Adorable animals and other sweet treats beg to be made in this awwwww-inspiring craft book. Stirred by the Japanese craze for plush toys called "softies," veteran crafter Therese Laskey commissioned projects from acclaimed artists around the world - from Japan to Israel to Chile to Texas. Each artist brings a wicked sense of fun to the 25 cute, weird, edgy, or artful creations offered here: an anthropomorphic ice cream sandwich, a cupcake pincushion, delicate snow bunnies, a peculiar robot, prim pooches, and many more quirky creatures. Cheeky photos, easy instructions, and ready-to-use pattern sheets make it a cinch to whip up these irresistible gifts. Best of all, a folder at back holds the patterns while spiral binding makes for craft-friendly use.
"There are so many different kinds of crafts, and, just when you think you've seen them all, a global movement like softies comes along and gives you a whole new road to explore." Leah Kramer, craftster.org
Very quirky projects and lots of fun. And I love that the patterns are provided in the back, already the correct size (the other books I have require photocopying and enlarging the printed templates, which can be tricky on a small home scanner).