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1  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Impishly Cute String Dolls on: September 27, 2010 05:41:43 PM
Hello all! Loving everyone's Halloween projects. I've been making Thai string dolls for the past couple of months and thought now would be a great time to share my tutorial, as we are heading into the ghoul season.  Colorful, impish and oh-so-cute, these little string doll guys make the perfect Halloween DIY project and present for teens and adults.
As you may already know, authentic Thai string dolls are handcrafted toys made from one continuous cotton string. The original Thai string dolls are quite challenging to make (lots of pins and potential unraveling), so I adapted this project into a easy to follow tutorial that captures the look without the headache.
The best part of making string dolls is that you can make virtually any little creature you want, be it from your imagination or one of your favorite characters. Dressing them is a ton of fun too. Small details really make these guys unique, so it's a great way to utilize all your left over beads, buttons, felt and other small objects.

You can find the full tutorial here: http://www.the4yablog.com/2010/09/thai-string-dolls-tutorial.html
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Hobbes plush toy on: September 27, 2010 05:40:05 PM
Considering they never made merch for Calvin and Hobbes, this is truly a great plush to behold. So cute!
3  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Fluffy banana pancakes with walnut topping on: September 27, 2010 05:38:03 PM
This is def going in my "breakfast for dinner" recipe box. Score!
4  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Cake-in-cup is not cupcake ;) recipe with photos on: September 27, 2010 05:37:03 PM
Brilliant! I will have to make this with my teens. I'm always looking for cool teen projects. Thanks for the tute!
5  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Gameboy costume on: September 27, 2010 05:35:33 PM
This is so rad! Wonder if you could sew in a cheap speaker and hook up an ipod to play some classic 'tendo chiptunes.
6  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Monster Wreath *Now with tutorial* on: September 27, 2010 05:34:09 PM
This is such a great party decoration! Wish I wasn't scared to sew fur. I always seem to make a mess of it.
7  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Jack and Sally Pumpkins on: September 27, 2010 05:31:38 PM
These are grrrreat! Have to try this with my foam pumpkins this year.
8  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Bumblebee Transformer and Cabbage Patch Doll (6 pics and video link) on: September 27, 2010 05:30:00 PM
LOL. This is what happens when children of the 80s have kids.  Grin
9  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Painted Day of the Dead Skulls on: September 27, 2010 05:28:44 PM
I thought these skulls from Oriental Trading could work too, if you prime them first. I bet these would male an amazing Halloween party decoration if you painted them with neon blacklight paint. http://www.orientaltrading.com/ui/browse/processRequest.do?demandPrefix=12&sku=70/1653&mode=Searching&erec=3&D=foam+skull&Ntx=mode%2bmatchallpartial&Ntk=all&requestURI=processProductsCatalog&N=0&y=0&Ntt=foam+skull&Dx=mode%2bmatchallpartial&x=0&sd=Skulls
10  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: EDWARD CULLEN! on: September 27, 2010 05:23:50 PM
He has the bone structure to carry it off too. Probably don't want to take him out dressed like that to a mall on a Friday night anytime soon. lol. Great job!
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