Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Quick! Type rapidly!

We've had half a week of very intermittent internet connectivity - it could go down again at any second so I shall make this as brief as possible!!

Congrats to all those who guessed I was/am making angels - 8 of them to be precise, plus 7 shepherds, 3 kings, Mary and Joseph. Not entirely alone - I made 9 of the tunics plus all the headdresses, haloes, crowns etc; while 3 other heroic mums shared the other tunics between them.

This is what they are looking like so far - they still need poppers at the neck instead of safety pins, and models who allow me more than 2 seconds to put on anything other than the angel ...






Huge thanks to clever Gina for the loan of the tunic pattern. And now I have pushed my luck far enough with the internet, so I'm off!

21 comments:

  1. oh your doing a fab job well done:-) i needed a shepherd costume for my little boy but ended up cheating and buying one even though school sent instructions of ideas of how to make it LOL
    Lesley x

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  2. Wow, does your school know how lucky it is to have such a gem?! Hats off to you for signing up for such a big task.

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  3. You are wonderful. Truly. I hired costumes this year I was feeling so lazy!

    Everytime I see your little girl's hair I am struck by how similar it is to Margot's.

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  4. oh my heart sinks. I have to make a Mary costume, and I am hopeless. Last time I just lay the child down and drew around it. I am very, very, in awe

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  5. Wow! Its always dangerious to let the school know you sew! But don't the children look adorable.

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  6. Oh! They look absolutely wonderful. It seems a shame that they're only for the natvity play they look beautiful enough to become party dresses - for the angel at least. You are very clever.

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  7. Fabulous job on the tunics! What a great Mum you are... and what stunningly beautiful tall models you have!

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  8. Wow you are doing such a good job! I am in awe!!! I've just been asked to do the costumes for the school's play - A Christmas Carol - I have a week!!!!! Not only that I have to run up an outfit for Queen Victoria as played by my youngest!
    Good luck with yours, they are very impressive
    Kimx

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  9. They are beautiful, really lovely. You'll enjoy the Nativity SO much this year, seeing those little people wearing your 'stuff'. Well done you!

    Hope your connectivity gets sorted very soon!

    x

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  10. they're truly lovely, you've done a great job, and made some mummy's very happy that they didn't have to provide their own!

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  11. Brilliant costumes Val! A friend and I made a whole load one year but this time Fred is just a narrator and has to wear something smart - now THAT is going to be difficult!

    Lucy xxx

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  12. What little beauties! Fantastic job with the costumes. This is my last year to have a child in a Nativity play - oh I'll miss it. Enjoy!

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  13. fantastic costumes - makes me feel very nostalgic!


    xxx

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  14. You're amazing! That is an awful lot of tunics. Maybe this is the real reason we don't have nativity plays in America! K x

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  15. Nativity plays in school that is... K x

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  16. Oh Val, they're gorgeous!! You are amazing to have taken on such a task!

    I'm sure the Nativity is going to be extra special this year with such beautiful costumes :-)

    xxx

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  17. Oh good grief, you are a saint, I do hope your school appreciates you. They do look gorgeous, Christmas school plays are one of the very best parts of the whole season. I have one angel and one shepherd this year.

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  18. Cute! You must be wonderwoman to do all that sewing so quickly!! x

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  19. Ack! What an accomplishment!! It's reminding me of some of the sewing wizardry my mother used to perform. Tragically, the seamstress gene skipped a generation...

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