Filled with full color photos of each project. You will need to photo copy the cutouts or use tracing paper to use them. The projects are really simple & a lot of them are very very cute. Some bead work has been incorporated. Since we are beginner felties, this is great for us. We think it's perfect for the kiddies! If you are experienced with making felted "friends" then we think this book might be a bit to basic for you.
We would have given this 5 stars if it wasn't for some of the "friends" being of things we couldn't identify. Example, The Sun-Loving Rat. We thought it was a cat. "It's a rat??" We all looked at each other in confusion. We look more closely & then "ahh okay, we see how it's a rat now, sort of." There are a few friends that are like that. Even so, there are plenty of really adorable friends. We esp. like the Mushroom Girl.
There are 18 projects in all & if you want to know what you get to create here goes:
Babushka (a cutie with beads), Little Lion, Panda, Mushroom Girl, Sun-Loving Rat, Polar-roo, Pensive Rabbit, Sleepy Fox, Sailor Puppy, Messenger Bear (Does not look anything like a bear to us...), Cute Chihuahua, Curly Ram, Samurai Cat, Mummy Cat (awww so cute!), Retro Alien (we dig him), Pirate Mouse (how can you not love a pirate mouse?), Vivid Squirrel (we don't see the squirrel but we do see the vivid), Hoodie Wolf (another cutie).
The great thing about this is we find that what we don't like about a pattern, we can change. So if something doesn't really look like the critter named, we make some adjustments to make it look the way we like. This helps bring out some of your own inspiration & creativity. The book can give you a little creative boost so to speak! And of course there are the "friends" that are just so perfectly cute they don't need any changes!
Bottom line, we recommend this book if you are inexperienced like us &/or have kids who want to make felties! It's a good time! Yippie!