You can say it with chocolates, cookies, a mixtape and a big bag of candy, but, really, nothing says “I love you” like a custom sock monkey.
This is the sock monkey that I made for my fella. As you can see, he is sporting a tie, a pocket protector and a calculator watch (just like my fella), and even has his very own synthesizer (just like my fella). If you know my mister, you’ll agree that he is the perfect “mini monkey me”. And, if not, you will just have to take my word for it.
“Dick Monkini” was made out of a standard pair of wool work socks and his accessories are all made from eco-felt and hand-stitched with plain-old embroidery floss. I took a LOT of artistic licence with the watch and synth, but I think that just adds to the charm. At least, that's what I like to tell myself.
His tie, by the way, is the “skinny end” of one of my dad’s old neckties. I think it matches Mr Monkini’s stripes perfectly and I was happy to use it for such a special project.
So, what did my fella think of his new little friend?
He went bananas. ;-)