Fall is here and Halloween is just around the corner. It's the perfect time for making some zombie dolls. I recently participated in the Alice in Wonderland Zombie Swap. Zombie doll making is so much fun, it was hard to stop when the swap was over. I know for most people that sounds weird. Seriously some of my family, friends and neighbors think I'm a bit weird making zombie dolls. Worse yet I mail them to other people. They don't really get it, but that's okay I have a group of zombie making friends that do. After the Alice in Wonderland Zombie Swap, a group of us decided we weren't ready to end the zombie making fun so a challenge was issued . . . make a zombie doll for yourself.
A few years ago I did my first zombie doll swap with Val & Friends. I saw a cartoon about zombie rehabilitation where the zombies were re-trained to do work by hanging a stick with a dangling brain in front of them. You know, dangling the proverbial carrot only in this case they like brains. The idea intrigued me so I created this little guy here. His name is Dead Fred. I was so sad to see him go. I've often thought I'd like to make Dead Fred again for myself. When the zombie challenge was issued, I immediately thought about Fred. I dug up pictures so I could re-make him, but true to myself I had to change it up a bit. This time he's made from recycled wool sweaters and coats, one of my favorite mediums.