This weekend I made a little purple monster using the ‘Harry’ pattern and a few modifications. He’s got dark orange buttons for eyes and a wedge of felt for a mouth. He’s triangular, which makes him look a bit like on of the Mr. Men, but he’s certainly going to be a good buddy for Bo. Already they’ve been posing together on the back of the sofa. This latest monster is called Pascal, a name given to him by The Sock Mistress. I think the name suits him very well. I’ll make another monster using the ‘Harry’ pattern, then I’ll try something different. I’ve already drawn out the template for my next beastie, so it shouldn’t take me too long.
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Thumbing through my patterns, I’ve found a very simple one for a character called “Harry.” It’s pretty flexible so I should be able to make a few different versions. I’ve got my Moleskine notebook with me, so I can do some doodles before I pick a particular design. I’ve got an idea to make a little family of these, so I’m looking forward to this project. I might need to get some more felt squares because the ones I’ve got are more ‘Autumn’ colours and I think these should be much brighter.
As we near Christmas, it’s nice to see that the weather here is being a little festive. None of the Sockymon have had a Christmas before so they’ve been enjoying the snow and generally mucking about. As they’re about 30% wool the cold doesn’t seem to bother them, but it does make them a little damp. No different to us humans then really…
I’ve already got the body for my next monster cut out and stitched together. This new creature will have big teeth, which have been made out of one of my few white socks. I find shaping the mouth quite tricky, so adding fangs will probably be even trickier. Oh well… fingers crossed and we’ll see how they turn out. This monster is a bit smaller than Hoth an Otis as he’s only got little legs, but once he’s filled with stuffing he should take on a rounder shape as I’ve trimmed the length of the sock I used. Each monster has a heart sewn onto him once he’s completed and has been given a name, but I’ve ran out of heart shaped buttons. As luck would have it though, The Sock Mistress has found some candy coloured heart buttons on ebay, so that won’t be a problem.