Monday 6 May 2013

My Projects from So Pretty! Felt

As I mentioned yesterday, today I get to show off the projects I made for So Pretty! Felt, a lovely new felt craft book that was published this spring. Hurrah!

(Oh, and hello to anyone visiting my blog as part of the So Pretty! Felt blog tour! If you're a fan of all things felt-y, do check out my free craft tutorials).

So, the lovely Amy Palanjian got in touch a couple of years ago asking if I'd like to contribute to a felt-themed book she was working on for Chronicle Books and I said YES PLEASE (I have such a crush on Chronicle's range of arty, crafty books). I made my projects that summer, blogging about some of the threads I was using since I couldn't reveal what I was using them for...

... and then this spring I got sent my contributor copy of the book and there was much oohing because Oh My Goodness this book is SUPER nice, you guys!

It's a hardback book (about 9 inches high) ...

... containing 24 felt-y projects - two each from 12 crafty women who work with felt.

Each designer/maker/crafter is introduced with a spread with their name, location (mine is a bit out of date as I actually now live near London, not in Gloucester, but never mind!), a page of text about how they got into felt crafting & what they love about working with felt plus links to their websites or Etsy shops so you can check out more of their designs.

You can see a full list of the contributors here - I'm thrilled to find myself in such great company!

Here are a couple of "work in progress" snaps I took when working on my projects...

... wanna see the finished designs in the book?

First up, there's a Mosaic Pincushion...

... and second, there's a Dragonfly Pennant with lots of lovely sparkly details:

They were both so much fun to make! And aren't the styled photos lovely?

Even the chapter headings are super pretty, with sweet felt lettering designed by Julia Rothman.

Another nice touch is the final chapter, "How to Find Inspiration". I did a little happy dance when I saw that Amy had mentioned my blog in her list of "favourite craft blogs" and my book in the list of "trusted felt books" (she kindly listed my felt shop in the suppliers list too but, alas, I've had to stop selling felt squares this spring).

So Pretty! Felt is available from Amazon UK and Amazon USA, direct from Chronicle Books or from lots of other bookshops.

Want to follow along with the rest of the blog tour? Here's the full schedule:

Monday, May 6 – Whip Up & Bugs and Fishes
Tuesday, May 7 – Mom Inc. Daily & Studio DIY
Wednesday, May 9 – Coquette & Studs and Pearls
Thursday, May 9 – The Sweetest Occasion & Ambrosia Creative
Friday, May 10 – West Coast Crafty & One More Mushroom
Saturday, May 11 – Mod Podge Rocks
Monday, May 13 – Handmade Charlotte & Fabric Paper Glue
Tuesday, May 14 – MINT & A Spoonful of Sugar
Wednesday, May 15 – Positively Splendid & Hart and Sew
Thursday, May 16 – Rouge and Whimsy & So You Think You're Crafty
Friday, May 17 – Aesthetic Nest & Dollar Store Crafts

(P.S. The Amazon links in this post are affiliate links)


Kay said...

Congrats on the book. I can't wait to see all the projects. The dragonfly is unusual and lovely too, I can see a string of them instead of bunting.

Bugs and Fishes said...

Thanks Kay! The dragonflies would look lovely as a garland :)