Dress Rehearsal


The nursery Christmas extravaganza opens to previews tomorrow, with the command performance on Thursday when H and I are going to see our super special snowflake be a star.

Her costume is finished, and I’m pretty pleased with it.  I’ll take some proper pictures on Thursday, but here’s a sneak peak.
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I popped her into her ensemble this evening and let her run around for a bit to test drive it and to see if anything fell off.  There are limits to what interfacing and felt can achieve so I had to add a safety pin to keep the point of the star upright, but other than that it seems to work well.

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The only possible drawback, and I really should have foreseen this one given how much she enjoyed playing with the raw materials, is that she does have a bit of a fascination with the skirt …

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and may well spend most of her time in the spotlight with her head in at least one layer of gauzy skirt.

So Kitty, is it fit for purpose? Let’s see (cue music):

Twinkle, twinkle, little star

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How I wonder what you are.

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Up above the world so high,

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Like a dia….hang on a minute Mama

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diamond! in the sky.

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Twinkle, twinkle, little star,

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How I wonder what you are.

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(exit stage left)

She’s going to bring the house down.

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  • mandycharlie 20/12/2011 at 1:07 am


  • Mary 20/12/2011 at 9:04 am

    And this is why I’ll never be a parent. I can deal with assorted bodily fluids and functions, with screaming and tears and being jumped on at erk-am and reading the same book thirty times in a row… but I don’t have the Mummy Craft Skillz0rs.

    She does make such a gorgeous Little Star, though.

  • Rachel 20/12/2011 at 6:49 pm

    Too funny…I’ve never heard of a nursery xmas pageant. Kitty will steal the show with her costume even if she does have her head buried in her skirt…I’m sure of it! 😉

  • Caroline M 22/12/2011 at 3:07 pm

    I bet there was not a dry eye in the house.