Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Monkey Business

You all remember Monkey right? Well, Monkey hasn't been doing so well lately. He started coming apart at the back seam (again!) and I can only assume that the cause for his rupture was being loved almost to death. The choke hold Binny puts on Monkey nightly is somewhat scary but at least he's only a stuffed animal and not her sister.

Anyhow, Binny insisted that we sew Monkey back up, and while he was open I decided to do a little stuffed animal liposuction by removing all of his old stuffing. I also took this once in a blue moon chance to run him through the washer and dryer to clean his soiled little body and fluff up his matted fur.

After his bath and tumble dry, we stuffed him up with fresh stuffing and I sewed a new seam in his back. This time I used heavy duty thread.
Good as new!

6 comments:

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Glad to see monkey doing well.

Kelly said...

Good work Mama! Binny's hair looks cute too.

LL Cool Joe said...

Wouldn't it be nice if that kind of repair and stuffing worked on humans too? :D

Jenni said...

That was some fine doll surgery, Momma!`

Wild Child said...

My brother, who is now, what, 35? He had a stuffed animal called a womble (long story) that my grandmother made. He loved it so much, he took it in for repairs with grandma over 8 times, I believe. He's still alive and well, after about two face lifts, three hand replacements, many washings and restitchings. I don't think he's slept with anymore, so I think he's good for now. I love kids and their loveys. My sister's was a blanket and she gave it up by giving it to her new baby cousin (who is now expecting her second child, my how time flies).

sheila said...

Hmmmm, could I borrow her for a day? We've got a bag full of injured stuffed animals.