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« on: July 02, 2008 10:13:32 PM »

So I decided to learn to crochet after jenicat made me awesome things for the IYP swap. And this was the first thing I made! The pattern is from the Creepy Cute Crochet book, I modified it VERY slightly (made the eyelets into bulletholes because they didn't seem to serve a purpose in the original pattern...). I made it thinking about sending it to a swap partner when the FH saw it and fell in love with it (he said "wow, that swap partner is pretty lucky!") So of course I had to give it to him (Don't worry, swap partner is getting other goodies instead Wink)

So without further ado... Zombie!



In my hand (he's little):



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and somewhat more close up, (and somewhat more blurry) but you can see some of the detail near the bullet holes - I tried to add "blood splatter" (I was watching Forensic Files shortly before making this Cheesy)



I put those big glass aquarium stones in the bottom 1/3 of his body to stabilize him because his head is supposed to sit forward (he IS a zombie, after all) but this makes him unstable. The glass stones were what I had around the house rather than going out to buy poly pellets, but they actually worked REALLY well.

Let me know what you think! Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2008 10:27:46 PM »

great work for yur zombie ami!! they are addicting!
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2008 10:34:50 PM »

Thanks Smiley

I've already started on a second ami, but that one IS going to a swap partner, so I can't say of what yet Wink

It's so weird, jenicat and I both tried crocheting years ago and got so frustrated with it, and suddenly now she and I are totally getting it and loving it.
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2008 11:15:20 PM »

Thats amazing for your first time, great work. xx
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2008 11:26:39 PM »

ooooooooo
soo cute!
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2008 12:59:14 PM »

that is freakin RAD! i love it!
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2008 01:54:12 PM »

omg!! that is amazing! and now i want one! you did a great job!
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2008 10:44:51 PM »

You didn't tell me you posted this!

This is awesome.  He is so cute, and the aquarium stones were a really great replacement for the pellets.  Really.

And since I've seen this in person I can say that the pictures don't do him any justice... I loved the blood spatter.  So clever.  Smiley

This is really great, especially for your first thing. 

A+.

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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2008 11:37:59 AM »

You didn't tell me you posted this!

so? Tongue

(just kidding Cheesy)
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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2008 12:27:33 PM »

Great! The blood is especially macabre.
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