05 September 2007
National Reading Day Book Parade
Some mothers dread this, but to me, this is what motherhood is all about - making costumes for book week, fancy dress parties, theme days at school, you name it, i have a ball creating something for every event. Today was National Reading Day & this week is Literacy Week in Australia. So my little girls decided to go as Kim Possible (cheerleader come crime fighting cartoon character on Saturday Disney, not sure she's featured in a book??); Jesse the Yodeling Cowgirl from Toy Story (we have the book so it's true) & our super creative one, choose to go as a vintage mermaid from a Lucie Attwell book (said book was a gift from my dearest customer Jean, a Transition teacher here in the NT). Due to the nature of girl child number 3's rather risque bikini clad ensemble, we won't be posting close ups on this post. Instead i have taken some arty shots of the mermaid tail detail, encrusted with $2 brooches. Now i can boast, i won, er, i mean, she won BEST COSTUME!! Personally i thought the Jesse costume was pretty fabulous, 101 ways with cowboy print fabric & faux large yellow buttons, a $2 skivvy & fusible web. I said to my husband, "maybe the judges thought it was shop bought" to which he replied "you keep telling yourself that Jen." Special mention to said husband for painting the straw hat red last night, but i stayed up until midnight adding the white stitching detail. Their hair looked better before we left the house, so try to picture that in your mind, like the Jesse hair was pulled back into a plait, which has kind of gone all wrong here . . .
Now more about the delightful Jean - she designed this top with a little touch of Cath Kidston, & the idea of the ribbon bow. As a washing maniac, i made her bow detachable, with a press stud, so it's removeable for washing (nasty stud is hidden under the pretty vintage button).
Last week was a Solar Eclipse, so my husband dragged a couple of children who were still awake, to show them this spectacle & take some snaps. This is taken with the high power lens (or as i refer to it "the penis" as it's seriously phallic). I have a head cold so can't even think if that is the correct spelling.
Finally, my mother's new bag. My poor Mummy is in London & Dad sent me an urgent SMS saying her Posie Tote had been stolen. Now i have had customers email me before saying "my car was stolen & used in a ram raid, but fear not, my Posie Tote was OK" before, but for my mother to have her bag stolen - it's more than just the bag. It's her whole life. Dad's SMS read something like this, remember they are on the other side of the world & supposedly travelling light . . . "disaster, Mum's bag stolen, with purses, assorted pens that don't work, hankies, pills, car keys, house keys, garage controls, gate controls, driver's license & all credit cards". What?? My parents travel around Europe with all the keys & controls for their home in Sydney?? They even get a hire car to the airport?? I laughed harder than my shock. Plus, Dad has a thing about Mum's bag being full of pens that don't work, drives him nuts. So this is the replacement, a Melanie size tote with a zip & assorted purses. I shipped it to Hong Kong, their next destination on their way home. Oh, if you see anyone carrying a bag just like this in London, they might be the theif!! Love Posie