Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Paulie Toews, Birthday Monkey

Paulie Toews is a commissioned birthday present for my brother-in-law Chris. Your lovely wife asked me to make it special for you. Happy birthday Chris!

The monkey is named after Paulie Konerko of the Chicago White Sox and Jonny Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks. 

I started with the monkey pattern from Aranzi Aronzo's The Cute Book. I made him bigger, gave him a fuzzy belly, changed the face, and added a tail. He can stand up! To show his Sox and Hawks pride, he has two custom made ballcaps to wear. I made a pattern for the hats and embroidered the logos on as authentically as I could. I love how the Hawks hat turned out - I freehanded the logo and was the most fun to make. 

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I'm sending Paulie Toews in the mail tomorrow to Chris tomorrow :) 


  1. This is AWESOME!! Oh my gosh, the monkey is ADORABLE and the ball caps are so detailed! I also love the monkey's smile. :) Way to go on this - it's really cool!

  2. What a fantastic idea this is! My brother is a huge Sox fan, and now I know how I can customize all of the cute patterns I find!