Wednesday, November 18

Owl in Cowl

I used to buy a lot of tiny glass ornaments for the shop at this time of year, and a stray box of owls that had never been put out for sale showed up recently. They can't be sold now, because they aren't old enough to be vintage, and I didn't make them myself.

So while reading the discussion boards the other day, another of the long threads complaining about how Etsy loves owls and cowls for the front page... an idea started sort of swimming around for these tiny glass owls I'd found. How about a good luck charm? An owl with a cowl is sure to be good luck towards getting on the front page?

I'm thinking it would be along the same lines as the worry dolls. The story goes, if you give the doll your worries before going to bed, the worry dolls take your troubles away while you sleep. So if you placed an owl with a cowl good luck charm next to your computer, and asked him nicely to "wish" you on the front page, doesn't it stand to reason this would work?

The prototype owl with a cowl is pocket sized, stands just under 1 1/2" tall, so he won't take up much space on your desk. Now all I need is a volunteer to try this out. I don't know if it will work for me, so need to get an impartial tester. If you'd like to be the judge of this possibly amazing new good luck charm, let me know in comments.

Thank you