Thursday 6 June 2013

My Projects from Mollie Makes Feathered Friends

Mollie Makes: Feathered Friends is published today in the UK, hurrah!

As you've probably guessed from the title, all the projects in the book are bird-themed. There are 20 projects, covering a mix of different crafts - sewing, knitting, crochet, paper-crafting, etc.

I was delighted to be asked to contribute a couple of felt-y projects to the book. Those of you with super memories might remember me working on a colourful secret project last summer... well, I was working on my projects for this book :)

The finished book is lovely, and includes designs by loads of designers & crafters I really admire, including Clare Youngs, Eline Pellinkhof, Mollie Johanson, Kirsty Elson, and Emily Peacock. I'm thrilled to find my work in such great company!

Wanna see my projects in the book?

There's a trio of "3D Felt Flying Parrots" to hang on your wall - I think the parrots would also look great sewn onto things like cushions.

And there's a "Felt Applique Cockerel Cosy", with a trio of matching coasters - inspired by the traditional Polish craft of paper cutting. (Again, if you didn't want to make a coffee cosy and coasters you could use the motifs to decorate lots of other things!). 

I'm so pleased with how both these projects turned out (I hope you guys like them too!).

As well as the tutorials in the book (which all have step by step instructions and photos) there are also a couple of sections with ideas and inspiration for other birdie projects and though the templates in the book need enlarging it also includes info on where you can get the full size versions to download and print which I think is a great idea.

Each designer is also introduced with a photo and a bit of info about them, so you can check out their website or blog and discover even more crafty goodness. Look! It's me! :)

Mollie Makes: Feathered Friends is published by Collins & Brown, and is available from Love Crafts, Amazon UK and lots of other bookshops. (The US edition is due to be published later this summer).

And guess what, Collins & Brown have offered me a copy to giveaway to one lucky reader! Woohoo! Check back here tomorrow for the giveaway post...

[P.S. Just to let you know, the Amazon links in this post are affiliate links]


alicestronaut said...

This looks great! It's straight on the wishlist. Your Super Cute Felt book arrived yesterday and I love it, it's fantastic, so thank you!

Alex - The Interior DIYer said...

MASSIVE congrats Laura! Your projects look fab, and congrats on making it into another awesome book - all for good reason. I particularly like your parrots! So beautiful and colourful. Well done ;)

xx A

bairozan said...

Your new projects are beautiful - with lots of color and intricate details. And, again, congratulations for being included in the book!

Gill said...

Congratulations Laura!
I love anything birdy!!

Stacey (FreshStitches) said...

Aww, what cute projects! Great work!

Anonymous said...

I love your felt wycinanki! Very Polish!

Kay said...

This looks great. I especially love the coasters, I have a bit of a thing for coasters and mats and these are so different.

Bugs and Fishes said...

Thanks for the kind comments, everyone! It is so exciting / nervewracking when something you've designed to the world , especially when it's been a secret for so long!

aliceastronaut - Thanks! I hope you'll enjoy making things from Super Cute Felt :)

Alex - Cheers love xx

bairozan - thank you! I really enjoyed working on these detailed projects, they have made me want to design some other intricate things :)

Gill - Me too! I would totally have rushed out to get a copy of this book if I'd not been in it. Birds are the best.

Stacey - thank you! x

Stash Avalanche - thanks! I have totally fallen in love with wycinanki now, they are all so beautiful and intricate!

Kay - thanks! :)