Start with the 'Accessories' chapter, packed with pretty brooches, necklaces and scarves to keep you warm and snug - try the cute kitty purse that is sure to delight any little girl. 'Gifts' is next, with plenty of inspirational ideas, such as the fruity pincushion that any keen crafter will use again and again. In 'Homewares', you will find coasters, tea cosies and hot water bottle covers, all with a touch of vintage glamour. Finally, 'Celebrations' has unique decorating ideas for all the holidays, including Christmas, Halloween and Easter. There are projects for all skill levels, so you don't have to be an old hand in order to create something really special. Every design comes complete with clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations to guide you through each step. And at the back is a helpful techniques section explaining all the stitches and skills required, plus tips and tricks to make your creations really stand out.
Laura Lupin Howard is completely obsessed with felt, and set up her online store Lupin Handmade in 2007 (lupinhandmade.com). There you will find a range of adorable felt brooches, flower headbands, animal masks, and plenty of other fun items. Laura has been featured in numerous magazines including Cloth, Metro, Vogue, and Sew Hip. You can keep up with Laura's crafty world via her blog, bugsandfishes.blogspot.com.