When I first got into amigurumi a couple years ago, I was drawn to this skeletal fish pattern in Elisabeth Doherty's Amigurumi! book, but I wasn't quite ready to follow said pattern yet. I rediscovered this book in the library a couple weeks ago and decided it was time to make a dead fish.
The other element of this pattern that I loved (and that I love ten times more having actually made it) was the shape of the skeleton. I decided to do mine in wool and felt it, and I love the effect. Here it is before and after felting.
This was my first time felting Fisherman's Wool (I bought a skein with the vague intentions of dyeing it at some point), and it felted wonderfully. I'm already planning some other projects with it.
Swap-Bot who likes both zombies and pandas. He's only about...three inches or so tall, so he was a super-quick little project, and so much fun to make. I stitched on his face/random gore spots while watching a random rerun of Ghost Whisperer, which seemed nicely appropriate.
Check out other people's projects---dead, undead, or otherwise---at Fibers on Friday and Finished Object Friday!