Tuesday, 24 June 2008

another world premier...

This is the first sock monkey I have ever made. Ever. I started it yesterday evening and finished it today. I haven't forgotten about the ears. I haven't decided yet if he needs ears. What do you think?

I had played with the idea of making a sock monkey for a while (I had even saved some pairs of new socks for this very purpose) but I didn't. So the other week when my friend Matthew forced a bag of sock monkey making things (that's not easy to say!) into my arms, it was the push I needed.

I really enjoyed making this happy chappy. I'll definitely get the sewing machine out for the next one because this took WAY too long. It reminded me of when I was about 9 years old and I went through a phase of making beanbag frogs (with a LOT of help from my mum, of course!). I made them in various colours and sizes. I wonder what happened to them.

To those of you who have tagged me to do a meme recently: sorry! I just keep forgetting and then when I do them, it just ends up being quite a dull blog post. So don't take it to heart, it's nothing personal. I don't know what it is about them but I just clam up and end up just putting one-word answers (which would be very boring, would it not?).


  1. Probably the most colourful sock monkey I have ever seen. I am liking him very much!
    He does look a bit of a wicked chappie though with that cheeky little grin!

  2. OMG. he's really cute. but you know what?
    take a closer look at the picture. he's tail looks like his right leg. so what does he's right leg look like? :-) I think you need to get another picture of him in a different possition or else someone may flag the post. :-)

  3. What a cutie patootie! I say no ears!

    I don't like doing meme's.......

  4. It's bril no ears def no ears, don't worry about tags understand. it's bril bril BRIL.

  5. Much love for the ginger sockmonkey!!!!

  6. Thank you, thank you, thank you! No ears it is then!

    Catherine: I'm so pleased that you noticed his cheeky grin! I love it.

    Jessica: I'm glad you don't like doing meme's - it comforts me somewhat :o)

    Matt: It's only fitting that my first sock monkey be ginger, as I like to think that he kind of reflects the person who inspired me to make them (yes, that's you!). Hooray for the ginger sock monkey!

  7. PIP,

    If you could make two of them for my sons for christmas I would be thrilled! Let me know if you are up for it and what you charge!


  8. This is so darn cute!!! I am new to your blog and had to go back and read your older posts! You are very creative and I will be back again! : )

  9. pippa if you are up to it i'll order two please.thanks God bless

  10. Sa, POD: what a compliment! I'll make some more and then you can choose which ones you want to buy.

    Chelemom: Thank you and welcome! Looking forward to hearing what else you think x