Sunday, September 30, 2012

Some THING Zombie

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I L♥VE Halloween.

I'm not sure what my favorite part about it is. Maybe I just never really got tired of playing dress up as a kid? Or Maybe it's because my last house was built on a graveyard and we could see the old cemetery from our front yard? This cemetery was built before the civil war!

Can you just imagine some THING lurking around the corner? 

Like maybe ...

I participated in a Zombie Doll swap. The theme was Zombie's in storyland. My partner said she'd love a Zombie themed doll from the Cat and the Hat.

What could be better than a Zombie Thing 2 and a decapitated Thing 1? Those two caused so much trouble alive...just think of the damage a Zombie Thing 2 could do!

To make the doll, I started with a premade doll form. I have never made a doll before and I wasn't about to learn a new skill for a swap.

For the jumpsuit, I traced around the doll form and cut the suit in two pieces out of fleece. So soft...and deadly...

Here's a secret for the applique:

Use your serger on a rolled hem setting. Go along the edges of whatever you want to applique...then stitch down with a regular straight stitch (or in this case, a hot glue gun.) So much easier! I don't normally use my serger unless I'm doing my faux applique.

I spent a lot of time pondering how to do the crazy THING hair. I thought about fleece, but I really wanted movement.  I looked at individual feathers and that was hugely expensive. I went with the next best thing...a Feather BOA!

It came on a rope, so I was just able to hot glue it to the doll form. Lots of finger burns.

The face is done with pieces of felt and embroidery floss.

Little Miss loved the dolls and didn't want to send them away to my partner...

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Handmade Halloween


  1. OMGOSH!!!! LOOOOOOVE LOOOOOVE LOOOOOVE them!!! Too awesome for words!

  2. I love this!! my two year old son is sitting here laughing at it. I think i will have to make him one! We'd love it if you would share this at our new party, in the Kitchen Thursdays.
    I think our readers would get a kick out of this!!

  3. Micki,
    This is so fun! I love how they turned out. Watch out for those burns. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share next week! Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. The Zombie genre is my favorite in the horror genre. I love this project! Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays. I will be featuring this on my blog this weekend. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button.


  5. Scary! Genius to use a boa! Thanks for sharing on Busy Monday!

  6. You're being featured today on Creative Thursday. Stop by and check it out.



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