Sunday, October 28

Sunday?? But I thought it was Wednesday!

Oh well, as I'm here I may as well do this .....

So. Lauren thought I'd crack by Sunday tea-time, did she? Well ha! I cracked before Sunday BREAKFAST - so there!! (No, wait. That is still before Sunday tea-time, isn't it? Damn and blast!)

Anyway, it's all Lauren's fault I'm here today. I just couldn't wait any longer to show off a few things .....


A couple of weeks ago I was checking my comments (as us obsessive compulsive blogging types do) after a couple of glasses of white (I don't recommend you try this - you can end up doing or typing something you regret .... although in my case it had a happy ending), and I declared Lauren to be the winner of an impromptu competition after she'd trawled through my archives to find RGH in knitted pants* - the weirdo. So I sent her a teeny tiny monkee bag, which I think she liked.

Anyway, Lauren mailed me to say she'd be sending a Thank You by return, and I was expecting (and looking forward to) one of her super smashing marvellous hand crafted cards. Imagine my delight when I received a package from the postman that had cost over 15 dollars to send - already I had guilt that mine to her was only £ 3.00 to post, but really, I don't know how heavy these home-made cards can be.

Inside the package I found this ......




..... and I thought "Oh how lovely, Lauren has sent me some green notelets", then I hastily put them aside to crack on with the very important job of ripping into these .....



..... Tastykakes, which really are very tasty little kakes, indeed.


A little later, when I was feeling quite stuffed with Tastykakes, I thought "Hmm, I wonder if there are any other colour notelets", so I opened up the box, and it turned out that there were quite a few other other colours ......





All of them MONKEE COLOURED!!!





Feast your eyes on these babies .......




Now, I was only going to show and tell that picture, but as I'm obviously never ever EVER going to be able to give any away, I may as well show them all, up close and personal ......

















































Aren't they fantastic? They make me beam whenever I look at them (which is often). Like I said, I was pleased with the Christmas cards I made ..... until I saw these. It's no wonder Lauren was recently crowned Queen, to me she is now HRH Lauren.


Thank you so much, HRH, but sadly I won't be sending you a Thank You for your Thank You ..... otherwise this thing could run and run.


And if I relent, and do ever send one of these fabulous cards to anyone ..... feel special.



If you haven't already entered my giveaway competition, please go to this post and leave a comment. Loads of people have already ..... who knew there were so many knitted monkey aficionados out there? Not me.



* please don't bother trawling through the archives to find RGH in knitted pants. There shall be no more impromptu competitions as I'm never drinking again. Ever.

27 comments:

the vicious chicken said...

Wow - they are fantastic! All hail to thee, Queen Lauren :o)

And MM - congratulations on lasting this long before cracking. Will we be hearing from you again before Wednesday? ;o)
VCx

Jodie said...

Oh wow- on all fronts. Such a great thankyou

Patti said...

I am in total awe. Wow. What a gift.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Now they are cool cards! Lauren you are indeed the Card Queen! But then again I think you must be the Monkey Majesty - hey that could be your new name Kerry! Lucy x

P.S. if that level of sucking up doesn't win me a prize then something is very wrong in this world!

Nia said...

Wow- those monkee cards are AMAZING!!!

trek said...

Wow, great cards!

Isn't it interesting how iconic foods just have to be posted sine they aren't marketed anywhere else?

Jane said...

Wow! you are lucky monkee maker those cards are to die for... but then so was your monkee bag too (no, i'm not sucking up!)
Saw some Monkee lights in Ikea yesterday have you seen them?

Melissa said...

I _love_ these - the captions on the cards are wonderful. I'm straightaway off to Lauren's blog after this.

You held out longer than I could have!

Kae said...

Now don't be silly, woman!!! Never ever drinking again??? Yeah right.... lol.

Those cards are to die for!!! Too cute :D And the captions made me laugh :D

Now go and open your monkee shop... I NEED one of those monkee totes!!! :D

~x~

jessi nagy said...

oh how funny! thos cards rock!!!! i love the chimp of the ole block one. to cute.
tastykakes. yumm a PA thing. love them.
jessi nagy

Gigibird said...

if you email me your details I may be able to rustle up a felt banana.
I bet that's an offer you don't often get?

lauren said...

oof--it's a good thing you can't see folk blushing over t'internet! my face is redder than a monkee's...ummmmm...telephone box!

MM, you are most welcome, i am almost embarrassed to admit how much fun i had making those! (for the record: it was GOING to be one card, honest, but you have so many hilarious monkee pics on flickr...there was no way i could narrow it down!)

drat, i shoulda put some *MONEY* on that teatime thing! i guess i will just have to settle for betting that the "no drinking thing" won't last past that deadline either, lol!!! :)

mrspao said...

Wow! What an awesome gift!!!

Lesley said...

I love those cards and I would have to keep them all to myself too!
You did well to last so long. I'm still having my weekend off so I'm not actually here commenting on your blog at all - you imagined it!!!

My Paper World said...

Well MM, I did have a fabulous time away, and of course one of the first things I had to do when I got back, was check your blog!
Great cards, I love them, I think I may have to enlist the help of Lauren to help me write my titles!
her captions are great!
And no bribery or anything!, but since we are nearly at the monkey giveaway competition, did I mention that Lauren found your blog though mine????

Rosie said...

awesome crowds for an awesome cast!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

By the way MM we haven't forgotten about your chocolate - we just keep eating it! Sorry! Lucy x

Mistylynn said...

I love all the captions. Very heart warming, these cards.
Misty

Michaela said...

They are fantastic. Lucky Monkee Maker that you are!

Nathalie said...

Ok... I admit... I'm Totally...Uttermost...Enormously... verry... etc...JEALOUS ! ! !
You lucky lucky girls ; )

picperfic said...

hah! you lucky lady! The cards and captions are brilliant!

Di said...

Those cards are amazing!! How sweet to send those to you!! I can understand why you can't give any of them away!!

Tracy said...

those cards are absolutely wonderful - no wonder as Lauren is a clever girl - only equalled by your hilarious commentary. thanks for posting them all

Zoebert said...

Love the cards- HRH Lauren did a fantastic job!!

P.S. The subject(s) were pretty photogenic too.

holly said...

Hah! I've seen the RGH in knitted pants while trolling the archives. It's one of the things that kept me sane during that long business trip. The archives, not your husband that is

mushroommeadows said...

What a lovely gift! YUMMY cakes. Where in the world can you get those? :)

Ashley Bowen said...

OMG!!!! This cracked me up!! LOL!!! Have a great day!
Ash~
www.ashleyscreativecorner.blogspot.com