What is a socksillie? A "socksillie" is a fantastic soft creature made from a single sock or a pair of socks. Any resemblance to a real person or animal is purely coincidental.
Each has been named and their names indicate the number in the series. For example, the twins in the first photo above, are Abbie and Bertie and they were the first two socksillies I made. Then there is Clarrie, who now has a new home in Sydney. The "contented cat" character is Eddie. Below is Dottie, who lives with my mother in Townsville.
How do you make socksillies ? It's easy. For a basic socksille like Freddie below, take a brightly coloured stray sock with a colour block heel. (This one was an ankle sock. ) Roll polyester fibrefill into a ball the size of the body and stuff it into the sock in one go. Take another ball the size of the head, and stuff it into the heel part of the sock for the head, manipulating it by rolling the stuffed sock in your hands. Don't try to put too much stuffing in the sock as you will tend to lose a body shape. You'll know how much is right by the feel - cuddly! Sew up the opening using a ladder stitch or small overhand stitch. Give your sock creature a personality with embroidered features and you'll have no trouble naming him or her.
My Socksillies are waiting for homes at the ETSY shop http://www.empresswu.etsy.com/