Saturday, December 8, 2007

A few pom-poms short of a poodle!

That is my new saying for someone who isn't quite "all there". That person is "a few pom-poms short of a poodle!" Why? Because I was a few pom-poms short of a poodle today. Not in THAT sense. Well, okay, maybe in that sense, too. I had ONE poodle left to make & I was 4 pom-poms short. As it turns the older skirt we have WAS indeed missing some pompoms, too. I hear that happens as you get older. So, I bought a package & glued them on.

Over the past few days I have attempted, in vain, to find, then try to dye white to be,
TEAL FELT! I think I mentioned before that you can't just go out & buy teal felt. Apparently, you also cannot dye store bought felt teal. You CAN however, dye your hand a lovely shade of teal. And your fingernails. Who needs nail polish? My skin went from slightly dead to a sickly teal color yesterday. It came in handy when my friend Kathy & I were traipsing about Michael's in search of poodle poms and leashes (and we MIGHT have looked at the scrapbooking/stamping supplies), at 9:30 at night. Yes, I was able to see what colors looked nice with teal. The only problem was that no fabric was actually teal, because it would only absorb so much color. Even a 2nd box of teal dye made no difference. That was money down the drain (literally!).

Today I had to go back to the stores (yes, plural, you CAN'T find what you want at just one store, you know). At our last stop, a JoAnn store that we had been to Tuesday AND Friday, lo & behold there were several new bolts of felt. We were looking for a cute girly shade of purple for the last dancer whose preference in color I don't know, so we were guessing. They had NO pretty shades of purple, either. All 3 stores we looked in ha
d DARK purple, not light girly purple. They DID however have something called, "Crystal Blue" which looks like the Caribbean Sea. It was as close to teal as I believe I ever have seen in felt. So, with a 50% off coupon, I scooped it up for Natalie. The other dancer will wear green. She doesn't know that yet, but she will.

I am not up to my elbows in poodles & skirts. I thought you might like to see a plethora of poodles & the 4 skirts I whipped together yesterday. I added they eyes tonight (paint). When those are dry I can put the poodles on the skirts & then add leashes. Oh, yeah, I have to make 2 more skirts. sigh. They will be very cute on Monday night, I hope!

Edited to add: Apparently when it says you can edit this post, it means you can attempt to edit & come up with wonky looking fonts & coloring on the page. sorry!


Kathy said...

Awwww.....the Poodles look great!!!
The girls are going to look SO cute!!
Thanks for everything!

Stephanie said...

Hi, Lori! I should be in bed, but came by to try and catch up on your life. Looks like I've missed out on oodles and oodles of poodles!