July 5, 2010

No Wire Hangers!

I love long weekends.  That's not exactly revelatory; I think everyone loves a long weekend.  Whan I have one, I susally spend one day running errands and being terribly efficient, one day being crafty/domestic, and one day is lost.  It makes for a nice balance and I come out of the weekend feeling both productive and refreshed.

Yesterday, July the 4th, was my crafty day.  It was super hot outside and I don't have a pool, so I didn't mind spending the entire day inside.  Besides, I had a bee on my bonet about starting and completing a project this long weekend, which made the scorcher a perfect time.  Around 7 am I started digging through my stash for some yarn, and by the end of the day, I had all but sewn together these little ones:

Pattern:  Daphne and Delilah, the Momma and Baby Monster, by Rebecca Danger
Yarn: unknown worsted weights (less than 70g each)
Needle: US 5/3.75mm

I've named them Joan and Christina Crawford after one of my favorite books and movies from childhood, Mommie Dearest.  You've seen it, right?  Vain and fading star Joan Crawford adopts a strong-willed little girl whom she names Christima.  They often dress alike, at least when in public.  They are rich and pretty, and everything seems perfect . . .until the cameras shut down and the fans are out of view, when Mommie Dearest's monstrous side comes out.  Oh, it is a hilariously and campy classic.

When I finished stitching them up this morning, I thought the Misses Crawford eserved a visit to Coney Island, so we hopped on my bike and away we went.

They look so happy, with nary a hint of the turmoil at home!  We enjoyed the boardwalk and while we didn't venture into the water today, we did have fun people watching.  Our time at Coney Island was brief, however because, again, it was super warm outside.  They just said 100 on the radio, which seems excessive, but it's hard to gauge when you're on a bike because of the self-created breeze. 

In any event, we are happy to be home and are thinking of indulging in some of the sour cherry compote that I made yesterday, perhaps with some Greek yoghurt and a sweet drop biscuit. Care to join?

Oh, and on the off chance that you haven't seen Mommie Dearest, here's one of the original trailers.  It's off the proverbial hook.


Erin Joy and Sarah Jane said... Best Blogger Tips

You mean you DON'T wash your hands with bleach??

Oiyi said... Best Blogger Tips

Awww...so nice of you to bring them to the beach! So cute. I just made the cat from Dangercrafts. I guess we were both making toys over the weekend.