Friday, 7 January 2011

Hmmmm …. My Sock Monkey

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I’ve wanted have a go at making a sock monkey for ages, and this was an inspired Christmas present from my sister-in-law. 
Sock Monkey Kit
The instructions seemed very clear and simple, and the pack was labelled Age 6+!
Sock Monkey instructions
I embarked upon the project with great gusto, but after seeing my first effort, Mr FiddleFart picked it up and examined it  carefully saying , “I think you must have followed the instructions wrong!” Hmmmmm….
Sock Monkey
I know sock monkeys are not supposed to be really cute, but I seem to have created the “Evil Sock Monkey from Hell”, the stuff from which horror films are made!
Sock Monkey 1
I have to admit sewing isn’t really my thing, in fact it makes my gums itch and I can’t do any fancy stitching, which probably accounts for the “evil” mouth. So, I will keep the pattern in a safe place, and may have another go when I see an “inspiring” pair of socks! But there again perhaps I should stick to paper!!!


Maybe Baby said...

Helen, your post made me laugh so much I snorted my first morning coffee all over the screen! I had been hoping that my browsing your blog would go un-noticed by the boss, but after that post, and my reaction, not a chance!!

Thank you for sharing though, it has started my day off wonderfully with a smile.

I don't think he's *that* evil, maybe some medication would sort him out! :)

jodpea said...

I don't think u've done anything wrong, the one on the box doesn't exactly look like it wants world peace or to work with children & animals either!

misteejay said...

I love not cute; not sweet but most def FUN

Perhaps the look is more 'devilment' and he is waiting to join in with the fun that Monkey gets up to LOL

Toni xx

crafting uk mum said...

i think hes rather cute!
this is something ive wanted to try for ages but never seem to find the time!

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

I am finding him strangely attractive - mind you I have no taste when it comes to men - you wanna see my husband!!! lol!!

marc said...

Lol all the post on here have made me smile big time ,but i just think his different and in my eyes different always wins its so less boring than nice you should just love him and hug him and call him George i would big love marc

marc said...

ps has the boys seen him yet and what do they think lol big love marc

Suz Brill said...

I think he's rather cute too!!

Hmmm... off to search for some socks and scour the internet for some instructions!!!

Sarah said...

I got my daughter (13) this kit for christmas. Her monkey looks alot like yours x

Bumblebee said...

I don't think he's evil, I think he's cute! I've been meaning to make one for ages, just need to find some good socks!

Leigh the sewing diva said...

Awww lol I think he's cute! Don't listen to hubby!