Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Grandma Duties

Do you see that tantalizing light on the right? That is inspiration calling to me. I was reading Blue Sky Dream and Maryann was writing of how life gets in the way of pursuing her artistic dreams. It seems that I am duplicating her path in life. I put aside my other pursuits again to make my grandchildren's Halloween outfits. Last year I got volunteered so late in the month, so this year I asked early. I always put an effort out when it is possible. This year my Lucy wants to be Michael Jackson in the Zombie Thriller. I chose not to make that outfit. It requires a very complex jacket that I did not want to make just for one night. And Amazon had a very nice offering that was well within budget. Hollis decided that he wanted to be Anakin Skywalker. Now I walked into his derision by saying "Oh, you mean Darth Vader". First of all, I am not a follower of the Sky War sagas, so I was in the dark about the ins and the outs. Hollis is still five and he put his little fists on his hips and tell me "No, Anakin Skywalker". Silly me. Thankfully there is such a thing as the Internet. After looking around the different sites, Hollis and I came to an agreement of what he wants his outfit to look like and now that is what I am working on. The shirt is almost done and the next is the vest. My son assures me that they both will remember far into the future that I made their Halloween outfits.
P.S. I had to recover the small ironing board that I use. Actually, doing that helped me to recover my sanity as well.


patrice said...

Just so you know,
I remember every outfit you made me.
(Even the one's I wouldn't wear!)

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

You gave me such a smile this morning! What fun, creating this costume (photos please) and all that it means!

Run Lori Run said...

What a great idea- Michael Jackson in Thriller! I watched the making of that video over and over and over...... :)

Katherine said...

How fortunate your grandchildren are to have such a willing and talented grandma to sew costumes for them. Be sure to get pictures of them in their costumes! Happy sewing, Pat!