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« on: June 25, 2015 08:27:00 AM »

Here are a couple of new things I've added to my circus collection, along with a large squeaky clown toy I played with as a baby. (Could that have been the start of my love of the circus?)


I used the new Funny Mixies collage sheet from Alpha Stamps to make the set of puzzle blocks. I am a huge fan of vintage puzzle blocks, and often use them in my art, so it was fun to make a set of my own. You can mix and match the faces, bodies and feet on the blocks to make all sorts of crazy characters. Hey wait; is that Satan, wearing a dress?


While the four sides of the blocks each contain a body part, the tops and bottoms each have part of a single image on them. Put those together, and you get a circus scene. I used some fine grained sand paper to lightly sand all the blocks. I wanted them to look like they were well loved and played with often.


I got the red clacker a couple of years ago from a "free" table at a craft event. I was attracted to its color and well-used look, plus: free! I used a couple of fun clown images from the Reversible Clown collage sheet and gold star stickers to make it a little more fun. That clown on the left is actually smoking a cigarette. Such wholesome fun!


I can think of so many uses for blocks like this. What about personalized photo puzzles for Christmas gifts this year. Wouldn't those be sweet?


What is with this clown?  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2015 08:29:05 AM »

Creepy cool! I love those blocks.
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2015 08:37:07 AM »

Love how you've aged your new puzzle blocks to complement the slightly-less-than-new baby toy. Good show!
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2015 09:09:17 AM »

You and your clowns  Cheesy

I love your distressing. It matches the vintageness perfectly.

I love Satan in a dress even more  Kiss
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2015 11:02:32 AM »

WONDERFUL! Add me to the list of blocks admirers. I have blocks and a box to fit them in... and have had them for probably 7 years. Might be time to figure something out!
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2015 11:35:35 AM »

They indeed look vintage. The blocks are fun! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2015 01:47:02 PM »

I chuckled all the way through this post.  Fun stuff, and did that terrifying toy really belong to you as a baby?  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2015 03:47:33 PM »

Yes, it really did. There was that, and more similar rubber toys, all with horrid squeaky sounds: an even more terrifying cat, a pretty scary rabbit, and a dog with a very long neck.

Perhaps my parents secretly wished for a puppy.
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Yes, it really did. There was that, and more similar rubber toys, all with horrid squeaky sounds: an even more terrifying cat, a pretty scary rabbit, and a dog with a very long neck.

Perhaps my parents secretly wished for a puppy.
Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2015 08:40:35 AM »

What fun items! Love the silly blocks...tutus make anything much better...

But, you have only intensified my fear/loathing of clowns!!!  They are BAD!
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