Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Crafts of the Dead

My partner for the Craftster Zombie Swap received her package yesterday, so I can finally post pictures of what I made her. This swap was obviously right up my alley, and I had so much fun working on it.

Of course I had to make her a doll! After a little online stalking I found pictures of an awesome undead nurse costume she had made last year and decided to make her a mini zombie nurse inspired by it. I cracked myself up with that little knife and hat. I had so much fun making a doll with accessories that I think I'll start making them for the Etsy shop.
Next, an embroidered fabric collage wall hanging. I found a random cool picture I liked on Google, traced it onto muslin, embroidered over it and added the "blood" with permanent marker and paint. Coincidentally, she told me it looks a bit like her boyfriend. Sweet.
This next one is my favorite. A big zombie themed tote bag. I love both zombies and huge tote bags, so I have to admit I was very tempted to keep this one. I still have some of that fantastic stripey fabric left so I think I'll have to make one for myself. The brain applique is hand embroidered flannel with a felt backing to make it a little three dimensional.
And the best part? It's reversible! This side was done with freezer paper stencils, paint, and some cheap alphabet stencils from the craft store.
And last but not least, a blood splatter pillow, as demonstrated by the little nurse. As much as I wish I could, I can't take credit for this idea. I saw something similar in a past zombie swap and thought it was too awesome to pass up. Adam has asked me to make him one too.
I'm really pleased with how everything turned out, but what I'm most proud of is that other than the shipping costs I didn't spend any money on this swap. Everything was made with stuff I already had in my stash. That's a big accomplishment for me. Yay for stash busting!

My partner loved everything, and I should be getting my zombie loot sometime next week, so I'll be posting more undead goodness then. I can't wait!


Motherhood for Dummies said...

ha ha ah! That doll! ha haa!

Faye said...

you are the queen of zombie crafting! The time is coming near for me to finish my Eddie stuff, and I only have half of it done... grr argh!

Carolyn...Online said...

Oh my gosh do I love those! You are so crafty and creative. Especially for the undead.

acidtrix said...

Hey Xan!

Let me say it one more time - I LOVED EVERYTHING :D how lucky am i?!
Your package is on its way!


Nix Sidhe said...

Ohmygosh. Please please please tell me you'll swap zombie bits with me!

Christopher And Tia said...

That bag is amazing. I mean, the doll is too, but I REALLY like the bag.

xx Tia