Wednesday, 9 May 2012

The Stuff Of Nightmares.....

I have a bit of a thing against certain types of dolls.....ventriloquist dummies, Victorian dolls with those little teeth, anything a bit warped and with the potential to crawl up the stairs at night and attack me in my sleep.  So when a teacher at work asked me a few weeks ago if I would give this doll a bit of a makeover, I could barely hide my horror when I took it out of the bag!  I do wonder sometimes what goes through people's minds when they make things - this was a gift to the teacher's mother (also a teacher) from a class she taught. Just glad it wasn't me on the receiving end - looking happy and pleased to get it would have taken everything I have!

So it has been folded very tightly in it's bag and jammed securely in a bookcase until now - I figured if I can't see it, it can't get me!  As our school has been accepted into a gardening competition and this doll is needed for the display, today I gritted my teeth and set about making it look a bit...well...less like a reject from The Boys From Brazil?
I still don't like it, but at least it doesn't look quite so threatening.  And tomorrow it is out of my house and out of my nightmares.......

5 comments:

Soggibottom said...

Caren you need to hurry up or one of us is going to be the lucky winner of the lightbulb ......
Ah, your mean, poor little guy :-) pleased it went to you and not me actually :-) X X X

Gretel said...

Dear God. That is ghastly!

Sue Doran said...

Your posting reminds me of the pointy toothed dolls in Barbarella ... (shudder)

fhiona galloway said...

he he! that is once ugly doll!

Magpie Magic said...

There is something seriously wrong with the doll - the orginal more so than your update. I'd be glad to get it out of the house too... xoxox