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.
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