..and then I made a mirkin
Yes, I really did. Not intentionally of course but when I sewed the final stitch and laid it on the table the first thing I saw was this...
I was helping out with book week preparations for J's class. His wonderful teacher, Miss M, was gearing the kids up to all be characters from Fantastic Mr Fox, a book they have been reading in class, and I volunteered to help. The kids were making most of the costume in class (masks, hessian bags stuffed with newspaper and a few feathers to make them look like bags full of chickens, empty milk bottles with CIDER labels on them, farmer's hats, etc) and I thought I could assist by sewing up a few furry tails for the foxes and the badgers.
Spotlight had plenty of fur fabric and tape for the waist ties. The fox tails were pretty straight forward but I have no idea what a badger's tail looks like and, in retrospect, I probably should have done a little research before I got started. However, in my defence, I only had Sweetie's naptime to get this done and it really didn't seem like it would be so difficult.
The delightful Miss M has a good sense of humour and the year 2 kids are beautifully naive so, after having a good giggle with me about it, she decided to use them anyway. It was quite a hoot.
It was JW's first book parade and she chose to go as Doodle from the Doodle Bites book. Thankfully, as we already had a croc costume on hand that was much easier. She was an adorable crocodile, don't you think?