First up, if you are in the Brooklyn area on Tuesday December 11th (2012) from 7-10PM pop on over to Beginnings for a book launch, holiday sale and pom pom making party with Sian Keegan author of How to Make Stuffed Animals: Modern, Simple Patterns and Instructions for 18 Projects (her book is so darned cute!)
More about the Quarry book How to Make Stuffed Animals:
Learn how to make 18 stuffed animal projects with original sewing patterns and illustrated instructions with this endearing new guide!
With a complete overview of techniques and materials, How to Make Stuffed Animals shows that making these cuddly creatures is fun, addictive, and much easier than one would think. Anyone who has completed the most basic of sewing projects can master the projects in this book, and these cute creations can be used as decorative objects for the home or as great handmade gifts.
Inside, you’ll find adorable animals like:
- A squirrel holding an acorn
- A grizzly bear
- A raccoon
- A horse
- A bird mobile
- Cute canines
- Furry felines
- And many more
Explore a comprehensive range of animals in a modern and simple style with How to Make Stuffed Animals!
Sian Keegan is a stuffed-animal maker and freelance designer based in New York City. Her work has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Every Day with Rachael Ray, and Uppercase magazines. Visit http://www.siankeegan.com for more information on Sian’s stuffed animals, custom pet portraits, and wedding cake toppers.
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