In one of my earlier posts in September, I mentioned that we became first time grandparents. Our little grandson Jackson is such a sweetie.
His nursery is decorated with monkeys, so for Christmas, I wanted to make him, his very own sock monkey.
I went on the inter-net and found a site that teaches you how to make a sock monkey.
They are so easy and fun to make.
You just need a new pair of men's work socks and some batting.
There is some machine stitching, and the body parts are stitched by hand.
He just needs some eyes and a mouth. You can use buttons for eyes, for older children, but because he is still young, I think I will embroider them on along with a mouth.
The site also directs you to other sites for different embroidery how-to's, which I haven't done in years, but will give it my best shot.
Hope he likes it.