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Happy New Year

Each year some friends of mine hold a brilliant party, a post-Christmas pre-New Year white elephant where you can rid yourself of any bad gifts you received. It makes getting bad gifts almost desirable, and it serves as a happy way to prep for the New Year. This year we received this, um, decoration? It’s a five-headed dog made from a glove and glued onto a plastic base of some sort. We heard that it was chosen by a six year old. Notice one of the dog heads is backwards? Awesome.

Here is to hoping your upcoming year is free of backwards headed dog things, and full of yummy things to eat and good hair days.

· comments [11] · 12-31-2006 · categories:mumbling ·

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Stephanie // Dec 31, 2006 at 2:16 pm

    ROFLMAO. That is a fabulous find! Too bad you don’t have a set, you could actually wear them! Maybe you should anyway, a-la Michael Jackson.

  • 2 Mim // Dec 31, 2006 at 2:21 pm

    Thank-you for all the fun links and a happy new year free of kitchen fiascos, bad hair days, and strange gifts!

  • 3 carolbrowne // Dec 31, 2006 at 3:49 pm

    Wow. I’m stunned by this item. Amazing. Just when you think you couldn’t possibly find anything crappier and stranger…someone shows up with a dog glove display. CRAZY!

  • 4 Emily // Dec 31, 2006 at 7:08 pm

    Oh that is just….darling?

    Best wishes to you in the New Year as well! Keep crafting! (And blogging about it!)

  • 5 Andie // Dec 31, 2006 at 7:27 pm

    We received a hideous genie lamp. It doesn’t look at all like the lamp in “I Dream of Jeannie”.

  • 6 Stephanie // Dec 31, 2006 at 8:53 pm

    A friend of mine throws a Lotteria party with the same idea in mind! We always have a bilingual good time!

  • 7 kat f. // Dec 31, 2006 at 9:05 pm

    i actually made one of these when i was a child. the base was an empty tuna can. at one point my brother picked off all the googley eyes.

  • 8 miriam // Dec 31, 2006 at 9:21 pm

    More details please! Do you bring the unwanted gifts to trade, or take them to Goodwill, or what? Is it a free-for-all, or do you pick things you want–how does it go? This sounds like the kind of party I’d like to host next year!

  • 9 sp0z // Jan 1, 2007 at 9:27 am

    Its adorable! I love how there are 5 hearts for all the 5 heads. Have a great 2007

  • 10 Randa // Jan 1, 2007 at 9:41 am

    Wow… do you think someone actually paid money for that? I enjoy your blog- thanks for all the nifty crafty stuff!

  • 11 megan // Jan 1, 2007 at 12:11 pm

    Miriam – The participants wrap up whatever they want to bring to the party (you can bring a bad gift or just something strange), and then the rules for a typical white elephant exchange are followed. Essentially everybody leaves with something different from what they brought.

    Kat – I figured it was a vintage craft of some sort! I’m pretty sure this was bought at a school craft fair.

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