Super Cute Giveaway ~ Amigurumi Fairy Tales
The wonderful folks over at amigurumipatterns.net have sent me their newest book and as a treat they sent an extra copy for me to giveaway to one of you.
Before I get to the giveaway though, let me first tell you about the book.
Amigurumi Fairy Tales takes well known children’s fairy tales and turns the characters into little amigurumis.
Unlike the previous Zoomigurumi books, the patterns in this book were all designed by one person – Tessa van Riet-Ernst. Checking out her past patterns on Ravelry you can see she specializes in super cute stuffed creatures and this book is no different.
From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to the adorable Ugly Duckling there are so many projects to choose from. She has recreated every character from each of the stories (including seven individual goats from one tale) to recreate at home.
Even though the designer and publishers of the book are Dutch, the book is written in US terms with very easy-to-understand instructions.
As with all of the books by this publisher, the pictures are fantastic and include very helpful step by step tutorials for hard parts of each pattern. Plus there is a whole amigurumi tutorial section in the front to help anyone just learning this fun type of crochet.
Some of the things I love about this book:
- A portion of each tale is highlighted along with the pattern.The portion of the story highlighted usually goes along with the picture on that page. Nice extra touch.
- Some the characters have cute tiny accessories, my favorite being the fish the papa bear holds in the Goldilocks tale.
- The hair for each character is different. There are individual techniques for Snow White’s short curls, Rupunzel’s long locks and every other hair in the book.
- The outfits are all different as well. I like that each character has an individual look and many of them are familiar to the fairy tales as we know them today (see Snow White as an example above.)
The entire book is so much fun to look through and I keep seeing new things each time I look (did you notice the evil queen’s silhouette handing Snow White the apple in the picture above?) The book is well written, laid out beautifully and includes projects for all ranges of crocheters. Anyone who loves amigurumi, or is interested in learning should have this book in their library.
Now For The Giveaway
Win your very own copy of Amigurumi Fairy Tales simply by leaving a comment below telling us all which is your favorite fairy tale of all time.*
*Open to US residents 18 and older only. Entries are accepted until July 15th, 2015, midnight Pacific time. The winner will be randomly chosen from all entrants and announced July 16th.
If you simply cannot wait to get your hands on the book, you can go pick one up now here on Amazon.
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Favorite of all time is Snow White and the seven dwarfs. They cared for her and loved her.
I think my favorite fairy tale is The Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Anderson. It has such a good lesson in it. But I don’t think I would want to make an Amigurumi from that one!
Marcia, the king could be made with boxers! Hehehee Instead of an all pink body his removable clothes (just an idea) could come off easily and the boxers would be part of the body. It is one of my favorite fairy tales too.
I love Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs!
My favorite has always been Cinderella. I don’t recall the part about cutting off toes, but I do remember mean step sisters.
This is an adorable book. My favorite fairy tales are the original or older versions without all the Disney sweetness. For example, in the original telling of Cinderella, her step sisters cut off their toes so their feet will fit into the slipper. My all time favorite is probably the English fairy tale of Mr. Fox. Be bold, be bold, but not too bold!
I’m loving Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It’s always been a favorite of mine and my daughters also love it. The hats on the dwarfs are so cute they make me smile.
My favorite is a tie between Sleeping Beauty and Beauty & the Beast