In addition to making monkeys for chairty and making some for ladies who purchased them, I also made a few as gifts.
This is Apple, she was a gift for a brand new little girl. I got to go have a cuddle and a chat with her Mum - we went to school together. Apple was a hit, especially with big brother who took her to bed the first night! This was one of my last few ladybird socks, mixed with a red/white dot sock. Her name came about because she's a candy apple red....and my friend's nickname is Apple. It just seemed perfect.
Then I made Zach, later re-named Zeta, for a young lady who was in hospital for an operation. We're friends with her aunt. He has aqua/darker blue stripes with orange tips and plain aqua tail, arms, ears and nose.
Finally Primrose (I didn't know they only came in yellow....I just thought she looked like a Primrose when I'd finished her eyelashes!). She made a very long trip to Massachussetts, USA for another brand new little person. Hopefully they will grow up together, the best of friends. Primrose is a lovely bright pink, her arms, tail and ears have mostly pink hearts on white, with a few purple hearts mixed in.