Sunday, October 30, 2011


Val over at Yarnigras hosted a zombie swap. Of course I just had to participate. While I dislike scary things, one thing I do love is funny zombies! My love of zombies started when I first saw Shaun of the Dead. It's one of my favorite movies. I also love Zombieland. So creating a zombie doll was something I couldn't resist trying. I had so many ideas I wanted to try but didn't have time to create them all. So after creating a zombie for my partner, Val and Kerry invited me to join their Zombie Challenge. The challenge was to create a zombie doll for yourself and reveal it on Halloween. I decided I was up for the challenge, so here's the big reveal just in time for Halloween. Drum roll please . . . . . . .

Here she is. She still needs a name. All I've thought of so far is Gwendolyn or Raven, but nothing has stuck so far. Any ideas? Anyway, back to my zombie. I used gray duck cloth and black thread to make her. Then I used some great buttons that my YOE swan swap partner sent to me, to accessorize my new little zombie friend. Notice the zipper on her belly?

Well, when you unzip her middle you can see her little zombie heart and insides. Almost gross, right? But I think she's just too sweet to look gross and the guts just seem to finish her off. Her arms naturally fall into a zombie like position, so she looks like she's searching for some brains to eat or maybe a zombie partner to dance with.

This is Undead Fred. He's the zombie I created for my zombie swap partner Laura. He's part of a zombie work rehabilitation program that trains zombies to be productive workers. How do you motivate a zombie to be a productive worker? With brains of course! See Undead Fred has a stick with brains attached to him. The brains are just out of his reach. I loved Fred and hated to see him go, but he's happily chasing that brain at Laura's house now.

Here's the zombie Laura sent for me. I love the polka dot fabrics and the Day of the Dead fabric Laura used on the skirt. Thanks Laura for a bit of zombie fun. And thanks to Val and Kerry for including me in their Zombie Challenge. I can't wait to see what you've created! You should go check it out too.


Kerry said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her!!!!
The zip that hides her heart and guts is fantastic:-)
Fred and his brains ... what can I say .... super cute:-)
You did an awesome job Jill .... now if only my zombies head would stop cracking, I could get her finished ... this process of zombification is clearly very painful for her:-)

val said...

hahahaha! I LOVE HER! You must name her though....poor thing can't go around nameless.

I love Fred too...but you already know that. The zombie Laura sent you is precious!

Anonymous said...

I love the girl zombie - tha she is just brilliant. But Fred really takes the biscuit... he really makes me laugh, am not surprised your swap partner is pleased. That cute little zombie you received in return is fab too. Great challenge!

Melinda Cornish said...

I love the zipper and the long legs! I love her little zombie heart! I just read the best zombie book ever, it is called the hollowlands by amanda hocking. I bet you would like it! I got it free on the kindle amazon book store.

Anonymous said...

These are just fantastic! I love the zip feature on yours, and yes, definitely cute x