This is one beautiful sock monkey, I especially enjoy the hair!!!
Did you make the dress too? What a great replica.
Thanks! I did indeed make the dress. I found the perfect fabric at Joann's and some great lace at AC Moore. I wish I had taken pictures during construction but I was in such a frenzy I didn't want to stop until it was done. I do have some pictures of before I colored the hair and made the dress though.
I used that white curly hair from the doll aisle of the craft store and a permenant marker to make it blue (I think I may have killed some brain cells in the process, lol). To get the bangs straight I put my curling iron on low heat and ran the curly hair through it. Then I glued it all on and tacked some of the hair down with thread.
Here's a picture of the leftovers of the supplies I used. Minus the curly hair and buttons of which there are none left
The dress is not removable, I sewed him in because I wanted a really nice line. Also, Mana's hair changes from outfit to outfit in the pictures I've seen so there isn't any other outfit that the hair would really go with.
Oh, and here's a tail shot for good measure. He's propped up in a plastic cup, hehe!