Monkeying Around

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The state of Illinois has ties to the iconic sock monkey! Wow… well, I must admit that I only looked at one source, so my information could be wrong…. hmmmm… back in 1890 Mr. Nelson created the sock-knitting machine in Rockford, Illinois.  In 1932 someone decided to make a cute stuffed toy from old socks that had holes in them.  And then the toy was mass-produced.  The red heel of the sock was made into his funky monkey mouth and the toy became a whimsical folk art & kitsch created to comfort to children all over the world.

Kitsch is a German word meaning mass-produced art using cultural designs.  Sock monkeys are popular once again.  Sissy* (our daughter) has the cute pj’s above… footed pajamas with sock monkeys as slippers!

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And look at this super cute paper (above), mass produced monkeys in a row! I used the whimsical patterned paper and made a fun 6″ x 9″ mini scrap-book with matching card.  There are tags and pull outs and lots of spots for journaling and pictures!!!!Per usual… my paper crafts are for sale… while supplies last…Mini scrap books start at $20 (add’l postage $)… if interested, contact me and I’d be happy to show you the different pages and pull-outs of this fun book. (prdesigns1@sbcglobal.net)  A unique and fun mini book for the sock monkey lover in your life!!!

Did you know that today is National Do Nothing day? (a bit of trivia to wow your friends)

LIFE’S simple pleasure –> week # 3—-> socks  —-> fuzzy socks —-> iconic sock monkeys!!! It’s all good!

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