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!
Hello lovelies.. Guess where i'm going to be spreading the monkey madness next weekend? I'll be sharing my stall with some other awesome crafters. There will be gorgeous little girl dresses, little people vests and some seriously kickass jewellery! So stop round and say hi won't ya?!
Kraftbomb was the BOMB people..I had so much fun! I sold 5 monkeys in the span of 3 hours so i was super stoked! Ask anyone there...i was a ball of energy waiting to explode with excitement! Haha...
I want to say a special thanks to my lovely sister for transporting me and my precious commodities to the Grey Lynn Community Centre that morning and being perfectly calm, cool and collected as i was freakin' out about the weather (it was rainy and wet but the sun came out later on!)...my lovely flatties Sean & Andrew and our pet mushroom Dean for coming round and hanging out at my stall making it seem like it was definately the hippest place to be teeheehee...you guys are my lucky charms! Special hugs for my buddy Gareth for calming my nerves the night before and unceasing support since my very first monkey. And of course big cuddles for all you awesome people that dropped by, thank you lovelies!
Anyway, instead of rambling on i mine as well just show you photos!!
Pre-Kraftbomb...getting psyched at home that morning! I absolutely love that dress...my mum made it for me! And yes, i am wearing wings... 'cos they're festive...hehehe
My stall...I was a tad worried the night before that the table would be too big for the number of monkeys but it worked out perfectly!
Cheeky monkey...takes one to know one right?!
Kraftbombers! So many talented people there that day it was insane!
The aftermath...stealing money from the til to go shopping...hehehe I left it a little too late though so everyone was already packing down...but i got contact details from the sellers that i loved so i'll get some custom stuff done!
So yeah...Kraftbomb is like a few days away and i'm freakin out!!
My bedroom is like a sock monkey war site with stuffed limbs all over the place tee hee hee! I need my pal Gareth to get off his bottom in balmy palmy and come up and help me!! (Yes, i will continue to taunt/torture you about it until you visit hehehe)
I'm frantically trying to get some custom made price tags done before the sale too so i better scurry off and get on it!
The lovely Annie adopted this little guy yesterday...yeeyah! Alls well in monkey land...=)
Features writer, sock monkey queen, creative braniac, maker of things, lover of all things vintage and jack of all trades at your service. For gossip, feedback and to get the job done please email debzdomain at gmail dot com.
Yes...the term is to be taken literally...take one funky pair of socks, add a dash of "Sock It To Me!" magic by Miss Deb and Voila! Sock monkey awesome-ness! Sock monkeys have been around for centuries...nanas use to make them out of old pairs of socks for their grandkids. Revival with a twist is here. Every single one of these bad boys is unique and one of a kind. Miss Deb's does custom orders too so if you had something specific in mind or stumbled upon some seriously cool socks that you think are worth 'monkey-fiying', you know where to go!
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Kraftbomb! A dose of krafty goodness
Every last Sunday of the month, 11am - 2pm, Grey Lynn Community Centre