Channeling my inner Martha
I’ve never really had experience sewing much more than a button or a patch. But now, after boycotting Halloween costumes for my wee one last year, I have decided to go all Martha Stewart and make my daughter’s fright night outfit.
My girl’s going to be a strawberry, wait for it, fresh from Plant City. I’m so excited. I don’t have a pattern, but I do know what a strawberry looks like, and I watch Project Runway every week. How hard can it be to make a 20 month old look cute?
To prepare for my adventure in sewing, I headed out to JoAnn’s for some fabric. I got a yard of red for the berry and a yard of green for the cap. I know I don’t need that much fabric, but I am anticipating messing up.
I explained to the fabric cutter at JoAnn’s that I don’t have a sewing machine – I withheld the part about not knowing how to operate one – and proudly told her I planned to sew the whole thing by hand. How hard can it be?
The clerk took one look at me and told me to get some fabric glue. Hmmmm, WWMD -- What would Martha do? I hesitated but quickly snapped up the glue.
One of my friends reminded me that if all else fails, I can cut a hole in a pillowcase and let my daughter be a ghost.
-- Sherri Day