MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include fabric landscapes and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Monday, November 16, 2020

The last one? Maybe.....

 This is the last of the scheduled Christmas gifts being created this year at Chez Magpie.  I think.  Maybe.  Or maybe not???



He's not quite as cute as the original but I don't think our grandson will care, do you?  Our boys, and now our grandson, love 'Where The Wild Things Are' by Maurice Sendak and this is the monster from the story.  


Pattern is found HERE.  


- THIS is for the fans of chocolate oranges!

- There's some beautiful work in the galleries of THIS artist.

- THIS would be a lovely gift for someone who feels the cold.

- Wouldn't it be fun to make up both the adult and kid sizes of THESE?  And while you're there she has a ton of great gift ideas HERE.  

Today's quote is from Helen Keller..."Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.  Nothing can be done without hope and confidence"


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    1. Not as cute as the one in the pattern, but I don't think our grandson will care.

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  2. Gosh this is the cutest Monster ever. I LOVE “Where the Wild Things Are”. You are the best Grandma E.V.E.R.!!! Excellent quote Dear.

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    1. The book has been a resounding love in our family so when I saw this pattern I couldn't resist. Don't know about the best Grandma ever, but I try!

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  3. The Monster you crocheted is perfect! Looks just like the "real" monster...WTG

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    1. I wish the hair would have been a little more 'fluffy' but the yarn I used didn't lend itself to it. Oh well, I guess he just had a recent hair cut....lol.

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  4. Just an adorable monster--makes me wish I could crochet...I only ever knitted and not usually toys...mostly sweaters, vests, afghans etc...we've been waiting since 8 a.m. for a clothes washer repairman...no call, no text --nada!! Very annoying...hoping it can be fixed and that we won't need to buy a new one...;000 [$$$]
    Stay safe hugs from afar Julierose

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    1. Crochet is probably my first love - it was the first 'craft' I really remember ever attempting.
      So sorry about the unreliable repair service - hopefully he/she will arrive and that it can be fixed without trouble.

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  5. Eyes glaze over...chocolate orange hat! So adorable, what else it will fit on is the question. lol

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    1. I know I won't be making one but I do know of people who love those chocolate oranges who might get a kick out of it.

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  6. Such a cute Wild Thing. You ARE a fantastic G'ma. I Love the cowl collar, but would it sit well beneath a coat when you move your arms? I'll be searching for apron fabric now. I hope I have some suitable.

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    1. I don't think the cowl collar is meant to be worn beneath a coat. I think it's more of a shawl thing - at least that's what I would do with it. I would have made the apron too but the parcel has gone to the kids now so maybe I'll save the idea for next year.

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  7. I think the little creature is 'cute'. Great links, loved the textile artist collection of her art.

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    1. Hopefully our 6 year old grandson will think he's okay. Glad you liked the links

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  8. I'm always amazed how an author could relate and take a child's nightmare and turn it into a beloved book. Your little "Wild Thing" I'm sure will make it even more beloved. He has a sweetness to his character.

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    1. Yes, that monster from the book is sweet and I think that's why he's relatable to kids. Either that, or our kids are just weird!

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  9. Your cute Wild Thing will be loved by your grandson - that I am sure of.

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    1. I hope so! I'm pretty confident that he'll like it but you never know with kids.

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  10. He's really cute! He looks like he is the perfect 'cuddly' monster! Hope you're having a good week! Christine xx

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