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Topic: When you can't build-a-bear, you can always build a sock monkey.  (Read 13175 times)
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mouseatethekitty
« on: December 05, 2008 05:02:10 PM »

This year I decided to make my little sister's (Cool christmas gift. For both the fun of it and because I'm a poor college student haha Smiley I always wanted to take her to  a build a bear workshop but there aren't any nearby where I live and it's waaaaay too expensive Sad
So I did the next best thing and made her her very own build-a -bear kit using all of her favorite things.
I started by making the build a bear carton that will carry all of the supplies. I started with a regular cardboard box and painted the sides and cut the top until I had something similar to the build-a-bear "condo" after it dried I colored it with  blue sharpie marker to somewhat look like the box.


Next I gave her all of the sewing supplies that she will need in her project and taped them into the inside of a CD case.


I sewed a sock monkey and a monkey from tutes I found in the stuffie section of craftster and left them unstuffed, She can either sew one friend or two. I used her favorite colors, pink and baby blue Smiley


I put all of the stuffing she will need into a plastic baggie along with a baby mini felt heart I sewed for the inside of her stuffie.


Becca is crafty herself so I didn't include any clothing for her monkey, instead I included her own felt pieces and pieces of fabric so she can sew her own looks for her monkey.


Finally I made a birth certificate for her monkey.  All around the edges I included small pictures of cartoon monkeys that she can color in including mojojojo from the power puff girls Cheesy


That's all, thanks for looking Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2008 05:15:13 PM »

my gosh, that's gotta be one of the best gifts ever! Smiley and it's so thoughtful to include that little heart for the inside of the monkey ^^

i laughed when you added the part about mojojojo Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2008 05:20:15 PM »

That's a great idea!
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2008 06:52:57 PM »

I love it! Great idea! That is so much more special than a bear from a factory, and she gets to do all the fun stuff herself!
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2008 06:58:15 PM »

I agree! This is a great idea: it's fun and thoughtful!
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2008 07:54:08 AM »

So cute! I love the birth certificate =)
Adding Mojojojo was genius, i used to be obsessed with the powerpuff girls =)
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2008 03:52:52 PM »

 Shocked  You're the coolest sister. What a fun gift!
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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2008 09:57:45 AM »

What a great gift, I am sure your sister is going to love this and you both will enjoy seeing what she makes!
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mouseatethekitty
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2008 10:49:21 AM »

Thanks for all the kind comments Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2008 04:32:35 PM »

That is a *wonderful* idea, so clever and each detail is so thoughtful. I especially love the stuffed heart to go inside the monkey!  Cheesy  You have one very lucky sister!
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« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2008 01:13:33 AM »

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« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2008 05:02:08 AM »

aww that is so much better than the real build a bear stuff! i love the felt heart, and the mojojojo bit made me laugh as well! you did a great job on the box as well  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2008 11:26:19 AM »

That is a really great idea!  I may have to do something like that for my daughter and her two cousins!
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« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2008 05:26:02 PM »

I used to be a seasonal employee at Build a Bear and I gotta say, I thought the box was the real deal!  But this is soooo much better and more personal!
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« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2008 08:06:44 PM »

What a beautiful and heart felt gift. She will love it.
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« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2008 07:36:57 PM »

This is SO cool! You did a great job on the box-I thought it was a real Build-a-bear box until i read that you made it yourself! I would LOVE to have someone give me one of these-I might actually make one for myself adn some others for my cousins. You did an AMAZING job!  Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2008 10:18:32 AM »

Cool present!  My sister gave me a sock monkey kit one Christmas, and it was the best gift ever.  Make sure she stuffs the monkey firm; I didn't realize you had to do that, and my monkey was all floppy and drunken looking.
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« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2008 07:14:26 AM »

Awh, wish i would have thought of this before i went and got my sister so much stuff for christmas. She LOVES sock monkeys, or monkeys in general. SO Adorable!
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« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2008 08:40:27 PM »

what a great sister, and such a good idea!
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« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2008 11:29:09 PM »

Clever! I love it haha
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« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2008 10:33:43 PM »

I would like to offer a box camera parts to your sister, so she can assemble a camera and take a picture of the finished monkey....  Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2009 03:31:47 PM »

awe love him
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