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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wacky Wednesday #74—Twelve Days of Christmas

I love a good story. Writing one. Reading one. Or wearing one.

Today’s dress is a story—a song you can wear.




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.


I drew and/or painted all the images for this dress, but I have to admit I took a shortcut. I Googled “pipers piping” and some images showed bagpipers and others showed musicians with horns. By that time I just didn’t have it in me to create eleven sets of bagpipes! So I have elevens “pipers” with instruments. And don’t get me started on twelve drummers drumming.

Below are photos of everything on my dress.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

…twelve drummers drumming…




…eleven pipers piping…

 

…ten lords a-leaping…
 



 ...nine ladies dancing…
 

 
 
 

…eight maids a-milking…
 
 
…seven swans a-swimming…
 
 
 
…six geese a-laying…
 

 
...five gold rings!






…four calling birds…

 
 

 
 …three French hens…



  

…two turtle doves…



…and a partridge in a pear tree…




While doing research for this blog post, I found a charming version of the song done by the late John Denver and the Muppets, in 1979. This playful crew of animals makes everything better.

(Spoiler alert: at some point I will devote an entire blog post to the fabulous and fierce, the bold and sassy, the one and only Miss Piggy.)

Here is the Muppets’ rendition of this song.

It is likely that I will take off the next two Wednesdays from costumes and/or blogging, but I’ll be back the first Wednesday of January.

Until then, Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you from this wacky-dressing, Muppet-loving gal.

12 comments:

  1. This is one I want to share with all my friends who celebrate Christmas.
    Many Thanks for making my day!

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  2. So fabulous! And now I'll be singing this instead of Mele Kalikimaka. 🎅☃️🎄

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    1. M, thanks! Or how about the tune that is sure to become stuck in your head for months, the Smurfs theme? La la la la la la...

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  3. Francesca was all excited about this outfit yesterday! She really liked it. Absolutely charming!

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    1. Hi Adri, thank you. Glad she liked it.

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  4. Your drawings are so fun. So pretty too! I love that you keep it short and sassy.

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  5. Incredible, this dress is gorgeous! Wish I would've had time to enjoy it's fabulousness in person when I saw you yesterday. So talented...
    Merry Christmas to the whole family ( :
    Juliet

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