book review // felt-o-ween
Today I'm very pleased to be sharing another very biased book review. I hope you don't mind.
To be really upfront, here's what makes my review of Felt-o-ween biased. 1. I have several projects in here. 2. The publisher, Lark Crafts, is also the publisher of my forthcoming book. 3. Co-author Kathy Sheldon is who suggested I write a book and co-author Amanda Carestio was my editor during the creation of my book, Stitch Love. With all that, it would be unlikely that I'd have anything bad to say about Felt-o-ween.
But disclaimer aside, this may be my favorite Halloween crafting book ever.
Like the other books in the series, Fa-la-la-la Felt and Heart-Felt Holidays, this not-too-spooky title is filled with things to make from felt. It's such a versatile material to work with, and these books really point that out.
There's a very nice variety of projects in here too. You'll find plenty of costume pieces, decorations, Halloween party goodies, spooky sewing accessories, and a few items that are perfect for while you're trick-or-treating (such as the Sew Gross Hand Warmers).
There's a little bit of the gruesome, which is hidden away under this eye patch. And it might just be the most clever project in the book. Certainly I've never seen an eye patch like this!
There's also a few harvest projects that can be used September-November. You know your mums need my happy little scarecrow and crow poking out from the blooms, right?
And just when you thought that Halloween couldn't get any better, you are given the opportunity to make your own set of Pumpkin Patch Players. I'm going crazy for the cuteness!
My mom likes Halloween even more than I do. Not the creepy version, but the fun kind of Halloween. We sat down to look at Felt-o-ween together, and both of us decided that every project in here is a winner. Even severed fingers made of felt appealed to her!
If I knew nothing about the publisher, authors, and contributors, and just picked this book up off the shelf, I'm confident that I would still say, this is a solid Halloween crafting book that should be in the library of any crafter who loves holidays.
Find Felt-o-ween at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or your local bookseller.