Project Runway

I was selected to be on next year's Project Runway.  Can you believe it?   I pinched myself and started shaking!  It is a shock and a dream,  and I screamed when I got the news!     Me, no way....




That is right!  I am still screaming-April Fool!!!!   I am the fool, though.  My daughter has a Colorguard performance next month.  It is called, On Thin Ice.   Guess who is on thin ice....me!   She announced she needed her costume, for this Wednesday's dress rehearsal.   "What?"   I started shaking, next hives popped out like cherry dots and my head started to spin.   I felt like Linda Blair in the Exorcist.   I want to shake her and scream.   I felt like I couldn't breathe and a full throttle panic attack  was coming on.   We have gone around this outfit for months.  I ordered a white drapey outfit, but it is plain and needs to be upcycled into a vision.  I was original told, stormy winter colors...gray, white, silver, and stormy blue,  Fishermen knit gloves, leggings and tights.   BUT now, it is FROZEN GLAM!   I am gasping for air at this point. "Are you kidding me?"  



I have a great relationship with my daughter, but not when it comes to costumes.  We are more like Patricia and Stanley from Season 11.   Patricia is arts n' crafty and Stanley is a bit rigid in his design.  Yes, I have been in the attic to collect Christmas items I can tear apart-not a lot of luck there.  The Project Runway feel started yesterday when my husband dropped me off at the entrance of a  big box store.  He said he would wait in the truck and I had so many minutes.  I wish I was shopping at MOOD. I can hear Tim Gunn say, "Make it work."  

 I am sitting here with a pile of fabric, feathers, snowflake buttons and rhinestones.  I want to pull my hair out...but I'm lacking in that department.   Yes, I am the fool On Thin Ice.  My daughter knows want she doesn't want, but I have to pull teeth to get her to tell me what she would like.  We have a long history of costume drama. It started at age three, when she decided she didn't want to be Minnie Mouse for Halloween.  Her exact words were, "I'm not wearing that."   WE agree on most everything, but not costumes.  I had this cute black dress with polka dots in rainbow colors, adorable shoes and of course the ears.  I had the makeup  to add the nose-but noooooo.   Instead I dressed her all in pink and said, "You are Barbie."  This is the girl who at this age told me she wanted pink hair.


I want to say a  Big Thank you to DL Hammons and the  Blog Blitzing crew~!!  Go here if you want to join in on the fun!  It was amazing and wonderful to be selected, but I was sad my internet was down-another April Fool on me.  Our ISP sent out the big trucks(see photo-we had another one up on the corner of our street arrive later).  It has been lagging for days  and then gone.  I was beyond touched by all the lovely comments.  I promise I  will visit all of you, once the costume drama is complete.   I felt bad, too about NaPoWriMo, but family comes first.  This is, fingers crossed my last costume to make. I didn't say never...    Daughter will graduate this June from high school-yeah!   So, I must remember now that the wave of panic has gone to enJOY this last costume-and make it magical!




Comments

Sue Marrazzo said…
All the best!!!
I love that show = )
You'll come up with something amazing that she likes, I'm sure.
Glad you had a good Blitz Day, even if the Internet was down. Bet that was a surprise when it returned.
Sherry Blue Sky said…
I know the ice costume will be glamorous and beautiful. She will love it. Short notice tho makes for a nerve-wracking couple of days! You can do it!
Liza said…
I remember having to sew a ribbon a special way on one of my daughter's dance costumes. It was a nightmare because I don't sew. But when we got to the dress rehearsal, the dance teacher pointed to my daughter's ribbon and said: "This is how it is supposed to look." That's the only sewing victory of my life.
Mary said…
Holy Cow.....I am not sure whether you are joking or not. If you really will be on Project Runway, wow....just wow.
Brian Miller said…
ugh...i hate internet issues...you had me going...i was getting really excited for you ella...hahaha....oy...hope all goes well with the costuming....
Mary Ann Potter said…
I am totally convinced that your daughter's costume will be the best one in the program. Have a fabulously wonderful and wonderfully fabulous day!
Ella said…
Mary Ann-You are sweet! I guess I am just in shock. I cut out tulle, mirror organza and this other iridescent fabric and layered it to look like cracked ice. So far she likes it, but we disagree on the head piece. Thank you! I hope you had a fabulously wonderful day, too. How about week.. ;D

Brian-I thought I'd add some dramatic flair. I really can't sew that well. I can upcycle, but that is it. I will do what I can to make fake ice and hope it works. Tomorrow is going to be a long day! Thank you... in my dreams I am on the show ;D!

Mary-I am joking! I wish... No, I am rattled and shocked, but ready to face the challenge! Thank you for being so fun~

Liza-Thank you for sharing your story! I hope I can live up to your experience. There really isn't a certain way...just colors. So, I will just go with the flow. I too am not a seamstress. My upcycled creation will be some thread, some glue and lots of layered fabrics tucked in with hope!

Sherry-Thank you! Yes, I have things pinned. Tomorrow will kick my butt-but I will find a way~

Alex-I was stunned and then sad! How crazy is it to be blitzed on a day with no connection. I still need to visit all the bloggers-yes, very fun! Thank you Captain!

Sue-Thank you! It will be an adventure-my fake experience that is! I loved your post-happy and sweet memories were made in their art!

Michael Di Gesu said…
You'll DO IT, ELLA and it will be AMAZING!!!! YOU are SOOOOOO TALENTED! AND we Taurus' work GREAT UNDER PRESSURE...

It will be MAGNIFIQUE!

Take a few deep breathes, concentrated, and just do it... don't worry about it. Take each step at a time. Before you know it, it will be FABULOUS!

ROOTING for you!

Hugs...

M
jo-hanna said…
That is phenomenal news!!!
I'm so happy for you. I hope we get to see it over here. Don't know which season we were on last. It was the one where the blonde woman with her hair combed up very high like a comb on a mantilla. She was good, and interesting as well.
You'll keep us up-todate I hope. Could do with some vicarious excitement.
jo-hanna said…
Oh dear --- just saw the April Fool phrase cropped up.
///oh well, we won't see you in technicolor then :-)
Anyway, good luck with the mini PR.
manicddaily said…
You can do it. Children get so tense over this kind of thing it can be hard to deal with them. I'm sure it will work out. K.
Wanda said…
Ella, I can see you rocking an unconventional challenge. You think way outside the box.
Crystal Collier said…
I'm wishing you the best of luck and much sanity! I was that demanding daughter once upon a time, and no mother deserves that. =)
Denise Covey said…
Of course I spent the whole time reading the post wondering what Project Runway was. Obviously some show we don't get in Oz. Good luck with sequins and net and other blingy bits...and good luck to your daughter !

Denise
Ella said…
Hello Denise-You are sweet! My daughter loved the outfit, but the other girls just wore white skater length dresses. Conformity is key. Maybe I will wear the outfit and twirl in the wind. Smiles to you~
Thank you;!

Crystal-Awe! I think it is just sure of what you want~ We all have that right to happiness. I bet you were sweet-just you wanted to wear a statement. It is part of growing up-I bet you were wonderful~ Thank you for sharing! @>-------

Wanda-Thank you! I cut many fabrics-sheer ones into small triangles-so they would appear like fractured ice. She liked it, but the other girls wore simple white dresses. The make up will be their statement. I fought, but didn't win...guess I will wear my creation, twirl on my deck until the sun melts my mood. lol Thanks~

Karin-Thank you! I think her not being sure-is the issue. Off to buy a white skater's dress at Charlotte Russe-no more drama for me! lol