Softies: Simple Instructions for 25 Plush Pals

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Chronicle Books, Aug 13, 2007 - Crafts & Hobbies - 120 pages
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Stirred by the Japanese craze for plush toys called "softies," veteran crafter Therese Laskey commissioned acclaimedartists from around the world to create projects to share. From Japan to Israel to Chile to Texas, each artist brings a wicked sense of fun to the 25 cute, weird, edgy, or artful creations offered here: a cupcake pincushion; delicate snow bunnies; a peculiar robot; and many more quirky creatures. Cheeky photos, easy instructions, and ready-to-use pattern sheets make it a cinch to whip up these irresistible gifts. Best of all, a folder at back holds the patterns while spiral binding makes for craft-friendly use.

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Review: Softies: Simple Instructions for 25 Plush Pals

User Review  - Nicole - Goodreads

This book has lots of unusual but east patterns for making your own sewn toys. Read full review

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User Review  - Jocelynne Broderick - Goodreads

Cute stuffies! I'd make the tree, but I think that's all. I had hoped another reviewer's note that the book included "poo" would prove to be untrue, but no. There is a poo, and not only that, he's ... Read full review

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Therese Laskey is a crafter living in Brooklyn, New York.

Laurie Frankel is a photographer based in San Francisco.

Leah Kramer is the founder of, a Web site CBS calls, "a cross between Martha Stewart and an urban hipster.

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