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02 February 2015

Fun of the Fair {Book Review}

Fun of the Fair is the sweet new book by Australian designer, Melanie McNeice.

Front Cover Fun of the Fair

In this book, Melanie has designed 5 gorgeous stuffed animal patterns for sewn toys. The delightful animals in this book can all be found at the fair; a pony, elephant, lion, seal and monkey.
As with all of Melanie’s books, Fun of the Fair has excellent step by step diagrams to assist in construction. The instructions are excellent and you will be creating your own fun fair in no-time.

King of the Fair
The pattern templates care found at the end of the book and are full size – which means no playing around with copier settings. Yay! Each of the patterns in Fun of the Fair is suitable for sewists of all skill levels and you will enjoy raiding your fabric stash and creating all of these cute and quirky animals.
Fun of the Fair is available from Booktopia and Can Do Books.

Would you like to win my copy of Fun of the Fair?
Leave a comment telling me which are your favourite animals are to visit at the zoo... and why?

The giveaway is open internationally and will close at 5pm on Friday 6 February 2015 (AEDST). For an extra chance to win, visit the Samelia’s Mum FB page and find this post.

GIVEAWAY CLOSED - Winner is OzLynda

Seal with a Kiss

32 comments:

  1. I love the Lion, he's so cute. I love all of Melly's little little characters, they are always so cute!

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  2. I love watching the monkeys, they are so funny. Also the howling monkeys much such great sounds too.

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  3. I love watching the birds, especially if there is an aviary. To see them flying in open spaces with such grace is very calming in our busy everyday world. Thanks for the giveaway! akronne17 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  4. I love to watch the sea lions,
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  5. I haven't been in zoo for ages, but whenever I have time I go to watch seals in the Sealarium at the Baltic sea. Great fun;)

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  6. I enjoy watching the seals. They are so child like in the way they play.

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  7. I love seeing the elephants. There's just something majestic about the sheer size of them.

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  8. Otters. They're always active and so cute.

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  9. My favorite are the giraffe's...they're magical! :)

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  10. My favorites are the Giraffe's! So Neat !
    Love your Blog+this swell Giveaway!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  11. I love lions! I love them because they are powerful and they work together, unless another male wants to take over. Plus their so majestic and beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  12. My favorite animals at the zoo are the monkeys. sarah@forrussia.org

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  13. The gorilla - because they remind me of my Dad. A little hairy, a little large but one of smartest creatures on this earth.

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  14. I love to see giraffes. They are just such a unique animal :). Sadly, our zoo here doesn't have a giraffe anymore (Washington DC).

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  15. Been loooong time since going to the Zoo! Love it tho... We always loved to watch the Polar Bears swimming & lounging on the cliffs...they are so big! And the Giraffe's too...they are soooo Tall & Elegant looking.

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  16. The bears are my favorite animal to watch. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  17. I like them all. The tigers are great.

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  18. I haven't been to the zoo for almost 10 years! Time I went again!! My favourite is the giraffe. At Perth zoo they now have a viewing platform so you can get "up close and personal" with the giraffes. Would love to do that.

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  19. Long time since I was in a zoo! However when in Singapore we visited a zoo and the orangutans were a joy to see - it was as if they could tell exactly what you were thinking. So gentle and intelligent.

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  20. I love to visit the elephants. Their sheer size alone is awesome. I do feel sad seeing them caged though.

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  21. being a leo i cant go past the lions but much prefer monato zoo as they are roaming around in a huge area not in a small cage

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  22. I love watching the monkeys play. It seems like everytime we go they have some new babies.

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  23. I like the Penguins. I just think they are cute, especially when they waddle around. These stuffed animals are so cute!

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  24. Giraffe's, I absolutely adore them, I'm such a clumsy person and am amazed at how they don't trip over those long legs! Cute book giveaway...thx.

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  25. Hi there Anorina,
    I just love, love going to see the giraffes! They are so quiet, but their stature makes me wonder what they are really thinking about!!!
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows

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  26. We love the monkeys of course and the seals.

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  27. I love to watch the meerkat's they are a cute animal with lots of personality

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  28. Meerkats! They are such funny creatures that are incredibly mysterious. I love visiting to be able to watch them in their large groups keep watch!

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  29. The giraffes, cuteness overload!!

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  30. I love seeing the hippo at the zoo. I don't know why they are so fascinating! I rarely see them move but I get so excited when they are in a different spot or are actually doing something when I'm there!

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  31. I love the meerkats,
    The family bonding - I love that!
    So helpful to each other,
    Like I wish Miss 2 would be to her brother!

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