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?
Leave a comment here to enter. Good Luck!

14 comments:

Gail said...

I think I'll put Christmas away tomorrow!
Sure would like to see your shoes & skirt when you're done!
Sorry to hear about your mom.
I was in Victoria in November, and the weather wasn't bad....anything's warmer than here!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Looking forward to seeing your creations. Thank you for sharing your 12days of Christmas with us.

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

You are creative! I look at a lot of things and think I would like to make them...but I never get much further than thinking about most of them=) I am looking forward to all if the projects you have described to see if they look like the pictures in my head. Saying a prayer for your mother and for you as you go through this process to make the best decisions about her care. Have fun in NYC in March...one of my favorite places to visit...but, yes I have been there in March, and it is still pretty chilly!

Cindy deRosier said...

I can't wait to see this skirt! Is it possible to post a picture of the inspiration as well? I'm having a hard time picturing it.

kellystar said...

I'm dying to see this skirt! Still packing Christmas away over here...last thing to get packed, my collection of Christmas teapots. It looks bare everywhere.

Susan said...

sorry to hear about your mother! I am still jealous about you going to CHA and now you are off to NYC too?? I hope you have time for some dinners and shows!

Tona said...

I am looking forward to seeing your skirt when it's done. It sounds wonderful.

Nadigrl said...

We just took down the tree and I feel like the living room is so empty now. I can't wait to see your new skirt! I can't wait to see you next weekend for CHA!

Sandy said...

Wow! I can't wait to see the pictures from the flash mob. Very exciting! I wish I could see your skirt too. Great give away. Thank you Karen.
Got knocked down again with this stupid cold and am missing work again today. I hope to finally get over this soon.

Sandy #1781

BethW said...

Working on the tree-Epiphany and all that.I am also sorry to hear about your Mom.I started helping to care of mine when I was 10-early onset dementia.There are so many things I wish I done different. Your mom is blessed.

Ladydoc said...

Sandy, you were the winner.

Sandy said...

WOW! I am feeling like a giddy little girl on Christmas Morning right now. Thank You Karen! I've sent you my information.
Sandy #1781

Ladydoc said...

Sandy, try to send info again. I do not see it.
poirierbrodekaren@gmail.com

Sandy #1781 said...

Hi Karen! I resent my info a while back but forgot to check with you so I just sent an email. Thanks and hugs to you.