Here's your clue/the color scheme (the paper lanterns I bought to decorate with). Can you guess??
Drum roll, please?
Sock monkeys remind me of simpler times. Little Spaghetti has a sock monkey that I sewed with my mom when I was ten or eleven. If you're a certain naysayer in my life (who shall remain unnamed), sock monkeys are ugly toys that only poor kids play with, and you're horrified that I would choose them as the theme for my son's birthday. (Yes, someone in my life truly said those words to me).
Lucky for me, I fall into the category of people that think sock monkeys are "cute and vintage" instead of "appalling and destitute."
Now, onto the projects:
First, I'm a sucker for aprons. They're like a supermom's cape (you know, like a superhero...just backwards).
So, I sewed this little beauty from Sew Liberated's Emmeline pattern that I plan to wear for the party:
Look at all those cute little monkeys!
Next, I crocheted this cute little sock monkey hat using a combination of a pattern I bought on Etsy and this pattern that I found for free online. I ended up liking the hat body from the free pattern, but I used the ears from the Etsy pattern.
(I know, I know. I'm sorry for reusing the same photo you've already seen! Sadly, Little Spaghetti isn't really that interested in wearing this hat I labored over, so getting a photo of him in it is like pulling teeth).
There you have it! More to come, for sure.
Oh, by the way, the Emmeline apron is reversible, so here's the back. I can't wait to wear this around my kitchen post-birthday. It was a super easy pattern to follow, and I'm a serious novice when it comes to sewing.