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  • Introduction
  • One: Large Cloth Animals
    • Fabric Choice, Stuffing Materials, Barn Cats, Mephisto, L. Thorwald Frogg, Jeannie, Florence
  • Two: Small Cloth Animals
    • Uncle Wayne, Howling Paul, Mikey Bear, Chelsea Cow, Nanna Cottontail
  • Three: Paper Clay Animals
    • Paper Clay, General Assembly, Field Mice, henny Penny, Felix, Turtle, Pheasant
  • Projects in Color
  • Four: Home and Furnishings
    • Chair, Ottoman, Table, Bed, Love Seat, Embellishment, Bedding, Cottages

Title: Whimsical Animals: Dolls to Make From Fabric
Author: Miriam Gourley
Publication Date: Trade:1993
Publisher: C&T Publications
Page Count: 80
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 0914881612

PATTERN RATING: Star Rating. All the patterns are together in the back. They are full-sized, and have the standard 1/4" seam allowance shown on the pattern pieces. She has dots to show where other parts align, but could have used a few more. Her animals are all anthropomorphized and there is a small section in the middle of the book of color plates to show you her toys. She loves using clothes to help express the personality of the toy.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating. Her instructions are only so-so. If you don't already know what you're doing, her instructions won't help you much. There are very few illustrations to go with the instructions.

SUMMARY- She has a section on Paper Clay, but it's kind of sketchy. She also has a section on building props for the toys, like furniture and little homes. If you like this sort of thing and are already an experienced crafter, you'll enjoy the book. It just wasn't my cup of tea.