Thursday, November 1

Party like it's 1999



Well, here's one last monkees-in-a-basket shot featuring the monkees partying hard .... or possibly playing Sardines, before being sent off to their new homes. I think the pink ones wanted to start off a rousing chorus of Auld Lang Syne, but the others didn't know the words.


Anyway, a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who visited my shop yesterday and swept the contents from the shelves, what a stressful fun time that was ..... once the Immodium had kicked in. Thanks for all the lovely comments regarding my new venture as well.

I have a strong desire to shout "I LOVE YOU ALL!" in the style of the lady from a 70's TV show ..... I was sure that was Diana Dors's catchphrase (the UK's equivalent to Marilyn Monroe), but having just googled it, turns out it was "a fat lady" (charming!) at the end of the Morcambe and Wise show. Anyhoo ..... I LOVE YOU ALL!!! (but not in a physical way, obviously)


So, it seems I need to get those pesky thin needles and yarns out again and get cracking on some teeny tiny monkees, as HP6 was very popular. Oh joy!!


I think I mailed everyone who reserved something, apart from Meg's Mum, so if you're reading this, (or if I missed anyone) could you mail me at monkeemaker@yahoo.co.uk so that I can give you more details? And I shall look into the Haloscan gizmo that Chrispy mentioned, in order that I can reply to comments.


Incidentally, HP14 tried to join the party but apparently he was too big ......




Nevermind HP14, hopefully you'll soon be partying with a whole new family!

Just before I go to get out my sticks again ..... that "hovering" pumpkin in yesterday's post? It was all done with mirrors. (Actually, it was all done with RGH lying under the table with a big skewer but that doesn't sound nearly as clever)

25 comments:

Sussex Yorkie said...

Must have been one huge skewer to hold a pumpkin! Congratulations on your first days trading.

Katy said...

wow - you sold out! That is great, well done, now get back to work!

Annette said...

As the soon-to-be proud new owner of one of your monkees I'm just de-lurking long enough to say hi! 9 year old son is already plotting a monkee kidnap attempt, so I am preparing to fend off ransom demands. (Guess I'd better stock up on bananas.... and sweets!)I thought the shop looked fantastic; so pleased it went well for you and all the monkees have new homes! :o)

Kitsch n Zinc said...

Gutted I missed the mad monkee shop rush - I must be more attentive! Well done on your sell out!!!

Kae said...

I guess you'll be busy knitting gazillions of tiny monkees now :D

Gotta be a record sell out time :D Your plan of Knitted Monkee World Domination is shaping up nicely, innit? :D

~x~

P.S. Still dead excited about having been able to secure myself a bag YAY!!! :D

Studio Christine said...

HP 14 is one BIG monkey

I fished out my "8 ply bag" (of wool) and found a little more of my monkee yarn.

I now have one back, one front, (almost) twoarms and two feet, waiting for legs.

...am tempted to start ANOTHER one.......just to fill in time, you understand.......until I can get more 8 ply to finish the first monkee..........ohhh....I feel faint.......

Pink Sky said...

I was so depressed to miss out on HP6. I ate way too much chocolate last night to try to make myself feel better. Sniff... :(

Congrats on the shop success (not that I had any doubts, mind you!) :)

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Can't wait to get my-mucky-mitts-on- my-marvellously-mad-monkee! Let me know how to pay you!

Lucy x

P.S. I know I said HP4 was for Dot's Christmas present but really it's just a good excuse to have a mad-monkee in the house!

Melissa said...

HP6, just suck in your tummy and try to be small when you go to the Post Office to be weighed, okay? The Short One who lives here would very much like to have a big monkee to drag around by the foot.

I was wondering why I was getting so much traffic from the UK today. Thanks for the mention!

trek said...

The monkees look so cute in the basket together.

the vicious chicken said...

The monkees look so mishievous, huddled together in that basket :o)

I hope they didn't party into the small hours and keep you awake, though - I've no doubt that monkee parties are riotous occasions. But hey, maybe you just joined in :o)
VCx

Melissa said...

Oh dear, I meant HP 14. How embarrassing. Don't hold it against me 14, okay? I'm going to go hide, now.

The Devil Makes Work said...

Oh NOOOOOOOO, I missed the shop! I'm so upset. Any chance I can go on the waiting list?? I've been so busy I didn't get a chance to look. I'm so desperate for a monkey. (that sounds perverted)

Kaz said...

Can I claim to be Meg's Mum so I can sneak one of your goodies to my house ? ;)

Lesley said...

Well done you! See what you've started?
Minx has asked who is going to have the new pink Monkee (oh HP5 I love you already!) and I said 'ME'. Should have seen her little face. I then explained that HP5 will go to bed with me at night and then come downstairs to have adventures during the day just as her favourite teddy does. That has helped for now but I do anticipate having to fight her off MY monkee when she gets here ;o)
Mine... all mine...mwah ha ha ha ha
BTW if you fancy some bursting eyeballs you are very welcome to come to tea next Hallowe'en!!!!
RGH is my hero - how did you get him to agree to holding a pumpkin on a skewer?

mrspao said...

Congratulations on your new venture! I can't wait for HP6 to arrive - we're going to have some fun! I've already got chocolate for the monkee bag :)

My Paper World said...

I'm rolling about in hysterics, thinking about your rgh under the table with a skewer! Those pics are fab!

Di said...

I love the basket of monkey madness!! Too cute for words!

Zoebert said...

If any more monkeys jump in that basket, they'll be stuck in there for sure(hope I'm not giving anyone ideas).

lyn said...

I'm not surprised your monkees are all sold out, they are very very sweet.
: )

mushroommeadows said...

Oh what a lovely picture of all the monkees together. SO cute!

Jane said...

I love you pic of the monkeys in the basket they look so cute, but i bet they've all got hangovers this morning from the beer/banana milkshake!!

Karen Lizzie said...

Wow! Sold out in record time. Have now downloaded the pattern myself in desperation as the kids keep giving me that look. Feeling inspiration for a stripy half pint if I can work out the pattern.

trashalou said...

Dear Monkee Maker, my mother says your monkees should have just a line of wool where their mouths are. Do you think she is trying ti stop their plans for world domination?

lauren said...

please pause to imagine the herculean effort i am making NOT to pursue the rich (& completely filthy)comedic potential inherent in the line,

"RGH lying under the table with a big skewer"

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you may, if you like, consider that your "shoppe-warming" present! :)