Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Tissue Paper Comes Through Again

Another fabulous use for tissue paper: dressmaking. We made this little outfit in one of those moments of pure motherly inspiration that come from the terrifying realization that you've used up all your good ideas for the day and dinner is an hour away and your husband's arrival another two after that because he's in the middle of a work crisis and your child is still full of energy that reading books for an hour will do nothing to satisfy.

It's just three sheets of paper--one for the hat which is taped in the back and two for the dress which I taped at the shoulders and around the sides. Surprisingly, the costume survived until dinnertime. She kept it on while we ate, then ripped it off (literally) with a flourish before hopping into the bathtub.

According to Sabrina, she was "Green Miss Clavel" (the nun from Madeline). To me, she looks more like the High Priestess of Cutie Pies.


Evette said...

HAHA! Ya, I was going to say she looks like a bishop. :)

Lori said...

I just want to let you know how much I enjoy your blog. It provides so much inspiration for me as a mother of three. Have a wonderful day!

Veronique said...


Good + Happy Day... said...

Thank you! I have this vision of dressing up a whole bunch of children like this for a play or something... simplest costumes ever. Patricia