Felt Friends from Japan: 86 Super-cute Toys and Accessories to Make Yourself Paperback – 6 Apr 2012
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About the Author
Naomi Tabatha was born 1963 in Aichi prefecture. After working at two toy manufacturers, she began working freelance as a 3D figure illustrator. Her original stuffed toys have graced countless magazine, book and CD covers. She also creates baby goods and writes columns in women s magazines on making cute stuff. An Aquarian with blood type B, her love of making things by hand is part of the eco-friendly lifestyle she leads.
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There are patterns for 86 very cute and unique toys and accessories in total, all to be made from felt. All but one of the patterns are printed to scale which means you don't have to go searching for a photocopier / scanner before you can get started, you can trace the patterns straight from the book. I was slightly wary at first because all of the toys are to be made in 3D rather than just flat, with a front and a back but the illustrated instructions are VERY clear and easy to follow - I've made over half of them already and they make really cute gifts, many of the smaller ones can easily be adapted to make keyrings :D some of the toys include reindeers, cats, bunnies, bears, a monkey, elephants, a koala, and the accessories include bags, phone holders, coin purses, felt flowers and a pencil case. All you should need to get started is some sheets of felt in various colours, a needle and cotton, and some plain paper to trace the patterns. The book suggests using glue to attach facial features but I found it just as easy to stitch them on :)
Inside this book are a great number (86, according to the cover) of unbelievavbly cute soft toys and small accessories, all made entirely out of felt (a great medium to use, as it does not fray, and is widely availiable in loads of bright colours). I have had this book about a month now, and have made nearly half of the toys inside! Every time I make one, I want to make another one, as they are all so lovely. You will find it difficult to choose which one you make first!
There are illustrated instructions for all projects, and these are all very easy to follow. None of the projects is particularly difficult, nor time consuming; even the most involved projects are only a couple of afterrnoon's work. Children would have fun making them, as well as big kids!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I completed my first animals from this book and they were gorgeous if a little smaller than I expected. A pair of rabbits made for my sister who loved them. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Janine44
Book arrived and am thrilled with it. Thank you very much, is exactly what I wanted.
so sweet this book my granddaughter loves looking at the pictures thank youPublished 9 months ago by ros willoughby
Have made some of the flowers from this book and the phone case with my 8 year old grandaughter. She loves it too. lovely diagrams and patternsPublished 14 months ago by glenis