Thursday, January 26, 2017

New sock monkeys in the shop.

Come and meet siblings, Indigo Berry & Rose Berry. They are kicking off 2017 together. You can buy them together or separately.

Rose says "Hi!"
They are available for $20 each plus postage (capped at $8 within Australia). Pop over to my Facebook page if you would like to purchase one or both or send me an email. Address on right side of this page!

These sock monkeys are approximately 33cm (13”) from their head to down to their toes – not including tail)

8..9..10 "Coming, ready or not!"

I prefer to triple stitch the seams to help against ripping and I like to securely sew limbs etc on with heavy duty, quality thread. They will generally withstand some tugging, but not vicious abuse. They are made to be loved and to last.

All Platypus Creations sock creations are totally hand crafted from brand new socks and are stuffed with 100% hyper-allergenic polyester filling in a nut, pet and smoke free environment.


Please note: Some socks tend to pill or even fray a bit. Do not cut the threads or pull on them. They will not cause the monkey to fall apart. It is part of the natural wear.

50% of all sock creation sales will go to Without a Ribbon – an Australian rare cancer charity for all those rare cancers that are not recognized elsewhere.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

My first sock monkey for 2017 and I am giving it away!

Did you have a lovely Christmas with loved ones. I am fortunate to have all my children home for Christmas Day and most stayed on for a few extra days. It is noisy busy and I wouldn't have it any other way!

I have just started up sewing again and have finished my first sock monkey for the year.

I have decided to give it away to one of my lovely facebook supporters to have a chance of winning this monkey for absolutely free. The competition starts on Friday evening of 13th Jan and will close midnight Sunday 22nd Jan 2017. The winner will be randomly selected & announced on the evening of Monday 23rd. (Open to Australian residents only!)

So you must pop across to my Facebook Page and follow the directions to enter and I wish you good luck.

Edited: The sock monkey has been won by Laura B from near Beerburrum, Qld. Congratulations Laura. She chose the name Sapphire Rose. I am sure they will be very happy together.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Whoo goes there?

Owls can be so adorable that I have made some sock owls just for you. I would love you to meet these wonderful creatures. Did you know that a group of owls is called a parliament? Well wouldn't you much rather vote for these guys than the fellas in Canberra. I know I would have more faith in these cute owls!

They are left to right: Cassy, Blue Wing, Soldat, BooBoo (Sold)  and Amore. They are available right now for just $10 plus postage.


All of these owls are available for $10 each plus postage (capped at $8 within Australia).

I have decided not to have a online shop such as Etsy at this stage mainly reduce stress due to my own health (a rare cancer). For this same reason I rarely take commissions though I am always open to suggestions.

Paypal is my preferred payment option which protects both of us! You can contact me via Facebook or email if you have any questions.


Cassy the apricot coloured owl is the largest owl at around 10cm tall. She has gorgeous green button eyes and a little flower on her head.


Blue Wing is roughly 9.5cm tall and he has lovely lime green stripes with slightly darker green eye pads surrounding his lovely red button eyes.

Blue Wing

Ollie is the second smallest owl here. He is just 8.5cm approx.
I just love his flower button eyes.

Ollie Owl

Say hi to tiny 8cm tall Soldat. What he lacks for in size he makes up for in big hearted-ness. (By the way, Soldat means soldier due to the pattern on his chest!).



Any of these pocket pal owls fit inside your hand and can be your constant companion.


50% of all sock creations sales go to Without a Ribbon Inc - an Australian rare cancer charity.


Postage is capped at $8 within Australia.
International shipping is available. Please contact me for price for your location.

Socks, socks and more socks in all shapes, sizes, and colours

I’ve made a few of these sock toys now and I have been enjoying creating all manner of toys out of them.

My first group photo of my cuties

So of course that means if I want to keep going, I am going to have to start collecting them. Well, that's been no chore. In fact I just can't help myself... I keep finding new socks, especially in the post Christmas sales. I can even find brand new socks at op shops on occasions. I am not above using second hand ones, but I more or less want to know the person for some reason. If I am going to sell these cuties, then surely you are entitled to have toys made from brand new socks.
Just a small selection of socks

We all have them, in all shapes, sizes, and colours. They serve many purposes: They mainly warm our feet or protect our feet inside shoes. They are great for tussles with the family pet. They can be annoying when they separate and we can't find the mate.

Little cousins love storytime

But in my mind, best of all is that socks can be used to create the most incredibly cute and durable toys. We all love things that make us happy. I find it amazing that even a plain sock let alone a pretty sock can bring us so much joy!

The beginning of my parliament of owls

I find that I just can't walk past shops now without taking a peek at their socks. I picked up some great post Christmas bargain socks.  Of course I can order them on line, but I just love seeing and feeling their texture.

My small troop of monkeys have all found homes

 I have to make a few more cats and monkeys for sure. I want to play around with and idea for a dinosaur (and if it doesn't turn out then I will turn it into an alien for fun!

Cecil the Cat is my last remaining cat at time of writing

What would you like to see?
Let me know in the comments below! 
If I make a new toy from your idea I will name the first one after you!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Christmas Snowmen, angels and a Santa

Christmas meant that I could indulge in my passion for snowmen. I didn't make any more Olafs this year but take a gander at these gorgeous creations.

Merry Christmas to you. I will be having a few weeks off for family activities. We'll see you around the middle of January! Here's some individuals as well.