A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you have an idea for improving the Craftster swap process?  Suggest and discuss it here on the Talk About The Swap Process board.
Total Members: 298,241
Currently Running With Scissors:
783 Guests and 38 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 2 [All]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Sock Monkey Army!  (Read 2288 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
yamakarasu
« on: December 30, 2010 10:42:22 AM »

Okay, maybe half an army. I ended up making a couple of sock monkeys as Christmas gifts and it was a lot of fun! I wasn't sure who would get which monkey, so I decided that whoever showed up at my house first that day, would get first choice. Everyone ended up loving their sock monkey Smiley



The one with the extra long limbs is mine and my first test run.. he still needs eyes, but I might just leave him the way he is now.

I still have a sock dog to make on my list.. and more people are showing interest. I didn't think there would be a demand for these guys  Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

spicytaco
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 1616
Joined: 10-Sep-2008

Lalala...


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2010 11:24:19 AM »

Awesome. Makes me want to run and make some. Those are great.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

*insert witty saying here*

I has Wist.
nutritiongal
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2010 11:27:10 AM »

Those are adorable! I love sock monkeys.

The pink stripey ones are my favourites. They would also make great baby girl gifts (as long as nothing was a choking hazard!).
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Back after a fews years of inactivity and looking forward to getting back into crafting!

Visit my blog: http://roaringtwentieskerri.blogspot.com/
Fullmoon
Femailler
Offline Offline

Posts: 2448
Joined: 10-Jan-2007

Artistic Spazzmatazz


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2010 12:54:03 PM »

These are so cute, I've always wanted to try making one ^_^ My favorites are the blue one and the lighter purple one.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/lunaestrelladesign/
Deviantart: http://melonpan-alichan.deviantart.com/

Will happily do personal swaps Smiley I'm busy so I may be a bit slow, but I do enjoy swapping <3
K1MM13
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2010 03:29:52 PM »

Wow. So cute~
THIS ROCKS   Logged

whatthepuck
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2010 06:17:26 PM »

I love the big argyle one.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Vintage Etsy ~ Blog

Swaps:
Oct ATC 2/0/0
Secret Santa
4x6 Art
Little Visitor

Anyone interested in a Secret Santa Swap
gotgrey
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

You are, which ever beast you choose to feed
Offline Offline

Posts: 4094
Joined: 03-Feb-2010

Right and wrong are just words, it's what you do


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2011 06:14:32 AM »

Very cute!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
mexi
One world...make it great! Deck-OR-ATE!
Offline Offline

Posts: 109
Joined: 24-Dec-2010

I Heart the world.(Smelling plastic beads melting)


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2011 02:38:03 PM »

I like the one with roses on the legs...
THIS ROCKS   Logged
yamakarasu
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2011 06:37:01 PM »

I like the one with roses on the legs...

Thanks for all the comments! They're actually strawberries on that purple one Cheesy Sorry I don't have individual pictures of the monkeys.. they're all handed out now.

I used this tutorial.. http://www.web-goddess.org/writing/tutorial/Image0.html

It's very easy to do and straight forward, just takes a little time to stuff just right and to hand sew the different parts together, but it's definitely worth it. The argyle one was the first one I tried to make and took the longest because I was silly and thought I'd try to use knee length socks for the project.. it turned out super cute but man was it a pain to stuff!!

Instead of regular buttons sewn on for eyes, I covered the buttons in black fabric, then sewed them on. The pink stripey on on the left went to an infant. They're quite child safe, as long as you sew everything tightly (the tutorial suggests sewing around the limbs twice to keep it all sturdy)
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Tylon
Offline Offline

Posts: 104
Joined: 11-Jan-2011

Graphic Designer & Crafter!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2011 09:02:31 AM »

Thats really neat!

I like the variety of patterns/ colors. A really nice collection!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I am a graphic designer. I am an illustrator. I am a photographer. I am a writer. I am a crafter. I am an artist. I am a creator.
tigernoodle
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2011 05:57:18 AM »

I for one welcome our new sock monkey overlords.

The lanky argyle one's best. He's got style. Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged
BJ03
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2011 04:23:00 PM »

Your monkeys are very well done, love the colors.  I made sock kitties for my granddaughter and her friends for Christmas.  They were a big hit.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
vampyreragdolls
Vampyre Rag Dolls
Offline Offline

Posts: 42
Joined: 08-Feb-2011


View Profile WWW
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2011 05:03:31 AM »

great job
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 2 [All] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Update Your Spring Wardrobe on a Budget
How to Rock the Midi Skirt Trend
Hot Floral Dresses for Spring
Mastering the Art of Laid-Back Parisian Style
How to Look Chic But Feel Comfy
Latest Blog Articles
October 29, 2014 Featured Projects
Craft Challenge #103, Foodie Frenzy 2 Winner
Tute Tuesday: Upcycled Car Trash Bag with Liner

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.