Leggi questo post in: Italiano
i really can’t stand polyester. even less on my feet. i was recently ripped off at the market in my town. i wasn’t really convinced that they were 100% cotton socks, but i bought them anyway. how naive. so now i have this nice collection of new socks that i don’t like. (i also have a nice collection of used socks to recuperate, but i’ll write about those another time.) luckily, i already had some ideas of what to do with them, so i wasn’t too bummed about it. i wanted to make a snake stuffed toy from quite a few of the socks. and i knew i wanted to make these monsters. and, who knows, maybe i’ll make another of these pots. first off, i made this little guy:
i followed the instructions exactly except two things. (and looking at the original post, i now see that i too photographed my little monster in front of a door with peeling paint, which i assure you is a total coincidence…or perhaps my subconscious that remembered the original photo very well, who knows….) 1. i folded the bottom part of the monster inwards before sewing because i didn’t like it sticking out. and 2. i put a handmade rattle inside.
to make the rattle, i put some rice inside a kinder surprise egg (which i also used for my advent calendar). oh, and now that i think about it, there’s a third deviation: i didn’t use buttons for the eyes, even though i like them that way, because my little guy puts everything in his mouth and it would’ve been dangerous.
instead i sewed (and pretty badly, i might add, but i did it in a rush the night before giving it away, so i wasn’t particularly picky) some scraps of fleece on for eyes and also a couple of teeth after my husband said that you couldn’t tell that the thing in the middle was a mouth. i think it was pretty obvious, but i do like it a lot more with the teeth.
and here’s the recipient: my nicky (with a nice bruise on his forehead) who got it for a saint’s day gift (in catholic countries, this day is celebrated pretty often). i’d like to say that he really liked it, but i can’t. at first he threw it a couple of times, then laughed a bit, and then his sister took it over. oh well, at least someone is enjoying it!
8 thoughts on “Sock monster”
Ma che bello il tuo bimbo!!! E molto carino il mostro…
What a little cutie!! And I really like the sock monster too. (I don't know much Italian, but is that what the previous commenter wrote too?)
Love the addition of the teeth!
thanks karin! and yes, that's what she wrote! that's pretty good that you understood any of that at all! after all, who knows italian?!
Oh my Gosh! Your son has grown a lot and he seems like a great charmer to me!
I love your sock monster Lisa and if you like you may want to make a wrist warmer (I have a tute on my blog about turning socks into warmers 🙂
hi maya! yes, that he is!
i forgot to write about the wrist warmers and i actually made a pair yesterday, but much more simple than what you made. i will write about those next and will link to your idea, too! 🙂 lisa
ma il tuo bimbo è stupendo! Complimenti!
Bellissimo il mostro! Ma come si è procurato quel livido, il bimbo?
per un sacco di tempo cadeva molto spesso in faccia. per fortuna ha superato quella fase! aveva sempre un bernoccolo (almeno uno se non due o tre contemporaneamente) in fronte!!