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Little Birds: 26 Handmade Projects to Sew, Stitch, Quilt & Love (Design Collective)

Little Birds: 26 Handmade Projects to Sew, Stitch, Quilt & Love (Design Collective) [Kindle Edition]

C&T Publishing's Design Collective
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Quilters' favorite C&T Publishing has a new imprint, stash Books, which expands its titles to include general crafting topics. The Design Collectives book series showcases groups of new fabric-craft designers and their work, and this little volume is one of their cutest so far. With 26 avian-themed projects to make from your stash, it's a wonderful resource for gift-making. --Quick Quilts, 9/1/10

Product Description

Create Your Very Own Menagerie. 26 one-of-a-kind projects, from artistic to folksy to whimsical. The variety of materials and embellishments is sure to inspire you to make every bird in the book. These little sweeties make delightful gifts…and the perfect pets! Beginner-friendly projects work well with scraps, fat quarters, and upcycled fabrics. This adorable book is all about the birds! From budgies to owls to peacocks, these projects will pique your curiousity and make your heart sing! Many talented designers bring you soft sculptures, quilts, ornaments, and more.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6602 KB
  • Print Length: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Stash Books (5 Nov. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004RQD3JI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #245,294 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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It was a visit to an exhibition of historical embroidery which began to evoke the notion of a career in textiles. After studying for a degree in weaving and embroidery at De Montford University in the UK, Amy began what was to become 12 years as a professional in-house Designer, and subsequently Design Manager, creating counted cross stitch, tapestry and embroidery kits for a major UK craft kit manufacturer. As the product range diversified, Amy began to engage in designing kits encompassing paper crafts, patchwork, soft toys and rag dolls. It was the transition of fabrics and embroidery from 2D to 3D which captured her imagination the most, and after a family relocation, an opportunity arose to begin following this new path.

'Lucykate Crafts...', Amy's business name, began as a channel for new ideas and has grown into a busy and resourceful blog amongst the online crafting community.

Amy's Softie designs are showcased here in addition to features in many crafting magazines and books both in the UK and USA. Amy lives in a small village within the county of Rutland, United Kingdom, with her portrait painter husband and their 2 children.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars crafting eye-candy 31 Aug. 2010
By isolde
This beautifully illustrated little book is worthy of coffee-table status. It is packed with very pretty ideas all based on a bird theme. There are lots of adaptable ideas e.g. a wreath which can easily be bird-free and done in different colours etc...which makes this book quite inspiring. My local craft group were really taken with it. It was smaller than I imagined- I had planned to give this as a present but it was a bit teeny, so I gave myself the excuse to keep it myself.

If you like making things, you love reading craft blogs, you are looking for inspiration and you want a beautiful book on your coffee/bedside table/bookcase...this book is for you.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book 19 Sept. 2010
By Jennny
Absolutely delightful book - one of the best craft books I possess. Gorgeous things to make and very clear templates and instructions.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars tweet tweet 11 Aug. 2010
Which little birdie will be your favourite? Over two dozen lovely birds to choose from for all manner of uses. Make mobiles, use them for a collection, great for gifts and party presents. Use the embroidered birds to embellish purses and wallets, notebooks etc. Super details and easy to follow instructions with templates included. There is not one thing I do not like about this book. It's wonderful. This review first appeared on Karen Platt's book reviews.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So tempting for a beginner! 14 Nov. 2010
This is a small book but has many ideas that can inspire the creative type!
I would class myself as a fairly decent fine artist but one who cannot sew, knit, crochet or anything to do with material-I have no idea where to start or the terms used but, this book gave me an insight into creating very cute, quirky and appealing projects. It is easy to understand and I have already made (very roughly a few hours after the book was delivered) one of the designs (although I know I need much more practise with a needle). The designs are fairly straight forward to follow but the outcome will definately depend on your skills (and patience). I have always wanted to turn some of my paintings into a material based art form but was too nervous to try and with this book it has allowed me to understand some techniques and start experimenting -
P.S. if you like this and you're a beginner too, have a look at the book 'Felties' both books are a recommended good start to your collection! Felties
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Full of inspiration 16 Jan. 2011
By Sewing Directory TOP 500 REVIEWER
This book features 26 projects involving birds from soft toy birds to embroidery involving birds in the design there is something for everyone. The book incorporates techniques such as quilting and embroidery but the projects are suitable for beginners. Some of the birds are decorative and others, like the Bird on Branch Make Up bag or little birds quilt, are functional.

Each project has the instructions broken down into a few different steps, from getting the necessary equipment together before you start to cutting the fabric and constructing the bird itself. What I love is that at the start of each project there is a little biography of the contributor along with links to their website/blog/shop so that you can find out more about them, or buy one of the birds if you don't want to make it yourself.

This review first appeared on The Sewing Directory website.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Stuffed Birds 6 Jan. 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Oh dear! The trouble is that the templates for your patterns at the back of this book need enlarging by 200 per cent so unless you have access to a photocopier.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for kindle 13 Oct. 2012
By cmelw
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I bought this for my kindle but can't print the templates and patterns so I have had to buy a paper edition not good really paid twice for the same thing
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book 19 Jan. 2013
By coozie
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A lovely book with lots of achievable projects for varying abilities,would recommend it. Birds are so popular at the moment.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars cute
such cute ideas
Published 4 months ago by Jill Dian
5.0 out of 5 stars Tweet tweet!
Brilliant little book with lots of lovely ideas which can also be adapted.I cannot wait to start.The peacock looks the first likely character.
Published 10 months ago by jay4jolly
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely pictures and good inspiration
I am going to use some of the techniques and ideas as inspiration to make my own items. There are some lovely photos and I love the internet link go print patterns, great for... Read more
Published 13 months ago by happy
4.0 out of 5 stars kindle edition
Really good value on the Kindle. Something for every taste, lovely designs, can't wait to try some of them out
Published 15 months ago by W. D. Sanders
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of fabulous makes
I was in two minds as to whether to buy this book, but it has surpassed all my expectations. Lots of inspiration, and if you use patterns, these are straight forward. Read more
Published 19 months ago by M. Meredith
1.0 out of 5 stars patterns are not downloadable so renders this book almost useless.
i have tried in vain to load the page outlined at the pattern section in order to begin making these items. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Janet
4.0 out of 5 stars Compact little book which will keep me busy with projects for months...
Arrived quickly although from USA. Clear instructions how to execute the craft task simply, book full of lots of ideas.
Published 20 months ago by Sue Charming
4.0 out of 5 stars Little birds.Design collective.
This little book has some very good and unusual ideas. Lovely for a change. The only problem I have with the book is all templates have to be enlarged by 200 and 400%. Read more
Published on 18 Aug. 2012 by Janie
5.0 out of 5 stars fun birds
This is a charming little book with lots of fun projects, each from a different artist. I have made the sketchy stitching bird quilt and am delighted with the result it was fun to... Read more
Published on 12 Jun. 2012 by meggle
3.0 out of 5 stars Little Birds
I read a short review of this book in a craft magazine and was able to 'look inside' on Amazon. The projects and layout of the book had great appeal though since receiving the book... Read more
Published on 3 Jun. 2012 by Terry
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