Here's Wilbur all decked out in his festive costume and ready to be adopted to a new home to cuddle and cheer you.
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I love soft-sculpturing and Wilbur's face is accented with 3-D sculpting in the tradition of the early Victorian sock monkey style with a 2013 twist!! Who would ever guess that he is made from a pair of men's (new, of course) athletic socks?
I've always loved the story of the original sock monkey
and especially these homemade babies made to comfort children during the stressing times of the Depression. Well, we all could use a little comfort now as we face the Fiscal Cliff and the shaky days of adjustment and recovery ahead.
(Maybe President Obama could use a huggable ol' sock teddy bear right about now!).
So from Wilbur, Gusto Mio and me ....
Happy New Year
a Joyous and Prosperous