Today was an insane day of crafting and sewing! Purim is a week away which means the Spiel is looming! We bought the costumes for the leads this year, but I still needed to make parts of the costumes for the ensemble, embellish Hamanator (Haman’s Minions) shirts and cover up the “I heart wieners” emblem on my costume. Today I sat down and got 90% of it done.
First I focused on the cover up needed for my costume. I am playing an assassin and I am a food court employee, specifically a Hot Dog on a Stick worker. It’s an 80’s Theme this year, so just go with me 🙂 This proved to be a VERY hard costume to find. The only thing I could find was the “sexy” hot dog on a stick costume, complete with “I heart wieners” across the front. Since I refuse to wear that at the Synagogue, I had to go and get something to cover it up. I found some iron on letters at Jo-Anns and put my character’s name across the front. It’s not perfect, but it works!
Next I got the glue gun and put “Hs” on the male Hamanator shirts, fixed “Esther’s” shirt for a quick change, and put some batting in my hat so it will stay up. I wanted to do more , but needed to get sewing!
The girls in the ensemble are wearing tube skirts- red for the Hamanators, brown for the Jews. I wanted to use a stretchy material that didn’t need any hemming, so I decided to use the T-shirt type of cotton. They didn’t carry what I needed at Jo-Anns, so I got creative and went to Bed, Bath and Beyond and bought Jersey Knit Sheet sets in brown and red. I cut the sheets up last week and spent today making 14 elastic waist skirts.
Since the machine was already loaded with the brown thread, I decided to quickly finish up the Cat Quilt. I got it finished and put it on the bed for Desmond to inspect:
It met with his approval, and he settled in:
I feel like I’m on a roll now that I have two quilts completed! My 1/4″ piecing foot arrived the other day, but is stuck at the post office until Monday. Once I get it, I am going to make a Noah’s Ark Baby Quilt for our rabbi’s new baby. This will be my first machine to be pieced entirely by machine!