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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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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