Friday, May 16, 2008

Look what I made...


You know I'm kidding, right? I'm SO challenged in the costume-making department.

Will's class is working on a huge 5th grade project that culminates on Monday. Will informed me on Tuesday night that he needed a British soldier costume by Friday... as in today. What?!?

Even if I had time to plan for this, there was no way I could make a soldier costume. I panicked, then called my friend. Her son is in Will's group, and is a British soldier too. After discussing our options and our hectic schedules, we decided to rent their costumes from a local costume shop.

Honestly, that is probably the best $20 I've spent all year. John picked the costume up for me this afternoon, and Will is very pleased with himself. Doesn't he look great??

18 comments:

Gretchen said...

Break a leg! He looks veddy Bri-ish.

xxxooogjh

Deidre said...

Ha Ha - I cannot tell you how relieved I was to read you actually rented the costume - because if I read you actually whipped out a costume in 2 days, I don't know if I could relate to you anymore - :)

Now, I KNOW we can be friends!

Kellie said...

That is awsome! He looks fantastic. My son (who still loves to dress in costume) would think this was totally cool.

And...when saw that you had "made" this my mouth dropped open!

When I realized you rented it I laughed out loud!

I like your sense of humor!

Happy Friday!

Kellie

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Gina said...

Yep, that was a good use for $20.
And one less thing on your plate.

Kim Heinecke said...

Oh yeah...rent is usually much easier on the nervous system than sewing!

Natalie Witcher said...

I almost stood up a applauded you. But now, I'll relax and relish the thought that you're normal.! :)

Betsy said...

I'm all about renting costumes! He looks GREAT!!

Diane J. said...

He's a very handsome young feller, even if he is The Enemy. ;o)

Have a good weekend, Mer.

Love and hugs,

Diane

Meredith said...

He looks so authentic! :)

Becoming Me said...

Awesome job!

Kelly @ Love Well said...

I dare someone to make that for less than $20. Nice job.

Jennifer said...

Love it! Sometimes the best thing is to rent! After all who really will need to use the British soldier costume again?? LOL

Great thinking!

Jenn said...

I clicked on my bloglines list Friday and saw a new post for you. I was not able to read all right then so I just read - look what I made and saw Will's costume. I thought oh my Meredith is a very talented seamstress! :o)

So I laughed when I read the whole post this morning! Glad you were able to find such a great costume for $20 bucks! I hope his presentation goes great on Monday!

chickadee said...

i was blown away when i thought you made that.

thanks for commenting today.

Kecia said...

You had me going there for a minute! And here I am struggling to make a tablecloth for my husband for the BCM. Yes, a rectangle of fabric, and I'm experiencing frustration. Maybe I should tell him to rent one...

Becca said...

Hi! I just came over from Chickadee's after I read your comment about being from Arkansas and now living in Colorado. Me too! Grew up in NW Ark. and we've been in Colorado now for 8 years. I'll be back to visit!

Moriah said...

THAT is so cute. Ahem, I mean "manly."