As promised – the sock creatures I was working on last weekend…I was very busy, although I must admit that the sock monkey took the best part of two weeks (between real work, you know, the one that pays the mortgage!)
First up, that sock monkey. A real labour of love. They are very easy to make but take what seems like forever.
This very scary looking rabbit was supposed to be cute but turned out a bit Donnie Darko. I blame my disturbed mind!
This is Red Wetty from the book Make Your Own Stupid Sock Creatures by John Murphy, the one I talked about in my previous post. He’s the easiest of the creatures in the book and mine would have looked like the one in the book had I not decided to use a really small child’s sock as opposed to the recommended adult sock. I also wasn’t brave enough to add teeth, which he has in the book. Still, he’s got a certain charm.
Finally Owlsley, again from the book and, again it’s not the same as the one in the book. John Murphy recommends a sort of hanging tag type thing made with an offcut of a tie, but we don’t have any ties and I thought it looked a bit too silly so I forewent it.
So, there you have it…all four sock creatures, all different and all very enjoyable to make. You can make these from any sock although I tend to use knee high socks…just let your imagination run wild or go buy the book and follow the instructions.