Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Buy This So I Won't-Volume 8-Kid at Heart

Well, boys and girls, it's that time again, time to regale you with the next installment of...Buy This So I Won't! Before we get too far into this though, I need to let you know that I'm writing this based on the assumption that not a one of you has truly grown up because, come on, where's the fun in that? Okay, off we go...

First up is a little fellow that loves bananas even though a banana could kick his butt! That's right, he's the Tiny Sock Monkey from These Loving Hands at ArtFire. He comes in 4 different colors for $12.00 and is SO UNBELIEVABLY CUTE that I want to hot glue him to my shoulder like a parrot and carry him with me wherever I go. (I had an abbreviated childhood or something; cut me some slack people.)

Maybe he eats Gerber bananas?

Next up, is another little guy you could glue to your shoulder or perhaps take with you on a blind date or to a fire sale! He's a Sock Ninja from uppitywomandesigns at Etsy. He's 14" tall and wears all black because it makes him look fierce and skinny. Just think how much easier your day would be with this little warrior by your side smacking that chocolate chip cookie out of your hand and handing you a piece of celery! For $20, that's a steal!

And you can take him to the gym with you because he works out!

I think that's Hot Yoga.

And our last contestant is on board to help you with your other 'issues,' if you know what I mean, and I think that you do. Ellie the Elephant from lilsproutknits at Etsy is more than happy to be your 'elephant in the room' until you deal with your mother-in-law, your boss, your child's teacher or that weird noise your car is making. For $34, she won't make a scene; she'll just sit there and look like the pretty determined reminder that she is. So much nicer than that post-it stuck to the bottom of your keyboard, right?

You don't have to be a jewelry artist to love her beady little eyes...

And so while I suppose that despite my best efforts you have grown up, can someone please Buy These So I Won't? Surely someone out there needs a tiny little sock monkey, a fierce ninja, and a silent but steady elephant more than I need an empty wallet, right? You realize that they're just going to keep staring at you, right? That's what they do. They're really, really good at it!

Until next time...Lori

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  1. What a fun column--my sock ninja is in great company! (And you would not believe how many of my buyers are "adults!" Sock ninjas kick down those generational barriers!)

    Thanks for featuring him, Lori!

  2. I love the sock monkey too. I have to get one.

  3. Everyone needs some monkey love right?
    Thanks for including him Lori

  4. Totally loving sock ninja! Too cute!

  5. Those are very cute. I could use that Elephant maybe I'd get my house work done if I set it on top of the computer LOL.