Lately I have been busy with various bits and and pieces around the house and as a result I've taken in a 'helper' to try and lighten the load ...
This is Shelby and she's just slotted in so nicely with the family! She's been helping the twins with their reading after school ... which the kids have thoroughly enjoyed!
She's done some sewing ... she's quite a wiz with the Bernina!
She's been giving me some advice on my clam shells ... which, by the way, I have finished sewing down!
She's been helping me select my next project ... I'm not so sure on her choice ...
She really enjoys The Martha Stewart Show and she's a big Sci Fi fan which is great because now I have company during Buffy, Voyager & SG-1!
The only problem is that my work load hasn't really reduced. You see I seem to still be stuck doing all the house work! Whenever it's time to clean the bathrooms or the toilets or wash the floors or even just empty the dishwasher she's no where to be found. Come to think of it she's only ever around for the fun things!
Mmmmmm ... something had better change around here otherwise the monkey has gotta go!
Have a great weekend!
PS. You can find the tutorial for this cutie here, I made a few minor changes like using the toe of the sock for the mouth rather than the heel and I stuffed her ears. I used a child's knee-hi sock. Also go an take a look at some really terrific Monkeys made by an expert and some other pretty clever things as well at Kitty's blog.