Three little girls need three monkeys. I would say these are late Valentines, but really, they are just because I love them.
Blue for Maya, the oldest. Maya goes to Kindergarten and is the oldest. She is the helpful big sister. She has a shy sweet smile and is slow to warm up to strangers (and Gramma Kaffy, who she doesn't get to see that often)
Jada loves pink. Her Daddy told me so. Jada is a hot pink sort of girl. She has no problem expressing herself and will do so. You will notice that the blue monkey and the pink monkey are exactly the same except for color. Maya and Jada are very competitive and Gramma Kaffy does not like little girl tears and fights.
Baby Zara will get a baby monkey. This was a pair of toddler knee socks. Harder to work with, but worth the effort, don't you think? It is just coincidental that the baby monkey sort of matches in design, I bought the socks at different stores.
My little guy, Gavin, wants a skateboard bedspread. The only fabric I could find was flannel. I like flannel, especially when it is cold outside. I wasn't crazy about the black background, but it has the requisite skateboards. His favorite color is green. I was going to go buy some green broad cloth and some batting. I will admit that I was putting the task off because I wasn't looking forward to hand basting the layers together. Procrastination paid off! I found in my fit of spring cleaning a set of flannel sheets and they are green! the top sheet was the right dimensions for the finished product and I decided that two layers of flannel would provide enough weight for a bedspread without the additional layer of batting. Took a whole afternoon, but I ran a line of stitches between each row of skateboards, then self hemmed the sides and used cotton blanket bindings on the top and bottom. It is just the right weight and the flannel lining will help it stay where you put it. Gavin is responsible for his own room and this will make it easier for his little hands to "make" his bed.
I am hoping the roads will be clear as I am about to venture out to purchase a separating zipper to repair a hoodie for my oldest grandson, Gage. I hope I can find the right size. I have a zipper in the right size, but it is navy blue and I need black. Gage is almost 15 and very fashion conscious, so it has to be the right color. Teens. Gotta love them and I love this one the best!
This is just a few of the items I have packed to go and the large suitcase is full. I may end up wearing all my clothes in layers just to get them there!