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Pink sparkly CONTEST with PRIZE...

Posted by texasholly |



Today is a challenge.

Your mission if you choose to accept it is to identify this:
Front--

Back--

Details--They are each 22 inches long and 3 inches wide. The white strip seen on the back can be peeled away to reveal adhesive.

I will be rewarding the first person who correctly leaves a comment
1) identifing the items in the picture
2) guessing how I am going to them
with a $20 Amazon.com gift certificate via email...

Do NOT despair if you are here late. This is not an easy mission if you choose to accept it. The mission will end 6/19/08 at 1:00 AM CST. I will announce the winner next Friday. You are ineligible to play if I have shown these to you in real life!

Hints:
1) These items were hand made for me.
2) They were made by someone who met me through/reads my blog (Thanks Julie!).
3) They were inspired by this post.
4) I will use them on all future beaver trapping expeditions.
5) I will use them in a way that is different then the original intention.

Good luck! For tips on how to further fight the frump...go visit Fussy!

47 comments:

Veronica said...

They are pretty pink frills to stick around the top of your snake fighting boots, to help distract golfers from your shorty jammies?

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

They are supposed to be decorative hems/fringes for curtains but you are going to use them to decorate your fruit bowl!

Momo Fali said...

Adhesive strips to keep your shorty pajamas from riding up too high. And, you will instead use them to caulk around your bathroom sink.

A Mom Two Boys said...

At first I thought you were going ot cut them into circles and use them as pasties, but that's probably not it. And that's the second time this week I've come up with something to make into pasties on someone's blog! That has to be some sort of a record.

And I'm SO glad you brought up the beaver trapping episode...but you didn't link to it! What if someone missed it? It's my favorite. It's tied with the quilt photo taking experience. Ha ha ha ha ha. Now I'm going to go get ready to leave for San Diego in an hour instead of talking about pasties. Thanks for helping me out this weekend! The internets are better for it.

Edi said...

adhesive strips that are slightly padded to keep your shoes from rubbing on your heals?? Or strips that you can add between the buttons on your shirt to keep the gap from gaping.

Beck said...

Headbands! Permanent headbands! That will keep your hair out of your eyes FOREVER!
Now send me the gift certificate.

Courtney said...

I have no idea what it is, but can't wait to find out.

Have a good weekend!

Edi said...

duhh - I just enlarged the photos and saw the little beaded dangles...they are not what I thought.

I say you are gonna use those to trim around a lamp shade or to add a bit of length to a skirt...

frogpondsrock said...

They are sticky mmmm???
They are pretty mmmm???
They are obviously girly mmmm????

I know I know.

On your future beaver trapping expeditions. You are going to stick them on the trees near the golf clubhouse. They will be a clever distraction for the early rising golfers.(who will go looking for go-go dancers missing sparkly parts of their costumes..) Leading the early rising golfers away from the pond. So that you can check your traps in peace in whatever night attire you choose to wear.

phew... kim hehehehehe

Happy Campers said...

OK...they're those fringe thingys for the cuffs of pants...

But I say you're going to use them for those neat little coordinated purse organizer pockets that I want to buy from you.....hint hint hint :)

tee he heh e

Madge said...

i have no freakin' clue. how about you are going to put this on your forehead every time you open your minivan door...

ThatGirl said...

you're gonna stick them to the hem of your capris... but they're intended for lamps/trim.

Amy Jo said...

They look like wedding garters to me. Or trim for a lampshade. Then I read your beaver story and can't really see how the girly pink strip ties could fit into that situation, unless you are going to add fringe to the top of your gigantic boots.

Antonette said...

If you are using them for future beaver trapping expeditions, but not as they are intended to be used, I believe you might be using them to wrap around trees as a landmark so you don't venture into embarrassing territory wearing insufficient clothing.

They look like fringe to be used either at the bottom of a dress or possibly (but maybe not that fabric color) to trim some furniture.

HRH said...

Good guesses everyone. Some of you are close. Some of you are making me laugh very hard. But NO ONE has got the entire correct answer yet...

1. What is the original beaver trapping intention?
2. How am I going to use them on future (all) beaver trapping trips?

Alrighty, back to regularly scheduled guessing:

Elizabeth said...

Ok, they ARE fabric strips with ribbon and bead fringe usually used for decorating a lamp, the bottom of pant, shorts shirt...but I think you are going to use them for collars on any trapped beaver sothat you will know if they sre the same beavers you have already trapped! Anyway, they WOULD be really cute that way...just don't get hurt!
Blessings, E

Sarah said...

I'm guessing they were originally intended to decorate a lamp. But that you're going to put them aorun dthe top of your books to make them ultra-sexay the next time you fall onto the golf course :D

Lisa said...

Are they meant to jazz up your land scape ;) I bet the HOA would love 'em!

How are the traps doing these days?

kristin said...

I'm just going to guess what I would do with them - which is stick them in the top of my daughter's bedroom doorway. Fancy. I've been meaning to make something for that. Hm.

Jennifer H said...

I think they're meant to add to the bottom of your pajamas, as a fringe.

Michelle@Life with Three said...

Original intention: To stick around the legs of your shorty pjs, so that you won't unknowingly flash anyone when checking traps.

Your use: As a muzzle for the beavers. When you finally get 'em.

Elaine A. said...

I was going to guess exactly what the first commenter, veronica said. Those would be some stylish boots!

JCK said...

It's pink duct tape. The plan is to put it over the mouth of the Professional Trapper if he ever sets foot on your property again. Which, at the current rate of felled trees...could be quite soon!

MouthyBroad said...

hmmm. they remind me of about the size of those velcro straps that people use to tie up their pants when they bike ride so that their pants don't get caught in the gears. is that it? prettifying your straps for bike riding?

interesting challenge.

OHmommy said...

Headbands?

OK. Now I am dying to find out.

Sandy C. said...

Those are so pretty :) Beaver trapping??? Oy,...ummm, I'm guessing those were handmade fringed trim for those snake fighting boots!

Mylhibug said...

They were made for you to wear with your pajamas, as a frilly kind of thing - to impress upon the golfers that you are one stylish young lady AND not one to mess with.

- However -

You will use them as a whip, of sorts, by putting the adhesive strips together, so you can have a "pretty" whip to knock snakes and crazy turtles upside the head. Especially if they think they are going to cease your hunt for beavers. :)

At least that's what I would do.

Mrs. F said...

Those are crafting things that you are going to use on the bottom of a pair of lamp shades. How crafty of you!

Misty said...

ok... I don't believe they are for fabric because the adhesive will wash off. I could see them going along a window sill or something, but i'm unsure...
I was thinking something completely crafty and fantastic until you mentioned beaver trapping. At that point, my very polluted brain thought "these are far too pretty to wax yourself with!" Which is truly just disgusting and i KNOW that's not it...

To edge a photo frame?

To make a Beaver Collar?

Leash for your children? (other parents will criticize and yet comment on how truly lovely they are!)

I'm at a loss...

spinning in our own direction said...

I'm thinking the original intent was to fancy up your snake fighting boots however.. Holly being just so cool and holly, she will probably use them to put on teh corner of your minvan so you can realy see the spot you keep hitting your head. Or you will use them to cute something else up. Becouse you are Holly and there is no limit to what you can/will do...

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

Did you really induce to avoid a 13th? And, I'm guessing they go on the beaver traps. Or maybe on the minivan of death?

TX Poppet said...

Your pjs will become instant adorable capris with these, but will the sparkly dangly bits attract a flock of mad magpies to come try to steal them?

On a limb with Claudia said...

I completely suck at this kind of thing. In fact, I suck at all competition and would prefer to just back away slowly.....

Plus, it's hard to believe this goes with the Beaver trap episode and not the pajama quandary... but that's just me.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Well, everyone else is guessing fringe on the p.j's or boots (which I would have guessed), so I'll go with: To decorate the lamps in the beaver's new home so they won't be tempted to return to your creek.

{Karla} said...

I simply have no clue. And even if I did - I would have forgotten what it was by the time I read through all of those comments!!

xo ~K

the planet of janet said...

i'm guess the decoratively adhesived fabric strips were to decorate your snake-fighting boots, but you are going to use them to entice beavers and racoons to enter your traps with these sparkly flashy things.

Mrs. G. said...

Beaded mini pads? Just kidding.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

They're adhesives to keep your boobs from falling out of your top?

You'll put them in your fruit bowl.

Bren said...

I think they were made for the top of your boots since Pa Ingalls had little tassle do-dads on his boots.

And what are you going to do with them? Make a garter and give the golfers a real show next time!

Jana said...

Ok, I think these cute doodads are looking for their next home at the bottom of some cute jean capris. I think you are going to use them in Beaver trapping for by applying them to trees that are acceptable for the beavers to gnaw down.

frogpondsrock said...

My Brain is all fraggled from reading all the comments.I still have absolutely no idea even with your Helpful Hint...So I am guessing that you are going to attach these pretty sparkly shiny strips to the bottom of the trees. Then the Beavers will be so bedazzled that they just don't want to chomp Holly's trees...

Rachel said...

Those are too cute. i think they look like they'd go on the hem of your pants. You'll probably do something super cute and totally different with them though.

HI HI HI!!!

EatPlayLove said...

decorative collars for the beavers you catch. when they are released else where and return, you'll know by their cute fringe collars!

Tami W. said...

Your going to apply them to any snakes you find in the swamp so that they are cuter and not so frightening.

Right?

Mylhibug said...

Okay, I'll try again.

They originally were made to hang from the front of your windshield, along with a statue of the Virgin Mary... Okay, I'm pretty sure it isn't that (but let me know if I was close.)

Real guess:

They are supposed to be used on a lamp shade that will 'dress up' a couple of dull-looking shades.

-However-

You will use them as a 'rattle' like device to scare away, or commune with, other rattle snakes.

- Or -

They will be used as bookmarks instead. Eyebrow removers? Beer coozies?

I think I should just give up. :p

Lisa said...

Those are some pretty fancy fake eyelashes you got there...

Barbara said...

I think that they are snake traps for evil snakes that will do terrible things (like scare) Holly.
(Just like the beaver traps were intended to get rid of the non-busy evil beavers).

I think you should use them on future beaver trapping expeditions (just like PA) to further decorate your beaver (trap checking clothes).

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