Oliphant Enterprises
Owned and Operated by Our Oliphant Family

Handcrafted items to bring joy to your life
Sample Monkeys
Monkey

Monkey

Monkey

Monkey

Monkey

Monkey

Monkey

Monkey

Monkey
Ready for Sale Monkeys
Monkey, $25

Monkey, $25

Monkey, $25
Ready for Sale Other Critters
Elephant, $25

Elephant, $25

Zebra, $25

I learned how to make sock monkeys from regular socks from a good friend. I thought they were sooo cute, I had to make some. I learned on a couple. Then I decided to make one for each of the children for their birthday. They quickly changed from rather standard sock monkeys to very unique sock monkeys. On son loves penguins and his favorite color is red. I happened across a pair of socks in red with penguins on it at Christmas time. Perfect! That monkey represented him so well.

My father is a fisherman. I just had to personalize a monkey as a fisherman for him. Some monkeys had belly buttons, some had hats, some had fingers. Some monkeys were very long legged. some had eyelashes or earrings, or had other trinkets.

Then I decided for myself to make a sock elephant (I am an Oliphant, after all). Again it represents me with my favorite colors, and my interests. That's what makes these monkeys so much fun!

My kids accused me of developing a fettish for socks. I couldn't walk into a clothing store without checking out the socks! I had to keep my eye out for the perfect sock for the next person. The pile of socks at home grew large.

The experiments continued with new techniques, new looks, and more fun. Eventually they started to take over the piano, so now I am selling off some of my stock. They are the monkeys (or critters) Ready For Sale. Select one, purchase it, I'll ship it right away.

If you would rather have a custom made monkey or critter there are two ways to do it, so look below under the Custom Critters.

I hope you enjoy your sock monkey as much as my children and I enjoy all of ours! They are part of the family now.

Custom Monkeys & Critters Two Methods to order a custom monkey.

One - Give me an idea what you would like such as color of sock, color of eyes, size, etc. I will do my best to meet your request. Two - Send me a sock that you want a sock monkey made from, with the other specifications as necessary.

A basic monkey costs $25, a custom basic is $30. If you want to add some special trinkets or doodahs to represent something, please specify. The cost will of course increase with extras. I've added tutus, ties, jewelry, hats & scarves, guitars, chef toque, apron, knitting (on needles held by the monkey), earbuds, scout sash with 21 badges, fishing poles, and many more including putting magnets in the hands.

You specify, and I'll give you an estimate of the cost and time frame before anything is done.

Custom, basic, $30

Custom, basic but customer provides a sock, $25

Custom with extras $25+