We’ve loved the whimsical, magical illustrations from Belle & Boo for years. Belle, Boo and all of the characters in Mandy Sutcliffe’s worlds evoke the best of childhood.

Mandy’s latest is The Belle & Boo Book of Crafts: 25 Enchanting Projects to Make for Children, full of twenty-five playful projects for kids.

From the publisher:

    Belle is a little girl with a brown bob, the odd scratch on her knee, and an insatiable curiosity about the natural world, while her pet rabbit, Boo, a flopsy brown bunny, is her faithful friend and confidant. Along with their many friends, Belle and Boo inhabit a sweetly nostalgic world where they spend their days playing in a pirate tree house, cloud-spotting from hot-air balloons, or riding a fairground carousel.

    The Belle and Boo Book of Crafts
    offers twenty-five one-of-a-kind projects we can create to bring more magic and make-believe into our lives. Sewing projects include a cuddly toy rabbit, a clothesline play tent, and even an explorer’s satchel. Make a robust beanbag, a tooth fairy pillow for your child’s room, or a pull-along stuffed elephant with a sweet ribbon bow. Also included are knitting, embroidery and papercraft projects to decorate your home and brighten your day.

You can download an exclusive, free excerpt from The Belle & Boo Book of Crafts! The Little Helper Apron has sweet bias binding, a handy pocket and a classic look for your favorite little helper. Download the PDF with instructions and the embroidery template here.

We also have TWO copies of The Belle & Boo Book of Crafts: 25 Enchanting Projects to Make for Children to give away today! (U.S. and Canadian addresses only this time, please.) Just tell us what you’re up to this weekend and you’re entered for a chance to win a copy!