The Things I get Myself Into!

Winston Salem, North Carolina
December 3, 2017 7:17pm CST
Meet Stanley. He’s not a very well rounded individual. His personality is a little flat and if you were to analyze his persona you would probably decide that he is very much a two-dimensional character. At the beginning of Thankgiving weekend, I received a text asking if I could turn a jacket into a person for a church drama production. I didn’t have a handy excuse to get me out of the project, and the person sending the text sounded a little desperate, so I agree to tackle the project. After some discussion and a lot head scratching I dug into the pile of cardboard in my garage waiting to be recycled. A couple of hours of cutting and gluing, stitching and adjusting I was able to come up with a workable solution. Flat Stanley has been in the spotlight three times now, waltzing around on stage during a musical number. The audience has greeted his appearance with lots of laughter, which seems to have gone to his head. He’d like to be a stand-up comedian, but he’s not ready to support himself. I guess he’ll have to stick with a sit-down position for the time being. Sometimes my life seems to head down some very strange rabbit trails!
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@andriaperry (33282)
• Anniston, Alabama
4 Dec
You are so funny, love Stanley
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
4 Dec
We had entirely too much fun with him.
@RodrickH (1121)
• China
4 Dec
Did you named it?Why do you call it Stanley?
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
4 Dec
There is a kid's book about a flat Stanley and the name seemed to suit our dummy.
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@RodrickH (1121)
• China
4 Dec
@Platespinner The name fits it,I mean he is flat
@rebelann (32477)
• El Paso, Texas
4 Dec
Heyyyyy, he could be the modern Iron Sides ..... all he needs is wheels.
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@Happy2BeMe (69979)
• Canada
4 Dec
Cool..lol..you are very creative.
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
Have you put his clothes on back to front? He seems to be faceless.
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
4 Dec
He eventually got a very basic emoji face and a wisp of hair. .
@LadyDuck (122430)
• Switzerland
4 Dec
You came out with a brilliant idea, flat Stanley is so funny.
@WorDazza (8649)
• Manchester, England
4 Dec
I'd forgot all about Flat Stanley until I read this post. I loved the Flat Stanley books when I was a kid. Your Stanley is a snappy dresser
@Juliaacv (23312)
• Canada
4 Dec
You are so artistic! At first glance I thought that Stanley was sitting in my house, I have that exact same maple rocking chair-a favorite that my husband gave to me a couple of months before we married. Stanley has your sense of humour, but he looks more like the milkman......
@gnatsmom (770)
4 Dec
what a cute idea
@sharon6345 (102138)
• United States
4 Dec
This is so cute. I like him. He is very relaxed as I like it.
@allen0187 (27537)
• Philippines
4 Dec
What's working for Stanley is that he has a better personality than a cardboard.
@UncleJoe (8609)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
4 Dec
Oh, my! I think Stanley is my doppelganger!
@maezee (27882)
• United States
4 Dec
You are right, he looks a little 2D!
@Shavkat (47328)
• Philippines
4 Dec
I bet he can capture people roaming around the place.