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13 Oct, 2005

I hate it when unfinished projects haunt me

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy|File under crafty

Edited to add: Instructions for the sock dog are available here. This is the kind of project you can accomplish in an evening if you’re sewing by hand.

I finally finished the sock dog. Made out of a pair of dollar-store argyle socks, this little guy has been lying helpless on my bureau for months…. missing his last leg. When I got out of the shower this morning I decided enough was enough. I couldn’t leave him lying around – handicapped ! – any longer.

So here he is. One ear is wonky, the stitching is terrible, but he didn’t turn out half bad.


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