Monday, May 30, 2011

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. :-)

I picked up this beautiful outfit at my local thrift shop with a sort of vague plan to pull it apart and make 'something' out of it.

I pulled it out of the stash this week and it's suddenly screaming to be made into a Sugar Plum tutu! 

It's a lovely violet/lavendar crinkle sheer with an amazing amount of embroidery and embellishment on it.  It's lined with a lavendar cotton that's headed for the scrap bin. 

The neckline.

Pantleg trim (bottom right) and the bottom edge of the tunic (upper left)

Sleeve Edging

Tunic, bottom edge.  SOOO pretty!!
The best surprise of all is the nice fat seam allowance along those decorated edges when I started pulling it apart.  I can't wait to start putting this together.  More pix to follow!

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Return from Oz! :-)

I'm not gonna talk much, 'cuz I know you really just want to see the pictures.....  So I'll just say, the kids were AMAZING.  They did a fabulous job and the show was so much fun to watch! 

So, here we go!

Those "shiftless farm hands." 

The Farm Critters.

A better shot of the Billy Goat.


The Tornado.

The Rainbow

In the studio.  
The little girl in the orange broke her arm
three days before the show and didn't get to dance.
I'm glad we at least got a picture before then.


The Munchkin Girls.

The Lollipop Guild.

The Lullabye League (again, missing our little broken dancer.)

The Munchkin Mayor, missing her top hat for dress rehearsal. It may or may not
 have been sitting on my dining room table at this point.

The ruby slippers for Dorothy?!?
The Wicked Witch of the West.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road!

 Lion, Tinman, Scarecrow, Dorothy, and Toto!  :)


Tinman.  This was final dress, for the show she had silver hairspray and face paint.  :-)

Lion.  She was absolutely hysterical. 
She played the part so well.  It was too cute! 

Scaredy cat.  lol

The Spooky Forest

The Poison Poppy Field
The Gate Keeper to the Emerald City.

The Emerald Trio

The Emerald Twins

Scarecrow and Tinman recieve gifts from the Emerald City
Tour Guide and Queen of the Emerald City.

The Great and Powerful Oz Sends them on a mission.

Give me the shoes!!! The Witches Guard, the Witch and the Flying Monkeys
try to get the shoes from Dorothy.

The, um, Great and Powerful Oz...
Out from behind the curtain.  ;-)

 The Group Shot!  :-D  Excited dancers getting ready for the big show. 

And just because I think it's rediculously cute......
LOL  I love these kids.