursery, or snag myself this sock monkey diaper bag: Too cute, right? Now, also in my search, I came upon several of what I would call "Sock Monkey No-No's". See for yourself...











I mean some of this stuff could down-right scare little children into never wanting a sock monkey again! What's wrong with people??? lol!



I wish that I still had the sock monkey my grandmother made for me, circa 1973. I loved that little dude. I had him all the way through high school. Don't know where he ended up. Oh, by the way, here is what the invites ended up looking like:

10 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

That dress is insane!

Ashley said...

Oh, no! Those are definitely monkey DON'Ts! Cute invites!!

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

Aw...now I WANT a sock monkey! (but I do NOT want a sock monkey dress)

S Club Mama said...

the bikini and first dress are creepy! Love those invites - how darn cute. How did you make them?

Tristan has a shirt that says "monkey see, monkey do, monkey get in trouble, too" he LOVES that shirt. I think Isaac will too.

Susie said...

Ok...those outfits are just disturbing!

Megan said...

holy cow. a sock monkey bikini? I did really like the sock monkey budha, but I'm not sure that's p.c. Thanks for sharing and tell pretty pretty princess happy birthday!

Puphigirl said...

Looking forward to the monkey party. Should we bring our monkeys?

greenolive said...

I loved the cute sock monkeys. I wish I could make some but I'm afraid my sewing skills are way below par.

The Willeyes said...

Wow...scary is an understatement! Love the invites...and the sock monkeys you made were adorable. You should use them :)

RhondaLue said...

WOW. Umm monkey's over da boobs on the dress...hmmm very interesting!

I got my son a sock monkey last year for Christmas because it made me feel nostalgic. My dad got one for my brother when he was little. Well, needless to say monkey is now at DI..it scared Ricky.
You did a great job on the invites. I think I can make out your # though-might want to broaden the black line a smidge. I won't stalk you..but someone else might. lol Just lookin' out for ya.

p.s. the rainbow and colorful ones are my favs!