Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Clowin' Around

Since I haven't gotten my sewing machine back yet (although today is supposed to be the day), and can't show anything of that nature, I guess I'm going to have to go out on a limb and reveal a bit of my past.  


While I was cleaning out stuff a few weeks ago, I came across these (which I was surprised I still had).  I made tons of these clowns in all sorts of positions and sold them at craft fairs, about 25 years ago.  (Probably when lots of you were still little kids!!)  I even made a Strawberry Shortcake, which (unfortunately) I didn't save.  LOL  They averaged about 6  to 7 inches square, depending upon the position, and were relativity heavy.  I made them out of Super Sculpy on a wire armature and they were all hand painted.  I loved making these and it was so fun watching people decide which to buy..........how things change, huh?  Now, I couldn't even imagine packing up all that stuff and sitting at a fair all day.  I like sewing better!!!



I think this one is my favorite of the ones I kept.  He has a certain personality which seems to be more me.  (Check out those 80's colors though, huh?)


I think this is the best picture of all.........what a kick ass clown!!!
Clowin' Around
Have a clowin' around kind of day, my friends. Thank you for visiting my blog and I promise I'll be back to sewing soon!!!

9 comments:

Cole's Corner said...

They are soooo cute! I love them.

Jan said...

They really are wonderful.

Fun Mama - Deanna said...

These clowns are too cute. I wish I could see your Strawberry Shortcakes, though. I've had an obsession with them since I was about 4. Nowadays, I bet Mattel or whoever had the copyright would be knocking on your door with a cease and desist letter, though. Too bad.

Dorrie said...

How cute are they?! Love.

Judy said...

i love these carol. your talents in so many areas just amazes me.

Piper said...

Good Grief! Those are simply adorable! Is there anything you can't do! Man, you are one talented lady! Love them! Now, you need to show off your cards you have made. They are fantastic and I haven't seen them in years.
Piper

Karen said...

These little clowns are just darling, Carol! You ooze creativity! Piper is right. There is nothing that you can't do! Thank you for sharing these cuties with us.

marilyn said...

Carol if I saw these little guys at a craft fair I'd scoop them up.. They are adorable!!!

Cynthia said...

Carol, I've never seen one woman with so many talents! These are adorable!