Friday, November 7, 2008

Lucy

Frugal Friday
Look what I made for 55 cents! That's right!! My first sock monkey....Lucy. Monica at the Home Spun Heart had the craft up about a month ago, and I vowed to make my chicks some for Christmas. You can go to http://www.craftbits.com/ and look up this cute monkey. But you would probably do better heading over to the Home Spun Heart (in my side bar) and perusing her craft category.
Okay so here's what you'll need:
1 long pair of cute socks (these are child's size so the body is a bit smaller and the legs are longer)
thread
good scissors
sewing machine (you could hand sew the whole thing)
2 buttons for eyes
cotton batting
I had everything left over from previous projects, so all I needed where some cute socks. I got 2 pairs for a $1.04 at Target. It took about 2 hours for my first one. Using the smaller socks is a bit more tricky, but I know I'll pick up speed as I continue on with the rest of the family!
Another tidbit I'd like to bring up is how grateful I am that we have an Emergency Fund. We've had some major dental bills this year. Far more than ever expected and it has been a great to pay them in cash. We even got a $100 off from the dental office to lessen the blow! Praise the Lord. So our EF has been depleted 4 times in the past 8 months. So on to rebuilding and getting rid of any debt!
Head over to Biblical Womanhood (side bar) Friday.
Also I need some cute old fashion names for the rest of my Monkey family (8 names) any great ideas??? Leave me a comment. Go make some Monkeys, Ladies!!
Have a Great Day! Julie

3 comments:

Holly said...

Cute monkey! How about Matilda, Mabel, Millie, Mae...for some reason "m" names hit me for a monkey. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Mom2fur said...

Oh, my gosh, I love her! Look at that sweet monkey smile. She's too adorable.

Tara said...

Oh this is adorable.. My almost 1 year old daughter would love it. hmmm I can't sew..but maybe I could try? lol