Here is Little Miss Sock Monkey sitting pretty for her very first picture. I just finished patching in her stuffing and attaching her adorable accessories. Check out her embroidery stitched ribbon flower for her little hat and her “Something to Cherish” designer heart flower ribbon belt from my Dala horse collection. I also pleased that I could find two buttons almost the same color in my massive, antique button collection.
I have never sewn anything like this before and I have never even owned a sock monkey! So, I was very grateful for the WCK VideoBooks™ DVD that was sent to me by our December sponsor for this challenge along with one pair of Original Rockford Red Heel socks. I literally was able to watch the DVD by When Creativity Knocks as I made the monkey come to life step by step. Ana and Megan Araujo were entertaining to watch (as always) and they both shared helpful and fun little tips. Thanks so very much ladies!
On a personal note, my Grandma Lila used to sew many kinds of stuffed animals, both little and big, as gifts for all her 13 kids and grandkids. Breathing life into this little gal, as I worked at Grandma’s old sewing machine, brought back many welcome childhood memories.