A few years ago I went on a business road trip with a colleague of mine, while away we stopped one day to take some photos and he ran to the car and pulled out a sock monkey. He informed me the monkey was not his, but his daughters. She had asked that he take the the monkey with him on his trip to get him in a few travel pics. He said that every time someone in the family travels she likes them to take the sock monkey with them and get photos of him on his travels. He said the monkey has been more places than he has. We had so much fun taking pictures, the monkey sat with us at the restaurant, we took a group photo with him, we shot a photo of him sitting with the Rainbow Bridge in the background, another thing we got was a lot of looks from strangers. So this year I was trying to come up with some Christmas gift ideas and I thought hmmm sock monkeys!!
...and this one from craft passion
Then I decided to try the traditional sock monkey, I purchased sock but didn't have any luck find the socks with the red heals, so I had to improvise.
I cut out the body pieces from the pair of socks like the instructions said and then started to stuff them. They started to take on shape.
Once the parts were all stuffed, I then proceeded to sew the ears, arms, tail and eyes on to the main body. I also cut out a piece of felt for the red mouth and embroidered a mouth. I was so happy with the results and must admit they are darn cute.
Once I finished them I decided to knit them scarves for their cute little necks.
I enjoyed making them so much that I made a whole herd of them.
The it was time to pack up the boys and send them off to their new homes before Christmas. Sniff, Sniff I was going to miss the little guys! But I can make more........