Friday, 3 September 2010

What's in you head, in your head, zombie, zombie, zombie?


Zombie Felties by Nicola Tedman and Sarah Skeate can be bought here at £8.99. I’m telling you this straight away because I know when you have seen our Zombies you will want to buy the book and make some of your own. I received this book whilst my brother and my sister-in-law were staying with us which was handy because it meant we could spend two very enjoyable evenings ‘doing makeys’. Nila has made softies before and Tom has had a little go but Tom counted himself a novice. Zombie softies has 16 designs from which to choose, Tom and I made a two skull zombie, but Nila had a go at the three skull design (difficulty levels start at one skull and go right up to four). The patterns are ready to trace or copy at full size which was nice. Some pieces are teeny tiny so used up some of my silly-small scraps of felt. There are very good instructions for all the techniques and stitches you need at the front of the book and there are brilliant diagrams with very specific directions for each zombie, right down to how many strands of embroidery cotton to use. You do need a good selection of beads, buttons, threads, felt, and other miscellaneous haberdashery, we ended up with nearly all my boxes of treasure out on the table, but it was nice to be creative and use up some precious bits. The zombies are tiny and bits of the process were very fiddly but they are totally ace, so that makes up for any earlier extreme concentration in their construction!

Tom, the novice, enjoyed making his zombie and with a little help and advice he was very capable. I think the book would be a fun project for a sewer wanting to work with some funky young types, even if they had never sewn before but if you were giving it as a gift into a non- sewing household it is worth putting in some supplies as if you were buying everything you needed from the instructions it would soon add up.

I really liked this book and I really like my zombie, the book is going from here to Tom and Nila’s so more horrific(ally cute) undead can be unleashed upon the world.



I must also just mention that these zombies are not suitable for small children, due to little bits.

7 comments:

trash said...

Oh, oh, oh! Thanks for the heads up. I know EXACTLY who to get this book for :-)

Daisie said...

I do so like a little project that uses up all the little bits but will you purlease stop putting these damn 'old' songs in my head!!

wonderwoman said...

never thought a zoombie would be cute, but those so are!!

xxx

Griffin said...

I love Nila's Dracula!! Zombie felties... there's a cheap zombie movie in there somewhere!!

nila said...

I had a lot of fun, thanks for sending the book, I'll be making some more for deffo.

Kitten's Lost Her Mittens said...

Your zombies look awesome! Thanks for sharing the book. Now I have to add it to my wish list!

JuliaB said...

OMG! what a frightening post! That there girl (not you) looks JUST like my evil sister in law!!! I'm sure your friend isn't evil though. xx