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  • Introduction
  • Recommended Supplies
  • Acknowledgments
  • Embroidery Stitch Guide
  • Ana's tips
  • Secret Weapon: the Stretch Glove
  • Cupcake Princess Doll
  • Little Boy's Alien Invasion
  • Skunk
  • Squirrel
  • Owl
  • Bunny Rabbit
  • Frog
  • Woodland Hideout Treehouse
  • Cat
  • Dog
  • Cow
  • Pig
  • Duck
  • Barnyard Bonanza Barnyard Roll-up
  • Apple and Worm
  • Three Peas in a Pod
  • Broccoli
  • Carrot
  • Butterfly
  • My Secret Garden Clay Pot

Title: Felt From the Heart: How to Hand-stitch Cute and Cuddly Felt Stuffies
Author: Ana Araujo
Publication Date: TPB:2013
Publisher: Designs Original, East Petersburg, PA
Page Count: 48
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 9781574213652

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating These are pancake style toys with enough detail to be engaging(and to know what they are at a glance). They are all made of felt and the fingers of stretch work gloves. Not all patterns are full size, but you are told on the page with the pattern how much to blow them up on a copy machine. Some of the patterns are far enough into the ditch that warping may be a concern if you don't want to break the spine of the book. They are minimally marked with the name of the pattern and how many to cut. I didn't really take a star for this though, because with felt there is no grainline and everything is handstitched - seam allowance takes care of itself. She could have put her name on the pattern pieces to help the crafter keep track of what folder it should be in, but that's just being a nitpick.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating Instructions are broken down to stages and there are photos and illustrations to help guide the crafter - I really don't think you can get better than that.

SUMMARY- The Cupcake Princess and Alien Invasion toys have costume accessories for the kids that are cute and fun. The designs have enough detail to satisfy me. The patterns are fairly simple and would be easy for a novice (or an older child learning to hand sew)to use.

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