Sock Monkey Modelling Shoot

In addition to battling with my winter coat project I've made a couple of Christmas presents... sock monkeys, loved by all ages!


sock monkey



I love making them, after all they're what lured me back into sewing (sock monkeys inspire me). They're also perfect for this time of year, very much a winter project to me. The hand-sewing involved is best done curled up on the sofa watching TV. Plus sewing monkey limbs stops me from reaching for the biscuit tin....

sock monkey modelling


I prefer mine to have a serious yet mysterious expression, a sort of sock monkey Mona Lisa....

They look a bit naked for my liking at the moment, so I'm going to knit them a winter woolly scarf each (might take a while as knitting isn't my strong point....we've got a few weeks until Christmas yet though). And I may change their button eyes for felt circles for safety. These two are presents for older girls who would be fine with buttons but I worry they might get into tiny hands, would you change them too?


beautiful sock monkey
 
 
 



I also wanted to test out a photography technique I'd read about on Katie Evans  blog, the 'beauty shoot' using natural light and a reflector to infuse your pictures with light, not sure Katie had sock monkeys in mind when she wrote the tutorial but I think they make perfect models :-)

10 comments:

  1. Really cute! I don't think I'd change the eyes unless they are a baby present. But that's just me.

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  2. Cute!
    Just found your blog, love it!
    www.craftingrebellion.com

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  3. OMG! These are so cute! I love them! I'm a new follower! :) Love your blog!
    Feel free to come link up at my Linky Party today!!! I'd love to see you there!
    http://aworldofcrafts.blogspot.com/

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  4. Well done on your monkeys. They are looking cute.

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  5. Cool monkeys! I'd go bananas for one of those ;)
    Ok ok I won't give up my day job....
    I've wanted to make sock monkeys for a while now - I'm going to make one before Christmas if it's the last thing I do!!!!
    Love those moneys by the way!

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  6. Very cute. I have a book out the library at the moment 'Stray Sock Sewing', was planning on making lots of sock creatures, but can't find any spare socks! Your monkeys are awesome.

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  7. Whimsically cute and colorful monkeys! ;) You are so creative. can't wait to see more of your creations!

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  8. those are so cute. I'm going to have to learn how to make them one day.

    came here from Make it on Monday linky

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  9. Love those sock monkeys. I would change the buttons if you don't mind me saying for felt eyes for little one's x But would definately leave them as they are for the bigger kids.

    Glad to have discovered your blog!

    Leah x

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