Book Review: Return of The Stupid Sock Creatures

return of the stupid sock creature bookDo you like it when the things you create make you smile and laugh every time you look at them? That is just what every single page of Return of the Stupid Sock Creature does! And I bet if you make something either directly following the awesome directions or you simply take your inspiration from and sew your own recycled socks and stuff creatures you will be giggling non-stop! I got inspire to make something beyond silly for my quartet of Aminekos. Pop on over to Sweater Surgery to see how I transformed some gloves into a rockin’ new do for my Aminekos inspired by a project from Return of the Stupid Sock Creature. More about the book from Lark Crafts:

They’re back! John Murphy is famous for his weird and wacky sock creatures. In this follow-up to Stupid Sock Creatures, John shares the spotlight with guest designers in 20 projects that push the boundaries of stupid with crazy-cute quadrupeds, two-headed beasts, pop-eyed monsters, and more. The wide range of difficulty–from a simple one-sock monster to a four-sock extravaganza–means this book will attract all levels and types of crafter. And thanks to John’s clear and humorous instructions, absolutely nothing is intimidating. Well, except for Piethagorus. But don’t worry, he only eats pie (we think)! 

John Murphy created the Stupid Creatures on a whim in 2003. Since then, he has enjoyed nearly a decade making plush monsters. He’s been featured in ReadyMade magazine and the Washington Post and has taught workshops nationwide. John is the author of Stupid Sock Creatures and Closet Monsters. He currently works as a counselor for at-risk kids and their families, and he hopes to do it forever. Visit to see more of John’s plush work. He lives in Bessemer City, NC.

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