Sunday, 12 May 2013

Sock fun.

I'm making sock puppets with my class for design and technology. I wasn't sure about the best way to get a whole bunch of nice socks without spending much when one of the lovely ladies at the local op shops said they'd had a lot of socks donated in great condition and I was welcome to grab as many as I needed for a few dollars. I got enough socks for 40+ kids and gave them a wash. 

Speaking of washing...
About four weeks ago our washing machine started making the most awful bashing sound. I called in the repairman and sadly found out our machine wasn't able to be fixed. We've both been so busy so we skimmed a few local catalogs for machines but it all seemed a little bit too much to think about.Then a friend told us they were getting a new larger machine and we could have theirs for hardly anything. We jumped at the opportunity and now have a washing machine again. Hello clean clothes! It was such a good reminder of how God provides for us and when everything seems a little too much (and an appliance breaking adds extra stress), we were cared for and have what we need. I also thrifted the cute "soak bucket" at a recent garage sale- doesn't everything look cuter in labelled containers?
After washing the socks I realised I had a few more than needed and decided to make a sock monkey. I've seen them before all over pinterest and they looked so cute and easy. I decided a spotty pair would make the perfect little monkey.
 To make a sock monkey you need:
1 pair of socks
Thread and needle
2 buttons
2 small felt circles*
1 small rectangle of red fabric*
*optional- I had them lying around and I liked the extra touch it added.
I used this tutorial and I also really liked this how to cut the sock picture.
I think the end result is very cute and would definitely make more in the future for gifts.


  1. He is darling! Love the polka dots!

  2. He is too cute! What a fun fun sock monkey!

  3. Oh my cuteness! I need a sock monkey! Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday!