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?
To make a sock monkey you need:
1 pair of socks
Thread and needle
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 think the end result is very cute and would definitely make more in the future for gifts.