Sunday, February 20, 2011

Let down your HAIR!

So, amidst the insanity of getting a show out this week, I carved out time to whip up my Rapunzel costume!

I bought the pretty sparkly fabric I used on the skirt inset in January when we took our unexpected trip to Southern California. I got it at my favorite fabric store - which happens to be in Anaheim.

It's taken me the last month to find all of the other fabrics - the bodice came from JoAnn, the skirt from Hancock. I already had the wide trim for the sleeves and the purple trim on the bodice was a last minute addition - also from JoAnn's. The border of  flowers on the skirt was created by cutting out the flowers from the leftover fabric from the insert and some really cool gold fabric I bought for my holiday princess I haven't gotten around to making...yet. Oh - the undersleeves - I bought a lace shirt from a thrift store and dyed it pink and added the white lace. This will be nice because it's washable and it isn't easy to launder my costumes.

 I really like how it all turned out. It wasn't easy finding the perfect purples and lavenders!

The wig was a huge pain! It's 3 wigs sewn together. And it's HEAVY. I have to figure out some way to attach the braid to the costume. My neck had a huge kink by the time I was done with that party!

While shopping for my other project this week, I made an impulse purchase...which will hopefully result in a new Sleeping Beauty costume soon. 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

5 Things!

I'm super busy...but I wanted to share 5 things in my life right now that I happen to love!

1. My Camelback water bottle

2. The Hunger Games series...I read it this weekend. Yes, the whole series. On Kindle for Android.

3. My husbands amazing staging and photoshop work for an upcoming production of Singin' in the Rain! Photos shot by shereeflickphotography, starring my good friend, the handsome and talented Evan Litt.

4. Trenta Shaken Iced Tea - Passion

5. Coupons

I'm working like crazy on INTO THE WOODS - a rental that goes out this weekend. But I'm also working on a new princess... so I bet you'll be sooo excited to see that. 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

New Princess...but not me!

Today I finished some costumes and did a photo shoot for my princess company!

This is Princess Brittani!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sometimes...I'm just cool.

(this post is also doubling as What's on the DIVAMOMMY's phone. Because I took all of these pic'shurs and videyos with my phone.)


I made this.

Which does this.

And looks like this with the lights on.

In this amazing studio:

Yeah. Sometimes I'm just cool.

(Shooting for projection images for my super cool summer dance show. The handsome fella in the above photograph is the choreographer.)

Totally forgot to take a picture in my awesome Sunday clothes yesterday. I usually just want to get home from church and take a nap. And I'm always late, so before church is out of the question.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Work much?

Today was a long day. It's actually not over. I still have to clean the kitchen (in which nearly every dish I own is in need of washing) and work out. Kenpo tonight - my favorite! (really, I actually like that one)

I had one 2 things I planned on doing, but instead - I did about a million. So, I complained on Facebook that I have too many jobs.

Here's a list:

THINGS I GET PAID TO DO (in order of glamorousness...kinda):


Princess Parties - Business Owner

Princess Parties - Independent Contractor

Theatrical Costume Rentals/Builds  - THE DRAMA CLOSET (our business)

Rental Representative - Signature Productions
(don't you just love how I put my own picture on the rentals button? Tee hee!!)

Custom Costumes

Web Designer/Web Master - Signature Productions

Wardrobe Supervisor - Stage AND Film
(The gentleman on the left is famous author Terry Goodkind!)

ALSO: Musical Theatre Class teacher, Demo Singer (only once, but I'd do it again in a heartbeat!), Alterations...

JOBS I DO NOT GET PAID FOR, well, in money.

Wife ( the DramaDad, but being married is WORK!!!)

Mom (the hardest job by far. But most rewarding. Or at least it will be someday, right?)

Performing (It goes both ways....)
Housekeeper & Chef (definitely my most hated job)

ALSO: Husband's personal secretary, taxi driver, computer tech support, music editor, nurse, toy-put-er-together-er, Santa's special assistant, ditto for the toothfairy, easterbunny...etc., accountant, tax representative, BLOGGER...etc.

SORRY some of the pics are out of alignment...blogger's a little bi-polar tonight.

So yeah. I keep a lot of balls in the air. I look forward to the day when one or two avenues outshine all the rest and I can cut back, focus a little more on fewer things. I definitely can have focus issues when I'm trying to put together a new website for my rental business but I have to answer a million emails for my rental rep job and really have to get my girls to clean their bedroom. And do laundry. And dinner. And the dishes.

Oh well, I really am grateful for everything I have and get to do! I'm the busiest I've ever been, but I'm also the happiest I've ever been.

And once again I've blogged when I should be doing something else. Oh well. It's like therapy. Free therapy.