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Entries in animals (14)

Sunday
May022010

isbn 9784529047869 cute animals made of felt

this book is full of amazing patterns for making felt animals. the projects use craft felt sewn together, to create detailed small animals.

the animals included are: elephants, giraffes, gorillas, zebras, kangaroos, rhinos, pandas, goats, sheep, cows, pigs, rabbits, dogs (pug and shiba), cats, penguins, dolphin, flamingos, and polar bears.

the names of each animal are written in english and japanese, but all the instructions are written in japanese only. that shouldn't be a problem for you to make them though, since there are detailed step by step photos and diagrams of the process, and full size pattern pieces are also included!

66 pages.
flickr set here.

Monday
Oct122009

ibsn 9784579111664 made by squirrel: stuffed animals made of gloves

this book is full of adorable stuffed animals made from the bright knit gloves sold for this purpose in japan.

projects include: chipmunk, girl, frog, duck, banana, flower, cat, polar bear, car, donkey, tiger, penguin, elephant, lion, rabbit and rabbit finger puppets, tea pot and cup, doughnut, muffin, bread, and finally a fat chipmunk!

written instructions are in japanese, but there are very clear diagrams and these projects are very very simple.

flickr set here.

Monday
Oct122009

isbn 9784277563185 needlefelted small dogs

this book is full of adorable little needle felted dogs, 16 different breeds plus a few friends (a cat and hamster).

it includes: miniature dachshund, chihauhau, toy poodle, shiba, french bulldog, yorkshire terrier, miniature schnauzer, beagle, papillon, pomeranian, pug, shetland sheepdog, shih tzu, labrador retriever and puppies, dalmation. also there is a cat, hamster, cake, and mini dog cell phone straps.

the directions are in japanese, but there are clear and detailed diagrams and photos showing how to make the basic needlefelted body, using wire for the core, and then how to make the specific details for each dog. each project explains with drawings and diagrams, what proportions/sizes make up the different dogs.

flickr set here.

Monday
Oct122009

isbn 9784529047579 cute felt small animal friends

this new japanese craft book has a great selection of original and creative little needle felted animals.

projects include: cat's toy store with a little mouse, little rabbit rocket, airplane, and ball;  koala, a fat squirrel with an acorn, mama rabbit with mini sweets and fruit, a duck with a bonnet, a bear with cookies, kangaroo and platypus with flowers, bunny with a teddy bear, panda, dogs and cat with dangling legs, otter, bear with a drum, squirrels with horns, and rabbit with maracas, polar bear mom and baby, cell phone charms with round sheep or chicks, hedgehog with mushroom, squirrel with acorn, penguin and seal post office, pig and hippo, mini bunnies bears dogs on cell phone charms, mini snacks, baby bear.

the written directions are all english, but the very detailed step by step instructions with photos, and the large diagrams for each project show you how to make them.

73 pages.

flickr set here.

Monday
Oct122009

isbn 9784072689035 small animals made of felt

book is a collection of little needle-felted animals in the cutest settings.  this book is the new edition of isbn 9784277563130, which has the same projects but a different cover. 

there are 21 projects, each with an adorable animal with its own scene, complete with tiny felted accessories. many of these are little shops, and the project directions include how to make the miniature goods by needle felting. the addition of tiny baked goods and fruits are quite a sweet touch, in addition the the wide variety of very very cute wee felt animals.

the projects are: deer sells picture books; raccoon in the laundry; monkey's market; hedgehog's tailor; sheep and kid in the wool shop; giraffe sells stationery; ermine's sockes store; dog's cake shop; white bear on the blanket; panda's parent and child in the tea shop; squirrel's jam shop; rabbit in the juice stand; adelie penguins' ice cream shop, sea lion's toy shop; welsh corgi, labrador retriever, miniature dachshund's instrument shop; cat in the music shop; cat and squirrel's bakery; little bird's messenger; eastern europe girl's florist; teddy bear's photographer; and rabbit's wedding salon.

while the project titles are in english, all the written instructions are all in japanese. however, the photos and clear diagrams for each project give a lot of information about how to make each project, including the dimensions and shapes for each part, views from different angles, and how to create the details. some but not all of the projects include a wire armature, and there is a very useful step by step series of photographs explaining the basic process for this. for complete newcomers to needle felting, you might want to have a look at some simple instructions for basic needle felting in english online before doing these projects.

72 pages.

flickr set here.