Where we live, it’s the very first day of the Easter School Holidays. As a result, it is never very long before I hear the “I’m bored” chant resonating from my 3 children. My biggest girl, nearly 12, has decided that she REEAAAALLY wants to learn how to sew, so off she went on a Google search for something ‘easy’ to make. Little does she know that learning to sew isn’t that easy (not in my book anyway) and fabulous, cute things often take at least a moderate amount of skill and a good chunk of time to complete. SIGH.
Anyway, she found a great little blog with instructions on how to make a sock monkey. Of course, she instantly fell in love and wanted to make one NOW!
Personally, I have never really understood the fascination with sock monkeys. Stampin’ Up! actually has a sock monkey stamp set – cute, but a bit odd? (scratches head). There is even one particular sock monkey who is owned by a fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator (Madonna Dunn) here in Australia who has earned himself some infamy. He even travelled to the Stampin’ Up! Convention in Canberra one year and was quite popular with the ladies!! LOL!!
Here is the Sock Monkey set, as featured in the 2010/2011 Ideas Book and Catalogue (page 59)
Well, the answer is that I am now in LOVE! After making one today with my biggest DD, I can appreciate just how quirky and lovable these little guys are! They are really adorable and add a lot of fun to the family. The one we made today is a gift for DD’s friend at her birthday tomorrow. (Hence the ‘A’ on his bottom, ‘A’ for Alison, not for what you thought!! LOL!).