Making softies and dolls is a big trend in crafting, and these creatures made of felt and faux fur, complete with their own wardrobes and backstories, take critter-crafting to the next level.
These projects are mostly not for people new to making their own dolls, as there are lots of details and some special materials that general crafters might not have on hand.
They are not quick projects, but the instructions are detailed and supplemented with line drawings that show what needs to be done. Illustrations of the finished dolls add to the whimsy. The projects are certain to be rewarding, as stitchers make their own creatures following the instructions or develop their own creations inspired by these designs.
Full-size paper patterns are included with the book, which is helpful, but patterns are printed on both sides of the paper and different pieces overlap each other, so crafters will likely want to trace the patterns onto other paper rather than cutting out the patterns directly from the book.
This book offers plenty of inspiration, advice, and fun creatures to create or spin off into completely different directions.
Sarah E. White
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