Not feeling great at the moment so decided to work on something fun. Decided to try and create a new sock creature. I posted photos on my Facebook page as I created but I thought I would write a quick blog post too. I chose green as a colour for this animal as I figured it a great colour for a crocodile. The first job was to machine stich the outlines and cut them out. Then you have to join the 2 main parts together. I ended up with this shape.
It looks like a weird worm at this stage lol. Once I added the eyes things started to look a little more snap snap as my 20 month old daughter would say.
A crocodile needs a smile. It sort of reminds me of the crocodile from Peter Pan. With the ticking clock. To create a smile I pinched a seam along each side of the snout then added some running stitches. I made sure the seams turned up near the eyes. We want a smiling crocodile.
The feet have 3 little bumps for toes and with a couple of stitches in the nose to create a snout we love him.
Watch out for the blog entry on the next strange sock animal creation. How to make a sock snake