3 Apr 2011, 2:46am
sock monkey

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    My weekend was pretty much packed.   I had a slumber party for the young girls in my youth group and then the next day we went to a birthday party.  My goal was to make a hobo sack for the birthday girl and hoped that I could fill the sack with odds, ends and goodies.  But last minute I decided to whip up a sock monkey.  It couldn’t have come together more nicely.  
    I’m officially hooked on mid-calf length socks.  SO much easier and quicker to stuff and just the right size.
     Went and dug around in my stash of fabrics and found a nice happy color for the sack.  Green with polka-dots!
    I needed a contrasting color for the tie, so I grabbed yet another happy color.  Orange.
    (for some reason it looks red in this picture.)
    And in a little over an hour I had a hobo sack!!
    My little helper was so cute and very curious about all my sewings-on.
    Luckily, I had a couple more helpers to lend a hand in the stuffing the monkey.  These last minute ideas can give you grey hairs…but these girls saved the day!
    I finished stitching the monkey shut with five minutes left to spare and raced off to the party with the cutest monkey.  Binky.
    And a hobo sack :)   Not bad for a last minute idea, eh?
    But what really made my day was the birthday girl wearing Binky’s color scheme.  TOTALLY worth the needle stabs and pin pricks.

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