As I mentioned in my last post I made sock monkeys for Craft Hope's latest project. A couple of friends came over with their socks and sewing equipment and we made monkeys! My friend H was the go-to for instructions since she'd already started some (and is an expert sewess - is that a word?). No pattern needed really and once you make one and find out how fun and easy they are you want to make a whole zoo. Well, I only made two, but I had a tight deadline to meet! Not surprisingly my 4 year old apprentice wanted the monkey to be a pirate, but brown monkey wasn't wearing the pirate gear too well. So I picked up a pair of stripey socks and made Cap'n Monkey.
The extra fabric from the toe of the sock made a nice little kerchief.
He looks sea worthy, eh matey?
But what to do with brown monkey? A girlie one perhaps? When else am I going to use a piece of pink tulle after all? A quick no-sew tutu and some felt flowers and brown monkey became ballerina monkey - and pirate monkey had a date!
They are now nestled snug in a box on a flight to Texas. Bon voyage monkeys! I hope whomever they go to live with has as much fun snuggling them as I had making them!