This is Makimaki Monkey.  Hello!


Makimaki is Maori for monkey, and is pronounced Markymarky.  Though technically, Makimaki Monkey is an ape, not a monkey, as he doesn’t have a tail.

He’s sitting on my bed because it was the only spot in my house I could find that wasn’t covered in pet hair or mud.

I made him using the same pattern as the other monkeys, but Makimaki is made from a 50% wool 50% acrylic blend I picked up at Spotlight.  It was horrible to work with, and I have three blisters on my fingers from making him.  He’s stuffed with 99.9% polyester fibrefill and 0.1% dog hair.

He’s currently squashed up in an envelope on his way to start a new life in Australia, where he will live with my friend’s baby.  Hopefully they will have lots of adventures together.  I’ve told my friend he’s stuffed with 100% polyester fibrefill, as Makimaki Monkey and I decided she didn’t need to know about the dog hair.

Also in the parcel is this book which I found in an antiques shop in Cambridge last week.

book-1Excuse the dodgy photography.

It was a real wrench to part with this book as I love old books, especially old books that are over 100 years old.


It’s a first edition, too.


I hope she loves it as much as I do.


2 Responses to “Makimaki”

  1. Cecca Says:

    Makimaki monkey is fantastic! And the book looks great too.
    I can’t help buying lovely old books lately either 🙂

  2. derya Says:

    hello makimaki liked the monkey. What is the size of the monkey that we want to build a wonder I wonder?

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