One of the cool things about the holidays, are the things that you can find at dirt cheap prices, if you know what to look for. Let’s talk about socks, for instance. You can find a boat load of holiday socks in almost every store you visit, and luckily for me, I have a KMart within walking distance from me.
The holiday sock bins are overflowing with socks that will probably make their way into hundreds of Christmas stockings this year, and this is the time to pick up a bunch of them because they are about a buck! Not only finding socks in your Christmas stocking is fun, but you can also use them to make “Sock Bunnies”!
I picked up a few pair that I found in the huge sock bin and I mostly look for socks with cool stripes on them, or something that stands out about them, like the colors. You can usually find me standing in front of a sock bin talking to myself while digging through the piles saying “Ooooh yeah, I like that one” or “I wonder if they have another one just like this“. No matter what, it is sock porn plain and simple.
I did a post back in March of 2013, Anatomy Of A Sock Bunny that you might want to check out for a great tutorial on how to make a sock bunny, so I won’t bore you with all the details again. Just one click, and you will be on your way to making your own sock bunnies, which are easier than you think. One of the funnest parts of making sock bunnies are adding the embellishments, like some cool eyes, a nose, a jingle bell necklace, and of course, a frilly tulle tutu!
The Christmas sock bins were overflowing, and I made my selections of some fancy pairs, and got to work creating some Christmas Sock Bunnies.
When making a sock bunny, you will always have a leftover piece of sock. Ever since I started making them, I never threw away that extra sock that I had, because I thought that I might need it one day for something. And, while making my Christmas sock bunnies, I found a use for that extra sock! I made some sock toys for Nikita and Bella! The dogs watched me the entire time I was sewing up the sock bunny, hoping that they would get it. They would come over and sit next to me and try to “snatch” it off my lap, and that is how I got the thought to make them each a sock toy.
Oh boy, I was right! They loved their sock tube (is what I called it) and ran all over the house with them. When Bella gets a new toy, she prances all around the house with it as if to say “look at me, I got a new toy“, while Nikita takes her new toy back to her pet bed and guards it from Bella. After all of the prancing, Bella ended up napping with it on the couch.
We don’t have any pampered dogs in our house, just happy ones!