August 24, 2014

Zombie Doll!

Well this is a little outside my normal creative work, but lately I've been inspired by zombie dolls.  I decided to give it a try.  She's still in process - more details to add, but she's ready to be unveiled.

I started with this red plaid rag doll on the left in this photo. I had put it together a while back. I was just waiting to see what it would become.  Since I had already made the basic doll, I had to do all the other sewing by hand.  I love big, chunky embroidery and raw edges, so this was great fun to do.  The freedom in this type of work was cool - no rules and seams don't have to match up- because she's a zombie after all!

There are patches for her dress and some jewelry to add.  So I think her personality will still be taking shape over the next week or so.

I think it would take practice to for me to become better at this style of doll. I definitely need have a certain amount of "sweetness" mixed with the bizarre to make this style work for me.  I have plans for a rabbit made from an old sweater - a zombie bunny!

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