Thursday, 23 May 2013

Book Review: Mollie Makes Feathered Friends

My heart flutters for bird motifs, so I took advantage of an introductory offer for Mollie Makes' latest hardback publication recently as it centres around this very theme! I don't own any of their previous books so wasn't sure what sort of standard to expect. 

It was a bit of a gamble as I was a little worried that it might be a regurgitation (mm... owl pellets) of projects featured in the magazine, but I wasn't disappointed.

The book features bird-design projects using a wide range of media, from crochet to paper cutting, sewing to felt, embroidery to stamping. The range of ideas was wide enough to include ideas that were entirely new to me, as well as new takes on familiar makes. 

This parrot reminds me of the secretary bird from Bedknobs and Broomsticks!

Including over 20 projects, displayed against inspiring backdrops, with detailed instructions, I'm now pretty excited about trying some of these ideas out. 

The book is officially out on 6th June, but I took advantage of a newsletter special offer, buying it for £7.00 with free p+p. Find out more about the book and offer here. (This is not a sponsored post).

Are you a fan of bird motifs? I've got plans to make a perching parrot before long!


  1. There are some lovely ideas in here, thanks for sharing, as now I know exactly what's in it! Those birds on the crochet blanket are too cute.

  2. It looks great, I must say I was disappointed with their home book, lovely as it was, just full of what I already had in the magazines! Can't wait to see what you make! :) x

  3. Looks like it contains some lovely ideas - the crochet bird blanket especially is adorable!
    Jones x

  4. Oh my goodness! What brilliant projects! I think I may be adding another book to my already LOOOOONG Amazon wish list.....

  5. I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with :)

  6. Oh how beautiful! This looks right up my street! I love the magazine but haven't yet tried any books, so will have to keep my eyes out for it!
    Carrie xxx

  7. Oh my!!! BIRD CRAFT HEAVEN!!!!!!!! It looks so lovely :) xx

  8. Could easily make the penguin cushion into an owl, my daughter is obsessed with owls and they're very 'in' at the mo. She would love one. x x

  9. I LOVE birds! That crochet blanket is so clever and the parrot reminds me of the roly poly bird from The Twits.

    Definitely adding to my wish list!

  10. That felted feathered family looks familiar... do I detect the work of Gretel Parker? :)

  11. I am a bog fan of bird motifs! This looks like a great book, I love that it has lots of different types of craft in it, x

  12. I love feathered friends and the book looks lovely!

    If you haven't seen the gently mocking song/video 'put a bird on it' you should check it out on YouTube ;)


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