Goodies and Ghosts

Hair candy for niece. And yes, it drives me nuts that I didn't punch the holes straight so the bobby pins are mounted crooked.

Button bracelet for mom made with glass depression era buttons. Or at least that's what the eBay seller promised me.

More vintage glass buttons, I'm stashing for the future Etsy shop, The Automat.

The holidays were great, as I hope yours were! But the kids need to detox from the constant IV of sweets and presents the grandparent's hooked them up to. And I'll try to dry them out as soon as I find them behind the army of Polly Pockets and Transformers that have taken over the house.

And I cut of the tip of my index finger off trying to slice up an orange with a new kitchen knife. Ouch. I don't think the angels are coming for me yet - though I do have a new ghost story;

When son was about 2 you
couldn't talk him out of the idea that there was a little boy with curly hair hiding in the house somewhere. One morning he woke up to tell me that the same little boy kept wanting to climb in bed with us (Yea, we sorta kinda did the family bed with son.). Son said he told the little boy, "You can't this is my bed." and he went away. He never talked about him again.

Daughter, who is now 2, has been saying there is a ghost in her bed for the past week. We sort of brushed it off, but yesterday I asked "What did they look like?". Sure enough, a little boy with the same curly hair that son described. "What did he want?", I asked. "He's looking for his daddy's ghost." (Fingers in my ears) La la la la la la.

18 comments:

Wendy said...

You are freakin me out. Suddenly all I see are shiny things.

Preeeeettty. I so wish I had a creative bone in my body.

me said...

Ok freak out time too..my oldest, who is 17, and totally laughs at me for watching ghost hunters, woke me up @ 5 am yesterday saying he saw a ghost, that he thought was the youngest at first, looking at the Christmas tree. Only as he was watching it disappeared. It scared him so much it took him 3 hours to work up the nerve to walk past the tree to come get me.

CREEPY things afoot here as well.

so tired said...

I think it's time to do some research on the previous owners of the house! Maybe the curly haired boy needs help passing over........

And I like that the bobby pins are kind of crooked. When I first looked at the picture before reading your post I assumed you intended to do that. I mean if you are going to give out quirky button bobby pins as a gift do you think anyone expects them to be all in a straight line? The different angles goes with that kind of gift.

Emily said...

EEeeeekk!
You are freaking me out with the ghost stories.

I want to believe very much that there are no such things as ghosts.

mommiebear2 said...

Wow, I still say you need to talk to that lady on Montel. Love the bracelet you made for your Mom!

plumtickled said...

I am totally the first to mark you as my favorite! I can't wait to see what you create!

Keep us posted! I absolutely love the hair pins.... they rock!

Kristin said...

FUH-REAKY!!! I have to agree with previous commenter about researching the previous owners of your home. Might be an interesting story there.

Jules said...

I love the bracelet - it's gorgeous! Can't wait to see what else goes in your Etsy shop.

Domestic Chicky said...

I cannot wait to see your shop! I will be a shoppin (or tradin) fool for you!

Carol said...

Nice gifts Lotta! You're shop will do great.
We had a ghost (for real!) when we fist moved into this house but I'm pretty sure my 3 daughters have scared it away (for real again!).
My kids must be scarier than yours?
*shrugs*

Tilly said...

Lovely gifts - you so cleva!

Scary arsed ghosty stuff though. I would be shitting my pants with fright right now.

Good luck.

Lotta said...

Thanks! I'm getting stuff ready for the shop. I'm trying very hard to be inspired by my favorite etsy shops - but to still be original with the stuff I'm making. I don't want to tick any of my favorites off!

The ghost thing is strange! I wish my chilren would scare the little bugger off! Um, I mean send him to Jesus. Yup, that's what I mean ghost...
aaaah!

Mama Drama Jenny, the Bloggess said...

Creepy. The ghost...not the beautiful things you make.

Hailey sees ghosts too. It's how matter-of-fact about it she is that freaks me out.

Mama Drama Jenny, the Bloggess said...

Creepy. The ghost...not the beautiful things you make.

Hailey sees ghosts too. It's how matter-of-fact about it she is that freaks me out.

simplypink said...

You not only had a great Christmas and give really cool gift, you're in the movie the Others for real life. Eeerie story.

lildb said...

yow. double dose of chills: the beautiful jewels *and* the story.

damn! I'm glad I read you today.

Anonymous said...

lotta
the bobby pins look great, and i think they look better angled than they would have straight. they are angled symmetrically, so it looks very artful and intentional as well. consider that sometimes, when somethings we make do not turn out as we had planned, they actually turn out BETTER. i keep re-learning this with the books and other artwork that i make.

i didn't see ghosts when i was little, but i still remember after all these years a short creature with long chestnut hair (kinda like cousin it on the addams family) would flit through the living room and into the kitchen, usually in the morning when i was playing and waiting for my parents to get up. it freaked me out, but the creature never stopped or even acknowledged my presence. i don't know what to think of it even now, but i do know i saw it.

i like that your son told the little boy ghost he couldn't get into bed with him. he sounds very brave.

Lotta said...

Anon - Thanks! Daughter has been having some wild ghost stories lately. But she's not freaked out so I'm trying not to be.

Your crafting advice is well taken as well!