Sock Monkey

Once upon a time and long ago, I purchased a sock monkey kit at a quilt show. Sometime in the 90’s.

Seems like I have lots of stuff from the 90’s and then I dropped off the face of the earth in terms of a crafty life. Generally speaking.

Anyway…

I want this UFO kit out of my sewing studio.

Sock Monkey

In spite of how popular sock toys are, or were, and especially sock monkeys, I have never made any.

I should have made these in the 90’s! My hands were young then.

Who knew how much they would hurt making these now? Ha!

I’m not sure why I was attracted to these.

I don’t think that they are all that cute.

Sock Monkey

Maybe a bright red ribbon to dress them up would help?

Sock Monkey

Yup. I still have a Valentine wall hanging up.

St. Patrick’s Day is a good day to change that out, right? Sigh.

I am always behind.

What do you think of sock monkeys? Have you made any? Have you purchased any? Do you collect them or give them for gifts?

Keep creating! It nourishes your soul!

25 responses to “Sock Monkey

  1. HA! Never was into the sock monkey thing. Are those in the photos ones you made?
    I understand about hesitating to ‘get rid of’ anything acquired for ‘future projects’, but am getting better at it. And it feels very freeing.

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  2. A favorite friend once gave me a sock monkey, but I abandoned it when I went to college, and that’s the last I’ve seen of sock monkeys. I do think they’re cute, but can’t imagine I’d want to make one. Good for you for getting it done!

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  3. My grandmother made me, and all my cousins, sock monkeys. I still have mine (which she stuffed with old nylons). My grandmother also made us stick horses, using the sock monkey sock for the horse head. I still have that, too. Years later, my aunt made sock monkeys for my kids and me. I still have those, too . Yeah, I’m a bit nostalgic. Ha. (And don’t tell, but I looked up the other day and realized I still have some Santas on a shelf!! – oops)

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  4. Hi Laura! I’ve never made a sock monkey and never had a desire to do so. You did an excellent job on these!! They look great. Not my cuppa but that’s okay, too. Now it’s no longer a UFO! {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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  5. Never had a sock monkey. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Perhaps they will grow on you.

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  6. I’m not too sorry to have missed out on the 1990s sock monkey thing! I do remember making a hobby horse out of an old broom handle and stuffed white sock – but that was many many years ago!

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  7. I love them,they are a ugly cute.πŸ˜€ yep, my daughter has one in among all her stuffs that people give to her. Her monkey was made and given by my Mom.

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  8. I never made a sock money, and, I have never been enamored with them…early zoo memory of one eating something unmentionable probably turned me off. Love yours and it is always good to get something like that done and out of the pile!

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    • Now I can say ‘been there, done that’. I am sure glad that I don’t have your attached memories! Having said that…I loved my dog so much, but he definitely ate unmentionables, not to mention rolling in turkey poop. Argh!Ha, ha!πŸ˜‰

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  9. They certainly were very popular at one time. I never made one or bought one. They would look cute dressed up for Christmas with lots of red ribbons and bells – maybe – πŸ™‚

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  10. No, I never got very excited about those sock monkeys, but I have other things from the 90’s still hanging around!

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  11. I love Sock Monkeys – one of my daughters made me one and he occasionally is in my photos.

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