Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Many people are familiar with the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” but in case you are not, here is a brief description. The song tells about different presents given each day for twelve days. The tune repeats and it is simultaneously sweet and funny (especially if you forget which line comes next, as I often do). Months ago I decided that in December I would create a dress illustrating all the gifts given for twelve days.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
You are what you wear, as the famous saying goes.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Months ago I started saving bubble wrap in preparation for today’s outfit. There are many kinds. Big bubbles. Small bubbles. Green bubbles. Purple bubbles! Clear bubble wrap is standard but it actually comes in at least twelve colors. Did you know that the bubbles come in heart shapes in Italy and Mickey Mouse shapes in Japan? What—are we in the Dark Ages here in the USA? We want shapes, too!
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Total spent: $1. 50 (leaves plus hot glue sticks)
And maybe it’s okay to do near repeats of costumes. Fall leaves are gorgeous and finding them inspirational is a natural response...to nature. Also tucked into this outfit are a few leaves I found on the ground in front of my neighbor’s house. Adding genuine imitation leaves to genuine leaves—best of both worlds.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
This costume started with bath time.
Monday, October 31, 2016
|The dress--before its makeover....|
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
D: In our house, when you turned twelve, you entered into the dish-washing rotation. I hated washing dishes! There were always so many dishes, and big pots, too. You could trade which day you did dishes, but no one got out of doing dishes. Eventually we got a dishwasher, which made a difference.
D: The most any of us has is four kids.
D: We always had a playmate around. There was always someone to help you if you needed it. Sometimes the disadvantages annoyed me: like my older siblings making me play games they wanted to play. But the advantages far outweighed the challenges. There was a lot of camaraderie. My brothers also taught us girls to play sports and we became good because we were practicing with bigger, more experienced kids.
S: What is your favorite memory of growing up in your family?
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
|There was a wardrobe malfunction when some of the DVDs fell from my necklace. This meant that I had to use them as an accessory until I could glue them back to the others. Upside: fun shadows.|
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
That’s the message in what I’m wearing today: caution tape.
Total $ 1.80
|It took me hours to decorate this parking lot to match my outfit, but it was worth it....|