Oh no, my New Years Resolution seems to have failed miserably!
I’ve been awful at updating and writing posts. I won’t give too many excuses here, I’ll save that for my other blog (quiltyassineds.wordpress.com).
For now, look what I’ve been obssessed with recently – sock animals. It amazes me what can be made out of a pair of socks! Now, I’ve not been making these to sell, as I have used the patterns from a fantastic blog/website called Craft Passion, but I’ve been making them as gifts for small people, and they’ve been going down really well!
I started off with sock monkeys. In all honesty, I didn’t actually have a clue that there were any other animals you could make with socks! I found this awesome tutorial, my first visit to Craft Passion, and found it so simple and easy to use, that I decided to make a family of 3! I’ve said before how I like to sew to relax and to keep my mind off pain, and this was perfect for that. It didn’t take so long that I got tired of it, and it wasn’t so quick that there was no point to it. I made 3 in a day, one being a little baby one, and loved every minute. Fortunately, the recipient also loved them!
I made a few more sock monkeys here and there, but since January I have been non-stop with quilts, so they sort of got pushed aside. But it’s a small person’s 2nd birthday next week, so I’ve made him this lion. He loves lions and is very good at roaring, so I’m hoping that he likes this one. It only used one sock and I just love his mane! Again, the tutorial was incredibly easy to follow and it only took me a couple of hours (mainly making the mane secure) to finish it. I was contemplating making him a few more, but that’s probably unnecessary as I’ve also made him these to go with it.
It’s a felt alphabet with numbers 1-10 as well. I don’t think it’s ever too early to learn the alphabet, and I added in some extra letters so he can make words up too. They’re pretty sturdy and soft and fit perfectly in a small box so can be put away when not being used.
Anyway, back to socks. Now I’ve been introduced to this magical world, I just want more! Let me know if you’ve made any sock animals and what they were, I’m always looking for more!! This is what I’m going to make next: Sock Dragon!!