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Topic: Meet Moscar (my first Sock Monkey)  (Read 1107 times)
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« on: January 29, 2008 08:19:25 PM »

When my husband was a kid, he had a sock monkey named Oscar.  He carried it around everywhere telling everyone that it was "My Oscar".  He said it so fast, though, that it soon got shortened to Moscar.  I decided last night that my son Evan needed a Moscar of his own.  Here's how he turned out.  I used this tutorial http://www.web-goddess.org/writing/tutorial/Image0.html.  He's not perfect...his eyes are too far apart & his smile is crooked but I think he's kinda cute.  I used safety eyes instead of buttons since Evan is only 6 months old.  Thanks for looking
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2008 08:23:04 PM »

that's so cute! i used to have an ernie doll, an oscar doll, and i called my pacifier "my guckie" so all put into one word it was "ernie-okar-my-guckie". random story. but your story reminded me of it.   Cheesy i'm sure you're son will love the mocar!
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2008 08:29:47 PM »

I think his eyes look good so far apart. Cheesy
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2008 09:24:32 PM »

oh its so cute, I loved the tut you found, I've been wanting to make some of these monkeys for my 3 kids and now I can with your help from the tut. Thanks for the tut and your monkey turned out great, I bet your son loves him. Great Job!

« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2008 10:18:02 PM »

A little more info:  If you decide to use safety eyes, don't forget to put them in before you sew up the torso piece.  The tutorial doesn't tell you to put them on until the very end b/c she uses buttons.

I used Men's socks so Moscar is quite big.  If you want a smaller monkey use women's socks.  I also cut a bit off of the tail b/c if I did it exactly how the tutorial said it would have been very long.
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2008 06:48:44 AM »

he's really cute
i made one for my little brother who's 2, he tends to forget about it...then he sees mine and wants it. I ask him where his is.....he usually points to some random place and says it's there....

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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2008 04:50:21 PM »

I think he's perfect!

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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2008 06:22:43 AM »

That's brilliant and thank you for posting the link to the tutorial, I'm currently digging around for a good pair of socks so I can make my own!
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2008 06:55:20 PM »

Good call shortening the tail.

I used that tutorial over the weekend to make a sock monkey for a friend who's having surgery. I followed the directions and the tale was really long...almost obscenely so. Luckily, my friend liked it that way.

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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2008 09:54:51 PM »

I went out and bought 5 pairs of socks (on the 5 for $10 rack) just to make sock monkeys.  Now I just have to get started.  Smiley
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