Sidney was the narrator of her sixth grade play. It was the Greek tragedy Persephone. I made her costume, but to all of the seamstress bloggers out there - don't look too closely! It's safety pinned together in more than a few places. I had no pattern so I just sort of whipped it up with polyester and trim.
And the "laurel leaf" wreath? Don't look closely at that, either. I stopped by the Dollar Store to find something to make it from. I'd planned on using gold leaves, but the teacher was specific that the headpieces were to be of green leaves with little flowers on the front, but no flowers on the back.... I found a lei in the party aisle of the store and was off with some elastic and faux flowers.
Halfway through the project - I noticed something funny about those leaves. They had an odd shape, but I didn't recognize it... then it hit me. I ran to the trash and dug out the package the lei came in... and it was... cannibus! I hadn't noticed the tie-dye label that said "Happy Leaf Lei".
Yes. I sent my eleven-year-old daughter (and her best friend) to the school play wearing marijuana leaf headbands. It was too late last night to run back to the store and find other silk leaves, and I was trying to catch the baseball game while I worked on the costumes. Does that make me a bad parent? Maybe just a little bit, but you won't tell the teacher, will you?