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21  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / String Doll Makeover on: March 26, 2013 11:58:19 PM
Over this past weekend I got a little string doll out of one of those 50 cent vending machines. The set that he is a part of is supposed to be a "Career Series" where each doll "Has a unique element that symbolizes their career like DJ headphones, police hat, ballerina skirt and more!" Well, imagine my surprise when the one I get appears to be a balding, shirtless gentleman (See picture below, I forgot to take a before picture so I found a picture of the set on a sales website (that's where I got the series description as well) and I circled the one I got from the series in purple). I have no clue what career he is supposed to be (if anyone has an idea, let me know XD) and my roommate dubbed him "The Loser". I decided this was no way for the poor little guy to go through life so I got out my crafting stash and went to work. 

A little felt, ribbon, paint, and some other odds and ends later... Viola! A Steampunk-y Victorian Gentleman.



His coat and tophat are made of felt, with fabric paint buttons. I tied a piece of ribbon around his neck for the ascot and the "pocket watch" is made of some bits that I dug out of my bead stash. The goggles were cobbled together with superglue out of some bead bits, paint and ribbon. I'm super happy with how he turned out and he looks much happier than his former shirtless self Smiley

Set of all the string dolls, the one I modified is circled.


EDIT: A friend did some Google-ing about my little guy and it turns out that each one has a name (each name is a pun relating to strings/knots) and this guy's name was Knot So Funny Phil, so she has decided that he must be string doll version on Dr. Phil since it does kinda look like him XP
22  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Gaming Swap - Retro and Modern Signup thru Feb. 22- sendout April 2 on: March 25, 2013 04:42:41 PM
Freakie, Yeah Walmart has some pretty cheap frames (That's were I got mine the last time I broke my glasses XD) Also if your lenses don't exactly fit with a frame they have in stock they can usually cut the lenses a bit to get them to fit properly in the new frames
23  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Gaming Swap - Retro and Modern Signup thru Feb. 22- sendout April 2 on: March 21, 2013 03:44:37 PM
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Anyone else having issues balancing their gaming and crafting?

I think I'm having more issues balancing anime watching and crafting Roll Eyes (Unfortunately you can't really watch anime and craft since anime watching involves subtitle reading which is a bit hard to do when you're sewing XD)
24  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Gaming Swap - Retro and Modern Signup thru Feb. 22- sendout April 2 on: March 18, 2013 11:58:51 AM
I'm working on my second item but I still need to think of one more small thing but I'm fresh out of ideas right now; time to consult with my video game playing friends XD
25  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Gaming Swap - Retro and Modern Signup thru Feb. 22- sendout April 2 on: March 08, 2013 12:25:44 PM
Heading home for Spring Break Cheesy I don't have reliable internet at home but I'll try to get on when I can. (I guess the one good thing about not having internet is that I will have less things to distract me from craft projects XD)
26  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Gaming Swap - Retro and Modern Signup thru Feb. 22- sendout April 2 on: March 05, 2013 08:48:10 PM
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You should've heard me babbling on to anyone within a 20-foot radius about my project. xD

That sounds like me with all my projects; my friends have learned to just smile and nod whenever I go into craft-babble mode XD
27  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Gaming Swap - Retro and Modern Signup thru Feb. 22- sendout April 2 on: March 01, 2013 10:27:02 PM
I love how you can just sit down with a bunch of craft stuff and get so involved that you don't notice that like 4 hours have passed XD
28  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Gaming Swap - Retro and Modern Signup thru Feb. 22- sendout April 2 on: February 26, 2013 09:52:29 AM
I'm still trying to brainstorm ideas; I've come up with one really good idea but I can't work on it until I go home next week for spring break since all the supplies I need are at home XD
29  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Gaming Swap - Retro and Modern Signup thru Feb. 22- sendout April 2 on: February 21, 2013 07:14:22 PM
Finally decided to join Smiley I just hope I was able to provide enough information in my questionnaire since I'm pretty new to gaming XD
30  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Typhlosion on: February 11, 2013 11:13:19 PM
This is so cute ^_^ I love how you've turned a rather intimidating Pokemon into something so sweet looking Smiley
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