Friday, December 30, 2011

Totally NOT Paintings...Sock Monkey and Sock Horse by Tahirih

So, I've been painting a bit,  a few commissions for Christmas and such, but I'm in a bit of a slump, so I thought I'd try my hand at a bit of a different type of creativity. My kids love stuffies, and we found the pattern for the horse in one of their library books and thought we'd give it a try. The horse is all hand-sewn...talk about time consuming! I think she took about six hours. But I picked up a nifty old vintage singer sewing machine at a garage sale, and not only does it look cool, it sews well. So the monkey took about three hours. It was fun! Now I want to make a whole menagerie of sock animals!

Jacob and Carlos the Monkey

Rhiannon and Sparkles the Horse