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« on: February 12, 2008 09:01:14 PM »

I've recently discovered sock monkeys. There is nothing better than rummaging through thrift stores, looking for materials for my latest projects. I found some great socks [I washed them of course] and several vintage buttons. For about 4 bucks, I have enough materials to make several monkeys. When my husband was a small child, he had a stuffed monkey, he called him Mr. Bim. The love of a childhood toy is something that is never forgotten. Mr. Bim is long gone, as are most childhood toys. So for Valentine's Day, I made him this monkey. Nothing expensive, but more sentimental.

This project is extremely forgiving. My kind of project.
Ignore his large tail. He was born with it.

He turned out to be a ninja monkey. His red headband is the toe seam from the sock. I think it adds to his personality.

The Orange!
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2008 10:56:38 PM »

I love his head band! He turned out really cute.  I made my son's and B/F all a sock monkey for Christmas. My eldest son was like your husband, he had one when he was a kid. Now that he is grown he wanted one. He loved it.
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2008 10:58:33 PM »

he's lovely, that tail makes him perfect swinging material. i hope you reinforced his tail!!  Smiley
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2008 11:23:46 PM »

Awww! He's so sweet! Your husband is going to love him! Great job!

« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2008 06:22:52 AM »

Thanks everyone. He was the first sock monkey I've ever made, so he turned out a little 'off'. But I think most ninja monkeys are a little 'off' so it works.

The Orange!
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