Skeleton Sock Monkeys

Made for the holiday or by special order
textile, plush, sock monkey, doll

In October 2008, I designed my very first “made-to-order” monkey. Prompted by a friend who suggested that I worked on making characters that I could remake on demand, I started to think about a character that I’d like to remake over and over. Until this point, I’d been making mostly all one-of-a-kind monkeys and hadn’t really thought past a sustainable brand.

In August, I had bought my young son a t-shirt that had a rib cage on it. My older son was obsessed with a jacket he had, that also had a rib cage. I have always been a big fan of black and white striped socks, and the two merged and I came up with Macabre. He was the very first character that I created.