Anyway, enormous thanks to Jane of Things to Make and Do who has admitted to owning this strange and scary clown. I find all clowns a bit scary, I must admit. (There's even a name for it - coulrophobia.) Anyway, this one is not just a lovely ornament for your home, but doubles as a clothes brush and shoe horn.
A genius idea! Presumably, the intention was to make brushing your clothes more fun, but I can't help thinking that using the clown's tongue to help put your shoes on is a bit freakin' weird. Is it me, or is there a cry for help hidden in those blue clown eyes? Look at that top picture again. So much anguish....
It's not too late to send me a photo, if you have a curious object you'd like to share!
Thanks again to Jane, and the equivalent of a Blue Peter badge will be on its way to her!