Toe-tapping, finger-snapping, feel good music accompanies this post.
As you may know by now, I create a personalized Studio 911 sock monkeys
for all the special little people in my life.
Today is our grandson Mack's
1st Birthday!!! Happy Birthday Mack!
In honor of this momentous occasion, I'd like to introduce you to
the monkey I made for Mack.
You've probably made the connection already, but my inspiration for this
monkey is the song, "Down on the Corner" by.....
only the greatest band of all time, none other than CCR!!!
Mack is a city boy and if my bean theory holds true.....oh, you don't
know my bean theory?
When you plant beans, you get beans.
So anywho, if my theory holds true, Mack is likely to be a
musical genius like his daddy and Grandpa Jason. :@
They were both lead vocalists of rock bands in their day, so I predict that
Mack will be the leader of his own garage band.
How do I know he's musically gifted?
Well, he isn't talking or singing yet, but he does have a nice babbling voice.
And he laughs hysterically when his mama sings.
Singing in tune is NOT one of our family traits.
On to the sock monkey.
I'm not a huge fan of our local dollar stores, but they did come through for me last night.
I really wanted to finish Willy to get this post published today, but he needed a shirt to wear.
His surfer shirt, purchased at the Dollar Store is actually a low cut sock.
I cut the toe off, pulled it over Willy's head, and cut arm openings for a grunge rocker look.
His hat is made from another sock that has been gathered at the top.
Four buttons create his pretty blue eyes.
He likes to show off his six-pack abs.
Yes, he is wearing boxers under his low riding jeans.
His low riders have been stitched out of an old pair of my jeans.
Bonus: I now have a new pair of cut-offs.
His belt is an old watchband and he sports a peace sign charm from his belt loop.
View from behind.
View from behind.
Sock monkeys are lucky. They've got a tail to keep those jeans
from falling down around their knees.
For bling, Willy wears one gold hoop earring.
I'll never find the other one, so he might as well make use of it.
One of our city's claim to fame is that Bob Dylan attended our high school.
Willy would have fit right in with the attendees of Dylan Days held last weekend.
My personal shopper found the guitar on eBay.
Here he is practicing for those campfire sing-alongs when he
will be spending upcoming weekends in....
The P family's 1956 Terry Travel Trailer. He's so excited!!!
His accessories include a cowbell, tambourine, and of course, a washboard
so everybody gets an instrument!
Down on the corner, out in the street,
Willy and the Poorboys are playin' ;
Bring a nickel; tap your feet.
Happy Birthday Mack!
See you at your party!
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