My cousins are expecting within days of one another and I wanted to send something handmade for their little bundles of joy.
I found a pattern for 'Molly Monkey' by mmmcrafts several years ago and have been waiting for an appropriate time to give it a burl. Larissa has been so generous as to offer the pattern for free/donation.
I love this pattern. Having made lots of other softies, I love how easy this one is to turn inside out. I altered it a little bit to make the ears bigger and the faces easier to complete. I tried to make gender neutral versions as I'm not sure what 'colour' these new babies will be.
As a kid, my favourite toy was a monkey puppet my Dad bought me so this seemed like a nice gift to pass on.
And here they are - not quite finished, but almost ready to take their long voyage over to Europe to be with their new little owners :)