Take a look at these little faces. Full of expression and so cute, they’re just begging to be taken home.These are Zparkley’s sock monkeys which, as you can see, are utterly charming.
Handmade in San Diego from new socks, each has its own personality and is made with love by creator Stacy-Jean, who tells us she’s always improving her monkeys’ genetics. All materials are non-toxic and crafted to last.
I love the colourful cuddly little monkeys like Buster and Ginger, but I’m also drawn to the rather offbeat skeleton ones. My eight-year-old nephew would just love the macabre one.
And although primates are primary, there’s other animals too, like Nora the baby socktopus! There’s also the option of making your own with a DIY kit which would be a great project to work on together.
Prices start at just US$16 for the DIY kit up to US$50 for the larger monkeys, plus shipping costs. All are available from Zparkley’s Etsy shop.