The "Lone Sock" Challenge
It's a #MakingItAtHome challenge- put on my the NBC show "Making It". I've been completing the challenges at home and this time the challenge was a HUGE success! Wait. No, actually, it was a failure of creepy proportions.
Here's how it went down:
The challenge was to "grab an old sock and make a friend to quarantine with." My first thought was that I didn't want to make a new friend, I wanted to have my actual friends and that there was no replacement. So the idea came that the sock puppet WOULD be my friend Casey - I would make a sock doll that would look like her and also hold my phone for a video call where her face would be, so that it would look like she was really in the room talking to me.
Now, on paper and in sketches this looked like a really silly, fun, and not very creepy idea - so we ran with it.
Except, it came out pretty darn creepy. Like , really creepy. But ok ok, we're doing this to have fun so all was not lost! Even unexpected turnouts are still successful making experiences. I loved making the tiny roller skates out of socks and Fimo clay, and using the wine bottle to hold up a phone actually makes it at the perfect eye-height when placed on a table. So I had the craftsmanship and usability working in my favor...
...If only it had been less creepy to make a tiny version of your friend that talks to you.
You live, you learn, and you keep on making it.