Sweet & Simple Needle Felted Animals a Crafty Weekends Review & Link Party

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

Welcome back to weekly Crafty Weekends!! I took a bit of a break over the holidays and had a three week long party to end 2018. We are back and ready to get crafty!! This week I am sharing Sweet & Simple Needle Felted Animals by Sachiko Susa. 

Ok, just looking at the photos on the cover makes you go "Awww!" Yup the title describes the projects. They are adorable!! I learned about needle felting back when Hazel was attending a Waldorf School. It is one of the things we loved and continue to do. I started making one of the small projects to see how the instructions were and Hazel came along and wanted to needle felt as well. She of course picked a harder project, but I helped her with it. 

I made a small owl. I used some grey wool roving since I had a good amount. This owl is more like a key chain size. I found the instructions very easy to follow and the photos helpful. I didn't have the eyes to put on and used some beads instead. I love how it came out.

This book has so many adorable projects in it. The animals are domesticated and wild. There are pigs, ducks, chipmunks, hamsters and so many more. Several of the animals also come with other projects for example the cat has wool balls.

Hazel decided to make one of the little birds since we had the white and blue roving. She worked hard on the basic shape and I tried to finish it for her when she got bored. I told her she was responsible for giving it eyes.

Hazel thinks he turned out adorable even without eyes. Here is a side view for you.

The instructions were easy enough for Hazel to follow which tells you how fun and easy needle felting can be. This book's projects are just so cute. Hazel wants the bunnies and the hamster and the ducks, and...

If you want to start needle felting or want some new ideas for projects this book is perfect. I love working with the roving and the projects are just so adorable.

Be sure to check out this wonderful book. For more needle felting materials and books check out: My Crafty Felt Review, The Natural World of Needle Felting Review, Adorable Felted Animals Review, Needle felted strawberries, Simple spring needle felted projects, more needle felted strawberries, Beach play mat, It's a Small World Needle Felted Friends Review, The Snail and the Whale, Needle felted rainbow picture, A Waldorf Birthday Celebration, Waldorf holiday fair projects, Birds, Creative Picture, indoor snowballs, spring and heart projects, and my dala horse and other projects.

It is time to see what you have been creating!  Thank you to everyone who shared with us at our last party. It was an extra long, fun party with lots of creativity shared!  Below are a few of the features from our last party, but be sure to go back and check out the many great crafts shared! Please remember for your child-oriented crafts, activities, lessons, etc. Sharing Saturday will be back next week!! I skipped one due to the holiday! be sure to stop by and share your kid-oriented activities!! And if you have cultural posts be sure to share them at Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop this month!  I can't wait to see what your latest creations are!!


1) From Flamingo Toes: A Christmas Story Leg Lamp Ornament

2) From Studio Paars: Dutch Houses

3) From Celebrating Everyday Life: Royal Heart Union Jack Inspired Homemade Felt Ornament

4) From Rain on a Tin Roof: How to Make Wagons Out of Crates

5) From Anika's DIY Life: DIY Industrial Style Cake Stand

6) From Kippi at Home: She Shed Coffee Station

7) From LiliaCraftParty: London Scarf Knitting Party

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!!