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Grandma's Murder Clown

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HeyNannyNanny Tue 12-Mar-19 16:10:07

More of a WWYD than AIBU...

My fantastic Grandmother knitted me this toy, around 10 years ago.
She was a very skilled knitter and it is extremely well made and clearly an enormous amount of time, love and skill went into making it.

My Grandmother has since passed away.

I loved her very very much and have several treasures that she made that I keep on display to remember her by.

"Chucky", sadly, lives in an airtight box in the loft, in case he decides to kill us in our sleep.

It seems offensive and a waste of such talent to keep him hidden away, but, frankly, he's terrifying.

I'd also feel bad giving him away, as he was made especially for me and customised to me etc and, like I say, Grandma dedicated a lot of time in him.

WWYD about the scary sentimental clown living in the attic?

rosablue Thu 14-Mar-19 06:20:53

Put him on eBay or Etsy with a big reserve price (£100? £200? You decide what would be a decent amount), heavily pushing the unique details, skilled craftsmanship and so on...

If it doesn’t sell - nothing lost. You’re still in the same position as now. If it does you have a significant sum of money to buy something lovely with which to remember your gran with that will make you smile rather than shudder!

You still have other knitted things to remember her by

floribunda18 Thu 14-Mar-19 06:32:13

I had to go and shake hands with an actual clown at the circus when I was 5 or 6. I was absolutely terrified. I certainly hadn't seen any horror films then.

Also, murderous clowns have been around for a long time.

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pagliacci

Charity shop.

MyGastIsFlabbered Thu 14-Mar-19 06:32:53

Just wanted to add that I work in a charity shop and we're not allowed to sell handmade goods because they don't have the CE(?) safety mark. So if you did donate him there's every chance he'd end up in the bin.

parrotonmyshoulder Thu 14-Mar-19 06:47:30

I have one of these from DH’s granny. He’s gone on the toy stall at my school Christmas fayre for three years in a row...and back to my loft afterwards. Nobody wants him!

Sewrainbow Thu 14-Mar-19 06:47:38

MitziK brilliant story!

My mum gave my dad one of these clowns she bought at a craft fair, there was a whole range, my dad's was Godfrey Gadabout, he had a camera...

I like the idea of taking off say the Ice cream or the paint pot as mementoes, or just giving whole thing to charity, as you can see some people like them - remove the knife though!

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