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I channeled Martha Stewart today.

Not the money-hungry corporate entity, but the 'Take 300 one-inch squares of coordinating material and stitch them together to make a keepsake washcloth' Martha Stewart.

Matthew has to wear an angel costume for the Christmas pageant. I was actually going to go to Party City and see if they had leftover Halloween costumes. I go back and forth. Some days, I'm super mom. Other days, it's whatever easy and fast food. Today, was the former.

I took several white coat hangers, formed two into a pair of wings and covered them with sparkly snow blanket. That was then edged with silver garland. Coming off the middle of that is another hanger that goes up to a halo surrounded with silver garland. Then a white pillowcase became a 'gown' with neck and arm holes and a silver garland belt.

God help him. I hope somebody else has this flimsy homemade angel costume and Matthew doesn't look the fool. He'll be a well-loved fool, but this IS Plano. Talk about channeling Martha Stewart!

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morzsa
Dec. 9th, 2004 04:37 pm (UTC)
We always had the "Only home made allowed" rule at my schools. So many creative customs. Some of them could pass for a donkey one year and an elephant the next or a mouse or whatever, as the major recognizable feature of it was that it was grey.
trshtwns01
Dec. 9th, 2004 04:54 pm (UTC)
That's a great idea, but might overwhelm me a bit. I wish the U.S. would slow down in the life and work departments. There is so much push to do so many things that you end up with no depth in any one department. When you don't have that depth in what you can do with your kids, it's sad.

Thankfully, I work from home and mold my hours around what my kids need. It still doesn't give me a lot of time or energy to do many things by hand. *laugh*

And I know what you mean about reuse. That pillowcase is still very much a white rectangle. I can see that being painted on to create future costumes. :)
( 2 thoughts — Whatcha' think? )