Saturday, December 23, 2006

Stocking Stuffers

The only book I am reading this weekend is Sock Doll Workshop by Cindy Crandall-Frazier. I am having fun making little sock dolls for stocking stuffers and gifts for all my little friends. I happen to have a lot of pairs of novelty holiday socks. I guess I get them as teacher presents... and because I like to wear them. It's fun to see the kids reaction to silly socks. I had a couple pairs I had never had the chance to wear so I made them into dolls. The directions in the book are very clear and easy to follow. I adapted them a little so that I could get a complete doll out of each sock. I just used a fabric pen to draw on the faces. You could get quite elaborate with some of these designs, making dolls in costume, a ballerina, and a complete family group. I think I could really get into this! I'd like to try different types of socks; cotton, terry cloth, wool, felt, fuzzy... You could make animals as well as people. Anyone else ever try this?

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red guy.JPG

heart guys.JPG

pocket people with pine cone.JPG

Click on the pictures to see more at Flickr, some showing how I put them together.


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