Wednesday, January 27, 2010

An owl, a cowl, and a little felt mustache...

Meet Maxwell. Maxwell has a habit in the early morning to pour himself a cup of coffee and make his way to the computer to see what's new on Etsy. One day he realized how much his love for owls, cowls, and little mustaches had grown. He really wanted to have them, but didn't exactly know why.

(Ah, the power of suggestion!)

Maxwell is available in my Etsy shop, 'hoffee and a nuffin.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Old or New?

I just LOVE Nelson vintage sock monkeys! They have such a unique character that their smiles (or sometimes frowns) can't express when made from modern socks.
I made a sock monkey yesterday (brand new) from a pair of vintage socks. He's loosely stuffed and embellished with wool yarn so that when he took a trip through the washer and dryer, it altered his appearance a bit, making him look relaxed and much older.

People sometimes sell recovered sock monkeys on Ebay, but I often wonder about their condition. Where have they been living all these years? What were they stuffed with? Who loved them? What do they smell like? While still very charming, and completely unique on their own, they may have a hard time finding a place in someone's heart who has a fear of odd-smelling, filled with foam, tattered but oh-so-loved sock monkeys.

Check in on 'hoffee and a nuffin' as I occasionally list NEW Nelson vintage sock monkeys.

Monday, January 18, 2010


Miniature sock monkeys have a very special place in my heart. Made from actual miniature socks and lots of love and tiny stitches, they don't take up very much space and are LOADED with character and charm!

If you're looking for a miniature sock monkey of your own, you may find one in my Etsy shop hoffee and a nuffin