Tag Archive: sewing

Needles have been replaced, sewing machine ramped up, socks and microfiber purchased in bulk and Sock Monsters are now sprouting up daily:  

In the beginning, there were socks.  Soon these socks were altered to form the tiny bodies of multi-fibered, colorful sock monsters.  All appendages are sewn together using a sewing machine and are attached by hand.  Next, the monsters are stuffed:

These three are brothers.  Erick suggested a more sophisticated line for those Uptown folk who match socks and underwear, so from pairs of casual socks found mainly inside loafers and beneath dockers, we’ve created the “Uptown Monsters.”  They’re all sewn up and are now ready for lips and eyes:

Buttons are chosen carefully by the girls to highlight various features and colors of each individual monster. The buttons are then pinned in place to verify proper color-coordination by our fully-certified crayon-carrying children.  Next, the monsters pose for baby monster photos and get to sit on the desk for the day in preparation for their future in the business of making-people-smile-at-work while raising money and awareness in the battle against cancer:

My youngest inspired the three-button sweater-vest concept.  She enjoys drawing sock-monsters as much as snuggling with them:

Thank-you for taking the time to learn more about these ever-curious oddities.



Happy Father’s Day!  The girls surprised Erick with hand-made sock-puppets and drawings this afternoon.  It was fun watching them assemble them in secret.  I stood back and didn’t interfere and, as often happens when I don’t interfere, all went smoothly.  The girls are creative beings.


To help with sock-monster production, Erick bought me a Singer.  It’s my first real sewing machine (besides the one back home, circa 1904) and fairly dummy-proof, so I’m very happy using it.  I can now sew the bodies and the appendages with the machine, bur still enjoy sewing the monsters together by hand.


Above is the new “Americana Monster” alongside another “doll.”  I’m loving the names people are sending for their monsters.  I’ve decided not to name them because people have been so creative and fun.  We’re now beefing up our inventory – trying to produce and sell somewhere near 80 monsters by December.  

Below:  The new Wachovia tower is reaching 20+ floors and counting.  When finished, it will reach 55 stories.