Giveaway – coming to you from Japan!

To the casual observer of this blog, it may appear that all I do is cavort around my backyard showing off my creations. But money doesn’t grow on trees, you know, and I have to fuel my expensive fashion tastes somehow (some of my dresses cost a whole DOLLAR after all). So although I advertise the fact only infrequently, I moonlight as a freelance translator (among other things). After weeks sitting at my laptop puzzling over the most appropriate translation of obscure Japanese words, it’s always very exciting to see my work culminate in shiny, colourful gorgeousness, ie the English version of the book. So it is with great pleasure that I present Felt Friends from Japan!



Yes, I know, this book should come with a “way too cute” warning!

Although the projects in the book are all adorable, they are also very easy and don’t require fancy equipment (unless you count scissors, needles and thread as fancy). There are lots of animals to make, as well as little purses, badges and bags. And for those of you who are scared of stitches, some of them can even be made without any sewing!


Now, if my powers of seduction have worked, you should all be itching to get your hands on a copy, and you will want to know where it is sold. For Australians, if you are in Melbourne, try Collins, Dymocks, Readings, Reader’s Feast, and Brunswick Street Bookstore, and in Sydney, the book should be available at Dymocks George Street, Kinokuniya, Gleebooks and Hill of Content, amongst others. If you can’t find it at those places (or, indeed, elsewhere) don’t be shy to ask the staff to order it in for you. Otherwise, you can make use of that new gizmo called the internet and order it online at

Those of you overseas can hassle your local disgruntled book shop employee or buy it on Amazon. Yay! (Also, I have just been reliably informed that you can buy it on this site, which ships free worldwide http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/category/2942/Crafts-and-Hobbies )

“But wait,” I hear you say, “I’m only reading this post because there was “giveaway” in the title.”
Yes, I’m getting to that. I have one copy of Felt Friends from Japan to give away to a lucky reader ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!!

All you have to do is to bring some entertainment to the blogging world by leaving a comment telling me what animal you’d most like to be and why. The giveaway will be open until midnight on February 25 (midnight Melbourne, Australia time, that is, and I’ll be sitting there with a stopwatch just to make sure*) so if you don’t mind a bit of healthy competition tell all your friends, relations, and even people you don’t like, and spread the word!

… and now, back to normal programming – there will indeed be cavorting in the next post as I am making my catwalk debut tomorrow! Savers is opening in Mill Park and they’ve invited me to be a model! I’m excited about being one of the first people to see the new store, but also seriously nervous about the modelling bit. Aggh! Wish me luck, and I’ll post pics as soon as I can!

*Outrageous lie as Suki never lets me stay up that late.

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