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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.

Wednesday
Mar042009

isbn 4579110617 glove dogs and sock monkeys

this is an excellent sock monkey book, taking this genre to a new level of art form!

it's pretty incredible in variety and detail of glove and sock animals. there is a rabbit, bear, dog, cat, sheep, little girl, mouse, bird, piggie, fish, panda, elephant, zebra, and of course monkey!

written directions for making these animals are in japanese, but there are very clear diagrams showing precisely how to use different kinds of socks to make these specific patterns. there are also directions for making clothes for your sock critters.

63 pages.
ISBN: 4-579-11061-7

flickr set here.