Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Drum Roll, Egg Roll

Drum roll please....oona is the winner of the Periods Make Me Batty give away. I had my daughter pick a number between 1-10 and she chose 3. Oona, please send me an email with your address and I'll ship it out to you right away. Congratulations!

The Story Telling Festival was a bit on the wet and windy side, but over all we had a great time. I dressed up as Professor Umbridge and Sara was Hermione after she drank the polyjuice potion. Fitting since we were the ones handing out polyjuice potion at the face painting booth. When we first got there we were the only ones dressed up - but hey, that's OK - it's not the first time that I've felt all alone, dressed in pink and looking like an old lady. :)

Last year I put a lot of work into Sara's Hermione cape, complete with lining and a hand stitched Gryffindor patch. When they announced that the Story Telling Festival was Harry Potter themed, I was glad for the chance to use the cape again. Of course we looked high and low and couldn't find it anywhere. I ended up sewing a this quick version the night before. I had some of the fabric laying around from Josh's magic days, so I laid it out cut it into a huge circle, cut another circle out of the center for the neck and one last cut from the outer circle to the inner circle for the opening. Does that make sense? Then I used two packs of bias tape and zigzaged it around all of the raw edges. I had to tuck two places around the neck to adjust it to her size, but in the end, it was 10 times easier than the other cape and worked just as well.

Off to the market to get the makings of eggrolls for tonight...


  1. Thanks, I just thought I'd give it a test run to see if I really liked it - so far so good!

  2. How fun is that? My kids are Harry Potter fans, and when my son was younger, he went for 3 years as someone from the books...Harry, then Dumbldore, and then Harry again! We have a cape and pointy hat collection here:)