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Corrie Curry
« on: May 19, 2014 06:21:59 AM »

I had been trying for awhile to make a cute zombie girl doll with embroidered features but it wasn't quite working out the way I wanted so I took the leap into acrylic paints. I practiced a lot on scraps of fabric since I'm one of those people who can barely do stick figures. I'm really happy with how she turned out and I've already painted the faces and limbs for another 7 girls.

For her face I just used Delta Creamcoat Acrylics mixed with their Textile Medium.


I made her a little removable felt shoe (but with a non-functioning button) and a little broken leg with a eco felt "bone".


Her hair was made from a bunch of my stash yarn and some cotton ribbon stuff I had on hand. To make her hair I crocheted 3 chains and stitched those down to her head and pulled the yarn through the loops. I found this much easier than doing a full on crocheted cap/wig base.


I'm thinking about doing the bodies a bit differently this time around so it looks more like she is wearing a dress than her body is a dress; anyways I'm very happy and soon my apartment will be overflowing with even more little zombie gals.

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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2014 07:17:47 AM »

That is stinkin' adorable. Not usually a fan of zombie thing but this is just too cute! You did a really good job. Her mouth being a heart is just too precious.
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2014 08:40:42 AM »

She's lovely.  I also struggle with embroidering doll faces.  I like your idea for the hair - so much quicker than doing a full crochet cap and the mix of yarns you have used is really pretty.  I look forward to seeing more little zombies.
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Corrie Curry
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2014 11:42:32 AM »

Thanks guys I just finished another 2 and I have the faces and limbs painted for an additional 5. They have been addictingly fun to make! On the 2 I just finished I experimented more on making them clothes and it has been quite the learning experience. Once I have all 7 done I'll post the pics again and maybe try and make a cohesive tutorial for them.
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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2014 10:16:59 AM »

Cute! This honestly reminds me a lot of the style of the game Don't Starve. Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2014 08:04:09 AM »

This is so sweet & creepy!
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