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« on: April 01, 2008 02:54:41 PM »

I hope ya'll don't mind, but our 'dollar' store is actually a '99 cent' store.  I named the my project Novie, for novientinueve (99).  And here he is!



Novie was made from:

Socks: .49
Cotton balls: .99
Velcro tabs: .99


Humble beginnings

Accessories are made from:
Belly Flops (irregular Jelly Belly beans) .49
Black Gel Pen paper: .49
Religious candles: 1.00 each
Energy drink: .49



Rounded up total is 6.00, the eyes I just had on hand.

Novie was very happy to be all made up and immediately crowed himself 99 cent store king:



Chugged an 'El Sol'



And began hopping off the celling





Before making friends with a monstrous beast.



He said his prayers



And went to browse Craftster.  He likes this bear a lot, and thinks I should use the other pair of socks in the package to make him a girlfriend.

How I made him:

He is just a basic sock monkey made from a pair of dollar store socks and cotton ball stuffed.  The velcro on his hands and feet, plus his 'jointed' arms and legs make him fun to put and pose whenever you want.  His elbows and knees are made by simply sewing over that part after it's all been stuffed.  The Belly Flops necklace and bracelet are made by stringing the jelly beans with a sharp needle threaded with dental floss and tying.  I had to take it off after a while since it started to melt on him- I think a nice fixative would make these better!  Oh, and the crow is just a piece of little notebook paper hot glued with jelly beans on it.

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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2008 03:05:21 PM »

This little guy is so funny!  I love the pic of him hanging from the light.  Those are really cool socks too.
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2008 03:10:15 PM »

Gah! He's adorable!

I love the pic of him hanging from the light.

Me too! I like that you put the velcro on his hands and feet.
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2008 03:16:29 PM »

i love it!  and i also love that the cotton balls are from the dollar store too!
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2008 07:31:32 PM »

Hahaha!! He made me laugh!! I was especially amused by him praying at the candles.  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2008 07:31:56 PM »

I love him!Well I love all monkeys  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2008 08:29:33 PM »

Cute, Cute. I love it when projects have stories.
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2008 08:23:13 AM »

This is brilliant! A dollar store sock monkey! He's adorable Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2008 10:58:45 AM »

This one just made me chuckle, toooooo cute!
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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2008 11:46:31 AM »

I love him. I love the pattern of his "fur". Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2008 03:16:37 PM »

I WANT HIM!!!
Hes really cool, and the pattern of the socks works so well...
And he has a Macbook, a dog.. You have truely inspired me with his cuteness.. The velcro is such a great add-on!! x
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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2008 03:20:22 PM »

I just LOVE this guy!!
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« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2008 04:20:19 PM »

So cute! If you do make Novie a Novia be sure to put a strip of velcro at their lips so they can kiss!
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« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2008 04:29:58 PM »

Aw, he's cute! I like the print on the socks.
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« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2008 09:05:22 PM »

Thank you everyone!  I had a lot of fun making him.  Yes, he is all dollar store- except the thread, needle and eyes!  The cotton balls make nice fluff but you have to pull them apart first.

So cute! If you do make Novie a Novia be sure to put a strip of velcro at their lips so they can kiss!

 Cheesy  You're right!  I will!

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« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2008 09:37:37 PM »

It's like "The Chronicles of Novie". It would be a great kids book. I like the pic of him drinking the soda.
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« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2008 07:06:17 PM »

Novie is just too cute!  I especially love the pic of him hanging off the ceiling.
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« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2008 12:20:35 PM »

I think he's great and I love it when they're given personalities!
 
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