To all who mourn in Israel, He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory. Isaiah 61:3

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

YOUCH!!! I Got Wheat Down My Bra!!!!

And let me tell you is R-U-D-E RUDE!!!!  But let me tell you why I got wheat down my bra.  For my Demeter dress I wanted to make a wheat hair piece like below....

I ordered some wonderful antique linen faux wheat from ebay but they hadn't been delivered before the day before I was to leave for Spokane.  Why was that important?  Because I was going to be wearing my Demeter dress to Maniteau Park for a photo shoot and I needed to make the hair piece to complete the outfit.  So, I did what any crazed costumer in my situation would do!  I went and picked real wheat from a harvested field!  Where I live, after the farmers harvest the fields, what is left of the wheat can be gleaned, and that is just what I did!  I went to the wheat field around the corner from my house and picked a bunch of wheat.  Now, if you decide to do this crazy thing, take scissors!!!  Never having had any knowledge of wheat besides using it in baking or eating it in bread, I did not know that it is rude!!!  There I was merrily picking my wheat when I looked down and saw blood dripping from my middle finger!  The wheat had cut me!!!  Grrrrrrrrrrrr.....luckily I didn't get any blood on my wheat stalks....

Right is what I assembled for the construction of my wheat wreath.  A headband, thin brass wire,  (I used my scrapbooking wire), my wheat, poppies because that was one of Demeter's symbols, and scissors.  Oh yah...and green florist's tape.

I made small circles of wire that I taped to the ends of the headband.  These would be used to thread bobby pins through to pin in my hair so the wreath would stay put.  

Now of course I didn't take any pictures of the adding of the wheat, but I basically started with three ears of wheat (are they ears?) well, three stalks of wheat.  Extending the middle ear a good 2" inches past the end of the head band, I began wiring the wheat to the headband, staggering the wheat as I wired.  After five ears of wheat I added one of the poppies.  I wired on 14 wheat heads to the headband.  In the middle, I left about a 4" space.  This didn't need any wheat as this was where my hair would be pulled over the headband to cover the tape and because that is the look I was going for.  Then over that I added my large curled hair piece.  (Images of this will be in my next post....)

Completed hair piece... you can see the staggered affect of the wheat.  I like how spastic it looks!!  I only had four poppies so had to space them accordingly.

Here you can really see the placement of the wheat.  Left, right, and down the middle.  Also, I had straight and curved wheat ears.  Made for a very interesting look.

Here you can see the middle of the wreath where it is just florist's tape.

Oh yah!  I almost forgot.  How did that wheat got down my bra?  Well, when I was fooling around with the wreath, seeing what it would look like in my hair, I was wearing a spaghetti strap tank top.  Wheat is not a fake silk flower.  It is an organic one prone to breakage, and that breakage is victim to gravity.  From the head, things tend to fall downward, and downward from my head was my bosom which at the time was not fully protected from the evil that is wheat chaff!  So, ladies, if you plan on making one of these hair pieces, I STRONGLY suggest you wear a T-shirt or a button up shirt, or armor.  Seriously. 


  1. We costumers can be pretty crazy sometimes in what we do to achieve our goal.
    I'm glad to see you fixed the problem w/ no one being able to post. I hope you get some nice comments on this outfit now.

  2. Ha! I know right? Sometimes I just wonder about myself! It would be fun to do a "what crazy thing have you done..." on facebook! Thank you for alerting me to the problem!

  3. I just discovered your blog, and have been taking a delightful stroll through the posts. I laughed out loud at this one! It reminds me of a Jane Austen movie where everyone is so lovely and proper in public, but there's always a behind the scenes guffaw just itching to come out!

    1. Hello Lady M! I am so pleased you discovered my blog! And I am so thrilled that you got a laugh out of this post...I try to make my posts very light hearted and chuckle worthy! And to be compared to a Jane Austen movie...Awesome!!! Thank you!