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Anne Hawn's books

Who Moved My Cheese?
If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
Scientific Secrets for Self-Control
Just One Damned Thing After Another
The Vanishing
Exercises in Knitting
The Good Dream
The Very Best of Edgar Allan Poe
The Chosen
BT-Kids' Knits
Talking God
The Professor
The Christmas Files
The Finisher
Home Decor for 18-Inch Dolls: Create 10 Room Settings with Furniture and 15 Outfits with Accessories
Dracula and Other Stories
A New Song
All Quiet on the Western Front
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Big Book of Knitted Monsters: Mischievous, Lovable Toys

The Big Book of Knitted Monsters: Mischievous, Lovable ToysThe Big Book of Knitted Monsters: Mischievous, Lovable Toys by Rebecca Danger
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a great book by a designer who knows how to have fun.  One of the things that makes her monsters so appealing to kids, and even adults, is their simplicity.  It is easy to confer a personality on these lovable and winsome characters and find solace in their squishable friendliness.

I made 3 of the monsters for my grandchildren, including the one who has baby monsters in her pockets and they all are as cute as can be.  The instructions are clear and easy to follow.  The only change I made was to turn the mouths up just slightly.  It made them seem much more alive than the straight mouth.

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