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    With the help of my grand-daughter, we made our very first sock monkey. The right socks were a bit tricky to find in any stores, so I ordered mine from fabric.com. It was fun to make and my grand-daughter just loves him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gailmitchell
    With the help of my grand-daughter, we made our very first sock monkey. The right socks were a bit tricky to find in any stores, so I ordered mine from fabric.com. It was fun to make and my grand-daughter just loves him.
    Love them!! Your pics are SO cute!
    I have a friend who makes one for every grandchild in our family since she doesn't have g'kids of her own. YET!

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    I have the socks to make them, but I haven't attempted one yet. I have plenty of grands, too. Yours is so cute I know I had better get started. Cute monkey, cute GD!!

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    I just love,love, love that 2nd picture. :mrgreen:

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    Those pics are sooo cute. She has him train very well and so quickly.
    I was lucky enough to find about a dozen pr of socks, the directions and even the stuffing at a yard sale for $2.00. That's less than one pr of socks cost. I finished the one they had started, it wasn't made correctly. My college age son confiscated that one. The next one I made for my grandson before he was born. I showed him to my husband's cousins and they were coming up with all kinds of clothes I should make for him. And I should make a girl to go with him. Yea, I'll put that on the list.

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    He's adorable. Your granddaughter is beautiful and I love the poses!

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    Isn't he cute! And so is the little lady!
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    How cute! cute! CUTE!

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    Oh, so cute, your granddaughter has a good sense of humor.

    Reminds me that I used to make sock dolls years ago, long white socks without any elastic for a 12" or so doll and anklet socks for a little sitting doll. The little doll was named Sleepy Suzie, no name on pattern for larger doll but I named it Mary after my first granddaughter. I made the first for her when Mary was a few months old, can't believe next month she'll be 29. May in Jersey

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    How cute!!! Sock monkeys are the greatest.

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    Your sock monkey and grand daughter are so cute. I have a few pairs of socks that I inherited from my mom. I have been wanting to make some monkies but don't have the instructions. Where did you get the instructions?

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    Oh my gosh - sooo cute!! And what a fun memory to have. Thanks for sharing!

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    The instructions I used were on the cardboard that wrapped the socks...but there are various versons of instructions all over the internet. I had done a simple google search of sock monkey pattern, and there were man hits. When I got my socks, I realized I didn't need any of the internet ones because the pattern was there. I really enjoyed making it. Good luck.

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    cute cute cute ! I have giving these as baby shower gifts, newborn gifts, to homeless children, sold them at craft shows. You have to smile when making a sock monkey..

    Congratulations! Looks like they are already loved !

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    Quote Originally Posted by gailmitchell
    With the help of my grand-daughter, we made our very first sock monkey. The right socks were a bit tricky to find in any stores, so I ordered mine from fabric.com. It was fun to make and my grand-daughter just loves him.
    Sweet! :thumbup:

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    How cute is that. Your DGD is a beauty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gailmitchell
    With the help of my grand-daughter, we made our very first sock monkey. The right socks were a bit tricky to find in any stores, so I ordered mine from fabric.com. It was fun to make and my grand-daughter just loves him.
    Fun to make!! He's Great!! Yes socks are hard to get and costly.
    I was making them awhile back, made about 17 monkeys and 1 Giraffe, 1 elephant. It was just before they came bake in Style again! Made them for my Grankids. Sold some too. The giraffe was my own pattern.
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    Hey your Grankid Not bad look'in either looks much better than the Monkey :lol:

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    Both darling (sock monkey and g-daughter)!

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    What a cute pair! Love the monkey AND the granddaughter. Also...love your avatar picture, beautiful quilt!

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    came out nice. Love how your granddaughter is very so much fun with it.

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    very cute and very cute granddaughter wtg

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    How adorable! I love all the poses!

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    Your granddaughter & the sock monkey are adorable! Was it hard to make? I've always been partial to monkeys.

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    My youngest son spent a couple summers as a stage hand. One summer I made 4 sock monkeys. One was for my GD but he quickly claimed the others. We put black t-shirts on them and wrote 'STAGE HAND' on the backs in white letters, of course. Then we made little stage passes for them to wear around their necks. Then we put the hands over the eyes of one, the hands over the ears of another and the hands over the mouth of the last. They show up in odd corners of a stage once in a while. That was maybe 6 or 7 years ago and he still has them. His wife thinks they are way cool.

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