Stirred by the Japanese craze for plush toys called "softies," crafter Therese Laskey commissioned artists from around the world to create projects to share. From Japan to Israel to Chile to Texas, each artist brings a sense of fun to the 25 cute, weird, edgy, or artful creations offered here: a cupcake pincushion; delicate snow bunnies; a peculiar robot;...
A group of talented designers focus on birds. From budgies to owls to peacocks, these beginner-friendly projects vary from artistic to folksy and include soft sculptures, quilts, and ornaments. Several projects feature scraps, fat quarters, and upcycled fabrics.
Renowned North Light author Heidi Boyd has 20 adorable sewn, stitched, and felted projects, including woodland creatures, colorful creations, fuzzy foodstuffs, and more. Use a variety of fun techniques like embroidery, appliqué, felting, hand-stitching, and classic sewing. Many projects are quick and easy to make again and again—great for gifts!
Sew a fun-loving pair of stuffed felt seals for yourself or the animal lover in your life. Adult seal is 7in x 15in and the baby seal is 3in x 10in.
This comprehensive, well-illustrated book will give you the confidence to produce a unique, handcrafted toy from natural materials. Once you have mastered the basic Waldorf baby dolls, you can progress to the more-ambitious limbed and jointed dolls, making it a book suited for beginners and advanced crafters alike.
Inspired by vintage patterns from the 1940s, these 16 projects include loveable dolls and softies, pillows, puppets, and even a little girl's first handbag. Learn lots of toy-making tips and tricks to give your creation some personal style. Make outfits for your dolls with novelty prints, scraps from your stash, or even upcycled bits from old clothes.