Sock Monkey Designer Blog Hop Challenge

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.

Little Miss Sock Monkey - Something to Cherish - Cherish Flieder

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.

Check out my special dala horse heart and horse ribbons & gifts here.

dala horse ribbon inspired by sweden art

About Cherish Flieder

Cherish Flieder is an internationally-featured artist, designer, creative entrepreneur, and award-winning children’s book illustrator. Cherish’s designs have been seen in fashion apparel, books, magazines, greeting cards, gifts, crafts and more. She is the creator of Something to Cherish®, an artistic brand that joyfully connects with the hearts of women through her original watercolor mixed-media artwork on pre-treasured gifts, home decor, fashion accessories, and keepsakes. Cherish is also the founder of the art licensing community She regularly teaches marketing, illustration, design, and technology at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. Connect with Cherish on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Google + and LinkedIn.


  1. Jen Goode on December 16, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Love how you were able to incorporate your pretty ribbon… lovely! This was such a fun project.

  2. CindiB on December 6, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    She’s adorable Cherish – she has personality for sure!

    • Cherish Flieder on December 7, 2011 at 10:26 pm

      Thanks CindiB!