Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sock Doll Book Giveaway!

Not a felty giveaway this time but a charming book- Stray Sock Sewing- Making One of a Kind Creatures from Socks by Daniel. This is a great book for beginning sewers. Fauna and Araina LOVE the corky creatures in this book, all made from socks.



Part one of the book is "All About Sock Dolls"
This section of the book has examples of Daniel's many sock dolls; with fantastic and fun photos of the possibilities to sock making. The dolls are set up in the cutest scenarios with witty things to say!




Part 2 "The Basics of Making Sock Dolls"
This section includes materials, tools and great step by step instructions for basic stitches.






Part 3- "Projects Step by Step"
And he really means step by step photographed instructions! Fauna (almost 8yo) doesn't have any trouble with the instructions. He shows you step by step, including how to stuff the socks properly, for 8 different types of sock dolls- mini doll, cat, pig, rabbit, elephant, bear, zebra and hippo.




You only need to leave a comment to enter the giveaway. You have until Friday, August 14th to enter. I will announce the winner Friday afternoon.
Giveaway Closed

102 comments:

Dawn said...

This sure looks like a fun book! I just sorted through my sock drawer yesterday...perhaps I should pull a few pairs out of the garbage first. ;)

lauragallagher said...

How cute! What a great way to use up all those socks without their partener... :) I just love Japanese craft books!

Aoi Tonbo said...

This book looks wonderful! There are so many little ones in my life who would love these creatures!

Jessica said...

My very favorite doll baby was made for me by my mom--from a pink sock. :)

icicle said...

Lol! I think I have a singleton sock or two that would work for these. Count me in, please!

Tan Family said...

What a neat book! It's always nice to have pictures, instructions and ideas to inspire us to create. We seem to have a few stray socks around...hmmmm....

Lise said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I have a friend whose daughter would love this book!

Mary Beth said...

COUNT ME IN!


P.S. I commented at the other blog. Didn't know which one to do it at. You don't have to count me twice though.

this little light said...

We made sock dolls a few months ago! It was such fun. Would love to win this! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

eidolons said...

That book looks like fun! My older son has been wanting to make sock puppets lately. (:

eidolons AT gmail DOT com

Jennifer said...

Having my daughter last year made my crafty side come back out...it has been in hiding since high school. I would love to be able to create some wonderful little creatures out of those cute outgrown baby socks.

Zom! said...

This is incredibly adorable! I need it for my poor lonely sock pile!

Sherry said...

fun. :)

FuNkY MoMmY said...

This looks great!!! I would love to try to make some of these for my little one and to give as gifts. Crossing my fingers.

Jane said...

Thanks Lisa! We have Stupid Sock Creatures and J had a lot of fun making the cutest little guy-this book looks great!

Jisi said...

I'd love to make these for my daughter - she's going to be ONE on the 22nd. What a GREAT gift - and they'd be made by her Mama...

I just love your blog - you're giving me lot of ideas!

Thanks!

Pink & Green Mama said...

ooo! ooo! oooo!! Pick me! I guess I should be a bit more restrained....please put my name in the hat, my socks would look so much cuter as loveable critters :)

ScottChrisCoriCassiCali said...

This would be so fun to do with my girls. Very fun giveaway!

Mattenylou said...

Ohh, those pics in that book are so cute! I wish I still had my old sock monkey from 50+ years ago... he was my favorite toy.

Ticia said...

I have looked at that book so many times, you wouldn't believe it.

mamaloo said...

We love sock monsters in this house!

Some new ideas would be very helpful.

Artistmama said...

Oh, my! How adorable! I would love this book and would to make these with my little guys!
B

Punky's Mamma said...

We already have this one, so I obviously don't want to win it, but I just wanted to vouch for how cool it is... I especially love the little piggies! :D

Nova said...

Sock Pig!

TZel said...

I love your site- you inspire me to go out and enjoy life even more with my daughter- and this sock creatures book looks like so much fun too! Thank you so much! Keep up the good work!

Nyree said...

I want to make a cat and a pig for my children's grannies, so fingers crossed!

Chele said...

Oh, that looks like fun! Please count me in. Mikro would get a kick out of sock critters.

Michele James-Parham said...

we have plenty of socks that need to be given new lives. what lovely gifts these little dolls would make. i am truly inspired.

gardening gal said...

What a treat it would be to for me and my kiddies to use up those lonely socks for such cute dollies!
Thanks for the chance!

ps said...

great way to use all those singles.....

Renee G said...

This looks like fun. I'd love to win a copy.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(Dot)com

jenerekfamily said...

Darling!

kyndale said...

that looks like a really fun book! We would have fun doing homeschool projects with this. Thank you for a give away :)!

Satsuki Rebel said...

Just in time for Craft Hope's sock monkey project- this would be great to win!

Toni said...

cool book I just saw a sock owl craft in Pack Of Fun at my moms. so we are interested in making some of this stuff and we have tons of mismatched socks.:-}

Shady Lady said...

Oh! This is SO COOL! Princess would love to do something like this and with the pictures and explanations, I may even be able to do this, too. I do happen to have a few stray socks laying around...and Princess' old socks that don't fit anymore. I may even be able to turn this into a class at Village Home....hmmmmm.

MommaMissy said...

I am new to sewing, but these little animals look absolutely adorable, and I must try making one. It might end up being a pig that really looks like a cat, but totally worth it, since I love cats anyway.

Mary Elizabeth said...

I won't worry about the sock monster in the dryer anymore! One sock missing? Time for a new toy!

Rena said...

Thanks for the great preview. Would love to have this book.

Emily said...

I cannot imagine a more adorable way to use up my husband's gigantic, size 15 socks which are perpetually losing their mates!

parisa mahmoudi said...

What a lovely book,I wish I get it!!! :)
Have a nice time
Parisa

Lisette said...

Gosh, I hope I'm lucky enough to win it! I am not creative on my own and would love the help of that book ;)

juanitatortilla said...

This book looks too cute! I've never made sock toys before, but would love to give it a try. (Since 1 sock tends to walk out of the laundry room by itself ever too often, leaving the other stranded.)

Thank you for this opportunity!

pamelab said...

What a wonderful use for all of the lonely socks lurking in our sock drawers. The ideas are So Outrageously Cute, Kitsch and Smart!

Voodoomaggie said...

I love your site and so does me daughter, who is now begging me for some sock piggies :)

sarah in the woods said...

Cute book. I like the lion.

Beegirl said...

That little suitcase with the noses sticking out has to be one of the cutest things I've ever seen! Thanks for stopping by to say hello over at the"Burbs!"

kendrakrumpe said...

I love this blog Lisa! What a totally cool book. How do you find time for this stuff???

Domestic Witch said...

OMG that book is freakin' fabulous!! Count me in!

My Love is..... said...

This book looks so super cute!! thanx for the review and this amazing giveaway opportunity.

sanosal said...

Those are adorable! What a great idea for the mates to the socks that the sock monster gets!

Rosemary said...

SOCK Monkeys ROCK! Thanks for the opportunity!

Joy said...

Ooh! I think my littles would LOVE that book. Thanks, Lisa!

Nanna said...

I just found your site! I love sock dolls and hope I am the lucky winner! Thanks for giving me the chance!

A Magical Childhood said...

My kids would love this! Looks like fun.
~Alicia

onegoldensun said...

What a cool book! I look forward to checking it out. We have mnay single socks in our home that need to be repurposed!

christine said...

that looks so awesome - and somehow, i have so many odd socks!

Momma Kate said...

I have made a few sock dolls, but this book has such great ideas! Hope I win!

JennyMac said...

I have never seen this but those lions are SO cute.

jumbleberryjam said...

What fun! Thanks for the awesome give away. Perhaps I'd have time time to put one together before school starts!

Franki said...

Ohhhh!!! We could have so much fun with this book! :)

I'm new to your blog...just discovered it. Looking forward to trying some of your projects!

Sarah Wilson said...

So cute. Thanks for the preview too.

The Magic Onions said...

Oooh, what a cool book... might even get me sewing!
Blessings and magic.

KPWog said...

This looks like a fun book. With a new grandbaby on the way this would come in handy.

cheyenne said...

I love it! Would be a really fun book to have!!!

mamamajuly said...

This book looks wonderful! I'd love to make some sock dolls for my daughter. A bunch of little pigs would be so fun to make - and play with! :0)

clynton said...

So cute. The girls have been experimenting with sock, and these little creatures have become best friends. So far we have made rabbits, birds and mice. That book has some completely different creatures.

Fleecenik Farm said...

My grandmother had a small craft business selling sock dolls. She would make clowns out of a large white tube sock and small little dolls out of children's sized socks. I bring the dolls she made me out every Christmas to sit on the Christmas tree.

Please enter me in the drawing.

Renee said...

That book is so sweet!

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

The child in me would like to have one of them ;) Cute socks !!!!

karen said...

Looks like a fun, charming book, which would be especially appreciated during our long winters. We also have plenty of solo sock volunteers for these crafts. Thank you!

Marina said...

My oldest love sock dolls so I will have to buy this book for her. I love your blog and pop by often.

Anonymous said...

I love their eyes!

Cinnamon Swirl said...

this is sooo cute and what a great use to make the most of old socks.

Olga said...

Hi Lisa, thank you for dropping by, I'm glad you liked Survive Style 5+ as well ;) I would be very curious on your thoughts and feedback about my paintings, so you are very much welcome to visit again :) The book is of course very lovely - we don't have such things around here...truly amazed at the number of people who commented :)

Fiona said...

I saw a link to your blog on Crafty Crow (sewing on leaves) and I love your activities. I will explore some more!

Alicia said...

Oh how cute! The styles are so much more adorable then all the other sock creature books I've seen!

Angelica said...

What a cute book! I spotted a sock doll that is similar to one we already own. My two girls would LOVE this book.

Cindy DG said...

Well that is super cool. that could bring the creative side out of anybody! I love it!
Dropping in to say HI from Veg Mamma! Thanks for being a follower!
Cindy
http://vegetarianmamma.blogspot.com

D said...

Super cute! Hope luck is with us!

Kristin said...

I was just looking at this book in the bookstore the other day...I would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity.

k.hofferberth at gmail dot com

Cindy said...

Love these creatures. Makes me wish I had saved all those cute children's socks that lost their mate.

gardenmama said...

Absolutely adorable Lisa!!
What a great way to recycle all those missing socks!
Thank you for the chance : )

tessa said...

My baby is due August 14! It would be fun to tell her or him someday that the toys came from a birthday book. There are many stray socks here,too! :)

gracie said...

oh that book looks hilariously wonderful!!! we have tons of stray socks, and i would love ideas on what to do with the ity bity baby socks i just can't seem to part with!

Hope said...

My kids would have SO much fun with this book!!! Now if I only had all of those socks lost in the dryer...

Julie said...

Super cute giveaway!

Cam said...

Serendipity...

We've recently decided to have another go at having a baby, and we've talked about doing the bedroom in sock monkeys! I laughed out loud when I saw this book! Why stop at monkeys? We could make all types of sock creatures!

Thank you!

Miss Mary said...

oh! Do I need inspiration right about now! I hope it is me....

Bucksby said...

Just stumbled across your blog. Love your ideas, so original. Would love to win Daniel's book to make the softie kitty for my son's little friends. I added you to my RSS feed. I think the periodic table game would make a great t-shirt!

T said...

my daughter would LOVE this and her birthday is right around the corner...

therese said...

oooh, yes pleace ;)

Rae said...

Would love to win this book. How nice of you to do a giveaway! Love your new site too.

Heather said...

So flippin' cute! What fun to re-use all of those single darned (no pun intended) socks that just sit and gather dust on my dresser. ~H

Ale said...

What a fun book! I loved those pigs!

Jill said...

Count me in too! Thanks Jill F

Jill said...

Count me in too! Thanks, Jill

Jill said...

Count me in too! Thanks! Jill

melissa said...

Right up Erika's alley! She went to a sewing camp this summer that she loved! The book looks adorable and fun-filled!

likeschocolate said...

The socks in my drawers are calling pick us pick us we want to be made into sock dolls!

Jen said...

Oh, this is the perfect kind of book for me! I have masses of single socks and the sewing skills of an 8 year old! What a great book!

Melissa said...

what cute ideas!