“Try it on Tuesday”: Heart Felt Holidays

I admit, I was a bad girl and didn’t get my post for today written early.  Typically I write posts the day before during the day…this post, I’m writing late.  I just got home from presenting at a quilt guild…I’m tired too, so I am just writing the book review and will be back later today with the winner of last week’s giveaway for the book “F is for Friendship: A Quilt Alphabet” by Helen L. Wilbur.

This week, I will be reviewing Kathy Sheldon and Amanda Carestio’s book “Heart-Felt Holidays”.  Lark Crafts was so good and sent it to me to review.

The book is really cute.  It’s filled with 40 (yes FORTY) projects!  All of the projects are made from felt.  A few of the projects need a sewing machine but the majority of the projects just need felt, a needle and thread…no sewing machine.

As the title suggests, the projects are holiday based.  The cover features a rabbit for Easter…

and here are some cute mustaches for Father’s Day.

Many of the projects are whimsical and fun.

This “Apple for Teacher Brooch” is so cute…

This little pirate set would be so cute for a Halloween costume.  I love that there are things for boys.  So often crafty books only have things for girls.

I love these little pumpkins….

These leaf coasters are nice too.

These Hanukkah Mice puppets are adorable.

My girls would have LOVED this crown when they were growing up.  They loved playing dress up.

My favorite project are these “Felty Family Portraits”.  If I had a “tween-aged” kid, these would be SO fun to make with them.

I wish a book like this would have been around when my kids were younger.  They would have loved it and I would have bought the book in a heart beat.  Felt is such a forgiving and cost effective fabric to work with.   There are many projects in the book that can be made for gifts too.

I would say that the downfall of the book is that the patterns are not full size.  Our printer can’t enlarge a pattern by 200%.  That means we would have to go to the copy store….But, if all the patterns were full size, so many couldn’t be included in the book so it’s a fair trade off.

As with every Lark Craft books I have seen, the layout is great and the photographs are amazing!!  This books will have you crafting all year long.

If you would like a chance to win the book, leave a comment here telling me about a product or book that you would like me to try…or tell me if there is someone in your life you’d like to make one of these felt for.



Don’t forget to check out the Michelob Cider Beer Giveaway.

18 thoughts on ““Try it on Tuesday”: Heart Felt Holidays

  1. Linda

    Just finished with Bible School and I think this book would have helped with projects. Thanks for a chance to win. Love your blog.

  2. Deb- VTQuilter

    Pick Me! Pick Me! I would love to work on these crafts with the kids. Thanks so much for sharing
    these books. I’ll be getting last weeks book (if I don’t win it!) and will probably look into getting this one too. They kids love doing crafts and I think they’ll have a great time with some of these projects.

  3. Donna

    This looks like a great book – my grandson would have lots of fun working on these!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  4. Brenna

    Have you ever tried the 90 degree double strip ruler? I’m a pre-cut junkie (hey, isn’t the first step admitting you have a problem?) and I’ve seen this ruler a couple of places, but haven’t decided yet if it’s worth it.

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  6. Cortney

    Oh, what a wonderful book to go through with my daughter! I’d love this book because I usually keep felt in droves around the house–my daughter is four, and we put it to good use all the time. Also, I’d love to make some of those projects for my niece and nephew–they live three hours away, and I just don’t get to see them as often as I’d like. I just purchased 40 Fabulous Quick-Cut Quilts by Evelyn Sloppy (inspired by Katherine’s Blue Beginnings quilt at Sew Me Something Good created–it’s GORGEOUS! http://sewmesomethinggood.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/blue-beginnings.html if you’re curious) and can’t wait to delve into it.

  7. Tracy Lundgren

    I would love to have this book- pick me!!!! I never win nothing and I would love to win this for my daycare kids!!!! This is to cute.

  8. Lisa Cox

    What a cute book. And some of the projects would be so cute to make up and donate to a children’s hospital or even the local women’s shelter. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  9. Susie at ProsperityStuff

    What fun! I love the coasters & the pumpkins! Those would make cute Thanksgiving decorations … in which case, I might make some for myself, or for family members who’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner at their house …

  10. Bets

    My daughter-in-law does crafts every morning with her 2 little girls, and wouldn’t this be so wonderful for her! Know she would love it…me too, because when Anna comes o Grandma’s house, we too do crafts. So hope I win….thanks!

  11. Beth T.

    When we were kids, our dad had a huge mustache–extremely memorable. I’d love to make little felt mustaches for each of my siblings and some of the cousins. I’d add cords for hanging them on our Christmas trees. Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. Diane

    What a great book! My daughter is a elementary music teacher and constantly looking for props for her songs and activities. This book has great ideas and felt holds up so well. Thanks for the review.

  13. Becky Ganzhorn

    Just charming! We have a large family… I have 8 grandchildren who would love to do some of these… The older ones love to help younger ones make things. The youngest in our family are my siblings’ grands… So many opportunities for crowns!

  14. Amanda A

    I would love to make some felt mustaches for my boys – they would love them!! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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