A Pink Sock Monkey Blank
The socks are usually wool. The bodies are sewn by hand. A sewing machine could be used but I prefer the hand sewing. It is a quiet pass-time. At this stage, I refer to them as Monkey blanks. The 'hard' work is done, now for the creativity...
|...Auditioning the colours...|
First, the nose and then the smile! I prefer to have them smiling. I have made pursed lips and crooked smiles. There is even a small green one floating around that was sticking its tongue out...
Personality comes as the face takes shape. Next the eyes- then the eyebrows. Once the eyebrows turned into glasses! As your needle crafts the face- the personality comes through. Are they a tough 'guy' with a safety pin in his ear & a mohawk, or is a gentleman that is a bit standoffish ? This one was pink- so I wanted a softer look and chose the bubblegum coloured wool for the hair...
So now you know some of the monkey business, that Mrs P's gets up to!
|Perception- is the tree big or|
is the monkey small?
Enjoy your day!