Sunday, November 08, 2009

The Monsters Have Arrived...

They have been relentless and have shown no mercy - it's been nothing but chaos.

They have taken control over my life for the last 2 weeks.

All 26 of them.

Bruce has been the ring leader.  He is quite the character ...  he enjoys juggling chainsaws and making artisan cheeses.  Oh, and running over orange construction barrels.

Ida has taken over my television, watching roller derby until all hours of the night and is constantly listening to Barry Manilow.

And Beatrice.  Oh Beatrice!  She's busy marking up my new hardwood floors ... you see, she is obsessed with red stiletto heels.

But I guess I cannot completely blame them.

For I have created them.

Each and every one.

With some crazy socks, some stuffing, and a few odd buttons.

10 of them found new homes yesterday at a benefit craft fair for little Tegan who has cancer.

A few more will be given as Christmas gifts.

And the rest will be shipped off this week to my brother in Ecuador so he can give them to the little kids there.  He is serving a mission for our church.

All I can say is, I'm so glad to be finally getting these guys out of my house.  They've created havoc.  And they had better behave in their new homes ...

Or else.   :)


Shawn and Megan Atwood said...

Oh Nat, I miss you! I love the sock monsters and their cute personalities. I think Beatrice and I would get along:) I bet Bracken will be so excited to give those as gifts.

Nicole Williams said...

Those are so cute! How creative!

LGH said...

These are absolutely adorable; as is the post about them. What a clever idea and waht lucky people to have them in their homes. I'm sure they will behave!

Anonymous said...

I know that it has been awhile since I have visited, but as usual it is fun!! The sock monsters are certainly full of mischief. The pictures of your family are wonderful - and even though I don't know Porter - I loved his campaign poster - I can tell he has quite the personality. I just can't believe that you have someone who is old enough to run for student body leadership. Love-ya, Amanda

'T' said...

i'm in love with those monsters.

The Lane Family said...

I LOVE these cute little "naughty" sock monsters. You must share how to make them. What a great way to help Tegan and also that is awesome that your brother is going to give them to children in Ecuador.

You are so talented!!

By the way how did Porter's campaign go???

The Teeples Times said...

I can't believe what wild personalities they each have!! I LOVE how fun you are! They are so, so adorable! Would you be willing to share the pattern?? I would love to make some too??!!