- She inherited a nice wool coat.
- I found a lovely light, thin maroon scarf at the $5 store.
- Madelyn got her some nice, shiny "ladyshoes."
- I found some paisley fabric ("carpet" fabric is hella expensive!)--this was my only purchase--and made a "carpet bag" from scratch. She still wanted to carry the Halloween candy bag she got at daycare instead.
- I sewed a parrot head out of felt.
- I took her lightweight Cubs baseball bat and a small styrofoam ball, then cut off a leg from my RAGGEDY old scrub pants and fashioned a feather-light umbrella.
- My crafty sister-in law, M, had made us a bunch of paper flower prototypes before our wedding (FIVE years ago), which I had saved. I sewed them to a very Mary Poppins-shaped hat, courtesy of my mom's sister in India (the hat was part of a very India's-take-on-a-western-dress ensemble. It's glittery.).
- I made a clip-on bow to put on the neckline of her white onsie top.
- I sewed her a long circle skirt, also in navy.
- I braided her hair on top of her head.
|She's holding the "umbrella."|
|If only that bag had unlimited treasures like the real one did.|
You'll have to imagine what it looked like with the coat and scarf, but I thought it was pretty cute and nearly everyone figured out who she was supposed to have been (save for one lady who said My Fair Lady?)
I have to figure out what I want her to be next year...unless she decides to have her own opinion. But for now, she's all about Mary: this kid demands "A Spoonful of Sugar," "Supercalifragilick," or "Jolly Holiday" (her favorite) at least 10 times a day. But heaven help you if you substitute Ro's name in the lyrics when you sing along. "NO! MARY!"
|"Practically perfect, in every way."|