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« on: February 15, 2009 09:20:04 PM »

I'm kind of new in these parts, so this is my first posted project.  Her name is Layla, and I made her for my great-niece.  I'm planning to make a bunch of these creatures for all the kids for Christmas. 



I used ideas from the book "Stupid Sock Creatures" by John Murphy, and Layla is patterned after "Jordan" in the book.
www.amazon.com/Stupid-Sock-Creatures-Lovable-Cast-off/dp/1579906109

Her body is made from two white socks, and her dress is part of a yellow sweater.  I also crocheted a chain of yellow yarn and couched it onto her dress in the shape of the letter L.  My niece's name is Lillie, so the L will be extra special to her. 

Since Lillie was the county fair princess last year, I gave Layla a sort of "crown" made of a strand of gold beads. 



Layla, like Lillie, loves to sing.  Here she is rehearsing for her next performance.



This project was so much fun.  I especially enjoyed doing the lips using the heel of one sock.  The book goes over this in excellent detail. 

I'll be writing some background info to include with Layla, so am open to suggestions.  Her likes, dislikes, family history, etc.  All ideas are welcome!

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