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Toys: making & decorating

See below for a selection of the latest books from Toys: making & decorating category. Presented with a red border are the Toys: making & decorating books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Toys: making & decorating books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Fun of the Fair Stuffed Animal Patterns for Sewn Toys

Fun of the Fair Stuffed Animal Patterns for Sewn Toys

Author: Melanie McNeice Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/11/2019

The fair is coming to town in the form of these adorable sewn, stuffed toys by Melly & Me. Sew colourful fairground themed animal toys with this fun and fabulous collection by Australian designer Melly McNeice. This book brings you all the Fun of the Fair - choose from five adorable fairground animals including a pretty pony, ric rac lion, performing seal, cheeky monkeys and a family of elephants. These fun and fabulous designs will have you sewing adorable toys in no time! Children and adults alike will love these gorgeous soft toys which make the perfect gift for friends and family. Each of the brightly coloured projects is suitable for sewers of all abilities. Easy to follow step by step instructions, quirky photography and templates make this an irresistible addition to your sewing collection.

The Lego Adventure Book, Vol. 2

The Lego Adventure Book, Vol. 2

Author: Megan H. Rothrock Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/11/2019

The Lego Build-it Book, Vol. 2

The Lego Build-it Book, Vol. 2

Author: Nathanael Kuipers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2019

Felt Friends From Japan: 86 Super-cute Toys And Accessories To Make Yourself

Felt Friends From Japan: 86 Super-cute Toys And Accessories To Make Yourself

Author: Naomi Tabatha Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2019

Felt Friends from Japan is a treasure trove of delightful felt projects--86 in all--including not just adorable soft toys, but also coin purses, bags, cell phone holders, badges, and flowers. Author Naomi Tabatha has gone for a retro feel, capturing the style she remembers from her childhood in Japan during the 1960s and 1970s. Here are Mini-mascot Buddies like Mom and Baby Kitty Cats, Little Elephants, Cheeky Monkey, Croaky Frog, Droopy-eared Dog, and Cuddly Koala; Soft Toys like Brown Bear, Rika the Rabbit, and Little Red Hood; Purrcy Pussycat and Mr. Sausage

The Big Book of Balloon Art More Than 100 Fun Sculptures

The Big Book of Balloon Art More Than 100 Fun Sculptures

Author: Gerry Giovinco Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

How to Build Brick TV and Movie Cars Detailed LEGO Designs

How to Build Brick TV and Movie Cars Detailed LEGO Designs

Author: Peter Blackert Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

The Big Book of Dressing Up 40 Fun Projects To Make With Kids

The Big Book of Dressing Up 40 Fun Projects To Make With Kids

Author: Laura Minter, Tia Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2019

For those days when you want to explore your inner pirate, princess, superhero, astronaut, knight or even dinosaur, this book has the answer. Simply grab some readily available craft items and you'll soon be stepping out in dressing-up creations including dinosaur paws, astronaut's helmet, knight's tabard, superhero mask, buccaneer boots and ice princess tutu. These exciting projects will get children cutting, sticking, sewing and painting in no time - and then there's even more fun to be had wearing the projects afterwards. Plus the good news is grown-ups need little or no crafting experience to help!

The Horrible Craft Book 30 Macabre Makes to Freak Out Your Family and Frighten Your Friends

The Horrible Craft Book 30 Macabre Makes to Freak Out Your Family and Frighten Your Friends

Author: Laura Minter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2019

Test out your threshold for all things horrible with this disgusting book! From cornflour vomit and cat poo truffles to smelly socks and bug soap, the strength of your stomach will be truly tested by this revolting and gruesome collection of projects. Using everyday ingredients and items from around the house, Laura and Tia have once again come up with fun and engaging makes that your little horrors will find hilarious. Grown-ups, get ready to cringe, this could be the most horrible book you have ever seen. More projects include: dirt pies, cut and warts, eyeball cake, guts pizza, severed thumb, snot bites, skull pots and vampire smoothies.

Handmade Animal Dolls 20 Simple Sewing Patterns for Stylish Toys

Handmade Animal Dolls 20 Simple Sewing Patterns for Stylish Toys

Author: Melissa Lowry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

This unique craft book teaches readers how to sew animal dolls with contemporary style. Artist and pattern designer Melissa Lowry was inspired to create these plush characters when searching for safe kids toys that fit her modern style. As a result, each doll is designed with both playtime and design trends in mind. The doll's friendly features are made with easy-to-learn needle felting techniques, which means soft, cuddly toys, without any sharp plastic components. Experienced sewers will love the up to date aesthetic of the patterns and beginners will find the minimal, clean lines as approachable as they are appealing. These dolls are the perfect handmade touch for a chic nursery, and make a special gift for any fashionable new mum. Choose from a wide variety of whimsical animal characters, including a whale, a cat, a seahorse, a fox and even a unicorn, all featuring Melissa's fresh, creative touches. The projects are easy to personalise with quick patterns for dresses, suspenders and hats in a trendy mix-and-match colour palette. Each animal comes to life with its own narrative backstory and personality traits, so kids can imagine and play. Friendly, step-by-step instructions make it easy to create these modern family keepsakes, built to be played with, crafted to last. This book will contain 20 projects with a photograph for each, plus comprehensive step-by-step images and traceable sewing templates.

Wooden Dinky Toys: Simple Techniques & Complete Plans to Build 20 Tiny Classics

Wooden Dinky Toys: Simple Techniques & Complete Plans to Build 20 Tiny Classics

Author: Les Neufeld Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

Wooden toys remain as popular as ever as woodworking projects and gifts Woodworkers are looking for a unique project idea The easy-to-make designs require minimal materials and can be finished in a few hours or a weekend Audience Woodworkers, DIY-ers, and Makers Crafty fans of die-cast cars and toy vehicles Woodshop Teachers and instructors