Given that we have an UNEVEN number of participants, this swap will be a SECRET swap. Please don't contact the person you are sending to. Just email me and I'll touch base for you. I just finished emailing everyone their "send to" information today! Please remember to post sneak peeks and the like here. We need those cute zombies seen by everyone! Also, I'll be hosting a giveaway so don't forget to check back from time to time as you are creating! Happy doll making!
It is time for my annual Halloween swap and since so many of you seem happy to stick with the last few swaps' theme....here we go again!
This year's theme is "Animated Zombies!!!" Sign ups start today and end August 23rd at midnight. Sorry but it is USA only due to shipping. Mailing deadline is SEPTEMBER 15th. Please ship using tracking and delivery confirmation and email me the tracking number. If your doll has not been received by September 30th, you are required to send a replacement package. This year, we will be swapping: 1 Handmade zombie doll. Specifications: The doll needs to be designed with an animated movie in mind. There are SO many fun movies out there with zombies in them that the possibilities are endless! ( But be sure to read what your partner likes before you go crazy.) Also, there is some latitude here. If you want a Frankenweiner dog, ask for it. How about Coraline or ParaNorman? Sure! Or Jack from Nightmare before Christmas or The Corpse Bride! Do some research and you will find a lot of animated movies....even Scooby doo has Zombie Island!
The doll must measure a minimum of 8" in size. You can make it using any medium you choose, taking into account any allergies noted on the registration form. Include at least 3 Halloween related tuck ins. These tuck ins can be thrifted, hand made, store bought, hand me downs....but must be in good condition. Also, be sure to use the list your partner gives you as a guideline.
Cost: My swaps are meant to stretch your creativity, not buckle your budget. Expect to spend a minimum of $10.00 creating your package. (Cost of packaging/shipping is not included in this amount.)
The most important thing to remember is this: Create something you would love to receive. When your partner opens her package, she should be thrilled. We want this to be a wonderful experience for everyone. When packing to ship, please use Halloween colored tissues and wrap your package wickedly....but in a GOOD way. Think Good Witch, not Bad Witch when wrapping...we ghouls want pretty packages! One last thing. If you join, please do me the favor of posting the swap badge on your blog to encourage others to join. We need some new blood in our group! Here is the link to register!