The porch needs sweeping and the flower beds could use a little sprucing up, but before I go and get busy with all my little chores this morning, I want to share this cute bundle of love from Dawn. She makes the most beautiful things and when I saw this adorable sock monkey, "Arabella", on her blog I fell in love with it instantly. By coincidence, Sarah had been asking me if I could make her another monkey after we gave GUY away to this good cause organized by Shanna. But since I didn't have another pair of red-heel socks on hand, and no quick source for them, I purchase this for her instead. Now I can cross that off my to-do list. And needless to say, Sarah was absolutely thrilled. Her dress is made from a vintage quilt, a crochet piece was fashioned into a vest, and those felt mary-janes are so cute I almost can't stand it! There's also a little yo-yo flower tucked behind one ear. Simply charming isn't she?
And there were more surprises inside the box that I wasn't expecting, a flower pincushion, with cute handmade decorated pins, angel ornaments for the girls, and an array of vintage buttons along with a darling little pouch made from an embroidered linen napkin. So nice! Dawn's shop is often full of wonderful handmade things so take a look when you have a spare moment. And, oh. I almost forgot. We found out that Arabella was expecting and had a little baby named "Gus" when no one was looking.