Crafty Creatures and a little Ta-dah!

The latest issue of Mollie Makes landed on my doormat yesterday (thankfully Archie wasn't nearby to chew it) and I immediately had to make the little Polka Dot Dreams fox brooch from the kit attached to the cover. (Actually the brooch backs had been bent in the post, but I had some here). As usual, my stitching is terrible, but I like it anyway...

I definitely see more felt creatures in my near future, and thankfully there is a lot of inspiration (and various suitable templates) in the new Jane Bull book, Crafty Creatures (the projects are also available on Kindle for £2.99). Since the book arrived for review, the children have been asking me to make various things from it and I'm sure we shall. There are all sorts of projects made from yarn, felt and fabric - all pretty easy to make and very effective. Older children would certainly be able to make some with minimal supervision, and I think 4 year old Little Miss would be capable of quite a few too. Perhaps as festive gifts for her friends and teachers.

Some of my favourite sewing projects are Jolly the Giraffe, Dog's Best Friend and Doodlephant (all pictured below) which, in the right fabrics, would definitely have a Charlie and Lola vibe.

Crafty Creatures by Jane Bull - book review on Crafts from the Cwtch blog

The photos are great, and the simple instructions and bright pages will appeal to crafters of all ages - a lovely little book.

Following on from last week's FO, the winner of the sock yarn giveaway will be getting a message very soon - so if you entered the draw, keep a look out at around midday (London time). One prize from the ticket giveaway is still unclaimed, so if you entered that it might be worth double-checking your messages too!


  1. Ohhhhh I'm so jealous of Ruth, but congratulations her! Also, I love your brooch. I have a digital subscription so no makes for me, but it's OK....*sob*. He's gorgeous, I hope you wear him with pride!

    Also, a little sad not to see any photos of Archie :( Do you have Instagram? :)

  2. I love the fox, it looks great. I keep hearing great thinks about MM, think I might just have to check it out (what a shame lol). The sewing projects from the book look very nice, I think even I could attempt the simpler ones lol. I shall have to email the link to DH for xmas :)


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