Meet Pie Thagoras and Snarfie!
They are from Return of the Stupid Sock Creatures: Evolutions, Mutations and Other Creations, by John Murphy, published by Lark Crafts.
Young Sprout made most of the design decisions and did some of the cutting and ALL of the stuffing — to the point where I had to do reverse stuffing to sew these critters closed!
Like quilting every project is a learning experience. With Snarfie I learned ladder stitch. He is made from a pair of orange ankle socks, felt, a scrap from an old t-shirt, and a giant blingy bead.
With Pie Thagoras I learned that critters stuffed with rice are heavy and need stronger stitching — he already has an extra blue patch on his derriere covering over the spot where he was sewn closed. He’s made from a pair of crew socks plus a third blue sock for contrast.
YS has learned how to do the stuffing, that sewing takes longer than you think, and hopefully that persistence pays off to complete projects. He has also learned more understanding and respect for the importance of sewing equipment and supplies, which in this household can only be a Good Thing. Also that although the results may not look quite like the book it’s all good.
It’s amazing how these guys have taken on personalities. The book gives them all names and life stories, but ours have lives and minds of their own!