What I do in my “spare” time…

I guess I make monkeys.

Sock Monkeys.

LOTS and LOTS of Sock Monkeys

After posting my one little handmade Sock Monkey on my facebook account, a “few” people showed interest.

I made this first batch of 10, (one not shown)  just hoping they would all sell.  I like Sock Monkeys, but I did not need to be stuck with 10 of them!!!!!!!

Be sure to click on image to enlarge.  See all their adorable personalities????   each one certainly unique!!

Two hours on facebook, they were all SOLD.   I vowed I was not making any more.  But…….I did.

I made another 12.

Posted them and they were all SOLD immediately.

and then there were two specially dressed Sock Monkeys.  One female to join her male companion previously purchased  and another being deployed to Afghanistan with his owner!!!  I know, imagine that???

ok.  More??

Yes, I am now in the process of making 6 more that are special ordered, and obviously already SOLD.

They have been shipped to California, Florida, Louisiana, Arizona, Illinois, Missouri and of course, scattered throughout my hometown.

Two  of those Sock Monkeys,  now have their very own facebook page!!!!!!!!!!

Girls, boys, children, adults…..you are never too young OR old to get a Sock Monkey.

I am going to require a hiatus from Sock Monkeys and get Madisons graduation party planned!!!!!  haha!!!

I swear, I could do these monkeys in my sleep!!   🙂






16 Responses to “What I do in my “spare” time…”

  1. Sherry Says:

    I love my little ‘Levi’ and he is sitting on the couch with his little friend from MD…so cute and a good job done, Kelli…have fun with those graduation plans…many more memories to be made…

    • simplyaltered Says:

      awww…that is SO sweet!!! I am making another one SIMILAR to your Levi. A gal loved it and wants the same thing. Of course I can not make two the SAME, but will work on the same idea. 🙂

  2. Paula Says:

    I LOVE THEM!! I have been looking for one for my 3 yr old daughter to enjoy and keep forever. If you have time (and I can afford it), I would love to have you make her a princess sock monkey. I took down my Facebook account because it blew my computer up but if you could reply to me, that would be great!! Her birthday isn’t until the end of September so it isn’t a rush. I would love to tell her the story of how much I love your blog and that the princess sock monkey came from a very good friend in Iowa (we’re in Runnells, IA). Let me know!!


    • simplyaltered Says:

      Mine are $25 plus $5 shipping. I will see if I can locate your e mail address from my blog and send you a message. Otherwise if you get this post, reply here. Yes, I can definitely make you one if you are interested. Every 3 year old needs a Sock Monkey to call their own….right??? 😉

  3. machita Says:

    angel fluff!!!!! 🙂

  4. Lana Schippers Says:

    I love love love them…and isn’t crazy that they are placed in homes all across the country. 🙂 That in itself is just wonderful….knowing they are all living a different lifestyle in far away places. Someday when they have those socks in blue….I will order 2 Blues and a regular guy just like my Weims!

    • simplyaltered Says:

      Ohhh 2 blues and a regular one!!! I had not even thought of that!!! how awesome would THAT be???? ;
      Remind me….

  5. Julie Says:

    I would luv to order one of these sock monkeys…also no rush! big monkey fans & just here in Ankeny.

    • simplyaltered Says:

      if I can get your e mail info, I am certainly interested in making you one!! $25 plus $5 shipping. Let me know.

  6. Linda Says:

    Never thought much about the monkey, but after I started following your monkey’s I think they are neat, you have a special talent in making every one look very special.

    • simplyaltered Says:

      awwww…thanks so much!!!!!! I absolutely love each and every one I have made. Even to the point I hate to give them up, but knowing they are going to good homes, does help!!! 🙂

  7. The Path to Frugality Says:

    The picture made me think of the song “10 little monkeys jumping on the bed, one fell off and bumped his head…..”

    It’s like a sock monkey village! When I am done with my living room I have got to start making those rag baskets and I think this winter I will make some sock monkeys. They are so retro and darling. You do very nice work.

    • simplyaltered Says:

      that book is here whenever you are ready for it!!! speaking of, I think I need to take a small break and do a fabric bowl for one of my new rooms!!! ….SUCH good therapy being quiet constant hum of the sewing machine!!

  8. Christy Says:

    Oh, goodness!!! Those little sock monkies are the bestest!!! What a wonderful vintage toy. I remember having one of those when I was little. Now…I am off to find your FB page. 🙂

  9. simplyaltered Says:

    ….and thank you for finding me!!!! yay!!!

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