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Enter the big, beautiful universe of crafting with felt, with this irresistible collection featuring a super-cute Asian-inspired aesthetic.  Twelve “sets” include more than 70 projects, from fruits and a felt knife for “slicing” them to a show-stopping birthday cake with decorations and detachable candles. Hundreds of photos and full-size templates make the crafting easy.Enter the big, beautiful universe of crafting with felt, with this irresistible collection featuring a super-cute Asian-inspired aesthetic.  Twelve “sets” include more than 70 projects, from fruits and a felt knife for “slicing” them to a show-stopping birthday cake with decorations and detachable candles. Hundreds of photos and full-size templates make the crafting easy. With so much imagination-generating power, this book will appeal to everyone! ...

Title : Big Little Felt Universe: Sew It, Stuff It, Squeeze It, Fun!
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ISBN : 9781600596759
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 176 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Big Little Felt Universe: Sew It, Stuff It, Squeeze It, Fun! Reviews

  • Kelly H. (Maybedog)
    2019-05-10 17:17

    I don't know why anyone would want any of these things but OMG they are adorable. Very well made, which is lovely to look at in a book but I know my results would be quite different. I'm just not as exacting a sewer as you have to be when you're making miniatures. Beautiful step by step pictures and templates sit right next to the project rather than in the back where they're all mixed together. This is the perfect craft book except I don't get it. These projects are so lovely but made with felt, they would never last with the toddlers who they are probably aimed at. Unless you want a decorated layer cake cut into big slices to tease your coworkers with. But it deserves a five so that's what it gets. Heck, I might even get my own copy and make something just because it's all so adorable.If you like miniature cuteness, this book is for you.Update a month later:I was looking through the book again before returning it to the library because it's just so adorable and I think I kind of get some of it. The felt plants would be a fun gift for people like me who have a hard time keeping things alive that can't get their own damn water. The elaborate cake might be nice to give someone who's low-carbing it (although as someone who can't eat sugar anymore, I probably would just cry... ;) ) and someone in the forest service might love a little mini campfire and s'more sitting on his or her desk.I do totally get the little gingerbread house as a Christmas decoration that you can have every year that won't fall into a huge mess or attract critters or recalcitrant dogs and I think even a kid would thing a felt plate of cookies and glass of milk fun to put out. I'm still trying to figure out the appeal of the mini felt purse with the wallet with fake credit card and lipstick is for. I'm sure you can come up with a purpose for that and the myriad other little things this book holds. I might actually make one of the plants, although not the bamboo. I have gobs of the real thing because all you have to do is have it near a sink and add water to the bowl any time it gets low. It's nearly impossible to kill that way (although all bets are off if it's not near water. How many years of bad luck is it when you kill lucky bamboo? I hope I outlive what I've earned...)

  • Angie Libert
    2019-04-27 18:42

    Nevada: "It teaches a lot how to make all kinds of fun felt stuff. It is fun to do for activities."

  • Heidi
    2019-05-07 17:14

    Darling projects with very clear instructions. This is definitely feeding my current felt-creation phase. So fun!

  • Jeani
    2019-04-25 17:20

    Wonderful items to make; hours and hours of fun for children to play with. Includes easy to copy patterns and great directions. Highly recommend.

  • The Book Worm
    2019-05-08 20:41

    I've been working with felt for years, but once my daughter was old enough to use her play kitchen and cook meals for her dolls, I sort of focused on making lots of felt food for her to play with. And while I'm usually not very good at following patterns, Big Little Felt Universe was one of the first books I bought for inspiration. And a wonderful source of inspiration it is. I haven't made all the projects in the book, not even close, but I've used a few and I can guarantee they are great. The patterns don't require you to make adjustments or to enlarge them, you just need to copy them onto a sheet of paper and cut them out, and the instructions are clear enough and easy to follow. Although to complete some of the projects you'll need a few hours of free time (which I usually don't have), they are not complicated from a purely technical point of view, so they are great for beginners. Even my children have been able, with a bit of help from me, to sew a few things from these patterns along the years. Some of the projects make wonderful gifts too. Though mostly focused on children toys, there are also some cute decor items. So if you're looking to start working with felt, of if you already work with it and are looking for new patterns, I strongly recommend this book.

  • Marie Z. Johansen
    2019-05-05 20:39

    This book is such fun! With this book you can, indeed, create your own felt universe populated with all manner of funny felted treasures! As with all books from Lark the projects are extremely well illustrated and the written instructions are very clear. The book is broken down into sections. Cake, Camping, Plants, Holidays, Veggies, Office, Tools ... and more. All available to make your virtual felted world seem like the real thing. This book is unique, fanciful , creative and just plain fun. The details are quite spectacular and I can't imagine anyone not having fun just looking at this book - making the projects is the icing on the cake - and there's a recipe for icing in the book! This book will, of course, appeal to felters but I think that it will also appeal to a wide range of crafters, and sewers. If I was a Mom I would have a great time making these little treasure for my children... providing them with their very own camp fire without the burn or scissors with the potential for cuts! This book is well done and thoroughly enjoyable !

  • Laura
    2019-04-24 01:24

    I thought lots of the projects in here were very cute, although some of them seem unnecessary. The idea of a felt cell phone and lipstick is cute, but in reality, a plastic toy cell phone or (even better) an old broken cell phone will get a lot more use from a little one. I don't want to spend lots of time sewing something that the kids won't play with. That said, I do really love the little felt fires and logs. I'm sewing them right now to give as Christmas gifts and I can see them being included in pretend play on a regular basis. The fruits and foods are very cute, although if you already have the wooden Melissa and Doug set, they are a little redundant. If my son was more of a thrower, I would probably like the book more because I'm sure felt toys hurt less than chunks of wood being hurled at you.

  • Stacy
    2019-04-22 19:20

    Awesome, awesome, awesome. I would have loved to have this book when my kids were younger. For anyone out there that wants their kids to play with natural toys - things that have no plastic, no paint, no batteries and no sounds, this book is brilliant. The items are easy to sew and will give kids make-believe toys they will love. I am thrilled to have a young niece and nephew to sew for!

  • Molly
    2019-05-05 18:32

    These are soo cute, but a little out of my talent range. The felted banana split was my favorite, but all of the food was good. This would probably be full of good ideas for home-made gifts for a young one.

  • Amy M
    2019-04-29 19:20

    Awesome collection! I'll definitely make a bunch of the gingerbread cookies, and have some plans for the plants. I could see these creations being very welcome in any playroom, especially for the pre-school and kindergarten set.

  • Rebecca
    2019-05-11 18:25

    This was a borderline "This lady has way to much free time" book. The patterns a well thought out and very easy to follow. The pictures are amazing and the creations are genius. Just one question... do you really need a camping lantern made entirely out of felt?

  • Denise Kruse
    2019-04-21 01:27

    Great ... but who REALLY needs an entire felt office complete with felt laptop, mouse, stapler, scissors? –Or a complete felt doctor's bag with instruments? This woman has time on her hands. Still some great, complex designs here.

  • Sarah Lewis
    2019-05-12 22:23

    This book is full of amazing-looking projects. I have not done any of the projects yet, but the instructions seem very clear and the projects, doable. Very excited to try several of them. Also, you need nothing more than a needle, thread, scissors, and felt for making most of them. Fun!

  • Sally
    2019-04-27 17:35

    We've made most of the doctor kit, the camp fire and plan on making the pocket knife, compass and some of the food. Great instructions, brilliant assembly.

  • Tandie
    2019-05-05 19:13

    Cute, but I don't think many people would actually sew any of these projects.

  • Emilie
    2019-04-29 01:15

    I love love LOVE this book. It seems to me to be the quintessential guide to felt work. It has tons of useful information and techniques, but is also equally as charming in it's patterns. A+

  • Jase
    2019-04-29 22:39

    I have made so many children happy with these creations. I have altered many of them to make other things and quite useful for an intuitive mind.

  • Katey
    2019-05-01 21:35

    More or less a picture book for me. I felt a lot of the projects were a little too Girl Scout troop for me, and don't really match my aesthetic tastes.

  • Jessica
    2019-04-29 00:26

    Large variety of play things made of felt - from food to tools to doctor kit. Would return to book for food and camp fire. Creative use of velcro and magnets to make it possible to "cut" food.

  • Amy
    2019-04-27 18:25

    Whoa. Not in my world! Gorgeous and admirable but unrealistic for me.

  • Erin Goettsch
    2019-04-22 22:23

    Pretty pictures, good patterns, fun ideas. I got this book from the library but now I kinda think I need to own it.

  • September Michaud
    2019-04-21 00:20

    Awesome step-by-step pictures. The projects they have are super cute, but I hope this book will help me develop the skills to make my own patterns for other things too.

  • Heydi Smith
    2019-05-14 23:20

    Great for teachers and projects for little kids using sheets of felt. Not great for those who want to use loose wool to create fantastic creations.

  • Jane
    2019-04-20 23:18

    I had a blast making stuff from this book, using the cheap felt you get by the sheet.

  • Melissa
    2019-04-23 23:18

    Too cutsie for me. Good projects for children's "Make Believe"