Synopses & Reviews
Whats the big new phenomenon, with legions of devotees? Making lovable stuffed monsters! Influenced by the popularity of Japanese animé and video game culture, urban illustration and design, and the do-it-yourself craft movement, these designer plush toys are everywhereeven museum stores. Yet theyre simple to sew. Just take fabric, a needle and thread, and stuffing, combine a touch of cuteness with a dash of utter weirdness, and youve got one of the oddest, most irresistible creatures ever. And these 30+ projectsincluding furry, green-lipped Monkey; Greggles, who sports a coif of tentacles; and flirtatious Polly, who has her three eyes on every guyare as much at home in a trendy loft studio as in a childs room. Theyre unabashedly handmade, but bold, colorful, and very modern. A thorough Basics section provides all the fundamentals, from fabric selection to stitches to the ins and outs of the construction process. And, as a bonus, theres a handful of profiles of select plush designers with photos of their work.
Washiand#8212;the colorful, patterned, and often translucent paper tape that comes on a rolland#8212;has become a huge hit with crafters of all kinds. Join the growing trend and get creative with this stunning collection of more than 50 projects. Jenny Doh, craft author extraordinaire, presents clever ideas for customizing everything from packages to home dand#233;cor items, and creating quick, charming gifts.
About the Author
Jenny Doh is the president and founder of crescendoh.com, an online creative community with traffic of over 733,000 views. A former Editor-in-Chief of Somerset magazine, she serves regularly as keynote speaker across the nation. For her leadership in publishing and the art and crafting community, Jenny was recognized by Folio as one of the magazine industry's top 40 leaders, influencers, and innovators. Jenny is the author of several books, including Hand in Hand and We Make Dolls (both Lark). She lives in Santa Ana, CA.