I was a very lucky girl and got 3 awesome craft books for Christmas. I love getting a new book full of projects that I just can’t wait to try! I hope to share projects from all of the books with you over the next few weeks, but first up, I’m going to play with my socks for a while…
I totally missed the whole sock doll craze, but when I saw this book I just loved the idea of using ‘stray socks’ (even though most of the projects in the book ask for a pair!). I always have odd socks in my drawer and they are usually my favourite ones. Where do all those socks go?!
The book is written by a man called Daniel Lin, who is obviously totally barking (in a good way!). The book is full of eccentrically captioned photos of sock dolls and is very Japanese in style. My first attempt was this long-eared mini doll.
However my socks must be a bit longer than Daniels as my doll’s ears are a bit too long!
Still at least he can tie them up in a knot if they get in the way! I added the buttons and hair for a bit of extra personality. Though something about him reminds me of Mr Blobby! Still he was my first attempt.
My next stab turned out to be much more successful. In fact, I have to say that I am totally in love with this little sock kitty!
Isn’t she lovely? And made from just one stray sock! I have been carrying her around with me like a little comforter. Especially during the dreadful storms we had this week, 100 miles an hour gales! We lost half our greenhouse and had no power for a day and a half. So Sock Kitty cuddled up to me on the sofa as I strained my eyes reading Nicholas Nickleby by candlelight (Dickens felt very appropriate in the circumstances!).