By Mark Frauenfelder at 1:40 pm Mon, Dec 8, 2008
“Mom! The pixie won’t give my my pajama’s back…”
I expect to see this exact same kind of story twenty years from now when the new generations discover some of what is hot in today’s crafty world.
My grandma and her mom made these, she gave each of her children one. My mom thought it would be a great idea to stick it sitting in a little chair int he hallway, needless to say this thing scared the living hell out of my brother and I. No matter which direction you walked in, the eyes were always looking at you. What makes it scary is the pointy features, and that evil smile. I used to put it under my brothers covers while he was sleeping, he’d wake up screaming bloody murder. One time while he was in the bathroom, I taped a knife to its hand and stuck it’s hand under the door… he screamed and cried, and wouldn’t come out of the bathroom for an hour.
That doll scares me to this day!
This is creepy?
I really don’t see this as nightmarish or creepy. At least no more than any doll. It seems rather abstract and fanciful, if anything. Not saying I particularly _like_ the design, I’ve seen better, but it is is simply an easy to fabricate doll intended for non-professional home crafters. Are the stylized designs I’ve seen in Craft: magazine creepy as well?
#3 Indeed. Why the extraneous elf?
I don’t know… this is just the kind of thing, like a toy robot, that as a kid, I could very easily imagine coming alive at night. You know… ‘clown wants to eat me’ . I think that sort of creepiness is convey by a lot of anthropomorphic ornamentation.
Ugh… growing up, I always found Annalee dolls to be frightening. This looks like a demonic version of one of those things… :(
You are correct. This IS very creepy.
But I wonder why?
Is it because of the color? The shape?
I think that creepiness simply supervenes on this image.
Keep up the good work!
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Oh, I know why it’s creepy. It’s Mister B Natural.
I’m pretty sure a pajama bag allowed one to store the pajamas intended for that night in a fun way, to look like a stuffed animal. Or to pack them for a trip, for a kids’ sleepover? I think these are still pretty popular, no?
MOMMY! DADDY! THE POSTMAN IS HERE, AND HE HAS UNKMAIL!
I’ve never seen one of these @10. Have you?
good lord, what did they do with kermit’s head?
“And thereâ€™s the creepy doll
That always follows you
Itâ€™s got a ruined eye
Thatâ€™s always openâ€¦
And thereâ€™s a creepy doll
That always follows you
Itâ€™s got a pretty mouth
To swallow you wholeâ€¦ “
nyc jason – occasionally a superstar becomes dissatisfied with the colour and configuration of his face…
Sorry — there’s nothing cooler than a ’50s pixie
Nightmarish? That’s just a bit too delicate.
um, totally creepy! I think my grandma had a very similar ornament.
wtf is a pajama bag?
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