Thursday, February 21, 2013

Favorite Things Friday

How funny Shay should say "rocked your socks" in her post this week because my favorite this week is/are sock monkeys.

When I was in 7th grade we had to make a sock monkey in Home Economics.  (That was the year we did a bunch of different crafty things: knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, sock monkeys - probably other things too, but I don't remember what they were.)  For the sock monkey, we used the traditional brown/white socks and sewed them into the monkey and we cut up old stockings/panty hose for the stuffing (?).  We also had to make clothes for our monkeys.  I made a little green suit for my monkey with a stove pipe (?) hat.  Unfortunately, he disappeared.  :(

I have made two quilts with sock monkey fabric and they are two of my favorites.





I made a sock monkey for my YD's best friend a couple of years ago -- don't know why I don't have a picture of it -- I'll have to have her send me one.  My OD said she wanted one too so I need to make that.  I have the socks .. just need to take the time to do it.

I bought some sock monkey fabric that arrived in the mail yesterday (ordered from Amazon with a gift card I got for Christmas).  I am itching to do something with it.  Obviously a baby quilt but i don't know more than that.  I need to come up with something fun.  I have two more yards in my "stash": one yellow, the other red.



Then there's this book I got last year with patterns to make other sock animals, in case I got sick of sock monkeys and wanted to make a sock elephant instead.


And then there are these little cuties.
Love sock monkeys.
From here (but they are no longer available :()

Anyway, that's my favorite for this week.  Hop on over to Shay's Quilting in My Pyjamas and check out other favorites (or link up with one of your own)!

11 comments:

Logopaedchen/Kirsten said...

What a great favourite. Love the quilt!

Marg said...

Noooooooooo.

Kate said...

Love the banana backing fabric. Very fun!

Katie said...

super fun who doesn't love sock monkeys.

Amanda said...

Got to say only ever heard about sock monkeys once the fabric turned up and a few aussies made some.

Helsie said...

I've never heard of sock monkeys before. They look cute !

Pokey said...

Sock Monkeys = happy Face! Good choice for a Friday fave ~
:-}pokey

Shay said...

Im there with you on loving sock monkeys. Remember when I tried to make a sock monkey for Little P . Can we all spell utter disaster? Thank goodness Sara’s aunt came to the rescue on that one.

Your quilts are gorgeous. I think that kind of fabric lends itself to using very big pieces so the fabric has a chance to shine and be the star of the show.

Loved this favourite !

Marti said...

Those are so cute! I get a kick out of seeing kids so excited about this "new trend" sock monkeys.

Anna said...

I love that 7 years earlier I had to make one too. I sent mine to Tennessee with my Sunday school teacher's daughter. Except for the pantihose stuffing I think I could make one again.

Southern Gal said...

Love the sock monkeys!