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Book Review: Plush-O-Rama

By Sandy Amazeen Oct 3, 2008, 5:25 GMT

Book Review: Plush-O-Rama

Oddball handmade plush creatures have become one of today’s hottest craft trends—and Plush-O-Rama was the first book on the market to showcase this wildly popular toy phenomenon and help crafters create their own. All they needed to bring a cuddly beast to life was the guide, some fabric, a needle and thread, and stuffing—plus a heavy dose of cuteness. It wasn’t long before plush enthusiasts were showing off some of ...more

Welcome to the delightfully twisted world of plushies, not to be confused with cloyingly sweet stuffed toys, these fanciful creatures ooze personality. Let your wild side run loose with the Plush-O-Rama Kit put out by Lark Books, which makes it easy to create your own versions of Loud Pants Pup and Moopy Bunny. Fabrics, embroidery floss, sewing thread, needles, stuffing, buttons, full sized patterns and a copy of the Plush-o-rama book are included making these easy-to-sew creatures a snap.

The book includes an introduction to the world of plush toys, a review of supplies and skills required, patterns that can be enlarged to the desired size and brief biographies from the designers who bring the slightly demented figures to life. The main text is all about the imaginative creations and how to make them. These range from simple figures like the Gingerbread Men sporting bite marks or Catzilla made from a recycled sweater to the more complex, yet still easy to make, Pig/Duck or Earless Elephant. Fun, fast and filled with attitude, this kit will indulge your inner child.


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