Monday, November 16, 2009

Mikey Monkey, a sale and a giveaway


Wow, thanks everybody! Comments are now closed for the giveaway.

Mikey Monkey is now in the shop! Above is the first page of the 15-page boy-centric Mikey Monkey PDF pattern. It includes color pictures, step-by-step detailed instructions, a boatload of illustrated diagrams for each step, and of course, the pattern pieces. I've learned a few things since I wrote the Molly pattern, and I've made some adjustments here and there for easier assembly.

I hope this is in plenty of time for your Christmas makings. If you already have the Molly pattern but would love to make the boy version and these accessories without all the guess-work, then this pattern is for you!

Here is the basic Mikey, above.

He has two options for his Look. One is the more debonair tie/collar combo, paired with a jaunty newsboy hat, above.

The other fashion option is a striped t-shirt with a baseball cap, for the more casual monkey on-the-go.

Here's the back of the cap.

And included also with the pattern is a pirate play set, with pirate hat, sword and eye patch. Arrrr!

And of course, the tennis shoes. And if Molly wants to play, go ahead and let her! All Mikey's accessories fit her too.

To mark the debut of the Mikey pattern, I am also having my first ever sale at the shop. All my softie patterns will be 20% off until Monday the 23rd.

And oh, yes. I nearly forgot. I'd like to celebrate by giving away two Mikey patterns! If you are interested, leave ONE comment with your email address on this post. I'll be giving the patterns away via random number generator first thing on November 18th. See you back here then.

P.S. If your monkey makin' won't wait until Wednesday and you want to get started with the pattern, I can refund you the purchase price if you should be one of the lucky winners!

131 comments:

  1. I have already made a Molly Monkey for my K.Mart Christmas Tree Project and could fit in a Mikey just in time into my thinking, so please put me down for a chance to win!
    He is just as adorable as his sister,
    Thank you for this chance.

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  2. What a great gift idea for my little boy! I hope that I can find time to make it before Christmas.

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  3. i'd love to add a mikey to my molly collection! i made an atlanta braves themed molly and would love to have the pattern for some more versions!

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  4. The baseball hat & tennis shoes are beyond cute!

    And there just happens to be a brand new baby boy in my extended family. Gotta teach him early that a handmade softie beats store-bought any day.

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  5. These are adorable and absolutely perfect! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with everyone - have a beautiful week :)

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  6. I love that monkey!!! I hope I win!!!

    Lynette
    lynetteloveridge@yahoo.com

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  7. I LOVE this! So stinkin' cute! =)

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  8. Oh please, I want to try it :)

    meninheira at gmail dot com

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  9. love the new Mikey! My molly doll could use a friend!

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  10. And I fell in love with the pirate ;-)...Thank you very much for the oportunity !!

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  11. I think I have a crush on Mickey the Monkey. He's too cute!!! And I'd love the chance to win the pattern. He'd make the perfect Christmas gift for some of the little folks in my family!

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  12. I love the "cheeky" monkey face! The pirate really rocks.

    expathousewife@gmail.com

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  13. Woo hoo! He's fantastic! :) Any plans for princess dress up clothes for Molly? :)

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  14. Love Mikey Monkey! I have two little boys and I know they would love him for Christmas!

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  15. We already adore Mikey to bits. What a cutie!

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  16. I'm loving the pirate Mikey, he is so adorable and would perfectly match the wooden pirate boat our son is getting for birthday no. 3. Who wouldn't love a Mikey Monkey?? Thanks for the chance of winning a great giveaway, your work is awesome!

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  17. He is so cute, I have several friends that are having baby boys soon and this would make a perfect gift. I would love to win!

    graybabi@gmail.com

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  18. Oh he is cute. I've never made something as cute as him and to be honest I'm a little scared to make a stuffed animal. lol. My sewing skills are lacking but I'm trying. Thanks for the chance!

    Jessica
    jspara324@aol.com

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  19. Oh yes please! I definitely think I need to make a Mikey to go with the Molly I made my Mum for her birthday!

    kayecprince[at]gmail[dot]com

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  20. oh, do i have the fever to make an army of mikey's! i have many little boys who would love a pirate version. thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. I have been wanting to make Molly Monkey for a while now, but just haven't gotten around to it. Mikey Monkey would make a wonderful addition to my projects. :)

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  22. Oh, he is too stinkin' cute! He would make a wonderful Christmas present for a little boy I know.

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  23. His shoes are the best! Such a cute little guy.

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  24. I made my daughter a Molly Monkey and she loves her! Now that I have a son, I need to make a Mikey too. Very cute! :o)

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  25. What a cute monkey. I love the outfits.

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  26. He is so adorable!!!! jjrenn at sbcglobal dot net

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  27. Thank you so much for the giveaway! You are too sweet!

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  28. He's so cute! My favorite stuffed toy when I was a kid was a monkey. Love 'em. Thanks for the giveaway. amymenges at mac dot com.

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  29. This would be a great project to make for my little guy for christmas!

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  30. I love the patterns!! The pirate accessories are a great addition.

    penner6906(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. Oh, thank you so much. Your monkeys are adorable.
    ammieloris at hotmail dot com

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  32. He is just toooo cute!!! Thanks for being so generous!

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  33. A mikey monkey pattern, yes please! I'm particularly partial to the pirate mikey - arrrrrrr! Thanks for the opportunity. Naomi
    (missmercie@hotmail.com)

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  34. How fun! I've already made a Katy kity, I need to post pictures of her. She turned out great, she's a halloween decoration my little one can play with. I'm hoping I'm the lucky winner of Mickey Monkey!

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  35. How fun! What a wonderful giveaway. This would be a delightful surprise for my toddlers for Christmas!

    marvelousmama@gmail.com

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  36. how fun! love the pirate look!

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  37. OH, me please!! My nephew loves all things monkey and this would make a perfect gift for him!

    Thanks for the chance!

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  38. I would love to win a mikey pattern! he is so adorable (I love the back-of-the-head shot of the baseball cap :)

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  39. Love the pattern. Have a very special little boy in mind to make it for. His sister is getting a hand made doll and I am clueless as to what to make for him. This seems perfect!

    jlabbott@liberty.edu

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  40. I would love to win this and make them for my son!
    serena.gerke@gmail.com

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  41. I would love to win this cute little monkey's pattern.

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  42. He's darling. I especially like his pirate accessories!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    ~Jenny~

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  43. I've made 4 Molly Monkeys, and would love to add Mikey to the family!

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  44. My 3 year old son, looking over my shoulder, says he would like to have this monkey. So here's "his" comment! :-)

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  45. yay he's done and cuter than ever! i would love to win!
    jacquelynbateman@hotmail.com

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  46. Oh, Mikey is the cutest! I actually made a "Mikey" for my son last year for Christmas, but it was nowhere near as polished as this!

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  47. I love Mikey's debonair look. He's a handsome monkey!

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  48. I just love your monkey dolls! I call my little girl "monkey" all the time, so I made her a Molly for her birthday.. I'm sure her Molly would love to meet a Mikey!

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  49. I just love your patterns! Mikey is adorable and I love all his outfit options!

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  51. Oops! Forgot my email address :)
    juliabreynolds@gmail.com

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  52. Too cute! I made a Molly for my niece for the holidays last year and I can't wait to make a Mikey for her little brother this year! Thanks so much for sharing your talent, time and creativity. I can't wait to get the pattern!

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  53. Yay mikey! my nephew would love him but probably call him George.

    carlinsarah@gmail.com

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  54. So very cute. I would love to try making this for my friend's new baby on the way. It would go great with a knitted blanket. Please enter me in for a chance to win! traci8878@yahoo.com

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  55. The shoes are just about the cutest thing ever!

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  56. Hooray! A pattern for a boy! My poor little guy has been neglected in the hand-made department.

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  58. I am so glad you got this finished! Love the accessories! Thanks for the contest!

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  59. I'm so excited! I have my Molly all cut out and I've been waiting for her brother with bated breath. They're going to be gifts for my twin neice and nephew. Thanks, Larissa!
    shandrewh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. Oh, I love him! Mentally re-arranging my Christmas sewing schedule right now!

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  61. Yay! I have been watching and waiting for this pattern since Mikey's blog debut. My poor dear son has been green with envy at the softies I have been making my girls for Christmas, hopefully I can get this done before Christmas. I am torn as to whether I should wait and hope to win or just buy it. Thank you for such fabulous pattern offerings. I love the creative inspiration your blog brings.

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  62. Too cute! I'd like to take part in the drawing. stacysdesigns88@gmail.com

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  63. Oh man! I always miss out on cute things because I have 2 boys. But I can't wait to make them Mikey Monkeys now!

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  64. Mikey the Monkey is perfect for my two boys, soooo cute and dashing!

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  65. This would be perfect for my nephew, who we call monkey.

    Jennifer - sassypackrat@hotmail.com

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  66. pick me pick me..... susanphillips75@yahoo.com

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  67. soo cute! would love to win a pattern!

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  68. So cute! I just love the pirate accessories, great idea! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  69. So absolutely adorable. I'd love to get my hands on a copy of the pattern.

    kelloshow(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. oh he is just too cute! especially in his pirate outfit. Count me in.

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  71. I have the Molly Monkey pattern downloaded and on my list of things to make for my girls..and I would love to get Mikey to make for my son (poor guy, he's always a bit neglected in the sewing category :)

    goldenbear80@yahoo.com

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  72. Well done, great job, Mike Monkey looks so debonair! I'm about 1/3 of the way through making Molly Monkey (little one distracts me!)and would love to make a Mike Monkey.

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  73. I am so glad Molly now has a friend. I have made 3 Molly's and would love to win the pattern for Mikey. He is SO cute.

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  74. I'm loving your monkey!!! So adorable !!

    Hugs,
    Gina
    www.gigglekidsboutique.com

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  75. so nice a pattern, please include me in the drawings.....

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  76. Love it all! Thanks for the chance at a Mikey!
    pat_e_18@hotmail.com

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  77. I have made two little Molly's would could use dates. :)

    -Kimberly

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  78. My daughter was a pirate for Halloween and would certainly adore him for a present!!

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  79. Larissa, I didn't think it was possible, but I think you have outdone yourself...Mikey is adorable! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us!

    fourenough@gmail.com

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  80. Oh those shoes! My boys would LOVE mikey! mummy-moyse@hotmail.com

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  81. Congratulations Larissa! This pattern is adorable!

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  82. oooh I would love to make a monkey as Christmas present for a lucky little boy!

    mamab.blogger@gmail.com

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  83. I absolutely love your Molly Monkeys. Actually I go to your blog every day just to see what's going on in the world of crafts. (Contact at LAupperlee@sheppardpratt.org)

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  84. Fairly new to the blog, but an old friend! Your site and links have given me sewing fever. Maybe a free Mikey pattern will be just the thing for me...

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  85. Me, me, I would love to win a pattern! :) Thanks for the opportunity.

    lorepuckett at verizon dot net

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  86. So adorable! I would love to make a Mikey :)

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  87. Mikey is such a cutie! I would love to make him for my sons! 1squishypickle @ gmail.com

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  88. Oh, he is simply adorable! I have a little guy that would LOVE him!

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  89. So cute! I've been wanting to do something for my son and this would be perfect!

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  90. He is so cute! I'd love to win this pattern.
    Melissa B.
    mbabecka@gmail.com

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  91. awesome, thanks for the giveaway.


    orange_lova@hotmail.com

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  92. So darling! I would love to win!!!
    saltwaterkids(at)gmail(dot)com

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  93. Sounds like fun! I'm in! oldquiltlover@hotmail.com

    I'm giving away a book on my blog if you are interested :)

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  94. I would love a Mikey Monkey! Your patterns/works are so good, and you have provided me with a great deal of inspiration. Thanks!

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  95. Kind of in love with Mikey, not going to lie. And I think every monkey should have a pirate costume, be they a Molly or a Mikey!

    pinksuedeshoe(at)gmail(dot)com

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  96. This is the perfect gift idea for my little nephew! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  97. i'd love to make this for my own little monkey. he's three!

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  98. Oh I hope I am lucky - love this pattern.

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  99. :)
    I really love this adorable monkey, so I would be really glad to be one of the winners! :)
    dorothee-maria@hotmail.de

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  100. I just got back to the ATL and just in time to see Mikey is ready! I delivered a Molly to my Grandma in Texas for her 80th birthday. She loved it! I have a nephew who Mikey would be perfect for. Thanks so much for sharing! I will post photos of the Molly's I have made on Flicker soon!

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  101. Love love love your blog! I'm due with a boy in a couple months and this would be super cute in the nursery. please enter me to win.
    tana.barnhart@gmail.com

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  102. Love that Mikey - especially the back of his little cap!

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  103. I am in for the shoes! L - I love your blog and the creative things you come up with. I am (I posted my "Mikey" on your flickr page - rosalyn_119). I would love to win the pattern... Thanks again.

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  104. I am making all our christmas presents this year and my two little ones would just love this!

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  105. So cute!
    I just adore your patterns.

    mariasews@gmail.com

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  106. Mikey is so cute! and the baseball cap suits him really well :-)

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  107. Adorable. I don't know if I have it altogether to make it in time for Christmas, but an upcoming birthday could be doable!

    Chelsealexander@hotmail.com

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  108. So cute! It's nice to see boy-centric crafts for the boys in our lives : )

    Thanks for the opportunity, and congrats on all your success!

    secretcake (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  109. pirate monkey! does it get any better? so darn cute

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  110. I'd love the chance to win this pattern! bluekitten@gmail.com

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  111. Larissa,
    You are so talented!!
    Can't wait to make a Mikey to go with Molly!

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  112. Yes! I've been waiting for this to come out. I want to make Molly and Mikey for my daughter and son for Christmas!! Just in time. I've got to grab bits and pieces of time when I get the chance. :)

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  113. OOOh, he's so cute! My little boy would love him... My neice already loves the Molly I made for her.

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  114. I can't wait to make these! So cute!!

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  115. i am in love....swoon, swoon. :)

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  117. Wow Mikey is so darn adorable!! I would just LOVE to win a pattern.... perfect giveaway for the christmas season!!

    Gab xx
    craftymumma@hotmail.com

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  118. Oh I hope I'm not to late!
    I just love the monkey pattern, it is too cute!
    I found you blog a few weeks ago, and it went straight to my check everyday list!

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  119. so cute! perfect for my little monkeys. trudymontg@ wavecable (dot) com

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