Qty:1
  • List Price: $14.95
  • Save: $4.02 (27%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 13 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: The item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and works perfectly. It may be marked, have identifying markings on it, or show other signs of previous use.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Stupid Sock Creatures: Making Quirky, Lovable Figures from Cast-off Socks Paperback – June 1, 2005


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$10.93
$6.00 $0.01
Best%20Books%20of%202014

Frequently Bought Together

Stupid Sock Creatures: Making Quirky, Lovable Figures from Cast-off Socks + Return of the Stupid Sock Creatures: Evolutions, Mutations, and Other Creations + Closet Monsters: Stitch Creatures You'll Love from Clothing You Don't
Price for all three: $33.01

Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Year
Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Lark Crafts (June 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579909663
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579906108
  • ASIN: 1579906109
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,708 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

What a funny and fun book to make creatures from your socks.
Liza M. Alvarez
Great ideas here and a lot of helpful hints for creating mini-masterpieces out of leftover socks.
L.A. in CA
They are fun to make, make great gifts, and will crack you up every time you look over at them.
NY Book Guy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

82 of 83 people found the following review helpful By Everheart on June 27, 2005
Format: Paperback
Suitable for people who are indifferent to patterns, are novice sewers*, like to improvise, like to recycle, or just like their soft toys weird. Great for experienced sewers who really don't want another bleeping monkey. There are patterns for a half-dozen or more creatures, and then the reader is encouraged to design her own, thanks to the inclusion of a nice gallery section of Mr Murphy's other creations, and suggestions for leftover parts. And there's a comic.

*That's people who sew. Not newly-laid pipe.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By retroredux VINE VOICE on August 6, 2006
Format: Paperback
I found this book by accident and am so glad I did. If you are someone whose been crafting for years and looking for something NOT mainstream,but funky, funny and quirky-then this neat, inexpensive book is for you.

If you consider yourself offbeat-you may think you found your forgotten twin in John Murphy. If, however, you are more about "Martha Stewart" perfection-then I can say without a doubt that this is not the book for you:).

The art is great, the instructions good-he tells you which critters to start with and which are more complex. While not having patterns, the descriptions, and beasties themselves show, patterns are not what this book is about. Hey, the fact that this book was made by a guy AND has a comic in the back should sell you right there:)

So here is the book to make your order go over $25 you've been looking for. Buy it today.

5 stars!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Dale E. Hopkins, II on December 21, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is a great book. The author has a great sense of humour and a wonderful imagination. If you have a skewed sense of the odd and bizarre, then this book is for you. The patterns/directions are quite simple to follow and the results are hysterical fun!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By L.A. in CA on March 18, 2006
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
If your taste runs toward the bizarre, the grotesque and the eccentric, then this book is for you! Nothing refined about these creatures. They ARE old socks after all. And after the sewing process, they are transformed into beasts with "attitude". I loved looking at the colored photos (often full-page) of John Murphy's creations. While there are no actual patterns - which kind of disappointed me - each animal shown comes with illustrated instructions. I suppose using an actual pattern might take away some of the creative process. Great ideas here and a lot of helpful hints for creating mini-masterpieces out of leftover socks. Oh, and for those who must have one of these creatures and have more money than time - the author takes orders for custom made creations at [...]
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Jamie Marie Le Blanc on February 25, 2006
Format: Paperback
I bought it on a whim. But perhaps what's most telling about the value of this book is I now have my very own stupid sock creature sitting beside me. I didn't just look at it and toss it away, I actually made one.

While I could qualm that it's a little thin on instructions, the basics are set down well, and the general goal seems to be to take basics and explore. I haven't had this much fun since I was 8
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Ginna Shellhammer on March 21, 2006
Format: Paperback
I love this book. I wasn't looking for it, I just found it and decided to purchase it. I had no idea how addicted it was going to be. My original thought was that it would at least be a fun book for guest to pick off the shelf and look at it. John Murphy wrote the book as if he was right in front of you talking with you about his creations and instructing you on the techniques he's learned. It's humorously casual. He so willingly shares everything you need to know to make your own creations. Most definately one of the best purchases I ever made.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By sandika on January 9, 2008
Format: Paperback
Seriously, I've never had so much crafty fun in my life.

You'd think a sock would pose many limitations, but once you get the simple, basic techniques down, you're limited only by your own imagination. The slightest alteration in stitching and element placement (limbs, facial features, etc.) can produce fantastically varying results.

You really can't go wrong with the wonderfully detailed instructions and helpful tips in this book. And get this... he even provides ideas on how to use the leftover scraps from each project. I think at that point, I was ready to give him my first born. *lol* Once I finished my first creature, I couldn't help but giggle every time I looked at him sitting on the back of the couch. Each subsequent creature's personality blossomed quickly and amusingly. I originally wanted to make these as gifts, but I'm finding that I just can't part with my new friends!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Munson on May 13, 2007
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I look at this book and the "rogues gallery" whenever I need a really good, no holds barred, belly laugh. Such a fun book....I'm still collecting great socks and have yet to make my first silly sock creature, but give me time and I'll have a rogues gallery of my own ;)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews