Thursday, November 29, 2007

Show and Tell Friday


It is show and tell Friday at Kelli's at http://kellishouse.blogspot.com/

This is what I made tonight (Thursday)--I used to have a sock monkey when I was a child, and my brother had a sock elephant.--so these sock toys bring back many memories. These two sites give good directions on how to make sock monkeys :


http://www.craftbits.com/viewProject.do?projectID=1104 and http://breezeb.tripod.com/crafts/sockmonkey.html I am not done with this--I have to do the eyes --which I plan on stitching since Rhianwen, out grandchild, is so young. For older kids you can use buttons for the eyes. I also think I will crochet a little red vest. After I was finishing up this guy, my husband and I felt that we needed to have our own monkeys----we could take them with us on trips and take pictures of them in various places---I don't know why--but I just have to have one for myself!! Childhood memories I guess!! You can get socks from this site : http://www.sockcompany.com/or.html

15 comments:

  1. Oh, Rhianwen will love it! She knows what the monkey says, but she doesn't have one of her own yet!

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  2. A walk down memory lane! Thanks for the link.

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  3. What a wonderful sock monkey! Oh and your blog header is priceless!!
    http://happywonderer.wordpress.com/2007/11/29/show-and-tell-friday-christmas-table/

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  4. I never had a sock monkey growing up and now I'm forever on the lookout for one whenever I go to thrift or antique shops! I want a sock monkey, darn it! hehe Thank you for the link on how to make one, I'm not into sewing but maybe I can manage to make one! lol xo

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  5. That monkey is a cutie even without eyes. Good job.

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  6. I love sock monkeys....sure brings back alot of memories..and everyone still loves them
    Deby

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  7. Only the second time I came across these, they are so adorable.
    Looks like yours is working up a great personality.

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  8. I'm really running behind in my SnT visiting. Love your cute monkey. [I have two here at my house that my hubby's grandmother made for both my kids! All hand stitched.]

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  9. These sock monkeys were very popular when I was young and my daughter had one as well. I should make one for my great-nephew for Christmas. He is only 5 months old.

    Thanks for sharing and inspiring me.
    Blessings,
    Mary

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  10. But of course I had one. I like the idea you and your dh have about having your own to take places with you. Especially about taking pictures of them in various places. That's a riot! I sure like your site. I've just browsed through a bit, and will come back to read some more of your thoughts. Very kindred spirit. This is my first visit. Thank you for stopping by "More Than Enough".
    Nancy

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  11. They're super cute, Kim. :o) And your tree looks beautiful!!!!

    I agree with Ellen about your blog header - your little grandsweetie's expression is just priceless. What a little darlin'!

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  12. Thanks for those links! I just may have to try and make one. Your's is adorable. :)

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  13. I love the sock monkeys! They're so cute! And I love you & your husband's idea of having a set to take with you on trips--too fun! That sounds like something me and my hubby would do! Great job! Oh, and your grandbaby is the cutest thing ever!

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  14. Oh, he is so cute! How neat that you have had it since you were a child. I love the new little girl you made! She is pretty cute. I think you should add the smile to him, maybe do it loosely so you can take it off if you change your mind???

    Hugs, Sharon

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