Tuesday, October 30, 2012

crimes of crafting: doll faced pillow

Welcome to a new feature: Crimes of Crafting. In Crimes of Crafting, I'll share some of the ferociously strange craft projects I find abandoned at thrift stores, or in craft books from decades ago.

Like this haunted doll face pillow.

I can't imagine someone thinking that a doll face crocheted into a massive pink ruffle would be beautiful (especially when that doll face is creepy and the eyes are all iris, no white), but I can't take issue with the craftsmanship. The crochet is flawless.

 Some little girl with a ruffly pink 1970s bedroom probably got this from her sweet grandma. Likely it was inadvertently the source of many odd nightmares. 

I spotted this at the Village a couple of weeks ago, priced at $4.99. It wasn't with the Halloween stuff, either, but over in the normal housewares section, in case you're looking to coordinate with your coffin coffee table.


Amy - while wearing heels said...

How funny. Crimes of crafting, indeed. The craftsmanship is definitely flawless but the composition...questionable :) I can't wait to see the next Crime of Crafting!

Busy Gal said...

Very cool. So happy I stumbled on your blog.