Do you know, this time last year I had never even attempted to make a sock monkey? How bizarre is that? I can't imagine not making them now - they are such fun; and people seem to like them. I've done some more since my last monkey-make post, so thought you gluttons for punishment might like to take a look at them.
First up are these little twin monkeys - for little twin people. My forum pal Snozz (that isn't just a random limerick she wrote - it was posted on the limerick thread ... just thought I should make that clear!) asked for these monkeys a shamefully long time ago, and what with moving house and all, they didn't get round to being made. I sewed the socks when I was at mum's I think - it's just taken me this long to get round to stuffing and assembling them. Please give a warm welcome to The Twin Kadinkies:
Midget monkeys made from midget socks. No buttons for eyes as the children are under three - the appliqués are very firmly stitched on. I hope the little twin people enjoy playing with their little twin monkeys.
Next up are more sibling monkeys. Some friends wanted two monkeys for two nephews of theirs. They asked for 'boyish' monkeys, with an appliquéd initial on each. Not just any random initial of course, because that would be silly: The initial(s) of the respective boys. I managed to find some brightly coloured socks with no pink or purple in them (and that's actually much harder said than done). Here is 'O' Monkey:
And here's his brother - 'T' Monkey:
Here's the obligatory family portrait:
Although it looks like 'O' is bigger than 'T' in that photo, I made absolutely sure I used the same brand of socks for both monkeys, and that they were exactly the same size when finished. Because I know what it's like to have two children with two toys - it wouldn't be long before the cry went up 'Mine's bigger than yours' ... that's boys for you ;-)
And lastly for now, here is a young lady monkey. The brief from another forum pal - Madfriend (known to all as 'Mad' ... if the cap fits ;-)) was for something pink and girly, so that's what she got. This monkey is wearing a pink and white polka dot dress with a pinked skirt hem and a net underskirt. She has an appliquéd felt heart on her dress, with some beading round the heart (that's the appliquéd heart, not her monkey heart). She looks very prim in this photo, but I suspect there is a rather naughty personality beneath the butter-wouldn't-melt expression:
She has been named Tallulah by Mad's daughter, and I know she'll be spoiled rotten living in that house.
I have more monkeys on the go here, including one for an upcoming giveaway ... watch this space.