Friday, December 14, 2007

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Paper Craft Sock Monkeys!

My brother has recently started designing paper craft stuff. One of his first creations was inspired by sock monkeys. Needless to say, I love them and think they are awesome. :)
Take a look.

He is working on the .pdf files to make the pattern available for download. The basic one will be a freebie.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Ring Bearer Sock Monkey

I love this idea! I got an order for a sock monkey to help the ring bearer of a wedding. Who wants a lifeless little pillow? ;)

The Ring Bearer Sock Monkey

Saturday, June 16, 2007

We are almost done building

We need feedback! If you can, go look and let me know what you think. :)

Thank You.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Friday, April 27, 2007

My First Quilting Project~ Checker Board

I was taught how to sew as a girl. My mom has always been a fantastic seamstress and has sewn her whole life. I never really took to sewing as a kid. (me and the machine just didn't get along ;) Now, I make some of my living sewing... that still blows me away... people pay me to sew. All this and I have never made anything quilted. What inspired me to want to learn quilting was the great sock monkey fabrics being made by moda. But, I knew I wanted to learn this craft at least a little before I cut into that $10 a yard fabric.... I saw a kit for a quilted checker board and thought- Hey, I could make that for my board game loving brother!Here is the result. :)

Handmade Quilted Checker Board
I have a long way to go before I am skilled at this craft, but I had fun and will keep at it!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Don Quixote~ Sock Simian

It's been two weeks, but he is finally finished. Yay!!!
Don Quixote Sock Monkey

Don Quixote Sock Monkey

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Three Sock Monkeys- Rainbow Peace Girl ~ Outdoor Boy with Huge Ears ~ Vested Lawyer

Three new cuties headed out for their new homes.

I love these bright rainbow socks.

Next up, is a basic Outdoor style Sock Monkey with the exception of custom ears.

Last but not least, a cute Lawyer in a Vested Suit.

More Monkeys!

Friday, February 16, 2007

Simple Drop Stitch Scarf~ in a Yummy Yarn

The only souvenier I brought back from italy was three small balls of beautiful painted merino wool.
This is two of them.

Simple Drop Stitch Scarf

And a close up.

Simple Drop Stitch Scarf

Now what should I do with the last ball of this pretty yarn? :)

Thursday, February 08, 2007

"No Evil" Minis and Green Fez Sock Monkey Twins

Green Fez Sock Monkey Twins

"No Evil" Mini Sock Monkey Trio

Now, I remember why I don't make very many minis :)
They are not any less work... but they sure are small.
I was surprised the little hats and scarves were not difficult at all. I'm glad I didn't go with my first instinct to crochet them. I like them knitted.

More Monkeys

Sunday, February 04, 2007

I'm in a Book! ~ Everything's Coming Up Sock Monkeys!

A great new book just came out and we’re in it! The author was very nice and sent us a signed copy of the new book.

It’s beautiful, it has tons of history and art all about Sock Monkeys. It would be a great addition to the library or coffee table of any Sock Monkey enthusiast.

Look for me on p. 140!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Mr. T and the Lawyer

A couple new Sock Monkeys left for new homes this week.

First was a Blonde Lawyer Sock Monkey from San Fransisco. He's a little cutie, posing like a model, for the camera.

Sock Monkey Lawyer

Then I finished up a custom order for Andrew, who fell in love with the Mr. T sock monkey on Craftster and had to have one of his own.

Mr. T Sock Monkey

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Finished a 6 pack! ;)

I just finished a group of Sock Monkeys today! I am so glad to get these guys out the door. :D
They are for the sweetest grandma. She had one set made for each of her three granddaughters.

Sock Monkey Sextuplets

More Sock Monkeys here!