Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A Christmas Present (Shhhhh!)

I made this lion a few weeks ago for one of my nieces. It is made from some fleece that I had left over from all the rabbits that I made earlier this year. My niece is only two years old, so I did not use button eyes this time. The eyes are made from felt. He looks more like a court jester than a king.

Monday, October 19, 2009

A Western Dude

I didn't want the viking to be out numbered, so I made this fellow. He started out as a cowboy, but by the time I was finished with him, he looked more like an old crusty, but slightly lovable, miner.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Viking

Here are a couple of pictures of the viking that I made a couple of weeks ago. Sometimes I just want to try something different. He took me longer to put together than I thought it would. The battle axe and shield are a last minute addition.

Here he is without his weapons. He is not a very threatening viking. "Terror of the North" just doesn't seem to fit. The two ladies in the last post seem to like hanging out with him though.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Some Summer Projects

I have been very busy this summer and haven't had a lot of time to sew anything, but I did manage two more peasant woman. These are bigger than the first that I made for my mom. I used much brighter colors.

Each doll has her arms sewn on differently because I was trying to iron out some kinks in my design. I'm still working on that, but overall, I think that they were a success.

Monday, June 8, 2009

A Birhtday Present

Here is a little lady that I made for my mom on her birthday. This design has been swirling around in my head for a while. It wasn't too hard, but I have a few things that I still need to figure out. I would like to try another only make it about twice as big. My problems stemmed from the small size, I think. She is only about 5 inches high.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Socks, Scouts and Cupcakes

Friday night was the annual spaghetti dinner and cake auction fundraiser for the Scouts. I created this funny puppet just for that. The cup cakes needed something to be scared of though they should have been more worried about the hungry kids than that fuzzy monster.

Monday, April 27, 2009

We Need More Sock Puppets

Here are a few of the sock puppets that I made earlier this month between all the stuffed rabbits. Just in case you were wondering, This is supposed to be a lion.
I really liked how this one came out. He looks like such a nice crazy king. I have loved these soft fuzzy socks that I found at the dollar store. These were the last of my stash. I wish I had bought the whole box full.
I really liked the goat that I had made at Christmas, so I had to try another one. I made this one's horns a little straighter. You just have to love the goats!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Woodland Creatures

I have made more than rabbits and cats in the past month. Here is a chipmunk. His cheeks are full of something. I think the rabbits must have shown him where the food is.
I put stripes on his back to give him a more chipmunk like appearance.
Here is someone who looks like he is ready to get into trouble. The raccoon has already found the garbage can it seems, but he still looks hungry.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

They Are Not Peter Cottontail

Easter is almost here. The bunnies around my house are becoming excited. They have invited even more to their bunny bounce. Here is one of the new arrivals. He, fortunately, would rather sit than bounce.
The same cannot be said of this long-eared rodent. He definitely loves jumping as high in the air as he possibly can. He has attached himself to my son, who has dubbed him 'Rodney'.
This character showed up just a few days ago, and even the other rabbits are not sure what to make of him. He told me that his name is Homer, but I'm not sure that I believe him. You have to watch out for jackalopes. They are not real reliable. Just as an aside, I think the Olympic committee really missed out on something when they didn't make a jackalope the mascot of the 2002 winter games in Salt Lake City. What better icon of the American West is there? Think of all the postcards they could have sold.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Another Cat

I decided to sew together another cat. ( I needed something to keep the mice under control.) I wanted a cat whose front legs were not so tightly attached as the last. My husband calls this the "tube steak" cat.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Bunnies Doing What They Do Best

It has been too long since I have posted here. Fortunately or not, it was not because I didn't have anything to post. Things have been busy here. Since the last post, I have been invaded by big fuzzy jumpy rodents that have been multiplying everytime I turn around. I have heard that they are good at that. The little fellow was the first one to show up. He seemed harmless enough, but there must be a devious mind behind that innocent grin. He invited friends over to party the moment I wasn't looking. ( Rupert has been feeling put out because he hasn't received an invitation yet.)

First, he needed a cute pink girl for entertainment in order to entice his more rowdy buddies. She looks like she is in a bit of a shock. The reasons may be the next rabbit, who shocked me a little as well.

This fellow looks like trouble. He has been staring at me for over two weeks with those crazed pink eyes, and it is starting to give me the shivers.

I think this jack rabbit has been spending a little too much time in someone's garden and not enough time dodging cars on the highway.

I now wonder how many more rabbits are going to show up before I have to quietly get rid of some of them. There will probably be more before Easter arrives. If I'm lucky, a few of them will leave me some colorful eggs and chocolate.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Its All Gone to the Birds

Here is some of the birds that have come home to roost at my house lately. First is this little songbird. He is not too flashy, but he has a nice soft twill to his voice.
These to fluffy yellow chicks came from the same nest though you might not know it. One obviously got to the bird feed sooner than the other.
This little guy graced our home for only a short time before flying off to a place more to his liking. He now has his own space where he can survey all the comings and goings at a friend's house. He likes the fact that he is out of reach of children and cats.

p.s. No socks were harmed in the creation of these feathered creatures.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Happy Birthday!

It was my oldest daughter's birthday a little over a week ago. I asked her if she wanted me to make her anything for her birthday, and she told me that she wanted a sock monster with flowers on it. This is what she got.

I think she might like it.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Here is one of my favorite sock puppets that I have made recently. I like it when I finish a project and look at and really like it. That is a good feeling. It was hard to let this one go.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

It's Called Bribery

This might look like a cat, but it is actually bribery. My first grader needed some extra motivation this month to stop crying in school, and this is it. I hope it works.
The body is made with fleece, and the rest is from a sock. It is now waiting patiently for a certain six year old to be able to claim it. She has named it "Zoinks" after our siamese cat.

Monday, January 26, 2009

It's Not a Sock

Okay, this cat isn't made from a sock, but since I made this blog, I get to make the rules for it. So, using my great power, I say that I can include nonsock creations in this blog whenever I feel like it. I used fleece to create this little feline. It was fun to see it go together. I had made a sketch of how I wanted it to work and then made up the rest of it as I sewed it together.
Here you can see the backside of the cat. I think next time I will make the nose pink instead of black. The black nose draws too much attention and competes with the eyes.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

You Never Know What You'll Get

One of the things I like about making sock puppets is that no matter how much you sketch and plan in advance, you never really know what you are going to end up with until you are done. I like the whole randomness of it. This puppet reminded me of the stereotypical uncle who is a little on the strange side, and you don't know whether you really want him to show up at family parties or not. I thought he was cute in his own way, but I didn't like the way he was staring at me. It is probably appropriate that his picture is a little fuzzy.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

What Is It?

Sunday morning, I woke up early and couldn't go back to sleep. As I was laying there in the dark, this popped into my head and wouldn't go away. What is it? I am not sure, but it demanded my attention and would not let me go until it became a reality. I had no choose but to create it yesterday afternoon. I think it is kind of cute whatever it is. Yes, it is made from a sock. When it was made, my son said, "Call it Jake." I think he needs to work a little more on the creative name department. Maybe, someone else has a good name for it. I am open to suggestions at the moment.

Friday, January 9, 2009


I feel like I have made a lot of dragons lately. Dragons are fun to make because they can come in any shape and color without looking strange, and they have those cool wings. The dragon above was given to my oldest daughter for Christmas. She named it Apples.
This handsome dragon I named Cnut after a viking king. I happened to be listening to a college lecture on the Vikings at the time that I was sewing him. I can't quite picture him on the prow of a long ship. He just isn't scary enough.

Friday, January 2, 2009

A Sock Named Ryan

     This is the sock puppet that my son received for Christmas.  He wanted it to have a hat which you can see in the photo below. 
   My son named him Ryan. I am not sure where he came up with that name. I don't think that it quite captures the personality that has popped out this sock. The name is way too calm. This fellow is not calm. Don't take him on a car trip with you as he tends to be a back seat driver. It is a little scary to be driving and all of a sudden you catch a glimpse of blue fuzz out of the corner of your eye. Turning, there is this button-eyed being practically biting your ear. Ryan definitely needs to stay in the back seat.