Friday, January 4, 2013
Twelfth Night on January 5
Another busy day. Joe and my cleaning lady, Kim, tackled most of it and I put away most of my Barbie dolls. We got about 85% done which surprised me. Guess we were just in the groove. Barbie packing up is pretty easy, still about 5 to go.
I have most of the flowers selected for the floral flash mob bra and hope to start hot gluing tomorrow. Just ache too much to even think about it today. Pretty much have the other one planned out so wish me luck in getting them done tomorrow. Also, need to work on those conversation heart sneakers.
Dropped by the tailor today to get a skirt altered. I saw this lovely silk skirt in Vogue magazine this month. It's pink with lace appliques and vinyl tape (reminds me of Washi tape strips) scattered across the front. Of course, the skirt in Vogue is about $1300, a little more than I want to spend for an item I'm not likely to wear much. However, found a pink silk skirt several sizes too large on sale for only $40 and am getting it altered so even with $30 for alterations it still costs less than $138, the original price on my sale item. I found almost identical appliques to the Vogue article skirt for about $15 that I'll tack on myself and then I'm trying to decide if vinyl tape would work on the skirt. Maybe it will need fabric adhesive as I'm not sure the vinyl tape is sticky enough. Voila! When I get this done I'll definitely post a photo. It won't be the original but I'm thinking it'll look pretty good, especially for what it's going to cost me!
Aren't I a creative soul? And you have not seen any of my projects yet - I plan to post some work in progress shots tomorrow.
My Mom is not in the best of health. I spent a lot of time today on the phone talking to her doctor and the case manager and nursing staff and my aunt trying to determine what is best for her. She is on the edge of needing more than just assisted living. I think that might mean a trip by me to Victoria in the near future. I'm hoping not until May. I have a medical meeting in NYC in March and that might be as much cold weather as I can take. Of course, I'll be in a hotel or taxi in NYC so it won't be too bad.
Thanks for all your comments and playing along with me to celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas. I sometimes would put the kids shoes out on Twelfth Night so the Three Kings could leave money in them on Epiphany morning. So, I think money is a final fitting give away for this series. How about a $35 gift certificate to Scrapbook.com?
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Posted by Karen Poirier-Brode at 7:56 PM