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Adorable & Fun! Who says zombies aren't cute?!,
This review is from: Zombie Felties: How to Raise 16 Gruesome Felt Creatures from the Undead (Paperback)
Upon finding this book I could barely contain myself. I had to wait all week to do the project, because I knew it was going to be time consuming. I did the Zombie Puppy project today and I could not be happier. After reading some of the reviews for this book, I wanted to point out a few things that I came across. First, the pieces are small, really small. (The finished dog was about 2 1/2" from the top of the ears to the bottom of his feet). But, just like any project, I see no reason why you couldn't adjust it to meet your needs and make it bigger. All you have to do is copy the template page on a copier that will let you adjust the size. You will just need to adjust the bead sizes, amount of thread used, etc... Also, for supplies, I live in western Massachusetts and we have three chain craft stores in the area (Michaels, Jo-Ann's and A.C. Moore), nothing fancy. I went to Jo-Ann's for the felt, they sold pre cut felt in several colors for $.29 each. (I know Michael's also sells the pre cut felt.) If you can't find the pre cut felt for any reason, Jo-Ann's sells felt by the yard. I picked up the felt for the cat, which I haven't done yet. They did not have the pre cut felt color called for in the book, so I picked up a different, similar color. As for the beads, sequins, etc...again, the size, color, etc., given in the book can be adjusted to what you can find. I didn't have round red round beads that were on the list for the dogs eyes, so I used small flat square beads I had on hand. I love the way they look! If you can't find the exact item, don't be afraid to improvise. I don't think a supply list is necessary, they give you a list of things you need, and that is a great starting point to use your own judgement to adjust accordingly. For the template, I copied the page on cardstock, cut the pieces out, put them on felt and cut around the template. I now have the template stored in a envelope for future use. This is really a fun project, and the puppy zombie took me a total of about 3 hours to complete, from cutting the template to stitching the last stitch. I am not a good sewer at all, and my crafting skills are minimal. If I can do this, so can most people! I really can't wait to work on the other zombies in this book!!