Thursday, June 18, 2015

Book Review: Sew Cute and Collectible Sock Monkeys by Dee Linder

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from  Creative publishing Internatinal, via Edelweiss, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it



Sew Cute and Collectible Sock Monkeys cover

Synopsis:

This craft book highlights the fun-filled humor behind the history and crafting of these highly collectible sock monkeys, with tips, quips, and detailed techniques to create and dress one's own hand-made sock monkey.

In Sew Cute and Collectible Sock Monkeys, over 200 colorful photographs of cute, collectible, charming, funny, and funky sock monkeys will put readers in stitches.

This craft book by award-winning photographer, Dee Lindner, known as the 'Sock Monkey Lady', highlights the humor behind the history and crafting of sock monkeys. Filled with tips and quips, Sew Cute and Collectible Sock Monkeys highlights detailed techniques to create and dress one's own hand-made sock monkey.

Fun ideas to bring your sock monkey to life come together amidst endearing sock monkey photographs of 'action art,' included to give inspiration to rock, sock, cut, and sew! Whether you're creating a sock monkey to gift, collect, or sell, this clear and comprehensive book is a must have reference. So grab a pair of socks and get ready to create wonderful memories!

Sew Cute and Collectible Sock Monkeys  sample pages

Review:

This book is really the ultimate sock monkey book! Dee gives you the history of the socks, how to tell the different manufacturers apart and how the sock monkey came to be. Then you get the FUN stuff- pictures and pictures of sock monkeys in all their vintage and new glory! Your mind will gt overwhelmed at ALL the possibilities!Dee ten gives you tips and suggestions on how she made the different monkeys and aspects of them, like lip and eyelash styles, and how they can alter the personality of the monkey.Also included are full instructions on making your own monkey, as well as instructions and helpful hints to make and sell your own creations! We plan on using the book for one of our "Mom Camp" sessions this Summer, to let the kids make their own monkeys, to practice their hand and machine sewing skills. Then once they have them made, they can design an outfit or two for them, based on the great photos from this book! If you loved sock monkeys,you will adore this book. If you ever wanted to make one, you NEED this book-it has everything you need!


About the Author:

Award-winning photographer, Dee Lindner, known as the 'Sock Monkey Lady', shares a passion with millions of others for America's celebrated red-heel sock monkeys. A sock monkey enthusiast, crafter, and collector, she aspires to capture the spirit of the sock monkey for all to enjoy through her camera lens, in her writing, and in her sock monkey novelty items. The Sock Monkey Lady's creations are meant to bring luck and goodwill to all. Your smile is a symbol of her success!



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