Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Socks and Stitching

You know that "lone" sock that you throw out because you no longer have a pair, well....now there is a use for them. I recently discovered the world of "stupid sock creatures". I made these funny looking guys from socks. I now have a new appreciation for socks that can be recycled into something cute and funny. I had such a ball making these, cutting and sewing bits of socks. Some of the other girls are "experienced" and made some pretty amazing creatures and much more advanced then my simple guys. My daughters will get a hoot our of these.
I've also done a little stitching over the last few weeks, meet Lilly she's been out in the garden picking flowers. It's too early for any flowers in my garden, so it was nice to spend time with needle and thread. I'm not sure yet if she'll be a small wallhanging or maybe she'll be a pillow.

I'm off to my retreat in a couple of days, I hope to have a quilt finished by the time I get home on Sunday. Keep your fingers crossed I'll get some sewing done. The place I'm going has hot springs so I'll be soaking in that warm water for at least part of the time.

33 comments:

Karen said...

Lilly is beautiful. :)

Stephanie said...

So that's what you do with a lonely sock. I just threw out an odd giraffe sock! I'm very ready for Spring flowers. Lovely garden lady.

Jackie said...

What a terrific idea for those lone socks! they are adorable. Lily is beautiful! I just love retreats and ten to be very productive. I hope you are too and get to enjoy the hot springs as well!

Carol said...

Oh look at those socks! Soooooo cute!
Have tons of fun at your retreat.

Darlene said...

Love those socks - very, very cute!

And, Lily is adorable! Enjoy your retreat - take notes cuz you know I'll want to hear all about it.

Cathi said...

And I was getting ready to throw out some old socks today. Maybe not! Thanks for the idea!!!

karenfae said...

very cute use of socks!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

LC said...

Love those socks!

sewkalico said...

I got fed up and threw a whole bunch of odd socks out the other day, but now I shall have to do something next time with them. Perhaps a sock monster for DH as he is the worst culprit!!

Lisa Marie said...

I LOVE the stitchery of Lily! Is that a pattern you bought? I would love to know as I have someone in mind that it would be a perfect gift for.

Libby said...

Love those creatures *s*

Stina said...

Love your little stitchery!!
Hope you will have a a fun and relaxed retreat!!!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Lilly is beautiful, but your sock creatures are sooo funny!

Judy said...

Cool, sock creatures...and Lilly is so sweet!

nannergirl said...

oooh I love the sock monsters! I lose socks to my washing machine monster all the time...maybe I need to start collecting the survivors!

Lynn said...

do you have a website where you got this pattern from? They are adorable!!!

and lilly is a sweet little thing.

penelope said...

Hi
...just love your blog! and enjoyd your creature socks! I too have some, mostly rabbits, which are very easy to make. Thank you for all the things you've shown me.

nannergirl said...

Thanks for the info Wendy...I'm off to collect socks :)

WhiteStone said...

My grandson and I spent a fun weekend creating these sock monsters. In our case, we searched the sale racks for $1 socks and found plenty of fun patterns. I couldn't believe this 12-yr-old boy would spend hours and hours stitching away. We made half a dozen different creatures.

Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha -- those socks are really cute!

Greenmare said...

your sock creatures are GREAT! I've been meaning to do that too, but never got around to much more than cutting a couple of socks apart. did you do them by hand or on your machine? did you use regular thread or thin yarn?

Sweet P said...

I bought the Sock Creature book last year. I have yet to make one. I suppose when my grandson is born and gets a little older I'll be ready to make one. Your creatures are so adorable. Lilly is so cute.

Have fun on your retreat.

Pam said...

Have a fabulous time at your retreat Wendy!! I hope the roads are good for the drive out there. Your stupid sock creatures are very cute!!!

I bought some stuff the other day at Maureen's shop to iron on the back of the fabric for a stitchery - so I am getting closer!!

Scrappy-Quilter said...

oh how cute! What a great use for those lone socks we all end up with.

Knot Garden said...

Those sock creatures are such fun. Isn't it amazing what you can do with a sock!

Carrie P. said...

Those little sock people are so funny. You can really use your imagination making those. Lily is cute. Hope you had a great time on your retreat.

Mary said...

Love your sock people! And Lilly is so pretty.

Jeanne said...

Love Lilly! I can't wait to get out in my flowers.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love those sock people?? lolol There so cute. And nlove Lilly too. She's a cutie!! Ready for some gardening?

Floss said...

Love the sock creatures, what a great idea for odd socks.

yellowfarmhouse said...

Those sock creatures are a hoot - fun to let go and be wacky. Your stitching on Lilly is beautiful - great job. Hope your trip to retreat was fun, relaxing and productive - whoa that's a lot to ask of a retreat, LOL.

Hugs - Karen

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Wendy, I love what you have done with the lonely socks. Enjoy your retreat.Regards Lyn

ROZ said...

See, I have that book, but I haven't made anything out of it. Now I'm learning that I'd better go to the discount store and buy some loud socks!