A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Monday, May 23 News:  Please take a moment to congratulate and thank our newest Craftster Moderators, lindyv321, pottermouth, PerfectlyBohemian, Mistress Jennie and LovelyMiss!
Total Members: 305,663
Currently Running With Scissors:
446 Guests and 13 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: String Doll Makeover  (Read 1402 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« 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
« Last Edit: April 02, 2013 09:45:00 PM by cutemonster » THIS ROCKS   Logged
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Queen of Quirky, lover of all things cute and creepy
Offline Offline

Posts: 3942
Joined: 28-Nov-2012

Proudly lets her freak flag fly

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2013 12:23:56 AM »

Ooh, he's so cute! I love his goggles! He's just awesome! Cheesy

Lol maybe he was a grandpa? Or a middle-aged, balding businessman?

« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2013 01:46:56 AM »

No idea who or what he is supposed to be, but I love the makeover! Those little goggles are just adorable!

All we have to decide is what to craft with the time that is given to us.

 Etsy ♥ DeviantArt  ♥  Facebook
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2013 01:54:07 AM »

Perhaps he's supposed to be a stripper? Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Wink

Look twice, buy once. Nooooo
Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 590
Joined: 07-Mar-2005

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2013 02:51:53 AM »

He's great!  I wonder if he was originally supposed to be a "pointy haired boss?"
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

How-To Videos
Patrick and Sean Hemingway Talk About A Moveable Feast
Scott Westerfeld Interviews Cassandra Clare
Meet Author Christi Phillips
Chloe Hooper Talks About Tall Man
Meet Author Elle Newmark
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Reusable Dryer Sheets
Tute Tuesday: Painted Background
Easy Summer Salads

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.