I joined in with a new challenge… make a sock monkey with the help of Ana and Megan Araujo from When Creativity Knocks. They’ve put together a fantastic video tutorial called Sock Monkey’s Go BanAnas. It’s a fun, step by step how to build your sock monkey DVD plus printed patterns using the Original Rockford Red Heeled Socks! I’ve never made a sock monkey, so I was excited to see how difficult it would be. It wasn’t hard at all and only took a couple hours.
Of course, because penguins seem to pop up everywhere around here, I had to make a penguin out of the sock scraps. I had a great time making this projects! It wasn’t difficult once I checked out the video. Once my sock monkey was created, I started noticing a ton of sock monkeys everywhere I went. Did they really just pop up or had I not noticed until now? I had no idea they were becoming so popular again – crazy fun!
There are basic instructions for making a sock monkey that include the sewing, adding eyes and a mouth along with little nostrils for the nose. To add my own personal touch, I included eyebrows and a belly button. I also stitched up a cute hat and a scarf that says “I heart penguins”, all created from felt scraps.
My sock monkey package also included a sock monkey stamp. I started to make a keychain by stamping some polymer clay, but I haven’t finished it just yet…
Rit Dye is a sponsor of this challenge as well, however, I love the brown of the socks so I chose not to dye anything this time.
There’s a contest you can enter until December 19th to win a sock monkey package worth over $40.oo!
Prize pack includes:
- DVD “Sock Monkeys Go BanAnas
- 1 pair of Rockford Red Heeled Socks
- Sewing kit, including: needle, button eyes, floss and stuffing
- Plus 1 pre-sewn sock monkey
Here’s how to enter:
- Go to the When Creativity Knocks website.
- In the Member Login box click Create An Account.
- Enter the code: Sock Monkey
Special thanks to the sponsors of this challenge:
To see more fun sock monkey creations, click on the Designer Connections links to the right. Happy Hopping!