Old Clothespin Ornaments

Here are some of the clothespin ornaments I made in 1975, and they have certainly seen better days. Frank (the farmer) and Alice (the school girl) were two of my cats at the time and I see they have lost all of their whiskers — the poor White Rabbit just has one whisker left. The chicken nun is wearing an Ursuline habit from the 1950’s — or at least the way I remember it from my childhood at St. John’s. The ballerina’s hair is made of floss and braided into a bun in the back, which I thought was pretty clever. Hot glue guns hadn’t been invented, and Elmer’s took too long to dry, so I used Super Glue and it was very difficult to work with — I kept gluing my fingers to each other and to the ornaments.

alice-front

alice-back1

chicken-nun1

ballerina-front

ballerina-back

frank-front

frank-back

white-rabbit

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