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Pirate Sock Bunny

AVAST YE!

AVAST YE!

BATTEN DOWN YE HUTCHES! HOIST UP YE MAIN TAIL!

This be Pirate Sock Bunny. I made him for my sister who lives on a boat. He has extra long arms cos she be tying him to the mast of her ship.

His favourite things be grog, swashbuckling and sea biscuits.

Savvy?

Savvy?

YAAARGH!

HH x

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Kitty Cat Hat

This is also my best impression of Deadly Knitshade...

This is also my best impression of Deadly Knitshade...

I am of the general opinion that there are few objects which are not vastly improved by the addition of cat ears.

This fabulous hat is my version of the Kitty Cat Hat in the first Stitch and Bitch Book by Debbie Stoller. I made it for Princess Squishabelle’s birthday because she is lovely and has been asking me for one for years :)

I have customised it by adding pink felt to the inside of the ears and big pink felt stars to the bottom of the i-cord. When I rule the world I am going to make everything pink…

Kitty Hat

LOOK AT MY HAT! LOOK AT MY LOVELY HAT!

This is my first non-rectangular knitting project so big thank yous to Loocy Goose who gave me a lot of help and encouragement (not to mention all the needles and yarn…) and the Cake and Make girls who helped me transfer it from circulars to double pointed needles – I will never forget the look on my housemate’s face as she tried to walk through our living room, only to find her path blocked by four sweaty and exhausted looking women who appeared to be wrestling a small black object.

Confused Housemate – ‘What on earth are you doing?’

Us – ‘Knitting!’

Obviously.

I am very proud of it, even if it came out slightly too big (which is ok because Princess Squishabelle happens to reign the Kingdom of Enormous Hair).

Must go, these zombies aren’t going to crochet themselves…

HH x

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Vampire Sock Bunny

Hello?

Hello?

This is Vampire Sock Bunny.

He was a special project for a good friend of mine and got posted to her with a note he had written himself that said ‘pleese look after me’ (he can’t spell too good). He was a bit nervous about going in the post, but I am told he arrived ok.

He may look vicious but he wants everyone to know that he is a vegetarian and his favourite food is ketchup.

Vampire Sock Bunny

Vampire Sock Bunny

He is another sock creature. They are very simple to make and I managed to create him in one evening, which is just as well cos since I have started this blog I now have a long list of people who want a sock monster of their own… hee hee :)

His ears are stuffed with cotton wool balls, which is a great idea as they hold the shape really nicely so you don’t have to use any wire.

Got to go, let’s just say I am doing piratey things…

HH x

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Bible Puppets

Bible Puppets

Bible Puppets

These puppets were made as a favour for a friend to amuse the little ones at her church. I figured that they could be fun and yet educational too! *syrupy grin*

They are all characters from stories in the Bible because I wanted to be able to do something fun with each of them and I thought that the grown ups could use them to tell stories to the kiddies.

I was specifically banned from making Jezebel, Leviathan or any locust beasties from Revelation :(

From top to bottom and left to right we have:

Queen Esther and her shiny crown

Joseph and his lovely coat of many colours (how I love my coat of many colours…*ahem*)

A very angry Moses and the burning bush

King David and his harp

Camp looking Noah and some escaped lizards from the arc

Jacob and a sheep (the song says he spent all of his days in the fields with sheep, Andrew Lloyd Webber = gospel)

Hideous whale beast of my nightmares to eat Jonah finger puppet

Deborah and the tree she sat under to judge Israel

Daniel and finger puppet lions (arr raaah raah)

Scary looking Gabriel bringing the good news about sparkly felt

Beardy disciple Peter being a fisher of… erm… fish

Not as creepy as my usual stuff, but it did keep me out of trouble for a few days. I did enjoy making the finger puppet lions (if I’d had it my way they would have been much toothier but I didn’t want to scare the kids…)

I, on the other hand, was much more scared of the whale puppet. I had to keep it locked in a trunk in my room incase it crawled out in the night and came to get me with it’s thumbs *shudder*

With it’s thumbs…

HH x

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The Teeth Monster

Arrrg raaaar raaargh

Arrrg raaaar raaargh

This is the Teeth Monster, another creation that got sent to live at the Monkey House with Gigantor and the Vampire Cake Baker.

The inspiration for the Teeth Monster struck me late one dark and foggy night, when the moon was full and the shadows were long. The drive to create flowed through my cold veins and I knew then that another hideous monster must be born…  (I do get carried away with this whole goth thing sometimes)

Teeth Monster Tail

Teeth Monster Tail

He is made from some Cute and Evil offcuts, a couple of gloves, a sock, some buttons, felt, a small pony, lollipops, bubblegum, and some goblin magic. *

He is largely inspired by my love of piranhas.

I hope you love him as I do, as he is terribly misunderstood. I am told that he is very well cared for at the Monkey House and has made many friends (even if he does have a habit of chewing on them sometimes).

Must dash, the goblins have thrown yarn all over my bedroom again.

HH x

*Some of this is LIES!

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Winged Monkeys…

Ooooh oooh oooh AAA AAA AAA!

Ooooh oooh oooh AAA AAA AAA!

FLY MY PRETTIES! FLY! *cue evil cackling*

I unleashed these hideous creatures a few weeks ago, with instructions to fly to the Vampire Cake Baker in London to carry out her evil bidding.

Little did I know, that there would be a winged monkey victim much sooner than expected…

SHOCK!

SHOCK!

The headlines read ‘SHOCK – ENORMOUS MAN TAKEN DOWN IN WINGED MONKEY ATTACK!’ and shocked we were. The victim is said to be undergoing treatment for mild shock and scratch wounds to the face.

They say at night he can still hear the shrieking…

HH x

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Jimmy the Sock Monster

Jimmy Wants Muffins

Jimmy Wants Muffins

This is Jimmy.

He sprang out of my head one rainy day, and demanded that I create him.

Jimmy is a very simple Sock Monster, made of one stripey sock, two buttons and a whole load of mischief. He likes eating sweets and watching the telly. Jimmy’s favourite thing in the world world is muffins.

I sent him to live with some friends of mine at the Monkey House in Camden Town and I am told that he is very happy living amongst their other creatures.

Jimmy was constructed by splitting the top of one sock, stuffing and sewing them together (in the shape of bunny ears), sewing along the heel to make a mouth and then making a smaller split at the bottom, and stuffing it to make tiny stubby legs.

He is mostly flat and has one eye bigger than the other because that makes him awesome.

Credit goes to Loocy Goose for the pattern.

HH x

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