Kids charities brainstorm - sock monkey love

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Kids charities brainstorm - sock monkey love

Post by Dunners » Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:12 pm

I borrowed Craft Hope from the Library today. One of the projects is for sock monkeys - something I've always wanted to have a go at. http://crafthope.com/2009/09/monkeys-ju ... n-the-bed/

I was thinking that it would be cool to do a Sock Monkey Sew-a-long & charity drive.

Any ideas about the Kiwi kids charities that would be keen to accept & distribute the sock monkeys?
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Post by beccahv » Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:26 pm

Slightly alone these lines (sorry for the TJ Leanne but I thought people might have knowledge in both areas :D )..........Luca heard on the news on the way home from school today that there are many children suffering in Northland at the moment through poverty related illness. This upset Luca and required a long involved conversation about what it actually means and the things we could do to help........one of his suggestions was to make hats to keep them warm which made me think of Amanda Blake Soule's hat drive a year or so ago. Does anyone know of a charity that would accept winter hats and more to the point, would they be used/useful?
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Re: Kids charities brainstorm - sock monkey love

Post by white-rose » Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:27 pm

what a great idea, I will play along if I have time to do it - do you need the book are the instructions etc available on the blog?
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Re: Kids charities brainstorm - sock monkey love

Post by Dunners » Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:12 pm

Not a TJ at all Becca! That's the sort of thing this thread is for.

WR - here's a tute for a sock monkey, looks like a good one ;) http://www.web-goddess.org/writing/tutorial/Image0.html
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Post by 0ebuny » Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:31 pm

that is so cute in that tutorial i think i might even be able to manage that (i might get a pair of socks and try before i commit to anything)
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Post by growingclothie » Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:33 pm

I started a sock monkey for H a couple of years ago and its still sitting half finished in my sewing pile, I'm not a big fan of hand stitching :oops:
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Re: Kids charities brainstorm - sock monkey love

Post by xmasangls » Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:02 pm

growingclothie wrote:I started a sock monkey for H a couple of years ago and its still sitting half finished in my sewing pile, I'm not a big fan of hand stitching :oops:

DS made one using the sewing Machine, made a pretty good job for a first ever atempt at sewing
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Re: Kids charities brainstorm - sock monkey love

Post by Dunners » Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:58 pm

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