Archive for November 2009
Every year my best friend Jen has a Halloween party with a theme. This year in honor of our friends who are turning 40 she decided to go with 1969, and was I ever blown away with all of the things that happened that year! Moon landing, Woodstock, Manson family, the first draft lottery in the Vietnam war, Nixon, Arafat, Chappaquiddick, Monty Python and Sesame street, and on and on. In keeping with my birds theme from last year and because of some teasing from Oscar the Grouch, I chose Big Bird. From the top down, yellow clown wig, Styrofoam eyes, felt beak, turtleneck, felt, feather and tulle skirt, leggings with faux fur stripes, orange felt feet. The skirt is my favorite thing and really made me want to learn pattern making. Maybe that’s the next thing on my to-learn list. Above, you can see me with Colonel Sanders, John Cleese in the Parrot Sketch from Monty Python, Mary Jo Kopechne and Neil Armstrong.