Love softees? Want to learn how to make them or how to make your designs better? Then you MUST nab a copy of Abby Glassenberg's brand spanking new title STUFFED ANIMALS From Concept to Construction. The book includes 16 absolutely darling softee projects and 52 lessons that teach skills that every newbie needs to know and pros wish they'd known long ago.
The lessons themselves include everything from working with pile fabrics to how to sew a sphere (so perfect and yellow, I thought it was a tennis ball at first glance!), to creating "cupped" ears. Basically, everything you need to know to create heirloom-quality stuffed animals, including more than 30 pages of full size pattern pieces to complete the 16 projects included the book.
Meet Teddy. He's one of the projects to choose from. Yes, he's jointed, but if that intimidates you, you could easily start with one of the other less challenging projects included in STUFFED ANIMALS and work your way UP to Teddy. (I loves him.)
And this is Ram. Could there be a more perfect mascot for the knitter and crocheter? I grabbed this still from Abby's Ram Featurette.
If you can't tell, I'm smitten with STUFFED ANIMALS From Concept to Construction, which you can buy at Amazon for about $15. To read more about Abby and to see more of her work, visit her blog, While She Naps.