This is Søren’s monkey. Søren is 14 months old and his parents call him their “Complimentary Monkey” (there is a song that goes with it), ergo the title of my post. The monkey impersonation that Søren does inspired me to make him this little monkey. It goes something like this: Søren squats down and cocks his head to one side and places his little fist on his hip while he wiggles his elbow back and forth and makes the “ooh-ooh” monkey sound. (I also made it because I couldn’t go another week without working on a project!)
I used the same craft book for this monkey as I did for the bird in this post. (isbn 1003959887) This monkey is very tiny – just 3 inches tall. His mouth got a little wonky but I had to sew everything on really well so that Soren wouldn’t be able to yank his limbs and such off.
My favorite part of this project was making his little bandana – it makes him look so cool, don’t you think? These pictures were taken in downtown Oxford, Ohio where we are now located, at least for the next 5 days.