I have a problem where I own too many T-shirts I never wear; so I bought this one as a XL and turned it into a dress. Labyrinth shirt from Hot Topic, boots thrifted, jewelry made by me, socks from a costume shop, door knocker hair clips from Hysteria Machine on Etsy.
As this bashful critter is in it’s new home, I can now share it with you all! This little one (about 10″x6″x8″) is made from a handmade sock past it’s prime. That makes it sock taxidermy! Or cruelty to sock puppets- one or the other I suppose. This sock was felted over a hand sculpted base and mounted on dark stained wood to compliment it’s colors. I’m pleased as punch with this one, so I do hope to make more to sell starting out at $75 with a few more critter models to come including a more lama like creature and one much more giraffe in base.
Are you a knitter or crocheter yourself with old socks just lying around? Maybe you have too many sock from Aunt Grtrude or a friend who is just a little too into yarn bombing? Well then you are in luck as I am in need of socks! If you offer me your own single or pair of socks for your own critter, you get a small discount of $5. Offer me more than one pair and the discount can go up substantially to $10 a pair for adult socks- all the way down to a mere $5 if you offer me 7 pairs! I’ll even take your shipping cost off the shipping cost of your creature. The socks can be and are actually preferred to be well used and loved- just remember to wash them please! If you are interested in being a sock donor, please send me an ask or email me at clockways at gmail as I’m only looking for a few right now to get started on these elusive critters and open my shop.
(As always, reblogs are always loved and I appreciated every tag and comment I get more than I can say!)
I wish I didn’t see people hating so much on clothes made from socks, or sourced from cheaper toys. Sure they aren’t “professional”-looking, and maybe the fit isn’t perfect, but not everyone has the money or sewing ability to have perfectly-tailored dolly outfits! And I have seen some frankly amazing things done with socks and cheapo ornaments and such, so it’s not like you can say it always looks “awful”!