costumes a bit of a wood grain. The most challenging assignment I undertook this year was the giant mushroom. I found out last Monday they needed a very big mushroom for a scene in the play. It needed to be 3-dimensional, carried by some of the kids onto the stage. The only problem was the dress rehearsal was Wednesday, and the sets were being delivered on Tuesday. That gave me one day to create a funky fungus. As with all crafting experiences, things don’t always go as planned. The mushroom had 3 incarnations before I reached the final result.
|Failure #1 - Umbrella, extended, stuffed with bags, - too flimsy|
|Failure #2 - A patio umbrella with fabric sewn on, then stuffed - too heavy.|
|Almost right - stem complete but still tippy, glittering spots|