Zombie Felties

Zombie Felties

Here at Casa Moviegrrl we have lots of felt. And thread. And a stupid desire to sew things. Weeping Angels costumes, Victorian vampire costumes (both for Junior Miss Moviegrrl, I hasten to add), felt chameleons for Comic Relief, companion cubes…. The list would be endless if I a) learned how to use the damn sewing machine b) didn’t give myself eyestrain for every hare-brained hand sewing project I come up with.

Plus we have a love of zombies. Mr Moviegrrl and I have the Dead Rising, L4D love, whilst Junior Miss is a dab hand at Popcap’s Plants vs Zombies. Then there are the zombie movies we own, the Torchwood zombie story that I really must finish at some point in my lifetime, and my plan for the Twitter Zombie Weekender that I’d love to do if only I had the time and energy.

Burlesque zombie

The burlesque zombie I made 2 years ago for Mr Moviegrrl. With removable heart

You get the idea. Zombie crazy. So you can imagine my glee when I picked up Zombie Felties: How to Raise 16 Gruesome Felt Creatures from the Undead in Forbidden Planet today. The book is a wonderful step by step guide to making all sorts of cute undead things, from ducks to puppies, surfers to bunnies, Día de los Muertos zombies and proper creepy undead lil guys who may look at little like Michael Jackson in “Thriller” but not enough to sue.

The book has templates for all the characters, and although they are designed to be small and cute, there is no godly (or ungodly) reason why you can’t scale them up to a bigger size. Plus the majority use overstitch to sew together, so you don’t need mad sewing skills, yo.

For those of you of a crafty/geeky bent, this is a must purchase. And of course, once you’ve made them you can shoot little zombie adventures with them… Not that I’m planning that already…

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~ by moviegrrlreviews on August 10, 2010.

One Response to “Zombie Felties”

  1. […] “The book is a wonderful step by step guide to making all sorts of cute undead things, from ducks to puppies, surfers to bunnies, Día de los Muertos zombies and proper creepy undead lil guys who may look at little like Michael Jackson in “Thriller” but not enough to sue. … For those of you of a crafty/geeky bent, this is a must purchase.” ––Moviegrrl Reviews https://moviegrrlreviews.wordpress.com/2010/08/10/zombie-felties/ […]

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