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Friday, November 3, 2017

How to make a Sock Monkey

   Hello everyone, 
Hi, fellow bloggers. I'm delighted to be posting today. 
Happy to see November and some rain in this part of California.
  Yesterday I planted some pansies, knee-high
sweet peas and a red holly bush, and today we enjoyed a light rain. 
Now it is time to share my sock monkey project with you. 
I am such a procrastinator. I bought this sock monkey kit in 2012.
 Last week I finally put the eyelashes on MR. MONKEY
The adoption decree isn't filled out, but I am the proud guardian of
this precious wee sock monkey.
I am going to admit I have wanted to make a sock monkey forever. 
At the ripe old age of 76, I finished my first sock monkey. I am trying to
finish all the projects started in the last few years. Scrapbooking is also on the list
I love MR. MONKEY'S eyelashes and black button eyes.
The kit included two Rockford Red Heel, socks.
One sock is cut to make the different parts of the monkey. 
The ears, mouth, arms, and tail are one sock.
The other sock is the head. Body and two legs. The sock is turned inside out, and a line
is drawn to the heel.  The two legs are sewn and then cut apart. A small hole
is left to add the stuffing.  The sock is turned right side out and stuffed with batting.
After stuffing the head is tied at the neck with a string and hole is sewn shut.
The kit includes embroidery thread to sew the mouth, ears, arms, body, tail, and eyelashes. Also
the kit includes the black felt for the nose.
I found a friend for MR. MONKEY  at Tuesday Morning. 
The small monkey was a Christmas tree ornament, but
he is now MR. MONKEY'S best friend. I also knitted
him a new red scarf too.
They both have found a new home in the dining room on the wicker chair.
I made some new blue and white checkered pillows for fall. 
When I decorate for Christmas, I will have red plaid pillows
in the chairs.  I am sure MR. MONKEY loves his new family.
I sure love him and loved making him too.

A mosaic to pin.

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  1. How cute is that! And guess what...I have one of those kits. I guess I'll have to make one this winter. Hope mine turns out as cute as yours!

  2. Your sock monkey is so cute! What a great job you did in making it.

  3. Well done on completing Mr Monkey and his little friend, they are both so adorable, your mosaic is great too.
    I love scrapbooking so I look forward to seeing your scrapbooking project appearing on MM soon.
    Have a wonderful week!

  4. What's not to love about Mr. Monkey? I just want to reach out and squeeze him. Well done for the follow-through -- proof it's never too late!

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