Super-cute Felt Animals
Super-Cute Felt Animals shows you how to create creatures from the land, sea, and air. Laura Howard brings you another collection of super-cute felt creations, concentrating on the animal world. Following on from the success of Super-Cute Felt, she has drawn together a whole host of new ideas for fun creations, including fish, birds and animals, from the forest to the jungle, the farmyard and your home. Woodland creatures include a crafty fox, a sweet bear and cubs, and extras such as a toadstool and acorns to complete the woodland scene. Go on a felt safari to see lions with golden manes, zebras, and hippos that you can recreate in colourful fabric. From under the sea, there are whales, seahorses, and jellyfish, along with a set of fish and their fry, with sequins for scales. On the farm, cows, pigs, and ducks are joined by a raggedy scarecrow, while in the garden, there's everything from insects to frogs and birds to be made. Pets are included - from puppies to guinea pigs, and even goldfish in a bowl. There are projects for all skill levels, and each design has clear, illustrated step-by-step instructions. If you need to brush up on a stitch, there's a helpful techniques section, and there are lots of tips and tricks to make your animal creations really look special. With Super-Cute Felt Animals, you'll soon be able to make a wonderful menagerie, to keep for yourself or to give as gifts to your friends.
Laura "Lupin" Howard is completely obsessed with felt, and set up her online store Lupin Handmade in 2007 (lupinhandmade.com). There you will find a range of adorable felt brooches, flower headbands, animal masks, and plenty of other fun items. Laura has been featured in numerous magazines including Cloth, Metro, Vogue, and Sew Hip. You can keep up with Laura's crafty world via her blog, bugsandfishes.blogspot.com.