Sunday, September 8, 2013


My most favorite swap of the year ...... Val's Halloween Swap !!!
The theme again this year .... A Zombie Doll. A zombie straight out of Alice In Wonderland, to be exact.
I have LOVED  making this doll .... the freedom to be creative it allows you, is wonderful. Let's face it, there really is no right or wrong where zombies are concerned.
My partner listed The Mad Hatter, as one of her favorite characters ...... At this point, let me just pause to give Johnny Depp, a big, hearty Thank You, for being my inspiration ... nothing says Mad Hatter quite like carrot orange hair !!!
 His face is made of paper clay, molded around a styrofoam ball. I hollowed out eye sockets and a mouth cavity, before covering it. His body and appendages, are made of cloth, and to make it easier for him to sit without toppling over, I added a cup of rice to his bum, before stuffing him with fiber fill !!! I designed his clothing myself .... there was a lot of trial and error in the design department, as I had a picture in my head of what I wanted him to look like ..... skintight, purple pants did not fit that picture (they were what I got when I made up the first pair of pants, however) !!!  The "brains", are knitted I-cords. I used fabric spray paint for the blood.

He will be boxed, and headed on his way to his new mama tomorrow ....... it's going to be tough to see him go. I've become quite attached to him, but hopefully she likes him, as much as I do.
It gives me an excuse to make another one !!!


  1. He is awesome. I don't think I would have been able to mail him off; I'd have wanted to keep him for myself. Now you'll have to make one for yourself.