Sunday, 3 October 2010

Grumble, Grumble, Grumble....

I don't think I normally complain too much on this blog. But since October is a long month, I thought I should put a complaint in now, get it out of the way and move on.

My son had a dress up birthday party to go to today. It was a fairy party. He was going to be the only boy. That is not a problem, it really doesn't worry him. Of course he would need a 'new' dress up outfit, as we didn't think 'Racing car driver'/Wizard/Superman would cut it at a fairy party. So off we went to Spotlight on 'Sale Day' to look for an Elf costume. There were no Elf costumes... grumble.

We settled on a "Woody" costume..... no price attached.... full price $50, sale price $40..... grumble, grumble.

After wearing the Woody costume for half an hour, there are already snags appearing in the cheap polyester fabric...... grumble, grumble, grumble.

What have I learnt from this?? Make it yourself, lazybones. I have actually got plans to replicate this one in a much sturdier non-snagging fabric. I will take my time, and get it right. Because I am not paying $40 for rubbish in future.

Of course despite all this grumbling by me, James loves looking like Woody. And I think he looks pretty cute too.


Cass said...

He does look cute and sometimes it is just easier to buy it.

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh go the Woody costume homemade style & return the crappy one, i'm sure they are used to many returns!! I sent my middle girl to a book week as Jessie & she won!! I even painted a staw hat red, ironed cowhide to some old jeans, & yello plaid cuffs to a cheap white top, it was really fun, plus fake red hair. Probably cost $10. It's the time honey, T I M E. Love Posie

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