I'm absolutely thrilled to be today's stop on the Countyside Softies Blog Tour! A brilliantly, charming book lovingly created by the super talented blogger Amy Adams of LucyKate Crafts. Congratulations Amy! ^_^
There's nothing I love love more than sweet woodland creatures and Amy's book really captures this theme in a wonderful way. The lovelies that Amy creates in this book are made with a very organic feel, with felted wool, a recycled printed fabrics from old clothing, simple but beautiful embroidery stitching, and wonderful variety of buttons for added detail.
I found the instructions very, very easy to follow with a lot of little practical and useful tricks for making your softies just right. The book has a 'Basic Instructions' section but it really should have been the 'Everything you need to know about awesome softie making' section. There's info on whiskers, feet, tails, claws, wings, embroidery.....I really think this is a wonderful book to learn the basics, but you could easily take what you've learned and design your own softies!
I'm really and truly amazed at the detail in this book and it's evident that Amy put a lot of time and effort in putting together a comprehensive softie book you won't want to put down.
I couldn't help but make a couple of these cuties with some of new fabric and was pleased to find they sew up super quickly and easily!
Countryside Softies is a must have and I can't wait to create more from this crafty gem for my littles (and myself :P)!
What's your favorite woodland creature? Tell me here to win a copy of Amy Adams' new book!
Check out the rest of the tour for more chances to win a copy of Countryside Softies:
18th april - whip up
19th april - bari j
20th april - blue nickel studios
21st april - fat quarterly
22nd april - ric-rac
23rd april - syko
24th april - lucykate crafts
25th april - treefall design
26th april - i heart linen
27th april - sometimes crafter
28th april - plush you
29th april - allsorts