I’m delighted that my friend, Amy from LucyKate Crafts… has her very first book out! I’ve known Amy for some years now. We first ‘met’ online in the crafty section of a parenting forum and have stayed friends ever since, occasionally meeting up for coffee, chats and Ikea trips.

Countryside Softies is published by Stash Books/C&T Publishing and available now at all good bookstores, as well as the usual online ones such as Amazon.

The book is a very sweet collection of softies that can be hand or machine sewn, using repurposed wool sweaters or blankets, or wool felt and fabric. There are 28 patterns in total, including my favourite – Mr Fox (who also graces the front cover).

Countryside Softies

Amy has included very easy to understand step by step instructions for each softie which make the book perfect for any beginner sewist, or for sharing a project with a child. The purposeful naïve stitching adds a lovely charm to the little creatures, they would make great gifts for animal loving friends and relatives (or yourself? Or perhaps, me?!)

Who doesn’t love hedgehogs?

Or robin red breasts, for that matter?

C&T publishing and Amy have generously given a copy of the book for a giveaway on every stop of the blog tour. Simply leave a comment on this post for your chance to enter.

And be sure to visit every other stop on the tour for more chances to win and more peeks of Amy’s gorgeous little creations.

monday 18th april – whip up (free pond pattern!)
tuesday 19th april – bari j
wednesday 20th april – blue nickel studios
thursday 21st april – fat quarterly
friday 22nd april – ric-rac
saturday 23rd april – syko
sunday 24th april – lucykate crafts
monday 25th april – treefall design
tuesday 26th april – i heart linen
wednesday 27th april – sometimes crafter
thursday 28th april – plush you
friday 29th april – allsorts