When Jordan moved back home to pursue one of his dreams, I gave up my large art studio for a very small corner of a creative work space.
Part of me grieved as I packed and moved things around to accommodate my son, not because of him of course, but the realization of how much “creating” had become a part of my therapy for healing.
I started to look for ways to continue doing what I love but keeping it simple and mobile. Using my hands in whatever I do, is paramount to who I am.
While living in Guam as a young girl, my mom sent me to both sewing and embroidery lessons. I loved it. As I grew up, I dabbled with the sewing machine and every once in awhile a simple embroidery pattern. But really, I gave it up for paint, canvas, brushes and all things mixed media.
I recently, came across a sock monkey, and thought to myself, “I bet I could do this.” and at my first attempt…….this is who emerged.
I gave him to Jillian (he was her university colors) and created more…..
and before long, I couldn’t stitch fast enough.
Then I had my first sale.
and then I had a waiting list.
I am now totally addicted to crafting these little guys.
Each one comes out as an original and unique design.
I hand stitch every part of them. I “think” that is why they are so special. I love watching their little personalities emerge.
If you would like one, I would love to stitch one up for you or someone you love. (a heartwarming Christmas gift) It’s contributing to my healing process as well. One takes me about 48 – 72 hours to complete. (depending on the orders ahead of yours)
Here are the current designs I am working with.
The cost $25.00 and that includes shipping.
Feel free to use the contact form below or email me at Lkailani@gmail.com Let’s talk about creating a monkey just for you.