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Welcome Zombies (with shotgun) mini completed cross stitch in frame or hoop (pictured in examples of secondhand frames, dark copper square frame, natural wood embroidery hoop, and rectangular black frame)

---The Story---

Here's a small, inexpensive cross stitch gift for housewarming, birthdays, or any occasion, for anyone who digs zombies. (Metaphorically.) It's an expansion on the "brains sweet brains" mini stitch I made as a housewarming gift for a friend, now a part of zombie and brain-themed small stitches for all occasions that you can find in my shop (see The Links below).

---The Deets---

"Welcome, Zombies" is a play on the typical "welcome to this home" sampler, with the words stitched in black cursive along with a tiny stitched shotgun. There's a large 8x10 version that zombies can read from far off, but for a tiny gift that can sit safely in an office cubicle, or as an add-on to a larger present, this one is a good start. Including the frame, this stitch measures about 3x3".

*FRAME: Different frames are available and if you choose "secondhand other," your "Welcome, Zombies" WILL come in a different frame than the ones pictured here, so let me know if you have a preference -- options include a white square, dark copper square, a black rectangular, a 3" natural wood embroidery hoop, and any from an assortment of tiny frames from my collection of secondhand Goodwill finds. (Both oval frames shown here are examples of secondhand frames.)

*SHIP: This will ship as pictured via USPS first class with delivery confirmation or international first class within about a week of your order completing.

*GIFT WRAP: If you're giving it as a gift, let me know and I'll wrap it up, with a small note card for your message. Or if it's going directly to the recipient, let me know and I'll write in your message for you!

*CUSTOMIZE: For a more pro-zombie version of this stitch, you may request that a tiny brain replace the shotgun. (Photos of that version coming soon.)

Otherwise, this stitch comes standard and doesn't offer much room for customization, but I take all kinds of special orders and love doing 'em, so convo me if you're looking to have some stitch work done. : D

---The Links---

Want to stitch this yourself? Get it here along with an 8x10 sampler pattern of the same: https://www.etsy.com/listing/110390780/2-cross-stitch-patterns-welcome-zombies

Want a mini kit with all the materials you need to stitch this pattern for a 3" hoop? Here it is: https://www.etsy.com/listing/232543439/cross-stitch-kit-welcome-zombies

Want a kit for the 8x10 "Welcome, Zombies"? Here it is: https://www.etsy.com/listing/157198185/cross-stitch-kit-welcome-zombies-8x10

Looking for different zombie patterns? Here's the listing for the larger BSB and the mini pattern: https://www.etsy.com/listing/100134243/cross-stitch-pattern-brains-sweet-brains

Here's the larger BSB sampler in cherry red: https://www.etsy.com/listing/96767827/cross-stitch-sampler-brains-sweet-brains

Or the "Braaaains means I love you in zombie": http://www.etsy.com/listing/91262210/brains-means-i-love-you-in-zombie

---The Legal Stuff---

I created this design using trial and error and needles and thread, so please don't steal it! Please don't copy this or other designs, as they're copyright me, all rights reserved. : )

Frequently asked questions about aliciawatkins

I love to do custom work during the non-holiday months! I try to work on one custom project at a time so that I can give each project my full customizing attention; as a result, a significant lead time on deadlines for receiving your custom order is very much appreciated.

If possible, try to contact me at least a month in advance of a deadline for receiving a 5x7 custom cross stitch. (That said, if you're in a pinch and you know I'm the stitcher for the job, convo me anyway! If I happen to be in between custom orders, I can often get things out in a much shorter time, and like I said, I love working with customers on personalized stitchery.)
Most of my small finished cross stitches have an option for gift wrapping.

If you don't see a drop-down list as you purchase a small hooped or framed cross stitch (smaller than 4x6), but you would like your item to be wrapped in plain paper (with a small notecard for your message included), request gift wrap as you check out in the "notes to seller"!

If you're having your gift sent directly to the recipient, please double-check the address it's going to before you finish checking out, and let me know what you'd like me to write in the notecard to your recipient! :)
Mini kits are available for wholesale ordering at any time; contact me for details on which kits I have available with shelf-ready labeling, and for pricing details!

I also offer a selection of finished cross stitch available for wholesale or certain consignment situations, for stores that feel my work would be a good fit. Contact me if you're interested in carrying my work in your store, and we'll talk about what I've done in the past and what you're looking for! :)
I believe in using secondhand frames because it's eco-friendly, supports my local thrift shops, and allows me to frame your items, if you'd like that, at very low cost.

Because they are unique and unapproved by you, I don't pass on the cost of the secondhand frames to you, except for the cost of shipping (usually about a $2 difference).

When you order an item from me, rest assured that you are only paying for the stitchwork, and you may treat the frame as a "suggestion" -- if you don't like it, give the frame away! Your 4x6 or larger cross stitch will come with a mounting board that will allow you to easily pop it out of the "suggested" frame I've sent it in and into any same-sized frame of your choice.
I can't send you a photo of your options for 4x6 or larger frames; I have too many frames and a too quickly rotating stock for that. However, you're welcome to let me know your preferences in color and material (i.e. wood, metal, plastic) and I'll do what I can to accommodate your wishes.

If you receive your stitchwork and you HATE the frame I chose from my cache of secondhand frames, never fear! The stitching for a 4x6 or larger frame will be mounted on a board that you can simply pop out of the secondhand frame you received, and pop INto a frame you choose from a local store, another Etsy seller, or anywhere you find perfect frames.

Because the secondhand frames I send are free, I cannot offer replacements or frame-related refunds.
Google and Youtube are your BFFs in learning to cross stitch, but if you've purchased a kit or pattern from my shop, I can also offer you a Basic Cross Stitch instruction booklet via email. Just let me know you'd like one, and I'll send it along! :)

Welcome Zombies -- Zombie cross stitch welcome sign with shotgun



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