#MayWriteABit 2020, day 12 Free associations with 12- Cheaper by the Dozen– there have been several versions of this, but I love the 1950 one. Large families are amusing in film, but I find them alarming in real life! Maybe I was over influenced by this, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, and The Sound of … Continue reading Cheaper by the Dozen
#MayWriteABit 2020. Day 10. I’m going to stop mentioning that I’m totally stuck in arrears with this, but even if not writing daily I am thinking about writing daily lol So, when I got to 10, what did I think of? ‘Best of’ lists and ‘top tens’ so with no further ado, and NOT in … Continue reading Give Us a Tenner…
I turn 60 this year. SIXTY. Blah blah age is just a number, you’re only as old as you feel, 60 is the new 40 yeah yeah right. SIXTY FFS! I never got pearls for my 30th. I never got rubies for my 40th. No gold for my 50th [although I had a new wedding … Continue reading Shine on you Crazy Diamond Dog!
SO of course my SWAP this year is inspired by Anne Lister’s wardrobe in ‘Gentleman Jack’, and I also want to dress as Miss Lister for World Book Day, so apart from the ‘ordinary’ clothes, the look will need to be completed by a suitably swaggering coat. She wears several coats in the series of … Continue reading Pelisse Please Me: A-Lister addition
Phew! Just been to hand off all the panto costumes ready for the shows on Friday and Saturday, much bagging and organising. Everything’s got a laminated tag on the hanger stating what’s there, and how it has to be returned so I can sell off as much as possible…plus death threats if anyone even THINKS … Continue reading Still Here, Honest!
I’ve just been binge watching quite a few YouTube posts from a new favourite, Jessica Kellgren-Fozard. If you haven’t seen any, off you trot, shoo, see you in a bit. Jessica posts about her experiences as a disabled [and very glamorous] gay woman, her marriage to the equally lovely Claudia, vintage style, royal history- oh … Continue reading An Ex-Men Origins Story
No, not that… …my sewing club returns for a new start! Last year, I gauged enthusiasm for a sewing club at my new school, and found staff and students alike were quite enthusiastic. I eventually trialled it as a once-a-week lunch club, and it ran successfully for the rest of the year, numbers fluctuating from … Continue reading A touch of class…
…or maybe not lol Bombshell swimsuit, Closet Case Files, in bright blue swimwear lycra, powermesh lining. I attempted a swimsuit a while back, the ‘Alison’ as I recall, which was getting great reviews…but it was HORRIBLE. So bad I never finished it, and was greatly relieved that the fabric was one of my rare online … Continue reading Da Bomb
Well, I’m going for it! LGBTQ+-friendly theatre group ‘Pride & Joy’, production of Treasure Island, for this November. The usual practically-zero budget, but a small cast, with most only needing one costume. Piratical silliness, and a DAME! A DAME FOLKS I’M SO HAPPY! Oh, and a lobster. And a parrot. If you’re planning to come … Continue reading Arrr-t for Arrr-t’s sake: Panto #1
As if I didn’t already have enough to do, I’ve offered to make costumes for the school’s production of Wizard of Oz. Why not eh? Of course, near-zero budget, no time, lots and lots of cast members [28 or so, most needing more than one costume.] BRILLIANT! I started with Toto of course, who wouldn’t? … Continue reading Oz Coz #1: Munchables