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Title: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: bobbiemay on May 01, 2012 07:08:23 AM
Swap name: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: bobbiemay
Sign-up date range: 05/01/12-05/15/12
Date to send item by: 06/15/12

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
Additional Age requirement? 16+

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES




Details of swap:
 You will be crafting 1 large (Sock Monkey or Critter), 1 medium (outfit or accessories) 1 small, for your partner around what she/he likes. Your partner will have up to 5 themes listed on his/her questionnaire and you will choose how to decorate his/her sock monkey or critter based on these themes.

Helpfull info:
Vintage pattern (longer tail)
http://vintagesockmonkey.com/Sock_Monkey_Vintage_Pattern.html (http://vintagesockmonkey.com/Sock_Monkey_Vintage_Pattern.html)
Modern pattern:
http://vintagesockmonkey.com/Sock_Monkey_Modern_Pattern.html (http://vintagesockmonkey.com/Sock_Monkey_Modern_Pattern.html)
Step by Step tutorial.
http://www.craftbits.com/project/sock-monkey (http://www.craftbits.com/project/sock-monkey)
http://www.craftpassion.com/2012/04/how-to-sew-sock-monkey.html?pid=866#picgallery (http://www.craftpassion.com/2012/04/how-to-sew-sock-monkey.html?pid=866#picgallery)

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer: bobbiemay

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old (YES/NO)
Do you want a Sock Monkey or Critter?
Favourite Colors:
Least Favourite Colors:
Themes you like your Monkey/Critter to be base on: (styles, character,)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Any allergens in your house (pets, smoke, hay, whatever)?:
Anything you are allergic to?:
Any other information for your partner?:





*Also, remember to read Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

Additional rules:
All participants must check in at least once a week, by posting in this thread, to let us know their progress.

Round 1 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=341443.0  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=341443.0)
Round 2 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=357029.0  (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=357029.0)
Round 3 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=375541.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=375541.0)
Round 4 Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=392084.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=392084.0)


Swappers
1. bobbiemay     Canada
2. pinkmichk       UK
3. gotgrey         USA
4. MissCrafty29 Canada
5. SunflowerSmiles USA
6. sdelnegro514 USA
7. noelle            USA
8. Butweed        UK
9. Sharalee        USA
10. waterbaby    USA
11. Calsters       USA
12. Shanalicious  Canada
13. puamelia      USA

**Partners**
pinkmichk - Butweed
gotgrey - Sharalee
MissCrafty29 - Shanalicious
sdelnegro514 - Calsters
bobbiemay - puamelia
SunflowerSmiles - noelle - waterbaby - SunflowerSmiles

Gallery
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409638.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409638.0)


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: jexxican on May 01, 2012 07:33:22 AM
Why are you doing this? Maybe I shouldn't sign up. Maybe I should! I'll wait. We'll see.


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: waterbaby on May 02, 2012 01:15:35 AM
Whoo-hoo for another round of monkey madness!


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: pinkmichk on May 02, 2012 02:10:01 AM
sent my info in  ;D


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: Sharalee on May 02, 2012 08:07:33 AM
I would love to do this one, but first I need to get my last Swap sent. Then i'll put in for it!! I love sock monkeys!!!.... :D


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: gotgrey on May 02, 2012 03:12:59 PM
Sent my questionnaire in!


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: noelle on May 03, 2012 09:27:13 PM
i definitely want in again!  :)
but i feel like my themes are always too specific... hmm, what to choose?


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: kwiltykate on May 03, 2012 11:20:34 PM
Finally got my swaps down to zero...now THIS!!!

i have no will power, I will be in no doubt :P


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 04, 2012 01:29:53 PM
found another site with the most adorable sock monkey's and tutorials...thought I would share with you all...
http://www.craftpassion.com/2012/04/how-to-sew-sock-monkey.html?pid=866#picgallery (http://www.craftpassion.com/2012/04/how-to-sew-sock-monkey.html?pid=866#picgallery)

be sending in my questionnaire shortly... ;D   

sent... 8)


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: MissCrafty29 on May 04, 2012 02:03:56 PM
Let me just brush the dust off and say that I am excited to be joining a craft swap again, after just a few days short of a year!!! My goodness, it has been so long...I am super excited for this swap :D


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: sdelnegro514 on May 04, 2012 03:02:47 PM
Sent in my questionnaire!


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: bobbiemay on May 04, 2012 03:14:33 PM
found another site with the most adorable sock monkey's and tutorials...thought I would share with you all...
http://www.craftpassion.com/2012/04/how-to-sew-sock-monkey.html?pid=866#picgallery (http://www.craftpassion.com/2012/04/how-to-sew-sock-monkey.html?pid=866#picgallery)


Great link Sunflowersmiles ;) I like the way she does the tail with batting. I find it hard to stuff the tail nice and smooth I will have to try it this way thanks :)

Also I would like to say a hi to all the new swapper that are joining us this round it's going to be soooo much fun. :o


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 04, 2012 05:44:28 PM
I think her faces are just adorable and something new rather than the usual. (not that I don't love the usual.. :D)

I'm usually lumpy too... ;D


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: kwiltykate on May 04, 2012 07:02:41 PM
Thanks for the link! I really like the little crosses for the nose - and I would never have thought to put magnets in the limbs!!!! I am so going to have a few baby ones hanging off my fridge :P


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 04, 2012 07:19:18 PM
I love how the eyes are done and the mouth...her directions are really easy to follow too...great idea for the tail...and making the head rounder...cool. They're just sooo cute!


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: noelle on May 06, 2012 11:24:10 AM
ok, I finally decided and sent in my info.
i can't wait to see what i get to craft for someone!  :D


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: pinkmichk on May 07, 2012 07:02:15 AM
that's a great tip with the tail deffo giving that a try


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: sdelnegro514 on May 08, 2012 11:14:18 AM
found another site with the most adorable sock monkey's and tutorials...thought I would share with you all...
http://www.craftpassion.com/2012/04/how-to-sew-sock-monkey.html?pid=866#picgallery (http://www.craftpassion.com/2012/04/how-to-sew-sock-monkey.html?pid=866#picgallery)

I think I'm going to try that out on a practice sock monkey...they look so cute.


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: magadoo on May 08, 2012 05:48:19 PM
If I wasn't working on a blanket for my cousin's wedding I would totally sign up for this.  Sock monkeys are so much fun! Especially when you use socks with crazy patterns or colors.


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: applesandpumpkins on May 08, 2012 06:00:58 PM
I haven't done a swap in forever. Thinking about joining this one!


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: Sharalee on May 08, 2012 08:14:50 PM
I sent in my questioniare!! Can't wait to get started!  :D  Love Monkey on the main page & also the link to the new version of the monkey pattern, they're so cute.


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: pinkmichk on May 09, 2012 02:55:54 AM
the monkey on front page is what I recieved for my hubs in last round he currently residing on hubbys desk  ;D


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: Sharalee on May 09, 2012 07:51:27 AM
the monkey on front page is what I recieved for my hubs in last round he currently residing on hubbys desk  ;D

Well he sure's a cutie!! Love his outfit too!! ;)


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: MissCrafty29 on May 11, 2012 09:24:48 AM
Eeeeek...So excited for Sock Monkey crafty goodness!!  :P


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15 **1 more days for SU**
Post by: MissCrafty29 on May 14, 2012 11:50:33 AM
Anyone else getting excited? LOL...It really has been a while since I last did a craft swap! Can't wait for partners ;)


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15 **1 more days for SU**
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 14, 2012 12:28:22 PM
I'm totally excited!!!  I'm thinking of making up a few and let the Monkey's decide who wants to go to my partner!  Yup...I'm weird.


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15 **1 more days for SU**
Post by: MissCrafty29 on May 14, 2012 04:18:45 PM
Sounds totally normal to me...but then again, I too am weird  :P


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15 **1 more days for SU**
Post by: gotgrey on May 14, 2012 05:23:26 PM
I'm so stoked for a partner!


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15 **1 more days for SU**
Post by: Shanalicious on May 14, 2012 10:19:08 PM
I'm so excited!!!! I haven't been on the boards in a while but I'm eager to get back in the game!


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15 **1 more days for SU**
Post by: Butweed on May 15, 2012 01:23:27 AM
Itís been a while since I took part in a swap :P but the monkeys just seem to call me back.


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15 **LAST DAY FOR SU**
Post by: puamelia on May 15, 2012 01:28:52 PM
Alright, I'm in. *sigh* I need a fairly easy swap to get my feet wet again, and this seems like my best bet. Everyone loves a stuffie, right?!


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15 **LAST DAY FOR SU**
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 15, 2012 01:55:26 PM
Alright, I'm in. *sigh* I need a fairly easy swap to get my feet wet again, and this seems like my best bet. Everyone loves a stuffie, right?!

WHEEEEEE!!!!!!   YAY!!!!!   


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: bobbiemay on May 16, 2012 12:02:42 AM
Partner time ;D

**Partners**
pinkmichk - Butweed
gotgrey - Sharalee
MissCrafty29 - Shanalicious
sdelnegro514 - Calsters
bobbiemay - puamelia
SunflowerSmiles - noelle - waterbaby - SunflowerSmiles

Please double check that I sent you the right partner info.


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: pinkmichk on May 16, 2012 09:42:00 AM
yay can't wait to get started on this, off to message partner


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: Shanalicious on May 16, 2012 10:20:35 AM
Awesome!! So excited. Going to get started this weekend. I know EXACTLY what my partner is getting =)


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: sdelnegro514 on May 16, 2012 10:52:42 AM
I'm excited!  I have a pretty good idea of what I might do... :)


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: gotgrey on May 16, 2012 11:24:01 AM
Exhausted from the "thought" marathon going on in my head!  Ideas transforming themselves into tangible items as we speak!


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 16, 2012 11:29:42 AM
Think I'm going to make a couple Monkey's and see which one wants to play dress up!~  I'm really excited to get started!


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: MissCrafty29 on May 16, 2012 01:32:16 PM
YAY...Partners :D Thinking, drafting, brainstorming...ooooohhh the fun :)


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: puamelia on May 16, 2012 04:26:43 PM
Alright, I'm in. *sigh* I need a fairly easy swap to get my feet wet again, and this seems like my best bet. Everyone loves a stuffie, right?!

WHEEEEEE!!!!!!   YAY!!!!!   

LOL, hi to you too!

Off to check out my partner *waves at bobbymay*


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: noelle on May 16, 2012 07:46:21 PM
hooray! now i get to go sock hopping shopping!   :)


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: gotgrey on May 18, 2012 09:52:51 AM
I got a _done, and a _ done, and a_ done.  I'm almost done w/the main item.  Got some unexpected crafting time yesterday.  Just have to finish up one more item.


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: puamelia on May 18, 2012 12:20:23 PM
I got a _done, and a _ done, and a_ done.  I'm almost done w/the main item.  Got some unexpected crafting time yesterday.  Just have to finish up one more item.
Yay for unexpected crafting time! I have to go shopping still...


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: gotgrey on May 18, 2012 06:21:30 PM
I finished the main item today.  My husband loves it so much, he doesn't want me to send it.  HE WANTS IT!  I looked at him kind of strange.  It's not really a guy kind of thing.  And, the only reason I got unexpected crafting time yesterday was, because my oldest son, whom is home from college, decided to commander the TV in the living room, and watch 2 movies back to back.  By the time his movies were finished, I had to pick his little brother up from school.  Hence, no time for cleaning and vacuuming.  But, that equaled more crafting time.  ;)


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: puamelia on May 19, 2012 09:07:29 AM
Good morning! I have most my sewing things unpacked, craft table is set up, and the ol' Singer is threaded and ready to go. Now I have to find that pattern...hm....!

Edit: Happy Sunday!  I found my patterns, went sock shopping yesterday, test drove the Singer with a quick doll and am ready to go! Just need to pick out fabrics for accessories. :)


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: sdelnegro514 on May 20, 2012 10:08:11 AM
I'm more than likely going to get a start on my sock monkey this week.  I think I have a pretty good plan as to what I want to do. 

Now I'm just hoping to hear back from my partner.... :-\


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: gotgrey on May 20, 2012 06:41:20 PM
Finished my last item today, and it was messy!


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: Shanalicious on May 20, 2012 09:52:58 PM
Just getting started! Got all my supplies yesterday. Now I just have to create!


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: pinkmichk on May 20, 2012 10:57:05 PM
hopefully getting started on this today although I think I'm out of stuffing


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 21, 2012 08:16:30 AM
Sock shopping today... ;D   aaannnnd other...stuff.  8)


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: MissCrafty29 on May 21, 2012 08:51:04 AM
I really wanted to get started this weekend, but there was just too much beautiful, hot, sunny weather to be enjoyed...oh and the tons of gardening that needs to be done! As soon as the sun goes down today, it is crafty time ;)


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: Butweed on May 22, 2012 05:26:35 AM
After looking in the fabric store we have in town and hating all its content :P, I have found the correct colour I need in a top from pound land  ;D

i am now ready to start  :D


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: Shanalicious on May 22, 2012 09:57:34 AM
I'm done!
It rained pretty much the entire weekend, so instead of getting my garden finished like I had hoped, I watched movies and made an awesome monkey!



Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: puamelia on May 22, 2012 10:50:45 AM
Yay for the first finished monkey, Shanalicious!

I am jealous - spent the past 3 mornings working on it before the fam awoke, and still need to do the arms. Not to mention the small and the accessories. Hoping to keep at it for the rest of the week. Really hoping the tickle in my throat doesn't get worse. Dream come true would be for work to cancel me, husby or grandma to take the kids, take a swig of Nyquil, go down for a big nap and come up crafting, LOL!


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 22, 2012 11:06:02 AM
puamelia....feel better :)

Went sock shopping today...went yesterday but had no luck..but today?  Today?...I did. Sock fabulousnessousesss~!!!!!


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: Sharalee on May 22, 2012 11:55:18 AM
I went fabric & sock shopping & found pretty much everything I was looking for except for 1 thing & I can get that later. I have everything that I want to make in my head, now Just to put on it paper & cut it all out & sew! Oh so much fun!! :D


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: puamelia on May 22, 2012 06:42:41 PM
puamelia....feel better :)

THanks! got called off, but have yet to nap.

Ooh, exciting sockiness all over the place... can't wait to see what everyone got!


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: waterbaby on May 22, 2012 07:15:35 PM
People are already done/close to done?!?!?  I still haven't decided which of my recipient's themes I'm going to go with!  Any one of them would be fun to do, but I'm finally down to waffling between two of them...except there's that third one that keeps calling to me....


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: noelle on May 22, 2012 07:55:23 PM
People are already done/close to done?!?!?  I still haven't decided which of my recipient's themes I'm going to go with!  Any one of them would be fun to do, but I'm finally down to waffling between two of them...except there's that third one that keeps calling to me....

i know, right?
waterbaby, all your themes were awesome and i had a hard time choosing as well!

got a monkey body done and the supplies for everything else. i'm starting to get excited about all the fun detail work i get to do  ;D


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: pinkmichk on May 22, 2012 10:53:14 PM
I can't believe people are done already  :o I feel like I'm slacking  :D I should be able to get on this weekend though


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 23, 2012 08:07:38 AM
I can't believe people are done already  :o I feel like I'm slacking  :D I should be able to get on this weekend though

not a slacker at all!!  I just went sock shopping yesterday! ;D   Making the Monk's today...then plan the "dressing" :)   Brainstorming for the small....


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: Shanalicious on May 23, 2012 03:14:08 PM
Hah sorry guys! I really just had nothing else to do this weekend while it poured outside. And I don't have any kids to bug me while I work.


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: puamelia on May 23, 2012 03:23:57 PM
Monkey - done.
Outfit - settled on idea, picking out fabrics.
Small - materials gathered, ready to make.
Goal - finish by next Thursday to pack and mail Friday with some other packages waiting for payday ;)
Sick - got lotsa rest, almost gone.


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: pinkmichk on May 24, 2012 03:37:20 AM
if this monkey works out how I see it in my head I may have to make one the same for myself too  :D


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: Calsters on May 24, 2012 05:18:03 PM
I'm alive!  I was at a wedding all last week, and haven't had a chance to get to the group.  I'm so excited to get started this weekend!  Yay for 3 day holidays!!!!


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: MissCrafty29 on May 24, 2012 09:17:58 PM
The monkey or critter is just about done! Just needs a few bits and bobs and then it is on to clothing ;)


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: sdelnegro514 on May 25, 2012 10:29:39 AM
I'm alive!  I was at a wedding all last week, and haven't had a chance to get to the group.  I'm so excited to get started this weekend!  Yay for 3 day holidays!!!!

Hey!!  Just a quick update, I'll probably get started this weekend since I don't have anything going on.  So excited!


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: puamelia on May 25, 2012 01:04:09 PM
I'm alive!  I was at a wedding all last week, and haven't had a chance to get to the group.  I'm so excited to get started this weekend!  Yay for 3 day holidays!!!!

Hey!!  Just a quick update, I'll probably get started this weekend since I don't have anything going on.  So excited!

Oh yeah, totally forgot about the 3-day weekend! yay!

Just need to do the outfit, monkey and small are done. It's SO challenging to stay within my use-my-stash constraints. Ok I'm sure the perfect fabric is here somewhere...


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: pinkmichk on May 27, 2012 11:14:24 PM
need to go get more stuffing


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: gotgrey on May 28, 2012 07:22:34 AM
I finished an item yesterday, and put 2 more extras in the box.  I will ship soon.


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 28, 2012 07:49:47 AM
the socks I purchased for my sock monkey's were total fails. Ugh!  off to sock shop again.. ;D  they just don't make things like they used too..


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: Shanalicious on May 29, 2012 08:53:20 PM
I'm planning on getting mine shipped out this week. I had him all finished last week, but then got busy doing other stuff!


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: bobbiemay on May 29, 2012 10:17:29 PM
About 75% done :) just working on the outfit. Sounds like most of you have gotten a good start on your monkeys. Some of you are almost done or already done  :o good job.  Reminder to send me tracking info when you mail.


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: Calsters on May 30, 2012 03:48:17 AM
So many ideas/sketches to make real!


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: pinkmichk on May 30, 2012 07:51:53 AM
we're going to the inlaws this weekend but I'm gonna take the parts to stitch up my monkeys outfit  ;D


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: sdelnegro514 on May 30, 2012 09:54:55 AM
I've made some progress over the weekend.  I've got several ideas to help add on to the monkey's outfit...I can't wait to see it finished.


So many ideas/sketches to make real!

Ah!  Can't wait to see what you come up with!


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: puamelia on May 30, 2012 11:15:49 AM
the socks I purchased for my sock monkey's were total fails. Ugh!  off to sock shop again.. ;D  they just don't make things like they used too..
Oh no... :( sorry you have to start over.

I'm planning on getting mine shipped out this week. I had him all finished last week, but then got busy doing other stuff!

Me too... well sort of. Still have the outfit to do, but  got waylaid by a new skein of yarn that needed to become a scarf. And a pool party.. ;)  May need to change my goal to a Monday mailing.


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: Sharalee on May 30, 2012 04:02:12 PM
I'm brain storming will be cutting out today & sewing & have a couple of other ideas in my head I might try. I have pretty much everything I need.  ;)


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: gotgrey on May 30, 2012 05:59:37 PM
I wanted to ship today, but, our neighborhood was a mess from last night's hail storms.  Power outages, debris in the road.  I'm hoping to ship either tomorrow or Fri. 


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: puamelia on May 31, 2012 01:02:51 AM
Oh hail, you poor thing... We had hail back in March and it demolished a lot of my flowers and almost killed my lime tree... Not used to hail. :P

It's turning out to be a busy week - work is crazy and I forgot husby is away at conference rest of the week so I've got the kids when I'm not at work. Sigh. So much for sending early. I'll probably be sewing into next week now.


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: Sharalee on May 31, 2012 01:18:31 PM
Oh my gosh Hail thats to bad. Hope no one was hurt. Don't worry about my package you take care!!


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: MissCrafty29 on June 01, 2012 08:49:41 AM
Still working away here!! I was stuck on an idea for a small for my partner but after a little research, I think I have something good ;)


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 01, 2012 09:13:30 AM
I'll be working on me partners monkey today...got the rest of my supplies yesterday. Hoping it comes out the way it's in my head ;D


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: puamelia on June 01, 2012 03:09:24 PM
I'll be working on me partners monkey today...got the rest of my supplies yesterday. Hoping it comes out the way it's in my head ;D
Hope it works out!
I'll finally be able to sit down and work tonight!


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: sdelnegro514 on June 01, 2012 04:14:31 PM
I got a good part of the monkey done today.  I still need to finish up the monkey, then start the outfit, but it's all finally coming together.


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: noelle on June 01, 2012 08:01:43 PM
on the down side, i just got laid off.
but on the plus side, i got lots done on ze monkeh today   :-\


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: waterbaby on June 01, 2012 09:16:58 PM
So I was 99% decided on the theme/outfit...but then got another idea which I think is probably going to stick.  Good thing the monkeys have to be made first or I'd have pieces of sock monkey paraphernalia with no place to go!


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 02, 2012 07:57:10 AM
on the down side, i just got laid off.
but on the plus side, i got lots done on ze monkeh today   :-\

OH NOO!!  I'm sorry..   maybe..hopefully...the monkey I send ya will cheer you up a snidge?   Boy...that sucks.  :-\ :(


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: puamelia on June 02, 2012 11:39:51 AM
on the down side, i just got laid off.
but on the plus side, i got lots done on ze monkeh today   :-\

OH NOO!!  I'm sorry..   maybe..hopefully...the monkey I send ya will cheer you up a snidge?   Boy...that sucks.  :-\ :(

Ouch, sorry.... that really sucks. Yes, hopefully some monkey cheer is coming your way!


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: sdelnegro514 on June 02, 2012 05:24:27 PM
on the down side, i just got laid off.
but on the plus side, i got lots done on ze monkeh today   :-\
I'm sorry to hear that.   :(  I hope things get better!


I've completed nearly the entire sock monkey (one minor thing needs to be finished),
and a large chunk of the outfit today.   :)



Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: gotgrey on June 02, 2012 07:12:02 PM
Sorry about getting laid off.  That sucks.


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: noelle on June 02, 2012 09:57:54 PM
thanks everybody. i've been wanting to move closer to my sister anyway.
maybe this is just the kick in the pants i need.  :)

plus! uninterrupted crafting time!  ;D


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: puamelia on June 03, 2012 10:27:56 AM
thanks everybody. i've been wanting to move closer to my sister anyway.
maybe this is just the kick in the pants i need.  :)

plus! uninterrupted crafting time!  ;D

Oh, the universe is talking to you! Well, hurrah for crafting and moving!

Meanwhile one of the kiddos got sick so just getting to my monkey's outfit this morning.


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: Shanalicious on June 04, 2012 02:57:42 PM
My monkey is on it's way! Mailed today


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: gotgrey on June 04, 2012 04:22:28 PM
I plan on mailing either tomorrow or Wed.  My dad is in town, so he has commanded my car.  My grandpa died on Sat. so my dad has been running around taking care of things.  He flies out early Wed. morning.  So, I will get my car back. 


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 04, 2012 04:36:24 PM
noelle's monkey is finished...I'll be working on the small and hopefully sending by Wednesday or Thursday.  :)


gotgrey...sorry about your grandpa.  :'( :'(


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: Butweed on June 05, 2012 10:34:59 AM
sorry for not being online for what feels like a life time... my computer had a funny moment and i had to wipe everything :( al my photos gone :'(.

i still need to finish a one thing on the monkey and the extra but will be hopefully fin soon


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: pinkmichk on June 05, 2012 12:55:39 PM
checking in very close to being done  ;D


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: noelle on June 05, 2012 01:24:44 PM
My grandpa died on Sat. so my dad has been running around taking care of things. 

so sorry for your loss.


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: bobbiemay on June 05, 2012 02:55:20 PM
We have our first sender :D

Gallery
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409638.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409638.0)


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: gotgrey on June 05, 2012 03:31:28 PM
Thank you all for the condolences.  He was suffering, so his passing was a blessing, as it was an end to his suffering. 


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: MissCrafty29 on June 05, 2012 09:27:27 PM
Woo hoo for a monkey being sent...I cannot wait to see the monkey or critter  goodness!! Eeeeeeek....loll

Almost done with my creation...just a few finishing touches ;)


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: sdelnegro514 on June 06, 2012 09:00:43 AM
My grandpa died on Sat. so my dad has been running around taking care of things. 

I'm really sorry to hear that gotgrey.   :'(



Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: puamelia on June 06, 2012 09:32:00 PM
gotgrey, sorry for your loss. I'm glad he is in a better place.

butweed, sorry about your computer and losing all the pics. glad to see you back.

Excited about the first monkey mailed out! Still working on the monkey outfit. Hoping to mail soon.


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: gotgrey on June 07, 2012 11:20:17 AM
I mailed my _ today.  Partner and organizer PM'd w/the DC#.


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: Sharalee on June 08, 2012 11:07:24 AM
Oh Boy Can't wait "gotgrey" I'm so excited!! ;)   Yours will be Post next week, I'm adding a couple more things!!


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: gotgrey on June 08, 2012 02:22:33 PM
I hope _ gets to you soon!  Because _ can't wait to get home to you, and out of the box.  ;)


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: bobbiemay on June 08, 2012 03:16:32 PM
My monkey is on it's way to Puamelia  ;D From Canada to Hawaii by air mail...Don't know how long it's going to take my first time mailing to Hawaii :-\ I hope not to long.


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: gotgrey on June 08, 2012 06:41:43 PM
Wow, now that's pretty cool!  Your monkey gets to ride on an airplane!  :)


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: puamelia on June 09, 2012 11:27:05 AM
Yay! :D


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 09, 2012 01:26:14 PM
changed my mind on the small...(no surprise here! ;D) and found the supplies today and will be finishing up and hopefully mailing Monday. I hope my partner likes it!


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: noelle on June 09, 2012 04:47:38 PM
still working away here!
(you'd think i'd be done by now considering i'm unemployed.. but i am also distractable) :)


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 09, 2012 04:52:59 PM
still working away here!
(you'd think i'd be done by now considering i'm unemployed.. but i am also distractable) :)

Me too!! I'm a stay at home mom AND I'm a night owl but...Hey!..... LOOK!  SHINY!!


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: sdelnegro514 on June 09, 2012 05:50:57 PM
Have done a bit more work on my monkey.  It's been an incredibly long week for me and my family, but thankfully everything's getting much better now.  I'm hoping to get more done soon....


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: waterbaby on June 10, 2012 12:17:02 AM
Checking in, nothing in particular new to report...oh, except that I now know what the just-for-you item is going to be....


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: puamelia on June 10, 2012 07:00:26 PM
Monkey is dressed, accessorized and photo shoot is over.  It's packed with the small and tiny extras, and ready to send out tomorrow.

I'm considering posting a teaser in the gallery....


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: MissCrafty29 on June 10, 2012 07:45:42 PM
still working away here!
(you'd think i'd be done by now considering i'm unemployed.. but i am also distractable) :)

Me too!! I'm a stay at home mom AND I'm a night owl but...Hey!..... LOOK!  SHINY!!

Ha ha ha ha ha...We sound A LOT alike :P I really should have be done by now but I just can't stay focused...LOL!!


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: pinkmichk on June 10, 2012 11:51:12 PM
Checking in all going to plan I'll be posting in next 2 days


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: Sharalee on June 11, 2012 11:48:40 AM
still working away here!
(you'd think i'd be done by now considering i'm unemployed.. but i am also distractable) :)

Me too!! I'm a stay at home mom AND I'm a night owl but...Hey!..... LOOK!  SHINY!!

Ha ha ha ha ha...We sound A LOT alike :P I really should have be done by now but I just can't stay focused...LOL!!

Me 4, I'm retired & have lots of time, but it's just I can't stay up & Sew like I use to. :(   Old age SUCKS!!!  I also get distracted looking for things or going on the CP Like now. So got to get off here & start swaing....!! :D :D :D


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: puamelia on June 11, 2012 05:00:06 PM
Checking in, hoping to get off work early so I can mail, otherwise, it'll go out tomorrow morning.


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on June 12, 2012 12:34:11 PM
I've sent to noelle!   ;D ;D ;D ;D  I hope your Monkey won't be cranky upon arrival!


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: Sharalee on June 12, 2012 01:37:44 PM
Hi All,   I received from "gotgrey" I got a Fairy Sock Monkey & she's beautiful I love her hair!!.... ::)  You can see her in the Gallery & all the extras I got!! Thanks "gotgrey" She's so Awesome!!! ;D  My husband liked her too!! ;)


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: bobbiemay on June 13, 2012 08:48:12 AM
Send outs are Friday the 15th 2 days

Please send me a pm with your tracking info :)
also if you are sending late pm me bobbiemay and your partner....Thanks


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: Butweed on June 13, 2012 09:08:18 AM
Iím almost good to go, Need to find the camera and then find time to get to the post office.


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: sdelnegro514 on June 13, 2012 02:45:51 PM
I found a moment today to finish up my monkey's outfit, but I still have a few more things to do.  I'm still hoping to be able to meet the deadline.   :)


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: puamelia on June 13, 2012 07:57:01 PM
sent to bobbiemay today! Yay! Hoping the postal gods are in a good mood and it gets there sooner rather than later.... ;)


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: MissCrafty29 on June 13, 2012 09:55:52 PM
Just a few more finishing touches and this creation will be shipped right on time! One of these days, I will send something early...lol


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: gotgrey on June 14, 2012 06:21:53 AM
My partner, Sharalee has received her fairy monkey, and posted pics in the gallery.  1st in the gallery, woot woot!


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: pinkmichk on June 14, 2012 06:41:41 AM
I'll be sending tomorrow right on the deadline


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: pinkmichk on June 15, 2012 06:57:32 AM
I've sent so providing the postal people co-operate monkey could be with butweed as soon as tomorrow


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: sdelnegro514 on June 15, 2012 08:12:00 AM
I'm unfortunately going to be sending late due to a family emergency last week.   :(  But thankfully everything's gotten better, which is the important part.   :)



Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: Sharalee on June 15, 2012 07:27:53 PM
I sent "gotgrey" Her Monkey today, she should get it Monday, that's what the PO office lady said, so I hope so!! Can't wait for her to get it!!! :D


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: MissCrafty29 on June 15, 2012 08:53:38 PM
Sent today :) A package is now on its way to Shanalicious...hope you like it as much I liked making it ;)


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: gotgrey on June 16, 2012 02:50:17 PM
I sent "gotgrey" Her Monkey today, she should get it Monday, that's what the PO office lady said, so I hope so!! Can't wait for her to get it!!! :D

I can't wait to get her!!!


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: Calsters on June 20, 2012 04:01:54 AM
Sending late because I wasn't satisfied with my work.  It's a lot better now!  I can't wait until my partner gets it!


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: pinkmichk on June 20, 2012 04:40:19 AM
I think mine might of been tried to be delivered today as got a red card cos was out when postie come


Title: Re: Sock Monkey/ Sock Critter Swap Round 5: SU 05/01-05/15
Post by: sdelnegro514 on June 26, 2012 01:28:22 PM
I was finally able to ship to Calsters today, so it should be to her on Thursday!  I hope you like
it Callie!

I also received from Calsters this afternoon, and it's soo awesome!  I will try to get photos up
tomorrow or asap.