Photos Taken by the Author of Pocketful of Posies
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The character’s faces are painted on wooden beads.
I include beads, shells and other found objects in the fabric relief scenes.
I hand sew every stitch in every illustration.
Some characters in the book have hats made of acorn caps.
I use plant dyed wool felt and multicolored threads to make the pictures.
I like using driftwood to make house roofs and furniture.
PreS-Gr 1–The epitome of warm and fuzzy, this collection is illustrated with embroidered fabric pictures that have been embellished with small objects like buttons, bells, shells, and bits of driftwood. Some of the items, like Mary's little white lambs, are crocheted, and many of the people appear to have heads made of smooth, round dowels. Old verses like "Elsie Marley" and "Simple Simon" are given a new freshness with this interpretation. With no white space, and familiar text laid out simply, the pictures definitely take center stage. Young children love visual detail and this book will engage and delight. The characters don't look very expressive, but the soft colors and graceful lines are attractive and appealing. An unusual and charming addition to nursery-rhyme shelves.Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL
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The books are great-have been making the wee folk people-instructions are great.Published 23 days ago by Raewyn Clarke
Love the pictures! Makes me want to make stitched scenery too. The level of crafting in this book is really superb.Published 1 month ago by Blossom
Very cute and stunning artwork. I wish it came as a board book so I wouldn't have to worry about my son tearing the pages.Published 1 month ago by R
One of my daughter's favorite books --- the pictures are so amazing! Sally Mavor's work is beautiful.Published 3 months ago by K. christensen
A beautiful book! Love it, I hope I can make something like this!Published 3 months ago by Shirley Shih
this book is simply enchanting, Salley is so talented, the illustrations are wonderful.Published 4 months ago by quilter