Another Sock Monkey…

Meet my latest sock monkey.  

Aptly, and rather embarrassingly, named “Mummy loves you” because quite frankly it took so long to make, Mummy certainly must love you to make one of these!  

As you may have realised, with all of the quick and simple crafts on this blog, I am a big fan of a craft that can be completed in under an hour!  That way you have something to show for your efforts, you’ve had your craft fix, accomplished something and can move on to the more exciting tasks of folding the washing, but I just couldn’t resist these little cuties. 

To be honest, it doesn’t really take that long.  You probably could do it in a few hours, or in my case more than a few nights in front of the telly, it really just took me a while to get around to it!  You might remember the one that I made last year for a friend….. it’s been promised since then!  I have since made three and the other two are now all bally and loved to pieces, reminding me of one of my all time favourite story books.  

The feeling of accomplishment having completed a slightly bigger than normal craft is definitely worth it!   If you’d like to give one a go – it’s made from a pair of socks, 2 buttons and some thread (seriously!) – check out this very well written tutorial.
Linking in today with the new home of our creative spaces over here.
Back to that pile of washing… or should I say mountain… I’d much prefer to be making monkeys from my socks rather than folding them…. problem is you need a matching pair and they are few and far between in this house!
What creative pursuits have you been up to lately? 
Do you prefer the quick and easy craft or the slow and satisfying?

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  1. says

    He's adorable!! I have had a secret sock monkey obsession since my grandma made one for me when I was little. Thanks for the link too – would love to try it out….after I get myself a sewing machine and finish all the other unfinished things :-D

  2. says

    Oh my goodness Emma! This little fella is just the cutest, love it! Also love the way he is posing for the photo shoot, what a little monkey!<br />You&#39;re so clever xo

  3. says

    very cute! I have 2 kits sitting there waiting for me to make!<br />they are kits &amp; I still haven&#39;t bothered opening them up.<br />you did very well ♥

  4. says

    I love your sock monkey Emma. Those socks you chose are pretty groovy:) I have to say that I love homemade toys but I do find them a bit tricky and time consuming for me too. A quick craft always makes you feel creatively satisfied and there&#39;s nothing wrong with that;) x

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