Tuesday, April 19, 2016

road trip to virginia

 We road tripped to Virginia last Wednesday through Sunday and visited Charlottesville and Williamsburg. The weather was gorgeous! There was lots of history, exploration, beautiful gardens and dining out. We even ran into two families from home we knew!  Of course there is a  ton missing from these photos like the downtown of Charlottesville, the Maplewood cemetery that was across the street from where we were staying!, the winery, Williamsburg and all the craftspeople in Historic Williamsburg.
I think I was so excited to be outdoors so much in Spring that my brain focused mostly on the flowers.

1) Monticello

2) College of William and Mary

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14) College of William and Mary

15) Colonial Williamsburg

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popcorn vest

I made my nephew, Cal a bobble vest! The pattern is by Misha and Puff from the Winter Light Collections which also includes a matching popcorn bonnet and bloomers. i may have to make the others in the Fall.

blue bonnet

A cute blue bonnet was knit and put into the shop not too long ago. It will fit ages 1-3 and is made with alpaca.

summer romper in linen

I made a romper for Scarlet in handkerchief linen from Purl Soho a few weeks ago.
I love rompers on kids! So cute!
There is a free tutorial on the Purl Bee website if you would like to try your hand on making one.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

can you dig it?

Wow, it has been a really long time. I almost don't know where to begin and end.
So much has been happening! I think this post we will talk about the play.

Since December my friend Frankie and I have been co-directing a skit with 16 first and second graders for the school play. We met once a week but our texts could fill a novel and the amount of times we met to discuss, plan, and choreograph was quite a lot!
Then came the costumes and props with a budget of $12 per kids. Hello, sheets and tablecloths at the thrift store!
It was a lot of work with it's shares of trials and at times was incredibly fun and other times maybe not so much.

First, came the task of agreeing on an idea. When you take two creative people with lots of ideas it is hard to narrow down. Once we did though we picked out a combination of these four songs.

It starts off with the beginning lyrics of

Do you Love Me

You broke my heart
'Cause I couldn't dance
You didn't even want me around
And now I'm back
To let you know

Then this song..

Let's Dance



Wipe Out- no lyrics

Ending with..

"She Loves You"
Then came the task of choreographing it! Interesting! 
Then the props and costume, pattern making and sewing- 11 dresses, signs, surfboards, guitars, drums, tie altering, jacket buying and altering...

The dresses were made from sheets and tablecloths, muslin, grosgrain ribbon and buttons.

Some cute backstage shots!

S practicing at home before we headed out to 1 of the three performances!

Finally, the video of one of the performances which will be added soon.