Have you ever had a sound or smell, sight or color engulf your mind with memories of your past? It amazes me how many things that I deal with on a daily basis remind me of my past and get me reminiscing of fond memories that I love. Years ago my grandmother gave me a sock monkey as a gift and it’s something I have never forgotten. Since my grandmother has since passed over 20 years ago, I keep those and many other memories close to my heart, so when I see a sock monkey, it floods my thoughts with happy memories. Recently I was introduced to a handmade sock monkey creator and it instantly warmed my heart. As a fellow crafter, I know how much love goes into work like this so I am excited to share it with you. Missy’s Monkeys has a monkey for your favorite team, color or to just remind you of your childhood memories and I’m sharing it with you today.
Missy’s Monkeys is a company that makes unique handmade monkeys and has been doing so since 2013. Each monkey is made with great care and handmade in a clean, smoke-free environment. Missy hand stitches each monkey using double-ply thread twice over in each area to ensure durability and each monkey is unique. Handmade by Missy Wanamaker who is a stay-at-home mom of two, each monkey is made with all new materials including knit socks, hypo-allergenic fiberfill, buttons, ribbon and more. Missy’s Monkeys meets CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) requirements and creates original Rockford Red Heel Sock Monkeys as well as new novelty patterned, super hero characters, licensed sports teams, Mini Monkeys and many more fun designs.
If you’re looking for a revamped, handmade vintage product as a gift or to add as a part of your collection, Missy’s Monkeys are nostalgic with a modern flare and handmade with love. These great and fun pastime gifts are made with a twist to provide comfort, happiness and fun for all ages. Missy’s Sock Monkeys retail from $14 – $84 depending on the design and the type.
It’s obvious that we are Oakland Raiders fans in our household, so it was our first choice for the monkey we decided to go with. Our sock monkey is well made, sturdy and durable but most importantly – his sock is soft and cozy making it an ideal choice for anyone as a gift or cuddle buddy. But the quality of our monkey is so great that I have a list of others I plan to order for my sons as well as others who I am planning to gift for the future.