I have recently started a new hobby - one that I hope, over time will help me raise a tidy sum for the HMSA. I am making sock monkeys - entirely by hand as I can't get used to using a sewing machine. Each monkey takes me between 3-4 hours, and does take it ou of my dodgy hands and fingers, but I am really enjoying making them. Already I have raised £12.50 for the HMSA and I only started taking commissions 2 weeks ago!!
Here is a link to my Folksy online shop:http://www.folksy.com/shops/FlowerMonkeyz
There are only two items listed on there at the moment, as most of my orders have been commissions, but I hope to be adding on new stock as and when I can. I also have quite a stock pile of different socks, so if you would like a particular colour scheme or pattern, give me a shout and I will see what I can do.
I am making two styles of monkeys, to appeal to both males and females - The "Power" Monkeys for the boys, and "Flower" Monkeys for the girls. As the name suggests, the "Flower" monkeys come adorned with pretty sequined butterflies on their head and a smal bouquet of fabric flowers in their arms.
I hope you like my monkeys folks