Holiday Gift Guide
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Gifts & Deals
Jul 31, 2018
| ISBN 9781782214915
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Jul 31, 2018 | ISBN 9781782214915
Start a new family tradition and sew your own felt advent calendar, with 24 cute and festive little toysAdvent calendars come in many different forms and sizes. This year, give your countdown to Christmas a personal touch by making your own calendar, filled with an array of festive felt figures!Start by learning how to make the basic calendar, then follow the simple step-by-step instructions inside to make your 24 tiny toys to peak out of its pockets! With just a few pieces of felt, stuffing, thread and ribbons, and only four basic stitches required, the toys take little time to make, are inexpensive and a great way to use up scraps of spare material. From holiday favourites like Santa and Rudolph to a scarfed squirrel and snuggly bear, there’s a merry companion for all your little ones (and for young-at-heart adults too!).Guidance on the essentials tools and materials you need are included at the beginning of the book, and templates are provided for all of the basic calendar pieces and toys, allowing you to dive straight into making your Yuletide-timeline in no time at all. Proudly display your handiwork and start a new tradition in your home today, in the much-loved style of mini-crafter Sachiyo Ishii.
Sachiyo Ishii was born and raised in Japan. She was a money broker on Wall Street and in London before discovering the joy of handicraft after her second son was born. She learned dressmaking and Waldorf doll making and has… More about Sachiyo Ishii
Inspirations All Stitched Up! – September 2020It seems we’re having a felt festival here at Inspirations lately! After bringing you the cutest felt animal families imaginable last week, this week it’s time to bring a little festive felt to Christmas. ‘Sew Your Own Felt Advent Calendar’ shows you how to create an advent calendar filled with tiny toys, guaranteed to bring squeals of delight each and every day in the lead up to 25th December. This new book by Sachiyo Ishii includes patterns not just for the tiny calendar with numbered pockets, but also for the 24 adorable little toys which reside in each pocket. Peeking out you’ll find bunnies, owls, gingerbread men and teddy bears, each with a distinct little personality sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face.The projects are quick to make, with detailed instructions and full-sized templates for cutting out your felt and putting each toy together. If you can manage to convince the happy recipient to return the toy back to its pocket-home after Christmas, this advent calendar will become a family favourite year after year.
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