Now that my family have realised that I love sewing I get all kinds of mini projects as gifts which is great.
This Christmas I received a make your own sock monkey kit from my parents.
The kit comes complete with thread and needle and really simple pictorial instructions that were easy to follow.
It was a nice little project to do of an evening, in front of the tv when you need to keep your hands busy - I find that I need this a lot!
The project took me about a week to complete (my young daughter hampered some of my attempts to sew!)
Now the completed monkey is sat on my daughters room along with the copious numbers of other stuffed animals.
I want to make another one at some point using some different socks but using the same pattern. A fun project for a rainy day or a dull evening!