Synopses & Reviews
John Murphy's sock creations have been featured in such publications as the Washington Post
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.
"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