We know you've heard of our friend, Melynie. We have featured many of her fabulous, creative ideas for you before and today she is sharing a great tutorial for how to make a sock monkey. Thanks, Melynie...
Sometimes I make myself crazy. Okay, a lot. I don't know how my husband puts up with me. I try to load my plate much too full and it ends in minor disaster. Well, that's why this year--this year of "homemade Christmas"--I am starting now. I'm making rag dolls for my girls and sock monkeys for my boys. Today's project? Sock monkeys. I know I could buy them, but I don't think those kind come with love included. I want my kids to have heirloom toys and quilts that I made for them. Things I put my heart and soul into. Maybe they won't appreciate them now, but hopefully when someday they pull out a much-loved monkey, doll, quilt, etc, they'll realize that their mother's hands created this just for them and realize how special they are to me. Before I start crying over my grown kids, here's how I made the monkeys.
I looked all over online and the cheapest place I found the 'original' socks were HERE. The socks actually come with sock monkey directions printed on the back of the label. But in case you are more of a visual person, like me, you'll appreciate a more step by step illustration. Cue pictures.
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