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Adorable Sock Dolls to Make & Love

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Book Name: Adorable Sock Dolls to Make & Love

Author: Connie Stone & Emola Lowe

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co

ISBN: 0-8069-3693-2

Cover: Paperback

# of Pages: 96

Illustrations: color photos & diagrams

Experience Required: Intermediate

Book Review

Adorable Sock Dolls to Make & Love has great ideas for making dolls that would be special to receive and readers can get a jump on Christmas gifts by making one of the projects from this book. The content of Adorable Sock dolls is divided into four chapters; General Instructions, At the Zoo, On the Farm and At A Party. Before beginning any project it is essential to read the General Instructions chapter to learn the basic techniques required to make sock dolls. There are clear step – by – step instructions with photos and diagrams demonstrating the major steps and techniques. The diagrams of the embroidery stitches are especially helpful for those without little experience doing embroidery.

Accompanying each project are the tools and materials required in addition to the ones listed in the General Instructions chapter. In the instructions the reader is also referred back to the General Instructions as a reminder of the importance of reading that essential information. There are no photos accompanying the instructions for the individual crafts but there is a cutting diagram indicating where you need to cut the sock to make your doll. The instructions for the project are divided into the parts of the sock doll, which are made separately then assembled. There is a useful photo of the final product, however, in a suitable setting (i.e. a Gorilla in a jungle).

What I really like about Adorable Sock Dolls to Make & Love is that the authors have considered safety of the dolls they are making paramount so children under 3 can safely play with them. They are clearly identified by a heart symbol. The one thing I don’t like about this book is that the instructions for the wings, which are required for several projects, are at the back of the book instead of in the General Instructions chapter with the rest of the techniques.


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  • Angelic bear
  • Chicken
  • Angelina
  • Baby buddies
  • Santa
  • Snowman
  • Mr. Shivers

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