Matthews’ Monster Sock Spider

A few weeks ago my 7yr old god-daughter came round for a Sock Crafternoon and made a fabulously cute little sock teddy, complete with hat and belly button jewel. Today her twin brother Matthew came round for his Sock Crafternoon and we made something pretty scary!

We decided on a little plan of action, so whilst I made some sandwiches for our lunch Matthew got to work on drawing up his design and choosing the perfect scary sock, legs, buttons and eyes for the job. He’s been named Deadly Mont the Monster Sock Spider and this is the master artwork of him hanging from his poisonous web string.

You’ll notice that he has more legs on one side than the other due to some rather vicious battling, and during the making process Matthew decided it might be fun to sew his missing leg  to the wrong side! So he has 5 legs on one side and 3 on the other which makes him walk in a very strange way!

The reason that Mont is deadly is the rather cunning addition of a special web and poison chamber. It’s disguised by a button on the end of his tail that stores poison and has silky red web string wound around it. At a moments notice Mont can attach his web loop to the nearest object whilst spraying poison to stun his prey, sounding his internal squeaker alarm and dropping to a safe level during the stunning process. What a fiendishly clever idea!

So beware when you’re out for a nice country walk or maybe doing a bit of snipping in the garden, if you see anything resembling stripey legs poking out of the vegetation, turn and run!

Oh yes, almost forgot, Matthew said that the sparkle in Mont’s red felt tongue is actually spit… probably all that’s left of his prey after a tasty meal 😦

What a brilliant creature, even if he is a bit deadly! Thanks for a lovely afternoon Matthew 🙂


5 Responses to “Matthews’ Monster Sock Spider”

  1. 1 Victoria Belcher (@giddystuff) 05/08/2011 at 10:26 pm

    Another amazing creature, I love it!

  2. 2 Karen Willmott 06/08/2011 at 8:22 am

    What a wonderful imagination he has. Brilliant spider (can’t believe I said that…shiver) well done Matthew (and Aunty Shaz), Mort is fab.

  3. 3 Sarah 06/08/2011 at 1:55 pm

    Matthew is beaming after seeing this, he is one proud little boy, thanks for having him x x x

  4. 4 Baye 06/08/2011 at 1:56 pm

    I love it! Matthew must have been thrilled with the finished product.

  5. 5 Julia 09/08/2011 at 5:21 am

    What an imagination! Brilliant work and truly scary. Love the shots from round the garden, this could be the story board of a Monty Monster Movie!

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