October 29, 2007

We're Back

Nick & I just got back from our little weekend away. I made some progress on the wedding and got a new monkey made. This is what things are looking like right now where the wedding will take place. Julie & I went out for a walk this morning and I took this shot in front of the house. It's very brown, but you can still see a bit of Autumn in there. Just beautiful. It's been raining off & on, there's even water in the creek!

We checked out a few places as possibilities for our wedding night stay while we were in town. The Hounds Tooth Inn is only about a 10-15 minute drive from the house, and is just what we had in mind. There are 12 rooms and a summer house. I think Nick & I will get the summer house and have some of our family and friends in the main inn. It was a lovely place. They let us walk through and check out all the rooms. It was kinda fun. I'll be calling them this week to see what I can reserve.
I tend to spend a fair amount of my time crocheting when we're at Jim & Julie's, and this weekend was no exception. I'm thinking about opening a second Etsy shop just for my monkeys, so I've been trying to think of some more monkey things to make. Here's the little pin cushion monkey I made, I'd love to hear what you think. I know, he looks a little like a fire hydrant, but I wanted him to be flat on the bottom and have some dimension to his hat. If I make the hat go straight up, he'll look like a can of beans.

That's about all I have to report right now. I'm so tired from driving and I still have to unpack. Hope you all had a great weekend and are ready for Halloween.


Anonymous said...

oh my goodness... what a cute pin cushion!! I just love him!

Anonymous said...

Yes, more monkey's! Maybe more keychains, scarves w/ a monkey face on each end and a BIG retro type button to pin it into place to keep gusty winds off...uh...hats...yeah, can you tell that I am excited about more monkey's?

LeeAnn said...

He's a cutie! I'd take a little magnetic monkey pocket to hold pens in my office/ refridgerator. :)

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Hail the Monkey Queen! lol The pincushion is just adorable--I don't think it looks like a fire hydrant, it looks perfect to me.

How nicely your wedding plans are coming along--how exciting! Hugs!

Amy Herbst said...

GORGEOUS! Don't you just love CA?

I LOVE monkeys too! I think opening a monkey-specific shop is a great idea! What about making the gadget monkeys a little bigger and adding a strap for a little girl's purse? :)

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

The monkey pincushion is really cute! I love everyone's ideas for the monkey stuff. What about a monkey hat for winter?