So I decided to buy my own copy. But it wasn't easy, let me tell you. I saved up some money, which took a little time since my library fine crept up a bit. On the day I finally decided to go to Barnes and Noble to purchase Abby's book, I was walking up the stairs to the store and saw that they were going to be having their teacher appreciation days the next week. Since my husband is a teacher, that would mean that I could get 25% off (instead of the usual 15%). I stopped on the third step and sighed, knowing I was no longer a buyer that day. After another sigh, I walked up the last few steps, just to go in and make sure they still had a copy in stock and breathe in the aura of books. A few minutes later I was on my way out once more, but I knew I would be back.
A couple days ago, I went in, picked my book off the shelf, and paid for it. And now it is sitting with my small collection of sewing books, just waiting for me to flip through their pages. I already have my next project picked out: the ram on page 58. I just love his curly felt horns. Instead of using a faux fur fabric (say that five times fast!), I want to try a technique similar to turkey work (essentially embroidered loops) to make his wooly coat. I'm still working out in my head how to do it, but I'm sure I'll make something up that works. I think I'll use the osnaburg fabric I have left over from this project and get ahold of some 100% wool yarn for the fur. It's gonna be fun!
I hope you'll find a copy of Stuffed Animals and sew along with me. I'd love to see what you make from the book. Leave a link to a picture in the comments if you'd like to join in.