As this book demonstrates, you dont need to be an expert stitcher to produce cute and cuddly toys. Simple softies features 15 projects that are just - well, simple to make, as well as delightful, that will appeal to all ages and can be whipped up by adults or by children, with a little bit of help.
I love cats, so the sampler kitty - decorated with all those little bits and pieces of braid and ribbon crafters hoard - and Fred the cat really appeal to me. Littlies will love the finger puppets, boys will be begging for a dinosaur of their own and Zelda zinnia is so cute, colourful and unusual.
As usual in this series of soft toy books, there are clear instructions and the patterns, incorporated in the pages, don't need to be resized. This book is so appealing and would be fabulous for quick and quirky gifts for all ages.
Rating - I give this 4/5
Reviewed by Jan @ Ballarat branch