My name's Deb, how lovely to meet you! I'm so glad you stopped by...

In November 2008 I made my first sock monkey (yep, that's him alright)....and as they say...the rest is history...

In February 2009, Sock It To Me! was born and my life used to consist of Teza by day (Good afternoon, you're speaking to Chaos Control & Crayon Girl, how may i help?) and monkey business by night.

It was very exciting but I left my home and reality for a crazy journey of enlightenment around Asia. So, here I am soaking up the sights and sounds of sunny Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and working for CLEO, the coolest mag ever. Thanks again for stopping by, sit back, relax and Happy Reading!

xoxo Miss Deb

Thursday, September 1, 2011

I am a double agent...

Sort of.

Well, there's proof of it in my past. I was doing a Communication degree while I worked at a sex shop.

I worked for the coolest New Zealand iced tea company while I made sock monkeys.

And now, I work for the number one magazine in Malaysia while I...dream up new ways to lead a double life.

Where to from here?

Miss Deb

Monday, May 30, 2011

No more waiting...

I've held off from posting because I feel like I should be writing something epic, something life-changing but the truth is, the act of beginning is what I found the hardest. I wasn't sure what topic I should talk about or whether what I had to say was worth saying.

To heck with all that now because I've had an epiphany, I'd rather start and maybe screw up along the way than not start at all. I'd rather say something than be silent and I'd rather do something than sit down waiting for something to happen to me. Yes, all cliches but yes, all true nonetheless.

So here, my first post in over a year, here I am. No more editing, censoring and trying to be what I think other people want me to be.

Cheers to more days like this, when we all decide that excessive waiting is not the answer. Doing is.

Talk again soon,

Saturday, May 8, 2010

KL hails monkey arrival...

Or at least that's what the headlines should read since this hit the stands....
(Please overlook my sweaty gumby look, I'd already been jumping around in excitement for a while by then)

Remember the article I was telling you guys about a while back? Well the lovely people of IM magazine weren't slacking off, they just saved it for their crafty issue! No scanner at home so these will have to do for now! What a spread...thanks IM! See the online version here.

Baby sailor monkey does the intro...

Wee plug for Kraftbomb, Cross Street and Discovery Camp..

Surely a new sock monkey on stairs record...

Couldn't leave out the culprit of my craft obsession - my mum!

And lastly, go forth and multiply my freaky toe sock creation...Muahahaha...(queue frankenstein music!)

Another big thanks to IM and viva la sock monkey revolution!

Miss Deb

Saturday, May 1, 2010

May issue of CLEO


This is my first issue!! As you can probably tell from my expression tee hee hee...

Will have to post scanned copies of my columns and articles asap but just wanted to share the excitement!

Big hugs to everyone who knew I had it in me before I did, you are loved!
Miss Debs

Saturday, April 24, 2010

This Saturday...

Hello everybody,

This post may be a little disjointed as I've been awake since 5am! I had a photo shoot to do for my feature story so we had to get in when the girls were training. We've got a gap til the last shoot at 6pm so I'm laxing with the boys at the studio. I've just had a huge lunch of Unagi Kimchi Omelette so I'm feeling quite drowsy. I've already selected the photos from this morning's shoot but I don't have the concentration to work on the copy yet. Oh well!

What else is new? I'm poorly. Things have been mad busy at work so it's not surprised that the exhaustion reared its ugly head in the form of a snotty nose and a frog in my throat. I had mad dreams last night because I couldn't breathe properly but Dean was nice enough to let me use his awesome pillow so I did get some sleep. Am hoping the hectic schedules will ease up a little but no sign of that happening on the horizon! The difference now compared to my time at acorn is that I want to have more energy so that I can keep going and going!

Anyway, gonna chill and watch some AFC before 6pm!

Big hugs to all!
Miss Debs

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Bachelors, Speed Dates, Dance Rehearsals, oh my!

Hello my pretties,

It's been ages! I do apologize for my absence. My world currently consists of all things CLEO so I'm such a nana, in bed by 10pm when I can and working my behind off the rest of the time.

It's been awesome. Am loving the people I get to call my colleagues, they are just as crazy as I am so it's like I've found my tribe! There's often lots of chatter and laughter coming from our cubicle as well as interesting story swapping and food sharing.

The writing bit has been tough but good. I think having to produce usable copy at the drop of a hat is terribly challenging but I'm hoping it'll get easier. Am doing 4 advertorials for this issue and hoping to do 2 feature stories as well, oh and of course, there's the 5 monthly columns I have to do. Now can you see why I haven't been blogging???

On top of that, April is the month of CLEO's Most Eligible Bachelors!

We just had the speed date event yesterday which was a blast. Most of the guys have been super easy to deal with but of course there's the occasional whiney one that needs a good smacking hahaha. Still hilarious to get to hang with them and help them out when the pressure's on. The finale is at the end of this month so we've still got dance rehearsals going on and a heck of a lot more work to do!

Aside from the work front, all is well in Deb and Dean world. We just had a good friend of ours visit, not under the most positive circumstances but it was still a treat to have a slice of NZ in our home. Thank goodness she brought real chocolate and Marmite! Oh and my mum's coming to visit while Dean's away, which means there's lots of sewing and shopping to be had! Life has significantly changed since my stint with unemployment, no more sleep-ins or time-killing by the pool. Its all go go go from here on out. BUT, I wouldn't have it any other way.

Hugs and kisses,
Miss Deb

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Jobs and kisses...

Sorry for the lack of posts my little bunnies! Work has been crazy busy. There's so much new information to absorb that I come home mentally exhausted and am sound asleep in my nana jammies by 10pm. I'm in my second week now and I think I'm slowly getting the hang of things and hoping to time manage a bit better so nobody has to suffer without their deb-fix.

Lots of exciting stuff going on, I'm learning about tearsheets and job bags and today I get to go 'shopping' for clothes for this weekend's photo shoot.

Got to run, I've got a few more things to suss before we head out to the shops. So, I'll leave you with a delectable wearable that I'm dying to get my mits on!

Straight from Chocolate Town USA, I give you the Silver Hershey kiss Necklace:

Miss Deb
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