Zombie Felties: How to Raise 16 Gruesome Felt Creatures from the Undead by Nicola Tedman and Sarah Skeate, Andrews McMeel Publishing (August 10, 2010)
The next in what is proving to be an exciting series on unusual and small felt critters – the first book ‘Felties’ I reviewed here and gave it a big thumbs up. This book is even better! My kids love it – they laughed while flicking through it and then immediately went to their felt stash (yes they have a felt stash) – no finished projects yet they need some help with the stitching (but not much). The projects as in the previous book are all really simple and immediate. They require minimum skills and materials and all achievable hour or two projects – so not daunting at all.
Plus these little critters are fun – witty and clever – you have your classic zombie (pictured here), you need tiny amounts of felt stuffing plus glue and stitching and a few beads, sequins and cord – thats about it. There are multiple variations with zombie pets – we loved the dead ducky – great gruesome descriptions too: “Ducky died a long time ago at the shooting range-you can see the bullet holes. Since then, he’s passed into a different state of being altogether. And it’s not one where he’s going to be welcome sharing anybody’s bath.”
The zombie bunny is great with a slit in his tummy and red embroidery floss guts spilling out. Pumpkin head has pink button brains coming out of his head – there is even a Michael Jackson ‘Thrilla’ Pop zombie.