I came across these strange socks when looking for something different to make my monkeys ! I loved them they come in packs but every single one is a different pattern no two the same the make is called United odd socks
Think I like them because they are bright and colourful. I remember the first sock monkey I made they put it on there face book page. Gratitude indeed you may say ! yah fame at last haha .
To make a monkey I need a pair of socks and they make packs of three so My odd sock as I call him was made from the sock left over with a couple of other socks I found . My odd sock was born he sits in my bedroom with my other monkeys I have created . I have made a few now out of this make of sock even a miss odd sock . Just purchased some new ones so can’t wait to make them up.
Update Odd sock was two on the 26th march
what is an odd sock you know when a pair goes in the washing machine and only one comes out funny how that happens ! That gave me another idea to make monkeys out of them . One of my customers and friend sent me some of her granddaughters odd socks and I made her two monkey loved them that was quite a few years ago now before I CE tested them.I must ask has she still got them ? Great idea for keep sakes !
The thing about these odd sock monkeys everyone has been different even though they are all odd socks they are unique and made by me. Thanks for reading my blog . Please watch out for the new odd sock monkeys if you would like one only make a few .
I love to take pictures of them ! I think I should have been a photographer. We went out on bank holiday for a walk it was a lovely day but quite cold . Sun was shining ( rivington ) Think its good to go walking blow the cobwebs away . Monkeys had a great time climbing trees and so did we . Lots of people was out walking there dogs and wondered what we was up to .
Good start to the new year and starting new pictures for next years calendar . I do have a good camera but these was taken with my iPad beleave it or not . You get a better picture in natural light . The pictures I take at home inside are now taken more professional as do them on a white back ground and lamp shining on them to get a better picture . Love to buy some better equipment but this dose fine for now !
Happy days took some great pics in summer gorgeous day in the park (penington) it was a beautiful day ! Sun was shining not many people about ideal for a photo shoot with the monkey . Took a few fab pictures a few of these went in my 2017 calendar. So be out again this year for the new calendar pictures for 2018 .
All my monkeys have taken on there own characters and love them all ❤ hope to make a couple more to add to my family .
You can find my monkey pictures on any of my social media sites so pop along to Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, twitter and see what the monkeys get up to .
Tax return done ✔️ Must remember to do this before the Christmas rush ? Something to write in the diary , oh yah need a Diary
Calendars up ✔️and have to be starting taking pictures for 2018 Exciting . Wrote all the birthdays on and will try and remember them . Also have to remind my self of any events ?
New ideas ✔️ Things I would like to do and can’t find time . Meaning less time on social media and more time thinking and doing . Love showing my monkeys and can’t resist showing something new ! Ideas for colouring book and cards .
Sock monkeys✔️ Sewing my monkeys can take forever must think of a quicker way to make them . They are my own style and all a bit different .Double sew on machine and the hand stitching is also double .felt is cut out by hand so be looking for easier and quicker way to do this .
More me time ✔️Think this is important don’t spend enough time on my self it’s so easy to get wrapped up in what you do ! Go out more , read more books have a pile not read , do something with my hair , get a bit fitter , all the normal stuff because this year is my 60th Birthday 🎂
Thankyou for reading my blog please leave a comment love to know your plans for the new year 😊
Remember I told you about my colouring book idea !
I love to draw and been planning it for a while . I am not an illustrater but have always been good at art .Love to doodle and can draw if I put my mind to it. The more I think about it could write a children’s book my monkeys have all taken on there own characters and are different . Perhaps I can bring my grandson Joe into the story you never know .
I wouldn’t have thought this possible but this is a way of exspanding my business . Don’t know if anyone would be interested but love to give it a go I go to bed and my head is filled with ideas ! So much so I can’t sleep but need to think and have time and don’t seem to have a lot of that at the moment. Perhaps in the new year when things are quieter ?
Been a lot more relaxed this year I am normally on panic mode at this point at Christmas .But I get more done and better if done at my own pace Other wise I am not happy with my work . Who are my monkeys well at the moment very much part of my life I eat ,sleep and dream monkeys it’s not good I can’t switch off .
I am getting my monkey orders done ! When all done and sent out I can think about Christmas festivities . All the family are round my house this year so looking forward to that 🎄
Hope to have a few more blog tales to tell and more monkey adventures soon thanks for reading .
Always busy at this time I try and keep the postage cost as low as possible lots of sock monkeys to make and post .
I buy cardboard boxes and lovely purple tissue paper to put inside and all wrapped in a cellophane with lilac butterfly pattern . I think it’s important the wrapping . Each monkey has its own tag as well as a sewn in tag if CE tested .
I take a long time making so why not wrap them nicely .
My small baby monkeys are also in a small box
So cute !!
All my monkeys have a name tag can be a name for monkey or the name of person it’s going to 💕
Tissue paper and cellophane wrap
All wrapped up
New cellophane and tissue for christmas. Dotty cellophane and red tissue love Christmas 🎄
Christmas monkeys wrapped
Also now adding a little Thankyou card with a bow to add that personal touch all tags made by me
new gift bags with my home made stickers for those who collect / can put one in order if giving as a gift 😊