Editor's Note: This series of posts became a book!
Stuffed Animals: From Concept to Construction was published by Lark Crafts in 2013.
Two and a half years ago I was at Barnes and Noble with Charlie looking in the craft book aisle. I was looking for a book on soft toy design. I looked and looked, but to no avail. The book I was looking for – one that would describe in detail how to design your own, original soft toy patterns – was not there. Did not seem to exist, in fact. So I set out to write it.
And today I am very excited to tell you that I have accepted an offer from Lark books to write a book on soft toy design! This is the book I have always wanted to write, the book I feel I was meant to write. I have had so much fun with the Elements of Soft Toy Design series here on the blog and it is a dream come true to have the opportunity to turn this series into a book.
I'm thrilled to be working with Lark on this project and I'm just so excited to begin. Thank you for all of your enthusiasm about my series. I hope the book will be one that you will value as a reference when you are doing your own design work!