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Stupid Sock Creatures: Making Quirky, Lovable Figures from Cast-Off Socks

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ISBN13: 9781579906108
ISBN10: 1579906109
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John Murphy's sock creations have been featured in such publications as the Washington Post and Readymade magazine. Crafters with a sense of humor, a taste for the weird, wacky, and way-out, and a hunger for the outrageous will find themselves captured by this wildly creative menagerie of sock monsters.

Possessed of irresistible charm, these creatures offer all the inspiration anyone needs to transform cast-off socks into wickedly funny toys. There's Claude with his perplexed expression and tiny tail that stands at full attention. Jordan's always on the prowl; he's got three eyes, so nothing escapes him. And there's something really odd about Estelle. Maybe it's her silly conical head balanced precariously on four tiny feet —l or perhaps it's just that she's always sticking out her bright red tongue. Great instructions and charming illustrations make it easy to bring these unique personalities to life.

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"Murphy, who was trained in ceramics and also writes comic strips featuring his creatures, covers all the techniques for making eight different characters from cast-off socks either by hand or using a sewing machine....This book is sure to get readers' creative juices flowing." Library Journal

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mona, February 9, 2009 (view all comments by mona)
the perfect book for those of us who love tim burtonesque creatures yet have a fondness for toys and craft-like endeavors.
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Cindy, May 9, 2007 (view all comments by Cindy)
Who doesn't have single socks? John Murphy shows you how to transform them into "quirky, lovable figures" with detailed directions, hints and drawings, plus pictures of his own weird little critters. Even if you never stitch a single one, it is a fun book to browse, with many witty remarks, even bios of the goofy sock creatures and a short color cartoon.
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Monkeymaker, December 26, 2006 (view all comments by Monkeymaker)
i absolutely adore this book! i myself make sock monkeys, but after reviewing the book, i might actually take up stupid creatures instead! i highly reccomend anyone to this book--young or old. just looking at the gallery of past stupid sock creatures will inspire your inner-creativity and make you laugh.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781579906108
Author:
Murphy, John
Publisher:
Lark Books (NC)
Subject:
Stuffed Animals
Subject:
Textile crafts
Subject:
Socks
Subject:
General Crafts & Hobbies
Subject:
Crafts-Toys
Subject:
STUDY NOTES - SparkNotes
Subject:
BG-TRAVEL/REGIONAL - BG-TRAVEL
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in color
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
9 x 9 in

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