Hope you've been having a good week. It's been a crazy, busy week here, but I've managed to get a few projects done, and have others still in the works. My nephew turns 3 this weekend, and I've finally completed his gift. To backtrack a little, 4 years ago I spied this little book and so began my love for sock monkeys.
So I found a pattern and made my first sock monkey for my daughter. For four years now, she has LOVED her sock monkey, sleeping with it every night. It's looking a little stained and worn, but she loves it the same. About a year ago we decided "Mr. Sock Monkey" needed a family, so I made "Mrs. Sock Monkey". Thankfully I found a baby sock monkey in a store, because I don't think I could make one that small. Here's her little monkey family:
Since then, I've made a few monkeys for friends and also my niece. My sister told me that her son needed one of his own, so that's what I decided to do for his birthday. Since his dad is a HUGE Phillies fan, I made the simple t-shirt so Sock Monkey can be a Phillies fan, too.
They all come out a little different, with little imperfections and all (since I'm not a perfectionist when I sew!!). Of course I needed a matching card for him, so this is what I came up with.
Yesterday I started a bag for myself, using my Cosmo Cricket fabric, and I hope to finish that up today. It felt good to do some sewing projects again!
Do you have other hobbies besides the paper-crafting type?? I'd love to hear about it!
Enjoy your day!!