Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Sock Monkey Love

I figured since this blog is all about Sock Monkeys, I'd add the one I grew up with. I remember always referring to it as a "he" or "him", so I'm now naming him, Grandpa. So, here's a pic of the trio together, Clyde, Bonnie, & Grandpa

They're all saying "Goodnight!"

Sock Monkeys.....Bonnie & Clyde

Here's Bonnie, I finished her yesterday. Just now am getting a chance to upload her pics. There is much love between these 2 monkeys, and in the near future, I'm seeing a little girl & boy that'll be going home to a newborn & a 1 year old this fall!

The one on top is Bonnie, and the one on left is Bonnie & Clyde. You remember Clyde, from the
first sock monkey blog I wrote the other day? Well, he's got a family now! They're both ornery monkeys...hence, the mischievous eyes. But, they are snugglable.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Keeping bored hands busy, keeps the owner out of trouble

So, I'm not really a crafty person, on my own, but if I see any idea, and know I can recreate it, I'll attempt it. My mom gave me a sock monkey as a child she made for me, and wishing I knew it was this easy when my girls were little, they would have had one then.....but, they're 10 & 11, so I decided to go ahead and make them one, now that I know how......
This is Clyde. His name may change, but, he's still the same, silly monkey who likes to change seating positions, and places where he is......he completely freaks out my husband, but, that's because his eyes wouldn't round like I hoped they would, to make him a sweet monkey, not mischievous!

 I got directions for him from: http://www.craftpassion.com/2012/04/how-to-sew-sock-monkey.html/2
As you can see, they're very simple directions, for silly monkeys! I found these particular socks at my local Dollar Tree, they were well worth it, so I got 2 pair! I'm nearly finished with her, and they'll be a pair! Bonnie & Clyde, epic adventures!