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« on: September 16, 2010 10:43:19 AM »

Ok so I just found out that i have two new cousins that were born the other day Cheesy and i was thinking about making them each a sock monkey, the only problem is the button eyes, i dont want any babies swallowing the eyes so my question is, is there any way to make the eyes different so that they cant come off?
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2010 11:26:55 AM »

How about cutting out little felt circles for eyes, and sewing those on (don't glue them)?  Or embroidering eyes on with thread/yarn (sew a circle, then fill it in)?

And congrats on the new cousins! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2010 11:45:24 AM »

I 2nd the embroidering.  Or, you can buy plastic safety eyes at Jo Anne's fabrics, or Hobby Lobby.  Congrats on the new cuz's. 
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2010 12:28:47 PM »

Ironically, the plastic safety eyes aren't really safe because kids could theoretically pull them out entirely and eat the whole thing  Tongue  Cheaper and easier to embroider, even though safety eyes can be super cute!
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2010 02:33:40 PM »

Yeah, I didn't think about the sock coming unraveled/pulling apart around the safety eyes.  It's been a long, long time since I had little ones.  I like the idea of embroidering the best of all.  That's what I did on a sock monkey I made for my youngest son when he was little.  I thought it turned out darn cute that way!  So expressive!
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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2010 05:23:47 PM »

i love the idea of embroidering them on! i will have to do some practice eyes and i will let you all know how they turned out
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2010 09:15:30 AM »

embriodery is the way to go!
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