Saturday, 27 June 2009

Monsters and Girls

Today was our last Young Embroiderers meeting before the summer break and I thought it would be fun to make some sock monsters. Given the age range in the group and the fact there was only me and one helper I think they did brilliantly. Not all of them were quite finished... Molly and Danijella have taken theirs home to finish off.

but they were all looking fantastic... and all very different. Alexija's is very quirky!

We had three visitors join us for the day, all of whom said they want to come back in September which is great news. Phoebe made this monster

and Rachel and Freya made these two, which they named Trinny and Suzannah!

This last one was made by Nikki. Didn't they do well!
On a completely different subject... did I show you our new house? A very stylish little cottage made by Diana's nephew Ben. Ben is only nineteen and has his own business making these little homes, which really are beautifully crafted. And the reason for our new house...

... are these girls! Having shared my home exclusively with men for the past 30 years I'm very excited to have some female company! They are a little camera shy at the moment but I'm sure I'll be introducing you soon.
I could sit and watch them for hours they are so entertaining... like I need another distraction! But they are rather gorgeous.

23 comments:

  1. Wow! The sock creatures are fantastic and Trinny and Susannah are awesome! Well done to all your Young Embroiderers.

    Very smart henhouse! Even more reasons for super baking!

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  2. Yes..I fear there will be more temptation on the blog now you have free range eggs.
    Isn't there always a freya in the YE?
    They did brilliantly too.

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  3. The sock creatures are amazing and I'm sure the chickens will be very, very happy in their new house!

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  4. Very cute sock monsters! And how fun to have chickens. I'd love to have some -- I can just imagine the heart attack the neighbors would have if we did!

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  5. What a fun activity to do with kids - we will have to try that on the school holidays which start in a week. Lisa

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  6. Well done YE (and teacher of course)
    Really envious of your new chickens.
    I WANT some...

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  7. Simply awesome sock creatures :-)

    And we-hey!!!! hens! I love their new home - looks very well designed. You now have the joy of frequenting the poultry food stores and feeling like a smallholder – love it!


    Celia

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  8. Love the sock monsters, especially Trinny and Susannah! Your 'girls' are beautiful and their house is a work of art. Clever Ben - I hope his business goes from strength to strength.

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  9. hey, welcome to the chicken club!!! they are such fun, and cluck away all day! not to mention lovely eggs!
    sock monsters are brilliant!
    by the way, the hen house is fantastic - very des res!!!


    xxx

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous sock monsters!!

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  11. Brilliant sock monsters didn't they do well.
    Love the hen house.

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  12. what amazing sock creatures!!!!

    I am in love with the hen house - lucky hens!!!

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  13. Hi Gina, I've been away from blogland these last couple of weeks....hope life is a little more settled in your household. I'm biased of course, bit love your new hen house!! Thank you for linking to Ben. I hope to have my own little coop one day. Have your new girls got names? Great to have a better balance of males and females in the household now!
    Diana x

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  14. Yay! Chickaloos!

    Great monsters too!

    Lucyxxx

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  15. I am green with envy - I've always wanted to keep chickens! Ca't wait to hear what exotic names you give them! And we want to see a photograph of the first egg.....

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  16. I love all those sock dolls but the hens are even better! I too could sit and watch hens all day - in fact there is a cafe near me where you can do just that!

    Enjoy the eggs!

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  17. Congratulations on becoming a fellow chicken fancier!! They are LOVELY! Have they got names yet?? Their little desres is lovely too! What a talented boy Ben is. When ours are in need of a new home I will definately look him up. x

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  18. Brilliant sock monsters! They look such fun. That is one POSH abode for the chickens. Welcome to chicken keeping, they are such endearing creatures to watch. x

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  19. Fantastic sock creatures!! They did really well.

    Squeeeeal!!!! You got the chickens! Love their stylish new home :)

    xxx

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  20. Your new house is wonderful - it looks so beautifully made. What lucky girls! Looking forward to seeing more piccies once they've settled in a little. The sock monster creations are fab too - particularly love the aptly named Trinny and Suzannah!

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  21. That must be the most beautiful henhouse I have ever seen! Have you named your chickens yet?

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  22. Great work from the girls!

    I know a lot of people who are into hens just now. I can see why you need some female company though and any eggs they decide to share will just be a bonus.

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