Monday, August 22, 2011

Steampunk softies - a book review

Recently I won one of Kathreen's fabulous giveaways and this is it!! I cannot tell you how excited I was when I got it! It's called "Steampunk softies" and it's available through Andrews McMeel Publishing.

Nicola Tedman, a professional model maker, and Sarah Skeate, an illustrator, joined forces to make this highly exceptional book full of charming characters with unique personalities whom you'll fall in love with at first site. As the editor says in the introduction "these softies are the very embodiment of steampunk values. Eccentric, individual and very appealing, the softies may be plushy in the middle, but their exteriors are all business".

{Minerva Dupine -a detective}

The book presents a total of eight lovely characters. Each comes with a short, witty and heart capturing introduction with a hint of his/her backstory. It also offers an extensive list of everyday crafting materials you will need (most of which found in your craft boxes), interesting aging techniques, and tips on cutting and gluing.

The make of every doll is elaborately explained in fully illustrated step-by-step instructions, supported by excellent tips and suggestions. And of course - a detailed list of every single thing you need for it!

{Floyd Fastknight -an explorer}

{Marveletta O'Houlihan -an Opera Lady}

One thing is for sure. This will make my crafting so much more pleasurable, and I cannot wait to make them.

I would like to thank Kathreen from Whip Up and Shelly Barkes- McMeel's publicist, for making my craft world richer! Dear Ladies, I am much obliged!


KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Thanks for sharing this Maya. I was not aware of this book, it looks so interesting (and humourous). How exciting to win it!

by night said...

what an exciting gift!

GerryART said...

Congrats on the win, Maya.

Are we going to see a few of these characters lingering 'round your studio?


Little Treasures said...

ooo you can bet on it Gerry!!

Ira said...

Oh wow Maya! This book is right up your alley!! You will LOVE making these steampunk creatures!! Congrats on your win and enjoy!!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Congrats to you! They are very interesting characters indeed. Have fun! Best wishes, Tammy

Anonymous said...

I really liked the article, and the very cool blog

Michele Pacey said...

This book is so COOL. Thanks for the intro to it Maya! And congratulations to you for winning, you lucky girl!

Vanessa said...

How adorable! Congrats on your win. I can't wait to see your finish product. I love the opera lady, too cute.

Have a Bless week!

CrochetBlogger said...

I can think of half a dozen friends this would make a great gift for. Congrats on the win!