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« on: August 29, 2014 02:46:01 PM »

Knitted. Daryl. Dixon.
So my sister is this huge Walking Dead fan, and she turned 17 last week. I am short on cash at the moment, so I figured I would knit her something.
It snowballed. Yet it still only ended up costing me the price of a sample of funfur (1.80 my good people).

Right lets start with his body, based on a Jean Greenhowe knitting pattern and completely from my stash. Shoes are acrylic, jeans are rare breed, indie dyed, pure welsh wool (yeah, I have eclectic yarn tastes), t shirt is an acrylic/wool blend and flesh ism again acrylic. his vest is real leather (offcuts from last year's tudor costumes) and the wings are done with oil based sharpie paint pen.

His eyes are embroidered on felt, by hand.

His hair is a funfur wig. Oh Yes. Styled with Pantene hairpsray no less Wink

Now to the Crossbow. Made from strips of bamboo skewer, black thread, superglue, spray paint and a broken pin...

Doesn't everyone have surgical clamps in their crafting kit?!

The final accessory is a dead squirrel, 'cos, you know, even zombie fighting rednecks need to eat lunch.
less than an inch long, made from felt.

So. I admit, his eyes are a bit big but hey it got finished, like, 18 hours before I had to give him to her and it was literally a toss up between redoing them and her not getting her gift. I figure he's a bit of a manga-esque Daryl. Honest. urgh.

Ya like?!
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2014 03:41:16 PM »

He looks so awesome. I especially love the dead squirrel accessory Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2014 11:09:13 PM »

Excellent work. The expression of his mouth is very good and I love the dead squirrel. So impressed with how you  used what you had to make him and it all turned out so well.
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2014 07:06:46 AM »

I think it is great! Wonderful gift. And yes, I keep surgical hemostats in my craft kit, too. They are great for turning small sewn pieces, and poking out the corners, as well as keeping things together til the glue dries. I am also the queen of clothespins  Grin They are everywhere in my home. You did a really sweet job with this. I love the textures and colors. And the dead squirrel is a hoot. Whose eyes wouldn't bug out when they are "road kill"?


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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
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