Saturday, July 17, 2010

Doggie Made From Socks

I'm especially proud of one of the arms--which was sewn with a sewing machine!  The rest was hand-stitched, although I think from now on I'm a sewing machine convert: much faster and with perfectly even stitches to boot.  It took me several hours of youtube videos to figure out how to thread and use the thing--much more complicated than it first appears. 

Don't worry Risky (my Jack Russell Terrier), this pup is not going to replace my favorite studio assistant!


Clip Art and Scrap said...

Oh I like this much better than the sock monkey.

Susanne Drazic said...


lucie1067 said...

Cute! I, too, have a sewing machine aversion I need to overcome.

Mónica said...

Lovely and cute :)
Thanks so much for your kind words in my blog. Hugs and congrats for yor creative hands.

roz said...

Paige, you are a woman after my own heart. I AM SO INTO sock dogs.After Christmas, I was very close to buying the sock and glove book you mentioned. I have some lovely books that I still thumb through and say i willll work on them eventually. Hope you are having a blast!
These are really cute and pull at my heart strings. Geez, what is that about? Childhood memories? =o)

Paige Keiser said...

Thanks everyone! And me too Lucie--I think it's the whole getting my fingers caught under the needle possibility issue. I'm slowly getting more comfortable lol.

Hi Roz! I am definitely having a blast, although in between times of frustration with my machine--apparently I have a lemon model so it jams if you even look at it funny lol. If I'm still at this in a few months, I'll look into getting a better model. Oh definitely lots of nostalgia with sock animals! I haven't yet made an actual sock monkey yet. Haven't found any socks with the classic heal yet so might drop by Ross's. Do you use a sewing machine? Mine still seems like a big scary alien to me right now haha.