In fact last Monday Princess Curly-Wurly slept until 10'o'clock! This from the girl who is always awake by 7 a.m. While she enjoyed her princess slumber Destructo-Boy and I made valuable use of our time - we blog-surfed :-)
He was very taken with the idea of The Toy Society and was a little perturbed that he couldn't go find one of the drops and take home a new friend. His face brightened a little when I suggested that we might actually get involved. So in his usual fashion he disappeared and began beavering away on 'plans'.
Can you tell what it is yet?
Of course. It's a monkey! A monkey with BIG googly eyes. And a white patch over its eye and one on its tummy. Let me just state (in case anyone else might make the same mistake as the office junior) NOT as its tummy, ON its tummy!
After a 'meeting' (seriously, my kids have meetings, complete with minutes and agendas and actions!) to discuss what form exactly the monkey would take we ended up with a polished first draft of the pattern.
Destructo-Boy was quick to point out that our draft pattern was looking a little evil. So we swiftly used the pattern then buried it in a garlic bedecked coffin, lined with lead and closed with silver bullets.
My senior ideas man sat beside me as I attached the white patches. It was touch and go for a few seconds whether they were in the correct spot but after further review it was agreed that they were in fact perfect. Phew!
This then is the prototype we made. And can I just say I am in love with the white patches. And the face.
I keep trying to imagine being happy making that raggedy-stylee of sewing public, even just a few years ago. That Poppy Treffry has a lot to answer for!!!
Oh no! What is that?!?!
Aaak! Rising from the depths it's, it's..........
The evil pattern monkey and his twisted shadow accomplice!