Monkeys in Hoboken

Look some of my monkeys at Boys & Girls Club of Hoboken New Jersey! EEEEEEE…wicked cool!

GroupPhoto

Once again I would like to thank you for the hand made Sock Monkeys. Not only are these creations amazing but they did the job they were intended to do-bring smiles to children’s’ faces. Their faces lit up at the mere sight of these sock monkeys let alone when they knew they were allowed to have one they went ecstatic. 

BGCSockMonkeyPhoto3

I have attached a bunch of pictures from the Sock Monkey distribution. 

 

Once again thank you for choosing the Boys and Girls Club of Hoboken as your sock monkey recipients. 

 

Best,

Wafa Hubroman, Unit Director’

Advertisements

monkey celebration

 

Monkey Celebration wallpaper…

Monkeys have gone to India via Operation Sock Monkey in Canada http://www.operationsockmonkey.com/

To Haiti via Haiti by Hand http://haitibyhand.typepad.com/

And to New Jersey via 6 Degrees of Creativity http://6degreesofcreativity.wordpress.com

And wa la…wallpaper… 🙂 November 20th 2012

my monkeys made it to Haiti!

My monkeys have made it to Haiti! Via http://haitibyhand.typepad.com

Here’s a wee recipient of one of my monkeys…eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee…so happy to see one of my sock beasties actually going to someone to be loved!

I remember just a couple months ago chopping up these holiday socks and making this happy monkey with a hat! This makes all that sewing so worthwhile! November 16th 2012

baby safe sock beasties

7 cute baby proof anklet beasties all washed and ready to go to God’s Tiny Angels in West Virginia for babies in need. All have rattles in their tummies and hand embroidered faces…love that variegated thread! November 3rd 2012

2 more baby proof anklet beasties ready for the trip to God’s Tiny Angels in West Virginia.  Both with rattles in their tummies and hand embroidered faces!  November 5th 2012

Tiny SOcks SPeaking to Me

These will eventually become more wee little sock people…pictured here 4 not made but being viciously contemplated palm sized or smaller obviously male sock critters! eeeeeeeeeeeeeee can’t wait to get to them! Patter for wee critters found in the book: Stray Sock Sewing, Too: More Super Cute Sock Softies to Make and Love by Daniel.  Tiny 3 month sized socks purchased at Walmart!

October 31st (yeah I shop on my wedding anniversary) 2012

Pictured tiny foot wear will eventually become more wee little sock people…pictured here 8 count ‘em 8 about to be made, being viciously contemplated palm sized or smaller obviously female sock critters! J can’t wait to get to them! Patter for wee critters found in the book: Stray Sock Sewing, Too: More Super Cute Sock Softies to Make and Love by Daniel. Tiny 3 month sized socks purchased at Walmart!

October 31st (yeah I shop on my wedding anniversary) 2012

Monkey Madness not to be confused with Reefer Madness

Monkey Madness…

A Cautionary tale features a fictionalized… OK not really fiction as I am quite real…and highly exaggerated take on the purchase, dismemberment and reconstruction of foot wear of assorted variety and quality. No cartel socks were used in the making of these monkeys.  A singleton of a monkey maker will lead innocent socks into the depths of madness to become monkeys or perhaps the dreaded Zarlak!  You too can become addicted skipping wild parties to stay home with some Jazz music playing or what ever you have lying about to slice up some fabulous foot coverings and create new life out of them in the form of simian silliness!

The insane amount of sock animal life made in about the last month or so…don’t try to locate a 12 step program for me…I’m too far gone…I can’t even purchase socks to actually wear now without contemplating what kind of beast might be lurking in the print/texture/stretch…out of control!  In fact I bought socks to actually wear with an outfit and Jaz thought for sure I’d be making someone out of them…I still may after they go through the wash…

Monkey Madness!!! Like reefer madness but without all the coughing and weird dancing, in glorious full Technicolor not coming to theaters near you October 19th 2012

fabulous socks…can’t have too many!

The latest batch of socks from Target and Douber’s in Waconia…

I guess at this time in history these could be the batch of politically correct all inclusive socks…Argyle for the fabulously educated (mind you I’m not being all stereotypical here or anything) Clashy socks for the hipsters, Halloweenie for the pagans out there all ready for Samhain 😉 Plaid for the oldsters (is that even politically correct?) Rather unattractive kind of Hawaiian socks for well they were pretty ugly and I have to make a few for sure male monkeys…sorry guys…ugly socks just scream dude to me…a wee pair of kitty socks for all those lonely cat ladies out there…hmmm who did I miss? Well the stripes are for every one I missed >sheepish grin< those super tiny red and white socks are being saved for a really cute beastie I found in the book Stray Sock Sewing, Too: More Super-Cute Sock Softies to Make and Love by: Daniel you’ll just have to wait till I get him done, I don’t think he has a name…just wee tiny cute beastie.  As of this moment in time all of these lovely socks have already been chopped unceremoniously into empty simian bits and pieces, no longer whole they wait patiently to become a sock beasties.  On a side note…I had quite the avalanche of sock monkeys last night, I moved the wrong thing on the sewing table and about 30 or so completed sock beasts slid onto the floor in an almost silent rush…Shamus just looked on as I struggled with the bin of ribbon which also fell sending spools unrolling across the floor and grabbing a few monkeys by assorted limbs while the rest flopped bonelessly all over the living room…quite the sight…Jim giggled…bummer he didn’t have the camera that was probably a Kodak moment if there ever was one at our house!

 

Fantabulous embroidery floss found at Douber’s in Waconia where we stopped on a whim…whim shopping, definitely not cost effective! Almost bought all the packages of these lovely blendings, 2 for Jazmin’s bracelets one for sock beast grins…can’t wait to use some of this on the next monkey butt! October 17th 2012