Oct 1, 2010

BRAND NEW SOFTIE BOOK GIVEAWAY!!! Hooray!!! BLOGTOBER BEGINS!!!

The lovely folks over at Penguin Publishing have sent me this fantastical book to review and I also have a copy to giveaway to one very lucky reader.
When I first saw this my first thought was: BRILLIANT!!!
 The thing I love most about this book is that it is not your usual book of pretty softies, no pastel coloured elephants in here. It is all about creatures from the undead. I love it. I love that it is so unlike anything else around. And I love the MICHAEL JACKSON zombie on the front cover! Just SO good!

The instructions are really easy to follow and it has a great list of stitches you will need at the beginning of the book. All of the toys are designed to be stitched by hand so you don't need a sewing machine to make anything. Old buttons, beads and broken knitting needles are used cleverly throughout the book and because of this nothing you make is safe for small children -absolutely not one for kids.

However, I think it is perfect for older children , in terms of making and receiving and teenagers would love the ghoul factor. I showed it to a couple of girls who are 15 and 17 and they thought it was "COOL"
I think it is a great book for beginners and because all the toys are made by hand a great rainy afternoon activity, I reckon you could make one of these zombies in under an hour, they are quite small... imagine a whole stack of them as a mobile! Or for Halloween presents...
It is in the shops now, but I have one copy to giveaway.
To enter :
1.It would be awfully nice if you could follow my blog
2. Please leave a comment below telling me what gives you the creeps...
Giveaway closes 15th October 2010!,Winner announced 16th Oct
GOOD LUCK!

57 comments:

  1. Man Caleb would love that book, especailly in the midst of current Scooby Doo madness! Not much creeps me out actually, I am scared of heights but that isn't really the same thing is it.

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  3. This book just looks awesome! And I'm a follower already :)

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  4. Oh I must have this book!!! I bought my daughter the first (non zombie) felties book last year, and she loved it. I somehow think she would love this one even more! May have to fight me for it though :)

    Feet give me the creeps. They are just so cringe inducing. Very gross and wrong. Oh, and i already follow too.

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  5. Aha! That is fabulous!
    I would have to say that the thing that gives me the creeps the most would be spiders - real spiders, fake spiders, toy spiders. Doesn't matter what type, I'm absolutely petrified!

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  6. What a great book. Umm now what gives me the creeps, I hate the look of dead birds because its so obvious that they aren't just sleeping. Zombie birds, I shudder the thought but that would really creep me out. And yes I did watch the Hitchcock movie "birds" when I was young and yes it did have an affect on me. lol.

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  7. Oh, so cool, dude! I'm already following you along your merry way, and what gives me the creeps? Grasshoppers and stick insects, of any kind. They should NOT be pets, yuck!

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  8. Ahaha! Awesome! My mum was so sad when she didn't win your last softie book giveaway, so if I win I will give her this.

    I don't know if you want to know this, but lately I've been buying lots of organic vegies, and there's always slugs in the cabbage. Creepy!

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  9. snakes give me the creeps... and bats. they seem to fly low when i am out and about in the evening!

    great book!
    daniellehevers@hotmail.com

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  10. Can I try my luck again and enter? I haven't got my choccies yet.

    That book looks uber sweet and funny. I know my teenage nephew would like these little guys, but only if someone else made them for him. :)

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  11. OH this is perfect!! My son Bear is suddenly obsessed with vampires and such gory things so this book is going to be used!! I am following along too!! YAY... The doll from Chucky totally creeps me out big time!!

    xo Steph

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  12. Ooh, what an ace giveaway!! My Bill would love this book. What gives me the creeps is scary movies, I'm a real chicken & have to look through my fingers or leave the room. I'm not crazy about spiders either and am terrified of walking into cobwebs....ahhhh!! xo

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  13. I just found you and I think I'm going to like you! I am now following and would love to win that awesome giveaway. The thing that gives me the creeps are those weird bugs that have long antennae and a million legs. I had never seen them in my life until I turned 40 years old...now they're everywhere!

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  14. New follower here, what a fab book.

    What give me the creeps? Worms, hate them with a passion, funny thing is I'm a very passionate gardener and do have a worm farm, but oh my you should see me feeding them :)and if I happen to touch one by accident, ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

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  16. I agree with the teen girls...that looks so cool!!!!
    I'm already a follower and what creeps me out are slugs.
    I can pick up worms and centipedes and snails, but slugs give me the screaming heebie jeebies - especially the leopard slugs that hang around the outdoor dog foodbowl, looking for leftovers!!!

    shudder..just thinking about hem makes me go goobley....

    thanks for this chance
    bronny

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  17. ha ha i'm no longer a teen girl, but that does look cool!
    ummmmmmmmm walking home alone in the dark from the train station creeps me out. the palm trees make swishy noises in the wind!!!

    and i will most certainly give you a follow :D

    happy blogtoberfest!

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  18. This looks like a fantastic book, thanks for the chance. As I get older more and more things creep me out! For eg, I have an anxiety attack , including tears when I see snakes at demos and shows etc, I hate spiders, frogs and toads, ghekos, cockroaches, lizards, Name it at it probably freaks me out!
    I am ok with felt monsters though ! LOL

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  19. That book looks like so much fun! The thing that creeps me out...MOTHS! Big fat black furry moths...BRRRR!!

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  20. HI, FOLLOWING you..zombies r great .x

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  21. Spiders absolutely give me the creeps. Even the thought of a spider on me- you know those mystery tickles or single strands of hair brushing on your neck or face. Eeek.
    I have 'rule' in my classroom: I am allowed to make some scared squeaky noises when killing a spider but the kids cannot join in ;)
    I am happy to have come across your blog today!

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  22. What a cool book! I would say the thing that creeps me out the most is spiders. I am absolutely petrified of them! Any spider patterns in there, hope not..!

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  23. Very cool book indeed! Eat eggwhite separately from egg yolk creeps me out no end.

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  24. I'm a follower now and how totally amazing ... just in time for softies for mirabel. fingers crossed.
    My blog

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  25. very cool giveaway!
    something that creeped me out the other day when we were driving along Amelie said "there's a creepy crawly spider on the roof" I thought nothing of it, stopped the car to get out & a mini huntsman crawls down the front windscreen. I slammed that door shut pretty quick!!

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  26. What a cool book, having 3 boys this would be perfect! What gives me the creeps? MICE! eek

    (this ends on my 3rd sons 1st birthday lol)

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  27. Hello. What a lovely blog you have. I am a "follower" now and have added you to my blogroll.

    We have these really fast, really hairy centepedes in our basement. They totally give me the creeps!

    Thanks for the chance. The book looks amazing!

    Tricia

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  28. I totally love the look of that new softie book! I could have some fun creating with my daughter!

    I'll tell you what creeps me out is "purple" don't laugh! I think as a teenager I must have owned every piece of prple clothing there was to own and I had a purple bed spread. Now the thought of it creeps me out.....like fingernails on a chalk board! I won't even let my daughter wear it because if I do I can't look at her. How's that for creepy or maybe it's out right strange!

    I've been visiting for a while now and today I became one of your new followers!

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  29. what a wicked book!
    Dried stuff on my hands gives me the creeps lol like playdough, dirt, clay etc ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
    following your blog too :)

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  30. Following now! Wooden spoons give me goosebumbs..ugh, never want to touch them!

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  31. Pick me, please pick me! Ok I'm a diligent follower ;)
    I'm creeped out by birds, not by chooks, ever and also by people who beg.
    Loving your blog too ♥

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  32. Snakes give me the creeps... unless they're made in fabric or knitted. :)
    Thank you for the giveaway! I just found your blog and now I'm following!

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  33. Now officially a follower :) And a fellow Blogtoberfester (yeah why not that could be a word, ish).

    Birds give me the creeps. I woke up one morning and 2 (!!!) had fallen down the chimney and were flying above my head. Now I sleep naked, I was vulnerable and petrified. I've never felt the same about them since. *Shudder*

    Great give-away :)

    LittleMissPip
    littlemisspip.wordpress.com

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  34. Hello!

    I get the creeps from the dark. I especially hate it when I forget to get laundry off the line and have to venture forth in the dark to retrieve it. Eep!

    And LOL @ "Blogtoberfester"!

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  35. I've been following you for a while now (perhaps since last Blogtober?)!

    And trying to get around without my glasses gives me the creeps, especially when it's dark. I'm soooooo short sighted that I can barely see anything without my specs.

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  36. Have added you to my feeds so that I can keep up with you. atm it is cockroaches that give me the creeps

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  37. Yes, the Black Ghost would totally love this! Brazilian waxes give me the creeps. xxx

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  38. oh fun! that book looks great! and how cool you got sent one to review!
    I don't like Ghost stories...I go on lots of camps with my job and the students are ALWAYS asking the instructors to tell ghost stories I hate hearing them before I go to bed! Good luck with blogtoberfest! it's so fun!

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  39. Ants give me the creeps. Even typing the word makes me itchy (scratch scratch). Ugh. I'm following now!

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  40. The guy across the road has given us the creeps, we woke up the following morning after after a day of gardening and being watched to a big black EYE painted on the front of his house to let us know that we are being watched. So much for a fun day of gardening with the kiddies in our garden. ARGHHHH!!!!!
    Deb

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  41. hi this book looks soooo cute! Clowns give me the creeps, there is a festive were i live were clowns jump out of bins and scare shoppers for a whole week. During this week i stay at home!!

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  42. Oh gosh, beasties that crawl get my skin all goosebumps... not good if I ever want to travel abroad!! So what could I have to keep me from crawlies, a lovely Zombie Book ;O)

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  43. i guess there's an emo in us all lurking in the back somewhere :)

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  44. Hey!
    Strange oises give me the creeps!
    Ally <'v">

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  45. public toilets - the creeeeepitties...

    I have to check every cubicle before I can lock myself in one. Worst place - in cinemas during a film when they are DESERTED!!!

    noice book i thinks.

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  46. So many things creep me out but on a standard scaredy cat sort of scale, I'm completely freaked out by flying cockroaches. They totally make me lose it...and I follow you already :)

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  47. That book would have been great about two weeks ago, I have just tried to design my own elephant, have made five of them and lets say they all SUCK ! (can I say that). I think I need a softie book!!!!!
    Needles used to give me the creeps, couldn't even look at them, but now I would have to say it is leeches and maggots - I can't stand slimy wiggly things at all.

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  48. PS - I am a follower of your blog now also - thanks

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  49. ah! i always see that book in borders and pick it up to buy it but put it down because i really didn't neeeed it. poor college fun ftw?

    speaking of which, debt creeps me out. thinking about it gives me the chills. and thinking about how much money i'm going to owe in student loans nearly paralyzes me in fear. i have the shivers right now just typing this.
    oh and ghosts. ghosts freak me out.

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  50. oohhhh ahhhhhh softie books make my heart sing!

    love to win this

    oh ps. self portrait was lovely
    xx courtney

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  51. Wooden spoons give me shivers! I am now a follower too!

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  52. What a perfect timing book with all these monsters everywhere :)

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  53. meanness gives me the creeps...you know when you hear someone say something cruel it just sends a shiver down my spine...
    and what a cool book. You are bang on the money about the teenagers too-I did a monster soft toy workshop last school holidays and they LOVED making creepy things!

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  54. Wow, ha ha ! What an awesome book! I'll put YOU on my blog roll for sure. :-)

    I'm not sure what creeps me out. I try hard not to be creeped out. I've recently conquered my arachnophobia by becoming more confident with a flip flop killing device. LOL Next up will be the ability to actually catch them in a bug catcher and release them...... waaaaay far away. :-)

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  55. Cool book:) Fog creeps me out - I always convince myself something's going to jump out of the mist and get me!

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  56. Spiders creep me out BIG time...I hate 'em. Closest I come to coping with them, is a spider fabric I bought with the thoughts of desensitizing myself! Am following your blog now. Hugs Naomi

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