Monthly Archives: August 2012

Halloween Food: Dot’s Mozzarella Eyeballs

recipe marinated mozzarella eyeballs for halloween @ dabbled.org
These Mozzarella Eyeballs have been a staple of my Halloween party food for several years now.  They are delicious, and suitably creepy! The curse of Halloween food blogging is that many of my Halloween delicacies, made up for the Halloween party, are done at the last minute.  So I can’t write them up very well before Halloween, and it seems silly to post the recipes AFTER Halloween.  … [ KEEP READING ]

Braaains! Salmon Brain Dip every Zombie would just die for.

how to make salmon 'brain' dip for halloween
Really, Halloween is NOT that far away, and if you’re really into Halloween, like we are around here, it just makes sense to start thinking about things early! So, as part of my new “clean up old stuff on Dabbled” series, I realized that while I gave the recipe for this brain dip as part of a post on the food I created for a previous halloween party, I had not actually pulled it out into a post of it’s own.… [ KEEP READING ]

The Homemade Shrinky Test Lab (redux)

everything you need to know about making shrink plastic out of #6
So way back in 2008, one of the first big “experiments in craft” I did for Dabbled was what I called the Shrinky Dink Test Lab.  I had run across the idea for using #6 plastic to make homemade shrink plastic (aka ‘Shrinky Dinks’) at various places on the crafty webs, but I decided to delve a little deeper.  … [ KEEP READING ]

Geeky Halloween: Incredible Homemade Weeping Angels

don't blink! halloween weeping angel build by macabre rob
Don’t Blink!!   It’s never too early to start planning for Halloween, especially if your ambitions are this big. Check out this incredible build by HalloweenForum poster MacabreRob. He built not one, but TWO weeping angels (of Doctor Who fame), and describes the entire process – from building the body, to molding the face.  … [ KEEP READING ]