Thursday, August 25, 2011

My First Sock Monkey

My little monkey's first birthday is coming up soon and I have been wanting to make him his own little sock monkey. I was intimidated by the idea until I came across a fabulous tutorial over at Craftbits. I won't give any instructions here because I couldn't do any better than they already did.
I made a test monkey for my daughter and I'm going to make one more test monkey in green for my oldest son before I make Philly's birthday monkey.

Here is our little friend before stuffing and sewing.

Here she is after! We named her Measles, which later got changed to Belle. 

What a happy little monkey!

I love that the heel of the sock gives the monkey a bubble butt. Teeheehee.

Samantha with her new friend just in time to keep her company while she is sick.

And here is Belle with her new brother!

I found these cute socks in the impulse bin at Michael's for $.50. If you're lucky maybe they will be at your store, too.

Happy crafting!

Getting my link on with:



lil luna link party button



Todays Creative Blog

Tip Junkie handmade projects


Keeping It Simple

The DIY Show Off

Making Monday Marvelous Linky Party


BWS tips button

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

The Shabby Nest


Transformation Thursday

Somewhat Simple


  1. She (I'm assuming the monkey is a girl) is adorable! You did an awesome job!

  2. This is a great!!! Absolutely adorable Monkeys!!! I am having a birthday soon and hoping that I am blessed with a sewing machine, will be putting this on my to-do list!!!

  3. That is one of the cutest sock monkeys I've ever seen!

    Following you now, all over the place.

  4. SO CUTE!!! If you get a chance I would love you to link your monkey up to More the Merrier Monday.

  5. Adorable! We just had a friend have a baby boy and his room is all decorated in Monkeys. I'll need to make them one now.
    We would love to have you come link up to our Crafty Lassie Tuesday Link Party.
    We are also having a giveaway! Hope to see you there.
    Rose & Heather

  6. How Cute! She so fancy with her bow and her spots!! Good Job!!!

  7. So cute! I love sock monkeys but haven't dared to try yet. Thanks for the inspiration and for linking up with us!

  8. They're adorable!
    I love the pink one with her little bow!


  9. These are so adorable! I'm going to have to make a couple of these for my daughter, she'll love them :)

  10. Love these! SO cute!

    I'd be honored if you'd link up to our Crafts for Under Twenty Somethings party going on now!!


  11. Love it! Come link up at "Do Something Crafty Friday"!

  12. This is so adorable! Thanks for coming to link up!