I finished these two monkeys last night. I have made several Albert's before for a few boys born to some close friends and despite requests from my 3 boys for one of their own, I haven't managed to make another, until now. One of my dearest friends, a beautiful, strong and courageous woman has a birthday today and Bella was made for her. The monkeys are made from re-claimed woolen blankets from the Salvation Army store (I collect old blankets for my projects...ideas brimming!). Albert's trousers are made from fabric in my stash. Bella's dress is made from vintage fabric and bias binding I made with my nifty gadget. Her shoes are suede and a felt flower with bead finishes off her look nicely.
But, I couldn't resist the vintage fabric of Bella's dress so made one for Albert, too. It seems Albert has an identity issue and now has two outfits to choose from...
With a quick change of outfit, Albert becomes Allie.
Now meet Allie and Bella.
Happy birthday, my dear friend Rach. Cx