Sock Monkey Day One

If you have been hanging back wondering when it may be a good time to try your hand at making a softie for A Month of Softies, then I want to urge you to try making a sock monkey in July. I can’t believe how easy it is. I followed the instructions found here and used a pair of cheap socks from the supermarket (the traditional grey, white and red socks are hard to come by here in Australia) and it took me hardly any time at all to make this basic monkey:

Of course, she looks a little odd but that’s half her charm (in my opinion!). Next step is a Sock Monkey party dress. Amelia is very taken with this funny bundle of lumps with wonky ears so the pair of socks sitting on the chair next to her has just become sliced and diced ready for Sock Monkey Mark Two.