Sock Creature Crafternoon

This week I had a lovely afternoon of Sock Crafting with my 7 year old god-daughter Lucy. Her twin brother went ‘new trainer’ shopping with Mom while we rifled through the sock stash.

Here are a few pics of our afternoon:

Naturally we started with cake. The one at the front is a slice of delicious Lemon Drizzle cake made by Lucy (which translates into made by Lucy’s Mom!). We had little coconut thingies, a big stack of millionaires shortbread and pop.

Lucy also came bearing gifts that she had made herself. This gorgeous little sock bird now lives in the big plant in my living room. I love how it’s got eyebrows.

How cool are these little sock creature drawings? Top row third one along is the little bird and bottom right looks just like the Sock Squirrel I made for her. She’s definitely got an artistic flair.

These two are great fun because you lift them up to reveal….

…little Sock babies, ahhh!

So after having a lengthy peruse through ‘Stray Sock Sewing’ by Dan Ta she eventually settled on us having a go at making the Teddy Bear (for those of you that have the book, it’s page 122).

There are similarities but Lucy’s has a few little twists to make it unique. Here’s the result…

The bear in the book had a cute little raised belly button with an X in the middle but Lucy decided she’d like her bear to have a bejewelled belly button. It also has a rather lovely pair of stripey pants and a red checked bow.

And the finishing touch is a paticularly dashing pink sock sunhat.

She did almost all of the work herself – I think she did a brilliant job – what do you think?

The next session will be with Matthew – I think we might be making a dinosaur or an alien 🙂

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5 Responses to “Sock Creature Crafternoon”


  1. 1 Silvermoss 03/06/2011 at 8:18 pm

    What a wonderful afternoon and some charming photos to go with it 🙂 I especially like stopping for cake before starting ‘work’ . . .!

  2. 2 giddystuff 03/06/2011 at 10:38 pm

    This is brilliant, I love the socks and the drawings x

  3. 3 Sarah 04/06/2011 at 9:45 am

    Fantastic! Just spotted this on Facebook link, read it out to lucy and Matthew who are now beaming ear to ear :0)

  4. 4 Baye 04/06/2011 at 7:36 pm

    What a lovely afternoon! Makes me wish I had little ones around right now. It would also provide me with a great excuse for eating cake and cookies!

  5. 5 thebutterflyhobbyist 07/06/2011 at 10:17 pm

    What a fabulous afternoon and full of great ideas for me to do with my own little one. She did such a good job didn’t she?


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