Friday, January 30, 2009

Here fishy..fishy!!

One of my passions has always been books. To tell the truth as I get older one of my silly, sometimes worries is where the heck am I gong to keep all these books I keep collecting.

I like all kinds of books, but I am crazy for all the wonderful craft books out there. They are crammed full of good ideas I can adapt in my own art and ideas I can share with the rowdie grandkids.

There are tons of projects using old socks...you know the socks that loose their significant other and are doomed to live out their lives in a big pile of singles. I discovered another great way to use these orphans in a book I read recently, D.I.Y. Kids, by Ellen and Julia Lupton.


Just take an old sock and partially fill with sand or raw rice and tie a rubber band, string or ribbon around it. Once you have it filled it's pretty simple to draw funny faces and figures on it with permanent markers, acrylic paints or dimensional fabric paints. As always ask the grandkids to use their imagination, they may want to glue sequins, buttons or glitter on to their sock creature.


Cute, cute, cute and so easy. Let me know if you and the rowdies make one of these, I would love to post some silly sock creatures on my blog.

5 comments:

TammyJones said...

Aren't you just too clever! Love it!

Dancing B*a*g Lady said...

Ok I see the sock than I see the snake. Sock fish yes! Snake ah NO!

There's nothing wrong with you it's just me. As I pet my Chihuahua I'm imagining cozying up with long, smooth, hard and cold snake.

I'm sure you don't hug the snake and that's not why you have the snake. I guess they are pretty fun to observe (not hold).

Military Momz said...

you always have the best ideas!!!

Carolee said...

I have tons of books, too. These are the hardest things for me to get rid of when "spring cleaning."

As far as socks, I actually had a story published about socks several years ago. The editor said they were cracking up around the office. I am trying to get the online link & put it on my website or blog!Those single socks are soooo irritating.... you have found a great way to use them!

Rosie said...

What a great way to use stray socks!! Marvellous!!
Your comment on My Bloody Valentine made me laugh out loud - so thank you!!