It's a Small World Felted Friends -- a Crafty Weekends Review & Link Party

Disclosure: Tuttle Publishing sent me this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 

Tonight I am sharing a fun needle felting book. It gives instructions to make miniature needle felted animals, buildings, and other things that make you think of certain countries. It even includes a mini flag garland. The book is It's a Small World Felted Friends by Sachiko Susa. 

This book has miniature projects representing India, China, United Kingdom, Russia, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, France, Italy, Netherlands, Finland, Palau, Germany, Canada and United States. The front cover shows some from India, United Kingdom, Russia, New Zealand, China and Mexico. To give you and idea of scale, the elephant is about 2.75 inches tall and just over 4 inches long. Hazel and I started by making some of the flags. She made Italy's and I made Finland's. 

I also started the Canadian bear. I need to finish his face. They also have him on land with trees, but I do not have the things I need to make the land. All of their land is made with a piece of felting mat covered in wool roving and felted. I do not have extra mat to do this right now. 

The instructions are very clear and there are many illustrations. There is an actual size picture of every part, so you can see the proper size and shape and compare yours to the picture. There are so many fun projects. The Canadian bear is on the top left corner of the back of the book. 

The projects are very fun. I love the ones from the Netherlands.

So are you ready to travel the world with your needle felting? I hope you will check out this book. The projects are so cute and easy to make. 

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Thank you to everyone who shared with us at our last party!! It was a bit small with the holiday weekend, but it was full of amazing crafts!   Below are some features from the party, but this is just a small sample of great ideas shared! This week we have one group of features. Also remember for your child-oriented crafts, activities, lessons, etc. Sharing Saturday is going on!! For any cultural related posts (diversity and/or multicultural as well) be sure to share at the month long Creative Kids Creative Blog Hop.


1) From Sparkle: Metallic Succulent Wreath

2) From Refresh Living: Vintage Dust Pan...into a Fall Wreath

3) From Crafts Unleashed: Faux Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece

4) From Flamingo Toes: Easy DIY Leaf Stamped Dish Towel

5) From Scrap Shoppe Blog: Distressed Wood Plank Pumpkins

6) From Bombshell Bling: Cute Summer S'mores Hoop

7) From Rain on a Tin Roof: 7 Simple and Frugal Fall Crafts & Decorating Ideas

8) From Simply {Darr}ling: DIY Glittered Leaves

Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. I would love the help spreading the word about Crafty Weekends!!

Please share family friendly crafts here. Just crafts and/or patterns--no recipes, lessons, etc. You can share craft product reviews as well. By linking up here you are giving me permission to share your links and to pin your links. Please follow my Crafty Weekends Feature Pinterest Board to see all the features from these fun link parties!