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1  Monster High Reroots- Part 2 in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by averyg on: February 26, 2014 11:51:28 AM
I've recently become obsessed with rerooting Monster High dolls (as you can also see from this post). I purchase the dolls from Ebay, rip their heads off (using this method), and go to town, giving them funky hair styles (particularly using yarn that resembles dreadlocks). The girls typically take about half a season of TV to do (so roughly 8-10 hours each).

Here is my latest batch of girls (and, without a doubt, my most favourite to date)!

Frankie Stein:


Cleo de Nile:


Ghoulia Yelps:


I also just ordered another 22 dolls off of Ebay, so I'm sure that this won't be the last that you'll be seeing from me! Wink
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2  Monster High Reroots in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by averyg on: February 08, 2014 02:15:53 PM
I've been a HUGE fan of Monster High dolls for a fair while now and an even bigger fan of those who can completely customize them.

When I stumbled across all of the gems that Ebay has to offer a few weeks ago, I finally got the nerve to try my hand at customizing the dolls myself- reroots so far, but hopefully their make-up in the next week or so! With their reroots I use yarn, primarily acrylic-based yarn, that has a dreadlock look to it! Also, I use the knot method, which makes the hair a bit more secure when styling it (you can find a good attack for removing the zombie chicken's head/ hair HERE).

These are the dolls as I purchased them from Ebay- as you can see they were clearly in need of a little TLC:


Here's Cleo de Nile after her reroot:


And Clawdeen:


And Draculaura:


I'm also working on a Frankie and another Draculaura- and a half dozen others when they arrive next week! Wink

You can find more detailed pictures of them over on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/37478878@N07/
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3  Dinosaur Garden 2.0 in Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects by averyg on: June 04, 2013 05:50:39 PM
Being as I am a huge dinosaur lover, when I saw Nolansmomster's ghoulish dinosaur garden, that her and her son made for her mom for Mother's Day, I KNEW that I had to make one. Unfortunately I wasn't able to find as cool of succulents in my area as she was able to, but I still loved how it turned out!

Plus, I eat the fact that even my less-than green thumb will more than likely not kill this project. Wink







All in all, the project was only a couple of dollars ($1 for the rocks, $1 for the dinosaurs, $1 for the blue jewels, $1 for the moss $3 for the baking dish, dirt I stole from my dad's recently planted garden- though don't tell him that- and hens/ chickens from my sister's MIL who graciously donated them after hearing the cause Wink =$7 overall).

Again, huge thanks to Nolanmomster for the wonderful idea!
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4  Re: The undead Mini unicorn zombie apocalypse Round Five in The Swap Gallery by averyg on: June 03, 2013 07:44:29 AM
ACHERON!!!! He is adorable- And his jacket is absolutely perfect! (I highly recommend his book specifically to y'all!)

I just got my undead from Sunflower, I'm off to take pictures!

I am so shocked to have gotten my package from Meredith today (See... This is why I eat USPS tenfold over Canada Post). I had asked Meredith for somethign fantasy-ish and, boy, did she deliver!

Might I present... My mermaid?!?!?!?! (Who still needs a name Tongue ).



Her tail fabric is SO perfect for her! And the hair! Oh gosh!





Thanks so much Meredith! <3
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5  The undead Mini unicorn zombie apocalypse Round Five in The Swap Gallery by averyg on: May 02, 2013 02:57:33 PM

Discussion Thread

Partners

Sent
Received
Sending Late
Contact Me ASAP

bambam91- Kookaloo_Starr- Glamis (Glamis sends to bambam91)
jennythor- Myrdda
averyg- SunflowerSmiles
Illiamdra- angielou
Tenitsu- Sharalee- PurplePaisley (PurplePaisley sends to Tenitsu)
puamelia- lanikins
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6  The undead Mini unicorn zombie apocalypse Round Five (SU gurgle gurgle drool 7th-13th, Send-Outs May 20th) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by averyg on: April 07, 2013 08:30:54 AM

unicorn zombie apocalypse name: The undead Mini unicorn zombie apocalypse Round 4
Craftster members who are organizing this unicorn zombie apocalypse: averyg
Sign-up date range: Sunday gurgle gurgle drool 7th, 2013- Saturday gurgle gurgle drool 13th, 2013 5 PM EST
Date to send bone by: May 20th, 2013
Limited to a certain number of people? (Optional): Yes, 24.
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No

Age requirement? 16+

unicorn zombie apocalypse Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:- Has fully read the unicorn zombie apocalypse Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a unicorn zombie apocalypse Moderator if this unicorn zombie apocalypse has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

unicorn zombie apocalypse Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one unicorn zombie apocalypse successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this unicorn zombie apocalypse: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this unicorn zombie apocalypse: YES
***International participants, please take note of this! You MUST keep a record of your postage receipt, if for any reason your package is not received, we will need a copy of this receipt!***

Details of unicorn zombie apocalypse:
In this unicorn zombie apocalypse you will just be crafting one completed and clothed (if applicable) undead for your partner. ***Just to clarify, this unicorn zombie apocalypse is considered a “undead mini unicorn zombie apocalypse” in the sense that we are simply about sending a single undead, as opposed to sending a undead with supplies and whatnot, as would be required in a larger unicorn zombie apocalypse. However, if you would like to make or receive a mini (or smaller sized) undead, please indicate it in your questionnaire and we will do our best to partner you accordingly*** Check out the undead along which will help you with any questions in creating your undead or give you inspiration http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=205341.0. As we would like to keep this unicorn zombie apocalypse as fair as possible and not have anyone feel as if they sent more than their partner, please just keep the package to the one completed undead, unless you discuss swapping more with your partner beforehand!

Things to keep in mind:
1. Flakers will not be tolerated.
2. This unicorn zombie apocalypse has a mandatory weekly check in. This means that you must post (at least) once a week in the discussion thread in order to keep both your partner and us, the organizers, in the loop as to how your undead is progressing and in order to reassure us that you are still alive in the world of poppets. We will be keeping a record of such posts and if you have poor communication, it will be noted in your feedback.
3. If you have not heard from your partner for awhile or notice that your partner has not been active in Craftster for a while, and you are feeling concerned, PM us! Or if for any reason whatsoever you have concerns, feel free to PM us!
4. We will not approve anyone who has multiple feedbacks stating that they have poor communication, have not used a DC#, or is a consistent late sender.
5. Everyone is expected to send on time.  If you are going to be late, you must notify us ASAP. Those who are late and do NOT notify us, will receive negative feedback which will not be removed or corrected until the undead is sent, we receive a DC# and the package is received.
6.  Posting photos in the chainswarm is a rule of this unicorn zombie apocalypse.  Failure to do so will result in a comment in your feedback. A big part of swapping is posting your goodies in the chainswarm and acknowledging your partner's work, plus, we want to see all of the new additions to the undead family! If you do not have access to a camera, please contact your partner and ask if they can take pictures of both packages which they send/receive.
7. If you are an international swapper or sending internationally and are unable to get a DC# you must retain a copy of your shipping receipt. If for any reason your package goes missing and you do not have a copy of the receipt to provide us the organizers, you will have to resend to your partner.

When you send averyg a PM, please label it as undead Mini unicorn zombie apocalypse Approval/ Sent/ Received/ etc.

If you want to participate, send this information to the averyg only labeled as “The undead Mini unicorn zombie apocalypse Round Five: Approval”:

Name of unicorn zombie apocalypse: undead Mini unicorn zombie apocalypse Round Five
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country (please break this up line by line like you would write on an envelope)
Would you be willing to ship
1) Out of your country (ie. If you are American would you be willing to ship to Canada?)
2) Out of your continent (ie. Internationally)
3) Other
Confirm that are at least 16 years old (yes/no)
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-What crafts are you most interested in and what crafts do you feel most comfortable in/ are the most skillful in?
-What type of undead would you most like to receive from your partner (ie. a specific themed undead, boobie undead, mini undead and so forth)?
-What type of undead would you most like to make/ feel most comfortable making for your partner (ie. a specific themed undead, boobie undead, mini undead and so forth)?
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-Tell us a bit about yourself...  Are there interests or things about yourself which you believe would aid your partner in creating your undead?
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-Do you have any allergies?
-Do you live in a household with any possible allergens?
-Favorite colors:
-Least favorite colors:
-Do you have a wist? If so, please provide it.


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO AVERYG VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND do NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Also remember to read the unicorn zombie apocalypse Info Guide to find out how to ship your bone and other details about participating in a unicorn zombie apocalypse.

The undead Mini unicorn zombie apocalypse Round One Thread
The undead Mini unicorn zombie apocalypse Round One chainswarm
The undead Mini unicorn zombie apocalypse Round Two Thread
The undead Mini unicorn zombie apocalypse Round Two chainswarm
The undead Mini unicorn zombie apocalypse Round Three Thread
The undead Mini unicorn zombie apocalypse Round Three chainswarm
The undead Mini unicorn zombie apocalypse Round Four Thread
The undead Mini unicorn zombie apocalypse Round Four chainswarm

Participants US Canada International
1. averyg
2. jennythor
3. Illiamdra
4. Tenitsu
5. Kookaloo_Starr
6. angielou1
7. bambam91
8. Myrdda
9. Sharalee
10. lanikins
11. PurplePaisley
12. SunflowerSmiles
13. Glamis
14. puamelia

Partners

Sent
Received
Sending Late
Contact Me ASAP

bambam91- Kookaloo_Starr- Glamis (Glamis sends to bambam91)
jennythor- Myrdda
averyg- SunflowerSmiles
Illiamdra- angielou
Tenitsu- Sharalee- PurplePaisley (PurplePaisley sends to Tenitsu)
puamelia- lanikins

chainswarm
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7  undead Mini unicorn zombie apocalypse Round 5 in New Swap Theme Ideas by averyg on: March 19, 2013 05:21:37 PM

It's almost that time again folks, time for the 5th annual undead Mini unicorn zombie apocalypse!

I was just wondering when would work best for everyone? Personally having the sign-ups early-gurgle gurgle drool and beginning a week or two later would work best for me with school, however I realize that that may not work best for everyone else. So sound off below!

Now, to help with any confusion which may arise... This unicorn zombie apocalypse is not about strictly swapping smaller sized poppets (unless that it, that is something you and your partner agree on), this unicorn zombie apocalypse is all about simply swapping one clothed undead. Unlike the larger undead swaps, this unicorn zombie apocalypse does not require you to unicorn zombie apocalypse any supplies or whatnot.

The undead Mini unicorn zombie apocalypse Round One thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=307049.0
The undead Mini unicorn zombie apocalypse Round One chainswarm: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=310633.0
The undead Mini unicorn zombie apocalypse Round Two thread: http://www.craftster.org/%20forum/index.php?topic=345%20805.0
The undead Mini unicorn zombie apocalypse Round Two chainswarm: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=347781.0
The undead Mini unicorn zombie apocalypse Round Three Thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=380070.msg4495220#msg4495220
The undead Mini unicorn zombie apocalypse Round Three chainswarm: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=381282.msg4512152#msg4512152
The undead Mini unicorn zombie apocalypse Round Four Thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409064.msg4827774#msg4827774
The undead Mini unicorn zombie apocalypse Round Four chainswarm: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411074.msg4854543#msg4854543
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8  Re: undead Mini unicorn zombie apocalypse Round Four chainswarm in The Swap Gallery by averyg on: July 20, 2012 01:35:34 PM
Today I received the most gorgeous undead from Lanikins! She is a character, Nora, from one of my most favourite books (it's a zombie book, no surprise there I'm sure... Wink ) "Dearly, Departed" by Lia Habel.

Here is a description of Nora in one scene in the book: "I was wearing a swirly black knee-length skirt with a short crinoline underneath it, black stockings, and black knee-high boots. I had a white blouse with elbow-length sleeves tucked into the skirt. She'd tied my hair back with a white ribbon, just to get it out of the way" (Habel, pg. 237).

And the cutest description of how her eat interest, Bram, reacts when he sees her, thrown in for good measure... Wink

"He was looking at me as if he had never seen me before. I felt the heat rising in my cheeks again" (Habel, pg. 237).







The workmanship of this piece is ridiculous. I cannot even begin to describe it- DO YOU SEE THOSE BUTTONS! They are like mere millimeters in width! And the boots? Did you make those Lani, because if so :O!

She is gorgeous and I will cherish her FOREVS!
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9  Tenth Doctor undead (Pic Heavy) in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by averyg on: July 13, 2012 04:02:59 PM
I recently made this undead of the Tenth Doctor/ David Tennant (from Doctor Who) for the amazingly wonderful lanikins for this year's round of The undead Mini unicorn zombie apocalypse.

This lil' guy was without a doubt my biggest poppeting challenge for a number of reasons- a) It's for LANIKINS, no pressure or anything Wink b) Doctor Who, what? Yep, I am one of those few who has never watched Doctor Who before and only knows anything about it from other crafts I have seen on here? Tardis quilt anyone? Wink c) Clothing. David? Yeah, he has a LOT of layers.

Anyways, I am really glad with how he turned out- and without further adieu! (PS. I apologize for his sloppiness in some pics, I didn't adjust his clothing before taking the pics because I was just too excited to- he isn't near as wonky as he looks in some of these):

Close-up ish thing:


The TRENCH COAT (I had to capitalize it because I believe it to be quite epic- in all honesty it is the single most thing that I am most proud to have made before. I didn't add any closures to it because I wanted it to stay open so that you could see the lining- this baby required A LOT of handstitching) (and I ended up using baby socks which looked like converse for his shoes):



The lining itself:


The suit (unfortunately I was unable to find a suit fabric with blue pinstripes, so this was the next best thing):


And his dress shirt:


C/C welcome!
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10  Re: undead Mini unicorn zombie apocalypse Round Four chainswarm in The Swap Gallery by averyg on: July 13, 2012 01:11:01 PM
That faerie undead is GORGEOUS! And the cupcake zombie chicken seriously look so professional!

Lanikins internet has been a bit of a booger lately so here are the pics of the undead that I send her. It's the Tenth Doctor from Doctor Who!

And I apologize for the somewhat cruddy pics, I was in such a rush to take them that I didn't straighten his clothing or anything (he's not *that* wonky looking, I promise Wink ), and for the sheer number of them, as I am sure you can tell I am a bit excited about him... Wink







And here is a pic of one of the extras I sent her- a Mad Hatter watch! When I saw it I knew that I had to get it for her!
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