Sunday, August 21, 2011

Summer w/ The Kids Guide: Sockology - Book {Review & Giveaway}

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Ever wonder what to do with that stray sock laying around or one that might have a hole in them? Brenna Maloney has written a savvy book, entitled sockology, that gives you many ideas on what exactly to do with them. This new release from Stash Books has dozens of great projects to make with kids this summer as well as all year long!

About the author

Brenna Maloney learned at a young age to look at ordinary things in extraordinary ways. She started by making sock bunnies as baby gifts. After her “4 millionth” rabbit, she realized there were lots of other critters to create. Brenna and her family live in Washington, D.C.

About sockology
  • 16 new fun-to-make sock creatures, from cute and cuddly to weird and wild!
  • Transform any sock - new socks, stray socks or even socks with holes in them - into an adorable critter
  • Projects can be sewn by hand or machine
Brenna is back with a new posse of cute creatures! Take your socks a step further with slightly more complex construction and endless inspiration. From a lovable bear to some very fluffy sheep to a quirky alien, these 16 projects will surely keep you entertained for hours. Detailed hand-drawn templates are included to guide you along the way. 

ace and friends thoughts

I never knew you could make so many different types of very whimsical stuffed toys from socks! In this charming and fun craft book, the author's creatively designs such things as creatures that fly to things that don't to things that won't.  You will have to read the book to fully understand the collections.

The step-by-step directions are easy to follow and the photographs are an added bonus. These pictures will definitely help me along the way. There are more patterns to follow in this book as compared to her previous title, but Brenna's hand-drawn patterns are very clear and not complicated at all. I also enjoyed the author's writing style, it is quirky and entertaining.

This is a fun rainy summer day (or any other season for that matter) reading for families, and a great gift for your crafty pals who are looking for something unique and different. The kids can't wait to create their one sock wonders into works of sock-art.

Buy It 

sockology by Brenna Maloney can be purchased HERE. ($17.95)

Win It 
One LUCKY *ace and friends* reader will win
a copy of sockology by Brenna Maloney of their very own.


 [Product review & giveaway disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free from the manufacturer of a PR Agency. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." See ace and friends Disclosure Policy HERE.]
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Karen said...

I'm not a huge sewer, but LOVE to do curtains and stuff like that for the house.

Karen Gonyea
ktgonyea at

Candie L said...

I cant sew, but I am wanting more hands on unique things for the kids to do. Thank you


mtmomo09 said...

I quilt! :) :)
mtmomo09 AT gmail DOT com

sueparks2003 said...

Some yes also odd kits and help my sister with a lot of other things!
sps1113 at yahoo dot com

Hannah said...

I like to sew, but I'm not very good at it! And right now I don't own a sewing machine.
hrhersch at yahoo dot com

Michelle said...

I'm a Knitter (notice the capital K?) But that also means I know how to hand sew! It's been ages since I've used an actual sewing machine. When I have to fix some of our clothes or sew knitted pieces together, it's always by hand. This book looks fantastic! I've been teaching my stepdaughter how to knit and sew the past two years and she loves it too!

debbie said...

I do all kinds of crafts- I sew, quilt, knit, crochet, paint.

Diane52 said...

i can hand sew, i like making jewelry and greeting cards.
Diane baum

saturdaynightfever said...

I like to make Christmas ornaments!

Bonni said...

I only sew simple things & crafts! I also love to do papercrafts

lkirkla9 said...

I don't sew but I love to paint and scrapbook.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great contest!