We have finished reading Zombiekins the book, and have completed 1.3 Zombiekins dolls. The fictional Zombiekins turns almost an entire elementary school population into zombies and is cute but life-threatening. Our real life Zombiekins dolls are less dangerous and have been a hit wherever we go. Simon has taken to bringing his everywhere, including, I confess, for a brief dip in the pond out back. But that is the beauty of Zombiekins: the uglier he gets, the more authentic his patina.
For anyone new to sewing, or with a sewing machine collecting dust, this is really a fine beginner’s project. Crookedness, uneven seams, and limbs hanging off at ghastly angles are all desirable features in a Zombiekins, so just hack up some old fabric and give it a try; you can’t really go wrong.