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Very cute, quirky and suprisingly easy!
on 1 March 2011
I'm so happy this book has finally been translated to English and made available over here, because I was very tempted about a year ago to buy it printed in Japanese from Hong Kong which would have cost me a small fortune.
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 :)