Crime & Punishment

Who would guess that behind a sweet facade of ribbons and lace lurked a hardened criminal?  This wasn’t her first crime.  She’d been suspected in others–a glass slipper gone missing…golden eggs misplaced…poison apples in the wrong hands.  No copper in his right mind could imagine a six-year-old with such fiendish cunning–not without previous experience in the public school system.  In the end, the blame was always pinned on an unfortunate bystander, frequently an older woman who happened to be so strapped for cash that she was forced to live in the forest in a house she baked and iced herself.

No, this wasn’t the first time Goldilocks (an alias) framed someone, but it was the first time she crossed The Bears.  These weren’t just any bears.  They were serious bears in silly clothes.  Bears get mean when they’re made to wear off-the-rack.  They hadn’t had their morning porridge.  Their blood sugar was low.  They were cranky and hungry.  The last thing you want is for them to surprise you in the act of trashing their home.

Goldilocks was brought to justice.

SOLD. 1985 Steiff Goldilocks & the Three Bears designed and signed by Suzanne Gibson. Excellent condition with numbered tags intact. The bears have squeakers in their tummies where porridge ought to be.


If you’re in the habit of shopping Elite Repeat for art and craft supplies, you know that we have a very small exhibit space–about one square foot–atop the shelving unit where the supplies are displayed.  In this space we show off some of the artwork our staff creates using materials available at our shop.  These items are for display purposes.  They’re not for sale, but we’re sure once you see some of their ideas for using “found” art supplies, you’ll be inspired to create your own great works!  This week we’re experimenting with turning wallpaper into art paper.  We’re selling gorgeous wallpapers in lengths of 18″ to 36″ for  $2 to $3 each.  We hope you’ll visit our micro-gallery and take note of the possibility!

Wallpaper accordion book using 3 different wallpapers, stamping on the plain side and accents of gold stencil paint. (Display only. Not for sale.)

Wreath made by folding wallpaper into accordion pleats. (Display only. Not for sale.)

Wallpaper gift bag with brads for side closures and ribbon. (For display only. Not for sale.)

Wallpaper gift bag with machine sewn sides and string closure. (Display only. Not for sale.)