I just wanted to pop in briefly today to share some good news. My editor at Lark, Thom O'Hearn, emailed me this morning to tell me that my newest book, Stuffed Animals, is going to press for a second printing! I don't know all that much about how these things work, but according to Thom a reprint less than two months after publication is "incredibly fast!"
I'm truly grateful to everyone who supported the blog series that led to
this book, and the book itself. Thank you for helping to make it a
If you haven't seen the 2 minute trailer, you can see it here, but I also wanted to share this 30 second featurette on one of my favorite projects from the book, the kangaroo.
I designed this project to show a few neat techniques. The legs are attached in a really clever way that gives you a strong, machine sewn seam, but is really easy to accomplish once you see how it works. And, of course, there's a pocket for the Joey finger puppet!
I hope you enjoy sewing the patterns in the book and, of course, designing your own. You guys are the best. Thank you.