Thursday, September 22, 2016

I am DONE!!!!

I got carried away with my zombie doll.....I can't share it now because it is too distinct and my partner will know which theme I went with. (She gave me several choices...) 

I always do a poem or biography or something with my dolls....

Here is a snippet of what this doll's poem is:

"Gone is her heart and her lovely brown mane,
Instead she is left with a longing for BRAINS!"

a little taste

So who is ready for zombie movies????  MEEEEE!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Coming along

Checking in for the zombie swap. He lost an eye, but I'm on track.
Chris =]

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Zombies - Getting Started

I finally have a plan for creating my zombie doll.  I bought some fabric, I have a pattern and I'm ready to get to work.  That's right, I'm actually planning to use a pattern, I rarely do that! I typically create my own patterns as I go. I think it's because when it comes to crafting I like to make my own rules. Or maybe I just don't like to follow patterns, not sure. Either way, wish me luck! 
I'm getting ready to start cutting into my fabric,  but I'm wondering what everyone else is working on. Do tell . . . 


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Get posting!

Hello zombie creators!

All partners have verified still playing along and I have sent (and just RE sent) 6 more invitations to post on the blog.

Don't forget that some of us are bloggers, on FB and on Instagram so feel free to stalk us!!!!!

I hope you have fun with this swap.  Don't forget to make/find some fantastic tuck ins.   We have lots of categories on the sidebar, including past zombie doll swaps.  Take a sneak peek to see what you can find to inspire you!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

a little update!

Announcement from zombieland!!!

We have an uneven amount of swappers as of today.  I am going to give it til tomorrow to see if we can get ONE MORE swapper to join!  That would give us all partners and make my job oh so much easier!  

I have sent out several blog invitations.   If you accept the invitation, you will be able to post on this swap blog and show us  some sneak peeks, some fun Halloween oriented things...a zombie video, etc.

One more day gals....I'll be sending out emails with swap info THIS WEEKEND!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Yarni Gras 8th Annual Halloween Swap!

I am BACCCCCK!  I have been gone a long long time and decided to come back by hosting my annual zombie doll swap!

This year we are swapping "MISSING ZOMBIES"

A missing zombie is a zombie you don't currently have in your collection and REALLY want.  

What we are swapping:
*1 HANDMADE  zombie doll based on your partner's profile.  As always, the doll must be at least 8 inches in length and completely handmade. 
*3  tuck ins.  These tuck ins should be chosen from your partner's profile.  They can be newly purchased, thrifted, re-gifted or handmade.  Use good judgement.

The package needs to be worth/valued at $25.00 before shipping.  As always, my swaps are meant to challenge your creativity, not bust your budget. If you can handcraft everything, I encourage it!  

Shipping has gotten outrageously expensive so this is a USA only swap and I am limiting it to 20 participants this year.

The join by date is August 31st.  That gives you time to invite some of your artsy pals to join in this year.  
I will email your partner info during the week following registration.  I will send out a confirmation email so please reply to it.

Ship date is October 1st.  This gives it time to arrive for Halloween display!  

Please wrap your items up nicely and ship on time.  If you are going to be late, contact me so I know what is going on.  
Please use priority mail so you can track your packages.  If your package is lost or stolen, it is your responsibility to send a replacement package.  It is only fair to do so. 

I'll email all participants before the swap for confirmation.  Please reply and confirm to that email.  
To register:

Leave a comment here and email me at valpowery(at)yahoo(dot)com with the following information:

1. Name and mailing address
2. Cute or gruesome style? Some people prefer cute due to small children in the household.
3. To help us with tuck ins, give us a small list of things you like and use for Halloween including: crafts/arts, colors, candy, collections.
4. Tell us which type of zombie is missing from your zombie doll collection that you REALLY want.  Give us 3 choices!  (Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Prom, Nursery, etc....get the idea?)

I will send a confirmation email, please reply to it!