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by John Murphy


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John Murphy's sock creations have been featured in such publications as the Washington Post and Readymade . I probably won't make creatures this strange (altho I know a person or two who would love them), but the instructions for constructing sock animals are excellent.

John Murphy's sock creations have been featured in such publications as the Washington Post and Readymade magazine. Crafters with a sense of humor.

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John Murphy's sock creations have been featured in such publications as the Washington Post and Readymade magazine. Crafters with a sense of humor, a taste for the weird, wacky, and way-out, and a hunger for the outrageous will find themselves captured by this wildly creative menagerie of sock monsters. Possessed of irresistible charm, these creatures offer all the inspiration anyone needs to transform cast-off socks into wickedly funny toys. There's Claude with his perplexed expression and tiny tail that stands at full attention.

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Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Stupid Sock Creatures: Making Quirky, Lovable . Sculpt and sew a one of a kind menagerie from kast off socks and your own imagination.

Sculpt and sew a one of a kind menagerie from kast off socks and your own imagination. These curious creatures - distant cousins of the celebrated sock-monkey - have horns, wings, funny names, and plenty of attitude.

John Murphy's sock creations have been featured in such publications as the Washington Post and Readymade magazine. Crafters with a sense of humor, a taste for the weird, wacky, and way-out, and a hunger for the outrageous will find themselves captured by this wildly creative menagerie of sock monsters.Possessed of irresistible charm, these creatures offer all the inspiration anyone needs to transform cast-off socks into wickedly funny toys. There's Claude with his perplexed expression and tiny tail that stands at full attention. Jordan's always on the prowl; he's got three eyes, so nothing escapes him. And there's something really odd about Estelle. Maybe it's her silly conical head balanced precariously on four tiny feet--or perhaps it's just that she's always sticking out her bright red tongue. Great instructions and charming illustrations make it easy to bring these unique personalities to life. A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club.

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Years ago I was stuck in the hospital for a full month after a kidney transplant. Hospitals, if you haven't noticed, are in desperate need of entertainment. I bought this book, a s***load of weird socks, thread, yarn, and buttons, and got to entertaining myself. It was great! IT was difficult at first, but in the end I was pumping out sock dolls like Asian child workers. They are adorable, and great for gifts (my daughter still carries hers around from time to time). Once you get good, you can go off script and make variations of your own - I gave several of my monsters cigarettes and eye patches. Its a great book, and I can't wait to get the second one and make more with my daughter!
Falya
I like the author's teaching style: humorous and easy to understand. He uses very clear diagrams alongside his instructions, which was most helpful for me since I'm not a sewing wiz. I also enjoyed the little stories about each of his "creatures" which are presented as projects, that helps you become attached to them while you create your own.
Pameala
I made two creatures so far, one by following the pattern exactly, and one by just winging it using the book for ideas. They came out GREAT!! Everybody wants me to make them one, everyone wants to buy them as presents. The book is fun and encourages improvisation, but some of the instructions are a little vague, like how to sew the bottoms up, how to change the shape of a creature's mouth, etc. At one point, I believe the instructions were actually wrong, like on page 43 where it (mis)guides you on how to sew the ears on. If you do it the way the instructions say, your seams will be on the outside of the head.
So basically, I think that this book is better for someone who has at least a little bit of hand-sewing knowledge, or who is comfortable "winging it" at certain points. AND, since these creatures are so bizzare, the COOLest thing is that you CAN wing it, make some weird mistakes (like sew the legs on at a strange angle) and the creature will still be AWEsome!

I love this book! It gave me the basis to make some really CRAZY STUFF!
roternow
This book is just plain fun! I have never cared for sock-monkeys at all. I've always thought they were boring. These characters, though, have won my heart. I took one look at the cover of this book and fell madly in love with "Wronky", the blue critter. Having purchased the book, I set about making my first creature, a birthday gift for a brother. He was such a hit, all my siblings are going to get one.

The directions in the book are complete, well diagrammed and easy to follow. The book and gallery offer a lot of ideas, but I didn't get stalled there. My imagination takes flight when I sit down to work on these guys. My designs all seem to have a propensity towards very intense, wild eyes and impossibly crooked mouths. I'm sure it's got nothing to do with my inexperienced sewing, but most likely has everything to do with the character and the personality of each creature surfacing as they take form. They are the alter egos of my siblings, after all.
Zahisan
I probably won't make creatures this strange (altho I know a person or two who would love them), but the instructions for constructing sock animals are excellent.
Ghordana
If your taste runs toward the bizarre, the grotesque and the eccentric, then this book is for you! Nothing refined about these creatures. They ARE old socks after all. And after the sewing process, they are transformed into beasts with "attitude". I loved looking at the colored photos (often full-page) of John Murphy's creations. While there are no actual patterns - which kind of disappointed me - each animal shown comes with illustrated instructions. I suppose using an actual pattern might take away some of the creative process. Great ideas here and a lot of helpful hints for creating mini-masterpieces out of leftover socks. Oh, and for those who must have one of these creatures and have more money than time - the author takes orders for custom made creations at [...]
Auridora
A book for all ages and a gift for any occassion! Particularly great for the sock monkey fan who is ready to move onto even more unique and owner-designed creatures. Everything about this book is fun, colorful, and inspirational. Every page is a guaranteed smile or laugh out loud. I am also a fan of the "ugly creatures" that you can buy or collect, but honestly am getting more excited to use varied colored socks, yarns, and even felted wools to create my own little guys (and gals) to love. This is a book I will share with my daughter and use as a "special time" together to teach her some of the basics of sewing without having to worry about perfection. And, picking out the button eyes from my large box of strays also becomes a time to share stories and a few laughs.
John Murphy is a creative genius. This book is fantastic. I do many crafts but am not that great at hand-sewing. Luckily, it doesn't matter when making a stupid creature, because even if yours is sloppily-done, it just adds to the charm. Adults and kids have LOVED the many creatures I've made, and it's been fun keeping a lookout for socks to use.

You don't need to follow his patterns; his general instructions are all I needed to go to town on these.
Stupid Sock Creatures: Making Quirky, Lovable Figures from Cast-off Socks download epub
Crafts & Hobbies
Author: John Murphy
ISBN: 1579906109
Category: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
Subcategory: Crafts & Hobbies
Language: English
Publisher: Lark Crafts (June 1, 2005)
Pages: 120 pages