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Thursday, 13 January 2011

Daisy Making

There is much excitement this week in the Kimbles household, myself and Little Kimbles have been parading round in our costumes, practising our moves and smiles in front of the mirror and belting out the songs and desperately trying to get the Lyrics TOTALLY right!!  You know what I mean don't you, you THINK you know the words to a popular song, you have been singing it to yourself for years that way - then you are given the lyrics typed out and suddenly ........ they are not quite what you thought they were.  Its a very difficult habit to break then!!!!!!!!  Last rehearsals tonight and then full dress rehearsal on Saturday then its the performances from Sunday oooooh I can't wait!    This story is leading somewhere, you see, for one of my costumes,  I have this rather dull black coat to wear, and a sort of browny skirt with greeny patches on it (poor villager look!), I thought what can I do to  make this jacket less "dull".  Well searching through my stuff in my workbox I found this

A vintage daisy maker - I have had this - wait for it - since the mid 1970's  I made a daisy to go on a bag I made for school!  I think it came from "Womens Own" mag.  You have to wind the wool round and sew it up in the centre.

I found a lovely green button for the centre, then sewed a little circle of felt and a badge pin to the back

I am deeelighted with it! Isn't it cute, I think I may be making more of these, I orginally was going to make a felty flower of which I have seen loads around, but this is different!

You will have to wait to see it on the costume until after the show I am afraid!

Wish me luck!

Speak soon xx


  1. I really like the daisy!
    Very nice, congrats :-)

  2. Hi Kim!
    Isn't it great you kept the daisy maker?!
    The daisy is so pretty.
    Hope you have a wonderful show!
    ~X~ Karin

  3. Too cute. 70s really. They are back in style now that's for sure.

  4. Gee I remember daisy makers. We used to make a sort of sole-less shoe with them . A sort of loop around your big toeand a daisy, thenup a bit and another daisy then tied around your ankle. Very cool looking at the beach as I remember.
    hope the show goes well.
    Thanks for your good wishes.

  5. OOh yes I think we've all had these at some time or another! I do wish you all the very best Kim with your pantomine.
    Lovely daisy, lovely pantomine,
    Hugs Suex

  6. Can't wait to see the brooch on your costume!

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  7. what a lovely idea I have one of those somewhere I'm off to dig

  8. Ooh that looks like fun :o)

    i must try and find one of those.

    wishing you a lovely week dear Kimbles xxx