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    Take THAT, Martha Stewart

    October 28, 2009

    We are just going to pretend that last three months of silence never happened, shall we?

    OK, so I made this costume for K2 as part of my job and partly because my children watch Dinosaur Train incessantly. Whatever.
    The problem is, once I did this, I thought I could do anything. Like I’m the reincarnation of Coco Chanel or something. As Halloween is creeping up on us, I called The Husband with the bad news.

    K: I want to make The Closer a Halloween outfit.
    D: (Sigh)
    K: I’m serious. Don’t be all “sigh-y” on me.
    D: What are you going to make him?
    K: I don’t know. I was thinking a Pea in a Pod but all those costume patterns suck and just because I made one costume doesn’t mean I need to be all “I can whip up something better” right now. I should take it slow.
    D: So….
    K: How about a lamb? I found one on Martha Stewart. I expected to find 60 steps. Like when I tried to make that Martha Stewart Mile High Lemon Meringue Pie and I think she wanted you to grind your own wheat for the pie crust or something. So I was thinking her instructions would be something like that for the costume. You know, to include weaving your own fabric….
    D: Do the instructions call for going out and sheering two sheep to weave your fabric? Or would that be gathering the wool from two sheep by simply using a comb?
    K: That’s awesome. Wouldn’t that be awesome? I would totally do it.
    D: So what is it?
    K: It’s not that bad. It is only like 5 steps.

    I started to tell him and he did that Phone Glazed Over voice and I just hung up on him. Too bad he didn’t stick around for the part where I was gonna tell him the baby has to wear girl tights.

    That’ll teach him.

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    1. Cathy says:

      Welcome back! D only asked about the shearing of the lamb wool because he wanted to purchase those tools.

      Think about it. What would be a better addition to the compand than a few lambs for shearing, spinning, and weaving?

      What about a goat also? They make milk AND cut the lawn….

      October 28th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    2. tvtown says:

      Have the lambs stopped screaming Clarice?

      October 29th, 2009 at 5:25 am

    3. Shauna says:

      Ha! Well done 🙂

      I’ve stopped telling my husband certain things. Second hand clothes, for example. My husband HATES second hand clothes (ahem).


      October 30th, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    4. wendy says:

      I’m so proud of you!! Making your kids costume after I totally backed out of doing mine! You Rock!!

      November 1st, 2009 at 8:01 am

    5. Vicky says:

      Testing, testing. Is this thing on? I cannot believe you made a costume. It’s awesome. I’m afraid of needles. Including the sewing variety.

      November 10th, 2009 at 6:57 am

    6. Denise says:

      Where can I purchase, besides online, a Mommy Needs a Glass of Wine shirt? Will anyone be bringing merchandise to NOVA art/craft shows before Dec. 1? I feel like I saw them all over this summer and now I can’t find one to compare sizes.

      November 16th, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    7. areason2write says:

      welcome back rock star!

      November 21st, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    8. Brittany says:

      Oh Kristen, this is an awesome costume. Now I very impressed that you made it.

      brittany (perksofbeingme)

      November 26th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    9. Jessica says:

      My son is going to Be 3 in only a few short weeks, I was looking for a Buddy Costume For him to wear and a birthday cake we can make or have made and this came up. Adorable.

      December 1st, 2011 at 6:24 pm

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