Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sock Monkeys

For our day together on Fall Break, the kids and I decided to make sock monkeys.  We went to Alco to get the supplies. Our list consisted of buttons, socks, and polyfill.  Who knew it was going to take an act of Congress to find socks here in town.  I know this is off the subject, but Alco is a MESS!  We dug through tub after tub looking for the perfect pair and came up empty handed.  We decided to try K-Mart.  Mission accomplished, we found the socks!  We ate lunch and then we got started on the project.



We had so much fun!  Nanny said, "I've never made a sock monkey."  Me either.  It was an interesting day.  Madison and Parker did the stuffing and Nanny and I did the sewing part.  

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I've never done any sewing of any kind.  Probable not even a button.  It took a while.  I'm not a seamstress, but I actually enjoyed this project.  I think I may have to try sewing again!  Nanny is usually great at sewing but her arthritis is getting the best of her hands.  She said laughing, after we finished, "Theses monkeys would probably look better if they said "MADE IN CHINA",  my handwork is terrible!"

Here is the finished project. 

             Sock Monkeys

                                   George and Esmerelda

1 comment:

Cindy's Cache said...

Precious memory! I love it! Cherish every minute!