Item description for My Favorite Felt Sweets by Joie Staff & Yoko Ishiguro...
"Japanese" and "cute," are todays hot buzzwords among crafters. Add in "felt" and you've got the perfect recipe for fun. My Favorite Felt Sweets blends these three ingredients into a charming volume that will delight young, style-savvy craft enthusiasts everywhere.
The book offers detailed, easy-to-follow directions, as well as life-sized patterns, for 106 different projects. Sheets of colored felt and basic sewing skills (and sometimes a little glue for the final, decorative touches) are all that are required to whip up these luscious-looking and guilt-free confections.
From petit fours to birthday cakes, tartlets, madeleines and cigar sticks to gingerbread men and fortune cookies - here are the makings of hours of enjoyment and richly rewarding creative endeavor.
CONTENTS CONFECTIONERY Birthday Cake with Fruits Square Cake Rose Basket de Chocolate Tea Chiffon Cake Petit Fours Petit Fours & Tartlets Pound Cakes Cigar Sticks & Baumkuchen Macaroons Florentines & Madeleines COOKIES DONUTS ROLLCAKE JAPANESE SWEETS CHINESE SWEETS CHRISTMAS SWEETS CHOCOLATES ENCASED SWEETS & DESSERTS
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 8" Height: 10" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Jun 2, 2008
Publisher Japan Publications Trading
ISBN 4889962328 ISBN13 9784889962321
Reviews - What do customers think about My Favorite Felt Sweets?
Great book Jul 14, 2008
I enjoyed the book and tt has very creative crafts ideas that can definitely be used by everyone. The pictures of the felt sweets look delicious. I can't wait to try and make one!
Give into your sweet tooth without gaining an ounce! Jun 26, 2008
Please ignore the other review (this site, remove that already would you?) The book is a English translation and an amazing one at that.
I've only just started attempting to make playfood for my daughter, of course one can only have so many felt fried eggs and pancakes so when I saw this book I had to buy it.
The book itself is stunning, the photos will have you drooling and every turn of a page leaves my daughter yelling "mommy make me that one, oh and that one, can you make me that one too?"
Every pattern has a very detailed photo, a written instruction and FULL SIZE PATTERNS (photocopier needed, they are part of the book). There are also hints on which type of felt to use, how to sew the stitches (all are handsewn), etc.
For a beginning sewer all the detail is greatly appreciated. I've only attempted one little cake so far (awaiting a delivery of some wool blend felt, see below) and while I have a learning curve as I've never done hand sewing before it still came out pretty cute, the stawberry & whipped cream were especially easy and adorable.
Regarding the felt, while you can use the craft store variety be warned that it doesn't sew very well, or last very well. For the amount of effort these little pieces of art will require you'll want to invest in a wool blend or solid wool felt, which can be quite pricey... and some of the cakes use a great deal of wool so be awake that while adorable the creations will also be time consuming pending your level of experience and a bit pricey to make. That said, even if I never make anything else in the book I'm happy with the purchase, it's a gorgeous book to just look at!
Is this really-really her/his book? May 26, 2008
i have this book...the same exact pictures...cover and inside... this is a japanese book, so far i know...i didn't see any English name... is this legal to do this? i thought western was hard about copyright thing...that their designers don't want theirs to be copied but this book?... author by Joie Staff...really???... oh, boy...