Thursday, September 09, 2010

Inventions

Last night we went to the Grade 3/4 Concert to watch Climber and his friends. This concert was so much better than last year's! (Which although I didn't say at the time, I absolutely hated) But this year, every class, every child did a great performance. The theme was Inventions, featuring 5 important ones: Steam Engines (Chattanooga Choo-choo /Locomotion) The Telephone (Hanging on the Telephone / Ring Ring) Photography/Cameras (Video Killed the Radio Star) and Space Travel (Space Oddity/ Walking on the Moon). Our class were the cavepeople who invented The Wheel. Their song -of course- was Proud Mary.

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I was chief costume-mistress this year for our class. You see what can happen if you decide to take up sewing? Don't say I haven't warned you. I've spent the last fortnight scouring the fabric shops for cheap polar fleece, crushed velvet and animal print lycra, after which I sewed all the boys' costumes (17 in all). But they looked ace on the night, so virtue was its own reward.

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I felt like Proud Caroline last night.

16 comments:

  1. Man, you are really going places! Did you have to measure each kid up for their costume, or did you make them all the same size? What happened with fat Jimmy? Every class has one...

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  2. You realise that for the rest of the Climber and Cherub primary school days you are the (un)Official Chief Costume Mistress? If you move schools now, at least you can go out on a GREAT BIG HIGH. Whizz bang result, lady.

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  3. they look sensational! well done you.

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  4. Aunty, I went for a small/medium /large approach, and worked with stretchy, forgiving fabric. Seemed to work out in the end.

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  5. You are so clever! I think they look wonderful. Look how gorgeous all those kids are!

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  6. So very impressive - they all look absolutely great. And it sounds like a fun evening too.

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  7. They look so flinstones cute! Who'd have thunk that at last years' craft weekend you'd have been making 17 costumes just a year and a bit later. A natural born crafter if ever I met one.

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  8. next stop....craft stall at the fete. Yabba dabba doo!

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  9. Those costumes are adorkable xxx Well done! Before you know it you're gonna be the go-to craft Mum!

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  10. The costumes looked great, you should be very proud! I've just finished making a fish costume for Holly's concert next week. Fun!

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  11. That looks like a fun project. I know it was a fun event, judging by the HUGE smile on Climber's face!

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  12. How odd - we also had Space Oddity and Video Killed the Radio Star in our repetoire, on the same night, across the Yarra :)

    Ace costumes !!

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  13. Wow! Look at you now!! Accomplished sewing mistress. Very well done.
    Even if the concerts are not always top entertainment, I still get such a lump in the throat watching loved little ones perform!

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  14. Oh wow - they look so fabulous!! Very Impressive!!!

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