Steampunk Softies offers a charmingly raffish cast of characters for you to make, ranging from the sinister Doctor to the adventurous Aviatrix, and the alluring Lady to the grubbily authentic Prospector. All share key steampunk characteristics - they're firmly rooted in a past that never quite existed (the past of Jules Verne, Philip Pullman, and countless romantic fantasy games), and they have the accessories and accoutrements that make the steampunk genre such a delight for enthusiasts.
Despite all their meticulous detailings, all the Softies are simple enough for even a sewing novice to make, with clear blueprints and step-by-step illustrated instructions supplied for every character. And many have dual roles to add a little practicality to their punk existence - the Lady makes an excellent paperweight, for example, while the Illusionist's cloak doubles as a screen cleaner. You'll soon find that you're creating your own fantasy scenarios around these little creatures' intriguing personalities as well as crafting your own special characters. Go on - get sewing and unleash your inner steampunk!
Nicola Tedman is a professional model maker who has worked on film and television productions as diverse as the children's show In the Night Garden and comic-book adaptation Hellboy II. Sarah Skeate is an illustrator and artist. Her character designs, illustrations and paintings can be viewed on her Brain Child Illustrations website. Nicola and Sarah have published several books together, including Zodiac Felties, Steampunk Softies and the bestselling Zombie Felties. Sarah Skeate is an illustrator with a zombie fetish. During the day she works in publishing. Nicola Tedman, her partner in crime, is a model-maker who has worked on theatre and television productions as diverse as Warhorse and In the Night Garden.
Create the best-ever cast of eight steampunk character dolls Great looking projects, but easy enough for even a novice to make Uses simple props from sources as diverse as cookshop and drugstore for awe-inspiring accessories