Friday, July 29, 2011

Shoo-Fly...you've been put on notice!

Alright I have a pet peeve. I didn't know I had this particular character flaw until recently. I absolutely cannot stand people that show up at my door with no notice, no call, and no particular reason other than to "stop in for a visit."

Now for the record I want to make one thing clear. I love having people over. I love entertaining and hanging out with people I love. When they're invited! Or if you're family (sometimes!) or a friend that has an open invitation to come over. These people know me, and accept my messy house, and un-brushed hair, with the crazy look in my eyes when I'm beating talking nicely to the sewing machine.

Another point to clarify. The people that stop in are well meaning church members, not doing anything wrong, or purposefully (I hope) to annoy me. They just put on their "cheerful" faces and randomly show up at my door. Three times this has happened in just under four months...

  • First of all, if I wanted a visit from you, I would have called or made it otherwise known that I needed to see you.
  • Second of all, you show up at 7:30 at night while I'm cooking dinner (with no pants on because it's summer, and lets face it, I'm hot!)...and expect to sit and chat for an hour and a half? All the while my dinner goes cold and I can't eat it because I'm chatting with you about pumpkin farming?
Seriously?

So I decided that I"d take matters into my own hands. Instead of ducking and running whenever someone shows up, I thought I'd put them officially on notice. But being the crafty chic I am (or at least trying to be) I wanted it to be a fun way to tell them to get lost. So I whipped up this little guy.

Didn't turn out perfect, but I hope it gets the message across!

Made from one fat quarter and half an hour grumbling at my sewing machine for eating the thread, and an fabric iron on sheet that I could write on.


Here he is proudly hanging up on my front door telling the world to buzz off.


Close up of the message...I hope they get it...

If they don't the next step will be a shotgun and a really large security guard named "knuckles".

Does this make me anti-social?

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20 comments:

Lindsay @ Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

hahaha... this is AWESOME. What a great idea!

I hide from unannounced guests, too. Z gives me away now though by a little "herro??" and knocks back... oy. :)

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Caren said...

Ha ha ha ha ha! That's too funny!!! I used to just ignore when the doorbell rang, now the 5 yr old runs through the house "MOMMY! WHO's HERE?!!!" while sticking his face in the window. Can't hide forever, I guess. Maybe I just need one of these! I think I'll change mine to something like: "NOTICE: No soliciting. We are not interested siding, windows, roofing, gutters, or any other form of home improvements, nor are we in the market for security system, water filtration, or salvation.
Do not knock - doorbell is broken." :)

Amanda said...

I never thought I'd be embarrassed about my house until I had a child...and neighbors stop by (which I do enjoy) but then I realize how messy my house looks....ugh.....

Your project makes me laugh :)

Amanda @ PandiolaLane.blogspot.com

Karen said...

I hear ya! I cant stand it when people show up unannounced, its just rude. I don't answer the door... so sorry.I think your method is a lot better and funny as well. Visiting from Its So Very Cheri.

Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

THAT is too funny!!! I just sit super super still... and even tho Maggie is screaming (prob cuz I'm sitting so still), and the TV or radio is on, I just "wait it out" sometimes till they leave... bwahahaaha!!! You're idea is much cuter ;)

Thanks for linking up to “Strut Your Stuff Sunday” on our blog!!

Kristine
www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

Jill said...

Cute sign!!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

haha this is too funny :)

imklvr said...

Oh, yes. Now you are my hero. Heroine. whatever.

Ashley said...

hehe thanks for sharing! i would love for you to link up to my tell me tuesday party.
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Tam said...

Although I feel that way sometimes when people just show up - I'm sorry you have had those experiences and feel that way. :( Have a better month. :)

Tam said...

I want people to always feel welcome at my house - no matter what. :) Don't care for the sign. Just tell them straight up. :)

Janelle said...

Too funny! Maybe I shouldn't complain any more about living an hour from church. I did finally get a "No Soliciting" sign. Don't know why I didn't get that 7 years ago!!

-Janelle
homemadethisandthat.blogspot.com

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Lol! That is too cute! Thank you so much for linking up!

Tanya Anurag said...

Hahhaha.. that is cute and funny!! Love the fabric you used.

Saw your link on 'Homemaker on a Dime'. I am hosting my first Link-up party - Tea Time Thursdays. Would be glad to see some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see ya at the party :)

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Amber's Crafts and Stuff said...

Too funny! I would totally put something like that up!!! I just choose to ignore the door usually. If people don't like it they can kiss my butt, cuz its my door and I can open it or NOT!

Tanya Anurag said...

Thanks for linking. The party for this week - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner - is on. Hope to see you there with latest posts.
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Crafty Sideup said...

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Blessings,
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Condo Blues said...

I had to put up a No Solicitors sign because as much as I politely told uninvited people they weren't welcome and to take me off their visitation list they didn't get nicely asking them to leave.

I had to revise my sign to say No Flyers, asking for donations or sales people because people (mostly kids) didn't know what solicitor meant. Oi!