Saturday, August 29, 2009

Monkeys in the Mail

My Craft Hope sock monkeys are done and outta here. I'm so glad. Really. After trying and picking out four different kinds of eyes, all of which made them look creepish, I was certainly done. BUT -- I finally found a way to make cute eyes.

I love how they turned out, and I hope they will make some little people very happy!

He's my FAVORITE. He's the last one I did, so I was much better at it by then. But I absolutely love the socks I used -- they're so... MONKEY.

He's just so friendly!

Preppy girl is my favorite of the two girl monkeys, for sure. It's those SOCKS!

And that little cheerleader-y skirt!!

Jammies girl is fun too, though!

And of course I had to make things difficult for myself and make a socktopus, too! (Oh, stuffing those ridiculously long, skinny tentacles...) I LOVE his stripeyness!

Oops -- didn't get a picture of him with his mouth. Embroidered blue, and just like the monkeys. I hope his stripes don't make him creepy and spidery......?

Of course I had to whip up a bunch of blankies, too! And of course I overdid it and ended up with five beyond the ones for my monkeys! I am sure there are some other little monkeys who could use a blanky, though..... Right?


Infant Bibliophile said...

I LOVE that preppy girl one. Amazing! Well done. :)

The Harris Family said...

Your monkeys are so cute! I love their outfits.

Tater Tot Mom said...

So cute! These take sock monkeys to a whole other level! I love the girls!

Anonymous said...

How do you make the socktopus? My older son love stuffed octopus toys at the store but they are too expensive only to have a leg ripped off in a matter of days!

Care said...

mrandmrsdey, there is a great little video at -- i could try and explain, but this video probably would do a better job of it!

Tranquility said...

Oh my gosh - those are ADORABLE!!!