The lovely Juno Magazine and Saffia Farr have reviewed two of our titles in their current issue (38): lucky us!
Making Peg Dolls & More by Margaret Bloom
This is an attractive hardback book full of beautiful designs for peg dolls. It’s a follow-up to Making Peg Dolls, and the idea is to “bring peg dolls off the shelf and out of the doll house to spin, fly and travel about in the larger world”. There are three grades of difficulty, with plenty for beginners, and information about tools, techniques and stitches to help you get started. The instructions are easy to follow and supported by illustrations, and the patterns are clear. Ideas include a wall hanging, cake toppers, necklaces and a fairy-garden pincushion. Buy the book here…
Findus, Food and Fun by Sven Nordqvist, Eva-Lena Larsson and Kennert Danielsson
This is a very busy book, introduced by Findus the cat. For each month of the year, you can see “what Findus made”, with craft ideas, recipes and things to create from what you find around you – such as what to do with your Christmas tree in January. There are gardening suggestions, with helpful information and segments of story introducing the activities, and lots of Sven Nordqvist’s distinctive illustrations. If you are a Findus and Pettson fan you will love this book and will find lots to try throughout the year.
Thank you for such brilliant reviews!