Megan Dowsett is a creative consultant working in museums, galleries and the arts, an illustrator who is finding her voice through personal and local projects, and a parent to two young beings who can't help but influence her creative journey.

Through the name Norris and the Flamingo, she shares the sense of adventure that runs through all of life, wherever we are on our journey. A sense of imagination, of possibility and discovery, for children and adults alike.

15 May 2011

Sock Monkeys

Sock Monkey 004Sock Monkey 002Sock Monkey 006I thought it might be fun to make a sock monkey for the new baby. And then I realised, it would be even more fun to invite said baby's mother round to make one herself. Thus, the re-installment of 'making things days', an amiable tradition of crochet, paint, cutting, tearing and general mess making in the company of wine and chatter.

After a slightly-less-leisurely-than-usual day of stitching and stuffing (soundtrack: "if I have to stuff another leg..." and "it looks more like a cow than a monkey"), here are a few finished sock monkeys - by Christine, Hannah and myself. More to follow, perhaps ...