I have no idea why I decided I needed a sock monkey with the head of a Grateful Dead Dancing Bear on it. I think we have established by this point that reason is seldom, if ever, a consideration in my creative outbursts. In any case, meet Owley:
Here’s a lightened-up closeup of his face so you can see the ears:
Getting that felt part to come out right was hard, but Owley turned out better than any of the monkeys I’ve made up to this point.
And here’s a closeup of the little monkey in his arms, which I made on my lunch hour yesterday, using a couple of fuzzy baby socks:
I was thinking it would be cool to attach monofilament to Owley’s arms and legs and turn him into a marionette so he could be a real Dancin’ Bear.
who obviously has way too much time on her hands lately …