Monkey Bizness
Becci Strickland

Sock Monkey



Inspired by her mother, who made hand puppets and soft toys all through her childhood, Becci has recently discovered the joy of making sock monkeys and other creatures with true personalities. Each creation's personality develops through the process of creating...a small defect in a sock or and odd set of buttons can turn into a character. Mistakes often turn into charming oddities.

Although Becci is not a newbie in terms of crafting, this is the first time that she has felt so connected to a certain craft that it has inspired a new level of discipline and effort. The joy of making complete characters is definitely a reflection of her background in the arts and an obsessive compulsive perfectionist can find a niche in which every creature made is a complete work. Plus...they are great fun!