These are my sock monkeys for Craft Hope. I’ve been dragging my heels (literally–haha–I love sock monkey humor) on this project. I’m not sure why. I love sock monkeys. They are just inherently funny. At any rate, I woke up early on Sunday and made the pieces before I ate breakfast and stuffed and started sewing them together while Nathan and I watched Masterpiece Mystery (love that show!–that and Jeopardy–I do love running an opera category).
Noah enjoyed them later–but in this pic he’s looking at the fan. Such a mesmerizing thing, fans…
I need to make him his own sock monkey sooner than later. He was really wanting to play with them, especially after they started dancing for him. I kept them drool free for the sake of the kids who will receive them.
The monkeys in a family lineup:
And two of the monkeys just being monkeys:
I used fabric scraps instead of the heels for the mouths–some more successfully than others. I like the contrast but it needs to be monkeyed with a bit. Besides that, I used the tutorial that was on Craft Hope–I like the sock monkeys from Sock and Glove better, though I think. They’re more primatey (I’m liking these monkey inspired adjectives and verbs in this post however incorrect they might be).