Softies: Oh dear....this is a good one! The popularity of softies has been growing by leaps and bounds lately and it is great to have 25 very different softie artists showing off their creations. Each artist has a bio that gives their website, creative influences and "why he/she makes what he/she makes" to give some interesting background. There is a softie style and level of difficulty for everyone from tiny pink Party Cakes to George the Elephant King, so if you are a craft newbie looking for a great starting point into the world of stitch or an old hand there is something in this book to make you say "ooooooo! ahhhhh! awwwww!" For me Ms. Green Tea Bag wins the prize, seriously, have you ever seen anything so cute?