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Topic: Needle-Felted Zombie Sheep on a Spool (with embroidered "scroll" action)  (Read 2118 times)
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« on: June 15, 2014 06:54:54 AM »

I made this little guy for MissingWillow for the Altered Spool Swap. This was such a fun little swap to get me back into swapping online again, although for some reason I was a real slowpoke on getting it finished. She listed 10 themes, so I had a lot to choose from, but I noticed she had commented on her desire for a zombie-sheep combination in another swap, so two themes became one Tongue I found a wonderfully bright green spool at a antique shop by the flea market. After searching the flea market for a spool less than 6 inches big for a couple hours, I was pretty relieved to find this one.

The sheep parts are all needle-felted with the exception of the ears which are a wool-poly blend. One ear is a tad bit nibbled by fellow zombie sheep perhaps. His legs have decayed a little, but he still gets by. His zombie infection must have been transmitted through that nasty bite in his side from a fellow sheep.

The scroll represents the unwritten story of how the great Lizzy saved Missing Willow Farm. The sheep, zombie sheep, and Lizzy are hand embroidered onto fabric which was then attached to some more of that lovely wool-poly blend felt. His scroll ties closed to a little red button on his belly. (Belly button! Grin)














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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2014 07:23:00 AM »

I was SO HAPPY to receive something felted from PerfectlyBohemian.  The fact that it was a zombie sheep... score!  I am thrilled to own this, my little collection is slowly growing.  Thank you so much, swapping in person was fun!
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2014 07:32:17 AM »

So many fun touches and fine craftsmanship. What a great gift. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2014 07:41:18 AM »

I love this SO MUCH! Very well done. The story scroll is such a clever detail.
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2014 08:09:20 AM »

This is very well done. I am not too much of a zombie fan but how can you not love a zombie sheep? And the picture story is so perfect! So many little details that are just beyond anything as awesome.
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2014 08:32:13 AM »

This is perfect for MissingWillow! I love the little scroll story. You did a wonderful job.
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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2014 09:03:17 AM »

This is just too cute!

I love baby Lizzy chasing after the zombie sheep! And the partially decayed legs...ewww...

And it was awesome that you guys got to exchange in person! 

I think the two of you got each other!  Love the one you received as well!
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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2014 09:16:20 AM »

This is so creative and so well done. I love his poor little mangled legs.  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2014 04:20:41 PM »

Thanks everyone! Cheesy

Thank you so much, swapping in person was fun!

MW, I would gladly swap with you in person anytime! The company was amazing, and I adore your farm! I've been bragging to all my fellow local crafters that I got to milk a goat Grin Chad was talking about Jack's skills for a while on the drive back, too. We both had a lot of fun.

The story scroll is such a clever detail.

I saw spool "scrolls" on some Pinterest boards and new I wanted to do something fun with one. I'm glad it came together like it did.

I love baby Lizzy chasing after the zombie sheep!

I didn't mention before, but I also used watercolor pencils to give Lizzy dirty little paws Tongue From all the photos I found of her on MW's blog, she was so white and fluffy with muddy little feet!

This is so creative and so well done. I love his poor little mangled legs.  Cheesy

The legs were pretty hard to get solid enough for standing, but I'm glad it worked out. Maybe next time I'll use something else for the "bone" so it is more stable.

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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2014 10:24:08 PM »

So wicked cute & clever! Beautiful work!
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