Ghosts of Makings Past… #2

Introducing Neville!

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Yes, he is a sock monkey!

What’s a sock monkey?  Well…it’s a monkey…made out of a sock!  One of Jon’s old socks in fact.  I made Neville for him for Jon for his birthday last year, out of one of Jon’s old socks in fact.  Isn’t he gorgeous?  I put wire in his tail to make him extra fun and hang-able.

They make great presents, equally fun for kids or adults!  Here’s another I made for Christmas last year.

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With things as simple as this I generally prefer to make it up as I go along, but if you need some help, this is a great tutorial:

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Pick a good sock, that always helps, there are some good bundles on bay from time to time if you keep and eye open.

And there are LOADS of variations, you don’t even have to stick to monkeys!  Here are some of my personal favourites for inspiration.

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