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Well the boy came home yesterday with this note:  "Oberon Costume:  wood
crown with emerald jewel, long purple cape, pointed ears, black wig, pointy
ears."  lol  I think he really wants pointy ears....   ;)

He's in the GT (gifted & talented) class this year. They get to do things
that are above grade level, but still Interesting!  This quarter they are
studying Shakespeare.  And his class (5th grade) will get to do a scene at
the Shakespeare Festival next month. They chose (of course!) the scene from
Midsummer with Bottom (and his transformed head) and the fairies.

Luckily I have some buckram in my stash.  And I suppose it was lucky (?????)
that the massive thunderstorm week before last killed one of the
non-fruiting pear trees in the backyard.  We went out last night and cut
small branches off of that pile.  I figure a little buckram, a few dozen
sticks and the hot glue gun with a purchased "emerald" from the craft aisle
and we'll have a decent crown.  Of course I can make capes and robes just
about in my sleep.  Hopefully the Halloween costume aisle will yield a black
wig and ponty ears. (Mustn't forget the pointy ears!!!!  lol)

His teacher knows I sew quite a bit, so she just told him to tell me what he
needed costume-wise.  ;)  I'll post pictures when I get it all done.  I just
had to share that note with y'all.  I knew you would get as big a chuckle as
I did.  ;)

Sharon

--
Never try to teach a pig to sing.  It's a waste of time and just annoys the
pig.



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Sharon Hays wrote:
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Sound wonderful!!!  Do you put the pointy ears on the crown to cover
the real ears?? or on the kid??

Great that he is in this class......makes you feel good all over, I
bet!!  Know I would!!


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I dunno.  I guess I will see what kind of pointy ears I can find.  I've seen
some that just slip over the ears.  I'm sure that's what he will want.  But
who knows!!  Cross your fingers.

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Yes, it really does.  Especially since, 5 years ago this was the Boy Who Did
Not Want to Read.  lol  I knew he could read some words, but he wouldn't
read to himself or me, nope, no way, no how.  Then his wonderful
Kindergarten teacher turned him around.  ;)  He's just doing amazingly well,
and WOW did we land in a wonderful school for him when we moved here!!!!  :)

Sharon
--mom's gotta brag sometimes y'know.  lol


--
Never try to teach a pig to sing.  It's a waste of time and just annoys the
pig.



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Sharon Hays wrote:

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Perfect!
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Good for them!  :)
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And it has to be done by tomorrow?  ;)
--
Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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LOL!!!!!  Well, I left that part off didn't I?  ;)  He doesn't know when it
has to be done!  EEK!!!!!!  I know the festival is next month.  Leastways,
that was the last I heard.  So I'm guessing I have a few days...  lol  They
usually only work on the play on Mondays.  So I am going to assume (yeah, I
know what that means  heh heh) that I have at least till next Monday.  I'm
going to go out and see if I can find some fabric to make this work today.
Then bust a move and get it done.  ;)

Whaddaya think of this?  I thought I might see if I could find a rubber
stamp of a leaf and then some gold fabric paint.  Going to use purple
costume satin for the robe & cape.  Thought I would stamp (as that's the
quickest) gold leaves around the hem, maybe on the sleeves too.  Dunno.
Thought it would look really cool to embroider leaves (have one on my
machine) in gold at the hems and then cut the hem same shape as the edge of
the leaves.  But do I really want to set the precident for school costumes
that high????  lol oooh!!  I could stamp and then cut the hem with pinking
shears maybe......this may take some pondering.....

Sharon

--
Never try to teach a pig to sing.  It's a waste of time and just annoys the
pig.



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Sharon Hays wrote:

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Oh, set the standard REALLY high!  I did hng Kong finishes on a suit I
made for a school play, after all...  ;)

--
Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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Sharon I love your ideas for the costume for DS.  One caution:
sound him out on how he feels about having the "best" costume in
the cast.  I didn't learn until years later that my DDs were
heckled unmercifully for having historically correct and very
well-made costumes for several plays. They loved the costumes, as
did the teachers, but the consequences in their peer groups were
costly.

Beverly, who made Olivia and Ophelia costumes which are still in
use....



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Beverly,  I did think about that.  He's so funny.  I asked him about how
elaborate other costumes were going to be, did he think it was alright we
went whole hog, etc.  He said he didn't particularly care what anyone else
thought of the costume and he wanted it to be the best.  lol okeydokeythen.
He's also the child that would look at his peers and say something like "not
my fault your costume sucks."  <snort>  (obviously those are the kinds of
moments when he is DH's son more than mine.   lol)  Also, I'm more than
willing to help with costumes for the others if they don't have someone to
do them.  (so long as the other parents are willing to pay for the
materials.)

I have to go now because Sir Nags-A-Lot says we haven't gotten all of his
measurements yet and we really should get on that ASAP.  heh heh

Oh!  I did really good yesterday.  The $2 table yielded 10 yards of royal
purple satin.  The Halloween aisle yielded a 36" black wig for $5, and the
last pair of latex ears for $3.  Then the Dollar Tree came through with a
giant "emerald" necklace that I will be taking apart to put the gem on his
crown.  We've already been out back cutting sticks off the pear tree that
blew down a couple weeks ago for the crown.  Whoo hoo!!!  I'm rolling now!
;)

Sharon


--
Never try to teach a pig to sing.  It's a waste of time and just annoys the
pig.



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Sharon Hays wrote:
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ROTFLMAO!!!!!  I wish my DDs had been that confident/assertive.

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Riiiiiggghhhhtttt!  ;-

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Wow, you done good, girl!  Hope you are able to post pics.

Beverly



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Thank you very much.  (It's so wonderful to have other folks who understand
the JOY in a great haul like that!!!!  lol)   I will definitely post pics
when I get things done.  Worked on the crown last night.  Didn't burn my
fingers too many times on the hot glue gun.  *sigh*  There is probably an
easier way, but I couldn't think of it.  :(


Sharon


--
Never try to teach a pig to sing.  It's a waste of time and just annoys the
pig.



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Sharon Hays wrote:

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No - hot glue gun and burned fingers is TRADITIONAL!  ;)

And the haul was fantastic.  :D
--
Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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Yeah, that's kinda what I thought.  I finally got smart and laid tiny pieces
of other sticks that I cut over the one I was gluing down.  duh!  We won't
discuss how long it took me to get smart. I will say I'm trying not to type
the letter J very often today.  lol


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Thanks!!!  I was so excited I practically wiggled the whole way home.  lol

Off to vacuum the fur off the living room floor then back to the hot glue
gun I go!!  ;)

Sharon

--
Never try to teach a pig to sing.  It's a waste of time and just annoys the
pig.



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Sharon Hays wrote:

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I remember that!  I was helping DD make a diorama for a drama
class, and either the hot glue YOUCH! or the tip of the glue-gun
YIKES!!! burned our fingers every other piece.  Nasty things....

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That's how I felt when I bought another 6 yards of 60" purple
panne velvet at TSWLTH to make a cloak to go with DGD's Halloween
costume.  Originally $2.99 yard, 50% off.  <VBG>

Beverly




Re: Oberon Excellent Haul!!!!

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That is Awesome!!!!!!   She will love love love that cloak!!!  Get lots of
pictures of your witchy woman before she rides off on her broom.  ;)

If you have scraps, you could make her some matching gloves (in case it's
cold on Halloween.)  And then she could wear those all the time.  There
should be enough stretch to the panne to just trace around her hand, add
1/4" or less SA; then make a narrow casing at the wrist and slide some
skinny elastic in there.  That's how I do polar fleece gloves for my kids.
(they lose gloves so fast; these are quick to do; and they both have an
interesting collection of mismatched pairs  lol)

Sharon

--
Never try to teach a pig to sing.  It's a waste of time and just annoys the
pig.



Re: Oberon Excellent Haul!!!!


Sharon Hays wrote:

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Oh, I will.  We spent last Sunday together, cutting out and
stitching.  SHE is going to stitch *every* seam.  She doens't
much like the serger, though so I'm giving her a break on that.
We got the front and side-front panels assembled, and the loops
for the lacing in place.  She is a little impatient, I tried to
convince her that this was not a real good 'beginning' project,
but "Grandma, this is the costume I want!".  ;-}  To top it off,
the black-with-cobwebs is sheer, so we are underlining every
piece with purple.   The look is spectacular, so.....

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Ah, no, the scraps will be going toward making a matching 'witch'
costume for "Kallie" her modern AG doll.   For Christmas...  ;-)

Beverly



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Sharon Hays wrote:

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Oh, just glue the fur to the carpet - no-one will know!  ;)

--
Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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glue

ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!    Ah man.......  now I gotta clean the monitor and
keyboard too...coffee everywhere!    lol

I did notice a few pieces of Charles Dog hair glued to the crown.  lol

Sharon

--
Never try to teach a pig to sing.  It's a waste of time and just annoys the
pig.






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Stamp, then go over the lower hem edge with fabric paint in the
squeezy bottles, then trim.  Or use fusible "sheer" tricot on the
bottom, stamp it, and then trim.



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costumes
pinking

Ooohhh   Now there's a good idea.  ;)   Thanks Kay

Sharon

--
Never try to teach a pig to sing.  It's a waste of time and just annoys the
pig.



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Here's the crown so far.  Will post more pictures as I go along.  But
thought you might like to see what I'm toasting my fingers over.  lol

http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=o3492qh.4po74ql9&x=0&h=1&y=acgc2x

Sharon

--
Never try to teach a pig to sing.  It's a waste of time and just annoys the
pig.



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