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Sock Monkey Face

Making a Sock MonkeyThis is a page about making a sock monkey. Making a sock monkey is a great project to undertake to make a fun, stuffed friend for your child or to give as a gift.


The completed bear with a bow.

Simply Stuffed BearsI am making these for a charitable donation to a local police station to give to children who may be facing a traumatic situation. They are simple to make and you can use small scraps of fabric and ribbon and a little stuffing, so they are inexpensive. Just requires your time.


English Paper Pieced Flower Pillow - done, the buttons on the leaves can be seen here

English Paper Pieced Flower PillowEnglish paper piecing is a fun way to make quilt tops and other items. The work is all hand done, no machine required. In this project hexagon pieces are sewn together to create a fun flower pillow. Learn how to make your own with the tutorial below, which also contains a link for making the hexagons.


A stuffed caterpillar.

Making Sock CaterpillarsGrab some fun colored tube socks and make this stuffed caterpillar. The kids can help make it and then enjoy playing with their crawly friend.


Yarn Bird - frontal view

Making a Yarn BirdIt is fun to make a variety of animal shapes using colorful yarn. We have all seen dogs and cats. Learn how to make a cute yarn bird. Choose your colors and make several. The kids will love them.


Cute long snouted creature made from a gray, black, and white striped sock. It has a spiky tail and a red bottle cap hanging around its neck.

Making a Sock DinosaurThis is a page about making a sock dinosaur. Old socks are very useful in making soft sculpted toys.


Finished duck.

Making Stuffed AnimalsThis is a page about making stuffed animals. A unique stuffed toy can be made for a special person using craft supplies you may already have.


red stuffed lobster toy with an eye patch

Making an Eye Patch for a Damaged Stuffed AnimalIf you are looking for a creative way to repair a stuffy that has lost an eye, this may be the solution. This is a page about making an eye patch for a stuffed animal.


A stuffed caterpillar.

Crazy Caterpillar CraftDo you like bugs and creepy crawlies? Even if the answer is no, you are sure to love this particular caterpillar! Caterpillars are very cute, especially if they are made with tube socks or tights!



English Paper Pieced Flower Pillow - done, the buttons on the leaves can be seen here

English Paper Pieced Flower PillowMy grandson was visiting one day while I was working on some English paper pieced hexagons. He asked if I could make him a pillow. By adding several more rounds to the size I was making for a quilt top block I was able to make a flower. That part was fairly quick. Then he announced that there needed to have a stem with leaves; the project expanded in time and minor complexity.


baby with lobster

Stuffed Animal Eye PatchMy son's beloved lobster, Larry, recently lost his eye after our dog found him all alone in the living room. :) In an effort to make him more comfortable with his injury I made him an eye patch.


several pillows

Scrap Fleece Puppy PillowsThese adorable toys are perfect travel and bedtime companions for small children. Great way to use your fleece and other fabric scraps. I also use small scraps as part of the stuffing by mixing it in with the fiber fill.


Group photo of several sock creatures.

Zik the ZinosaurI enjoy making a lot of the gifts that I give my grandchildren and when you have 5, it always helps to get an early start on Christmas. I try to think of a new idea each holiday for them and this year, as one of their gifts, they will be adopting an alien and a pet.


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