I was ever so pleased to have been sent a copy of Stash happy Felt by GMC Publications last week for review. If you have been reading my blog for a while you will know that I LOVE FELT! I really do! It’s a fantastic fabric to work with, so this book is right up my street!

This book has 30 fun projects for you to make. Projects range from bookmarks, coffee cozies and brooches to pincushion, hats and felt-framed portraits. I’ve already added 8 of the projects to my never ending ’things-to-make’ list!

There is a nice basics section, for those less experienced readers, that covers the different types of felt used in the projects ( I tend to use a 30% Wool blend felt as I think it feels nicer than acrylic felt), templates, cutting and stitching, including a basic embroidery stitches chart. There are even instructions on how to felt old wool jumpers (sweaters).

 I really want to make this cute whale pinchusion but I can just see as soon as I make it one of the small people in the house (Hattie!) would probably swipe it for herself! I may have to make it for a sewing friend as a gift. I’d say quite a lot of the projects from this book would make lovely gifts for loved ones, although I would have to keep the sewing machine cover for myself!

These felt-framed portraits have to be my favourite project from the book.


Project instructions are clear and easy to follow and all are beautifully photographed. Like a lot of books, some of the templates will need enlarging  – I do prefer my craft books to have full sized patterns, but that isn’t always practical in a book.

Stash Happy: Felt by Amanda Carestio

ISBN: 9781600599255

Price: £12.99

Publisher: Lark

Publication date: November 2011

***Disclaimer:  A free copy of this book was sent to me by GMC Publications for review***

  One Response to “REVIEW: Stash Happy Felt”

  1. Ooh, that looks lovely, I am trying to resist buying any more craft books but I’m quite tempted by that one!

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