Peaches Prattlings











{December 20, 2013}   The birth of a sock monkey

I don’t know if you know that I am a “crafter”: I cross stitch, needlepoint, knit, crochet, stamp, paint, you name it, I’ve probably tried it. I love making things and giving them away and one of these days I’m going to show you some of the cross stitches I have made in the last year.

Right now, I want to talk about the sock monkey I made for my little monkey, Miss A. Her mom calls her monkey and pickle and I found this Christmas Sock Monkey kit, so you know I had to get it and make it. I’ve always wanted to make a sock monkey and here he is. [And I know that her mom is so crazy busy getting ready for Christmas, her parents visiting, that she’s probably not going to see this post – so, no telling! They’ll both get to see it on Christmas!]

This sock monkey’s name is Rudy.

So…you start with two socks that have the red heel trimmed in white, so you can use one for the body and one for the other parts. You take the first sock and cut the bottom to make legs and then sew and stuff the entire thing.

Next, stuff the to the top, sew the legs, stuffing as you go.

Stuffed! We have legs!

Stuffed! We have legs!

Tie off the top to make the head, cut material from the other sock, sew, stuff and add the tail to the body.

We have a head and tail!

We have a head and tail!

Next, from the other sock, we cut out the fabric for the mouth, ears and arms. Now s/he has a smile, makes a difference! I have to tell you, the monkey was a little creepy without eyes, but we’re good now! S/he even has eyelashes! Can you see the antlers???

Arms, ears, mouth, eyes

Arms, ears, mouth, eyes

Rudy needs clothes, we’re getting there!

Red...my favorite color!

Red…my favorite color!

We have to decorate the adorable red shirt [no Star Trek references, please!] “I Believe”, do you? Add some holly leaves and red buttons for umpf.

Do you believe?

Do you believe?

And Rudy is done! S/he came with an Adoption Decree  “To whom it may concern: Be it hereby known, near and far, that the person named below has agreed to be the adopted guardian of a precious wee sock monkey, and to love, cherish, and cuddle this monkey forevermore.” There is a place for her to name her “Beloved Monkey”, “Devoted Guardian” that would be Miss A, “Kindly Maker”, her Auntie G, that’s me! and the “Date of Adoption”. Is that terrific or what?

Hello Rudy!

Hello Rudy!

So…in conclusion here is Rudy with the original kit packaging.

The original packaging and the finished product

The original packaging and the finished product

Think Miss A will love it? I hope so!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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