Tuesday, June 24, 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?). 

10 comments:

  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!

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  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. :-)

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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  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!

    YOU ARE SUCH A TALENTED LADY!

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  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! : )

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

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  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

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