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Stitched Whimsy: A Playful Pairing of Felt & Fabric Paperback – October 19, 2011
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First, I enlarged & cut out all the pattern pieces in the template for the red cap mushroom. I gathered the items on the materials list and set to work. While following the sewing directions, I came across additional pieces that needed to be cut out that were not included with the pattern or itemized on the materials list. I found it distracting to stop sewing to measure & cut additional pieces scattered throughout the directions. Two of these pieces were integral to the design, not just little decorative touches. These should have been included in the materials list or, even better, in the pattern.
Next, the stem piece I cut according to the measurements was too big to fit around the specified 2" diameter circle. I had to trim over an inch off to make it fit. Not a big deal with the mushroom, but a wrong measurement could be a major problem with a different project.
Lastly, the author calls for paper pet bedding to be used as stuffing material but she does not specify which kind. When I went to the pet store there were crinkles, pellets and shredded paper bedding available. Each one is considerably different and yet I could see that any of them might conceivably work. Which one?
In the end I got it all together and stuffed the `shroom with polyfill. I am really pleased with the result. I plan on making a few more things from this book because the minor errors and oversights are worth the results. I just want to offer some caution to beginning sewers or people who expect directions to be 100% and don't double check before diving in. I recommend that you carefully read through a project and check measurements before starting. That being said, this book is worth having. These projects are adorable.
One last thing to note is that there is a bit more needle felting required of the projects than i thought so if you have never done this...it could be a little foreign.
I am excited to get started!
Heidi's ability to illustrate her own step-by-step instructions mean they are clear, specific and accurate. Her hand drawn pencil sketches reveal a gifted human touch, warming the pages with creativity.
It amazes me how a few simple, contrasted embroidery stitches make each project look more homemade and original.
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This is the cutest book. There are so many things in here my daughter is making and has bookmarked to make. She loves it. Clear instructions, very easy to follow.Published 7 months ago by pizzaparty
If you are a retro feltie fan, this book is tons of fun. Use patterns as is or as jumping off points for your own.Published on March 28, 2014 by Gini
Lovely little idea book.. So cute and easy to follow. U need a scanner/ printer for a lot tho and I do not have onePublished on February 12, 2014 by amber pearman
Great ideas in this book for a wide variety of projects using a wide variety of skills! I am going to be using some of these items for Christmas gifts as well as birthday gifts... Read morePublished on November 14, 2013 by Craftie Auntie
I like the book. Have not made anything from it yet but am sure I will. Love the princess and the pea in the book.Published on November 3, 2013 by Dorthy Johnson
this book has plenty of fun sewing ideas with colorful photos and very helpful black and white sketches showing the assembly process of the projects...cute, different ideas...Published on February 8, 2013 by phyllis fonk