Book Review: Animal Heads By Vanessa Mooncie

Hello Lovelies!
After the success of my last book revue (Animal Friends of Pica Pau by Yan Schenkel) I thought I'd get the camera out and have a look through another amazing book!

Today I'm taking a peak at Animal Heads, trophy heads to crochet by Vanessa Mooncie.
I just love this book! To have a proper moment to sit down in front of the camera and share its full glory with you, was something that I was more than excited to do!

As many of you know, I've worked up some of the patterns from the book and have blogged about them (Lion blog post can be found here and zebra blog post can be found here), The patterns are so fun too make and produce some really lovely and rather unique results.

I've put together this review to share a little more about the book, it's patterns and pretty much everything else there is to know! I rabbit on for a good 40 minutes, so I think I covered everything :-)

Check out the video below and make up your own mind on the book, I'm sure you won't be disappointed!

Animal Heads, trophy heads to crochet Specifics

  • Created by talented British designer, Vanessa Mooncie
  • Paperback, by GMC Books
  • Over 190 Pages
  • 10 Animal Head Patterns
  • How to of crochet techniques
  • Beautiful colour photography
  • Written Instructions as well as clear crochet diagrams
  • Maintenance instructions to care for your crocheted creations

As I mentioned in the video, I bought the book about two years ago and have worked 5 out of the 10 projects. I just love the designs, the process of making the projects and the end results. I can't wait to get working on the remaining 5 projects!
Just like "Animal Friends of Pica Pau" this book is golden! A crochet book at its best....that's why it gets a rather deserving 10/10 stars!!!


How do I get my hands on a copy of Animal Heads

Animal Heads pricing info:

  • Recommended retail price of €14.95 (USD $19.95)

Animal Heads is available to order at all good book stores, alternatively you can click here to purchase Animal Heads by Vanessa Mooncie. at


If you're feeling lucky why not have a go at winning a copy of "Animal Heads"? I have one copy to give away to a lucky winner!!!
Details of the giveaway will be up on my Instagram feed later this evening (CET 17.00, 06.05.18)

(Don't have instagram? Simply subscribe to my blog and Youtube channel and leave a comment below and you'll be added to the draw)

The lucky winner will be chosen at random next Sunday 13th May during my next "in Bed with a Boy & Bunting blog episode".

Good Luck hookers!

Other Products Featured In The Book Review

Well another book put through it's paces and scrutinised by the likes of my hooky hands! I hope you enjoyed!
I'll be back with another book review shortly. Have suggestions on a book you would like me to take a look at? .... Just let me know.

Finally as I mentioned in my last book review: I just wanted to end this post by making it clear, that these reviews are entirely own, as in I haven't been asked or paid to make them...They are purely some fun as I share my opinion, a way (I hope) of informing others about interesting books available to us as crafters.

Enjoy your sunny Sunday and have a great start to next week!

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  1. I am really loving these vlogs of yours, Matt! It's a wonderful chance to "meet" you and hear your wonderfully creative, crafty thoughts. I bought Vanessa Mooncie's book having been so inspired by your projects (though it took me a lot of courage to buy the yarn and get into it!). I made the swan ( and it is possibly the crochet project I am most proud of! And I can't wait to make the lion or the zebra next. I just have a slight worry that when I made the swan, I became SO addicted that I just couldn't stop - when I wasn't working on it (which was rare), I was thinking about it or dreaming about the next step. Looking forward to seeing your swan when it's done! All the best to you and can't wait for the next installment on this blog. :)

    PS: Your tutorial video was invaluable for the shaping of the swan's body!

  2. Wow, what a talented crocheter! I would love to check out this book!

  3. The swan... sigh... So lovely.
    I would love to be included in the drawing. :)

  4. This is one of a kind, would love to win a copy and turn the house into a little jungle. ❤️ Love your blog, Thank you for what you are doing. Cheers!

  5. Thanks for the chance to win this book.