We are in Barwon Heads enjoying the sun and surf. The children get to escape the “helicopter parent” (me) and bike ride, climb trees and walk about on their own. OK I admit it, I still fret but I leave them to it. When they return it it is time to make things and sometimes they put on a play for us. This holidays we are making baby sock monkeys using what else? Baby socks. I will post the end result but meanwhile enjoy this “flash back
The children are seen here working on their sock monkeys. How adorable is the pink monkey with red hair? If you want to know more about how to make a sock monkey click here.
The first stop is to Ocean Grove sewing centre. Shop 2, Park Lane, Ocean Grove. Victoria. It is a small shop with a lot to offer. It has a variety of craft eyes,noses and buttons that quite frankly beats the pants off the leading Melbourne suppliers. I was directed to this shop by a friend and from someone who lives in inner Melbourne, I was amazed at the variety of goods on offer. Another really interesting thing about this shop is that you can purchase items one at a time and not a bag of 20 when you only wanted 3. Ocean Grove Sewing Centre gets a big gentlestitches tick of approval for this example of sustainability . Here is a sample of what we bought.
Notice the array of eyes, noses and buttons.
The children finished the monkeys.
and then dressed them with items from the Barwon Heads All Saints opp shop before sending them outside to play.
Wow! The view from here is amazing
Then time for a rest.
Time to finish it all off with tea and homemade rock cakes. Yum! Love holidays.