Stupid Sock Creatures: Making Quirky, Lovable Figures from Cast-off Socks

Stupid Sock Creatures: Making Quirky, Lovable Figures from Cast-off Socks

by John Murphy


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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. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781579906108
Publisher: Lark Crafts
Publication date: 06/01/2005
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Stupid Sock Creatures: Making Quirky, Lovable Figures from Cast-off Socks 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
ryvre on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Stupid Sock Creatures are adorable, and really easy to make. The instructions are clear, and the pictures in the book are great.
judyisokay More than 1 year ago
You may run out of socks! This is a really entertaining how-to book full of really fun, inventive projects for your socks. The sock creatures you will create are whimsical, fun and adorable. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. And it has fantastic illustrations that guide you through your sock creature creation. We created a stock creature straight away. This book gave us inspiration to design and create our own creatures. The back of the book has a sock creature cartoon! And a extensive gallery of sock creatures are included also. We go back to this book a bunch to create more and more creatures. Thank you, John Murphy for a fun book for socks.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
stupid sock creatures is the most creative book ever i dont own it it yet but im ordering it so it will be arriving soon and how i knew it was even creatid is my friend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Who hasn¿t had a craft project gone awry? But while many of us would simply abandon the project or throw it away, illustrator and ceramic artist John Murphy took the opportunity to turn a messed-up sock monkey into a Stupid Sock Creature. In the first part of Stupid Sock Creatures, Murphy goes into detail on what supplies are needed, the correct way to stuff your creations and how to sew and attach various creature ¿parts¿¿lips, teeth, limbs, tails, etc. The section is illustrated with both detailed diagrams and photos as well as Murphy¿s quirky drawings. Most of the supplies are those that many crafters will already have on hand¿socks (of course), buttons, and basic sewing supplies like a needle and thread. The second part of the book consists of eight different patterns that are varying degrees of difficulty. Because of details like lips and eyes, crafters can use a combination of sewing machine and hand-sewing, or simply sew the entire creature by hand. Each pattern includes a diagram showing how to dismember the sock(s) into the various creature parts and provides photographs of the creature from several angles. Murphy also provides a humorous biographical sketch of each creature. For anyone who is looking for a fun and quick project to make out of supplies they probably already have on hand, Murphy¿s book will provide both inspiration and ideas. Difficulty: Beginner to advanced beginner. Basic sewing skills required.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reading this book has been great fun! The step by step instructions are failproof and the illustrations are very helpful, too. Mr. Murphy obviously has a great sense of humor. Start saving those socks!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I own an original 'stupidcreature' and now I've bought the book to go with it, like a collector's item...Wow! The book is incredibly well-organized with detailed step-by-step instructions and diagrams, but that's not the best thing: it's not only full of the necessary technical information but it's entertaining as well. They should all be this much fun!