Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Jack-in-the-Boxes Scare Me!
I posted this picture a few months ago when I wrote about the "Fear of Clowns." Coulrophobia! What is it about these cute little Mattel toys that are so terrifying? I remember how when I was very small, I couldn't bear the suspense of turning the little handle...music box playing...and waiting for the "Pop! Goes the Weasel." I hated it every...single...time! Even to this day it bothers me. I also hate popping balloons and opening the Pillsbury biscuit tin. =D So what is more natural than to turn "baby's first nightmare" into a couple of fun Halloweenies?
He is all in blacks and creams...mounted on a rusty bedspring inside the box.
He's more of a bobble head...but he is in a box!
Charlie is a harlequin clown kind of guy.
I love this moon face!
The box legs are striped with paper strips...cause I can't paint stripes...lol!
Wooden moons and paper rosettes.
I'm adding him to my Haunted Village.
I hope to make more buildings in a "Night Circus" theme.
I used the same paper for Charlie's box as I did for my village.
Here is last year's Charlie Moon.
He's a fun guy!
This is Thomas Owlbert...named after my Dad!
He's wise...always thinking outside his box.
The side of Owlbert's box.
Wooden spool legs match Owlbert's hat.
He just perches inside the box...no jumping out and scaring people!
Doing a bit of Christmas gift crafting...
Play food for my youngest Grand, McKinley.
Vintage labels modge-podged to painted wooden blocks.
Each block has two different foods...front and back.
She loves Superman...so I found a bandaid label.
Had to make a box to store them in.
Luckily they fit!
Kinley will be three in December.
Santa is bringing her a shopping cart and cash register.
One gift down...about a zillion to go!
So...what are y'all up to today?
Three more days 'til September...
then I'm getting my Fall on!