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Topic: When you can't build-a-bear, you can always build a sock monkey.  (Read 17674 times)
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« 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

« 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!
« 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!
« 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!
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2008 10:49:21 AM »

Thanks for all the kind comments Smiley

« 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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