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, September 24, 2014

Spelling Bee Complete!!

Huzzah!!  She's done!  My sweet little Masquerade Bee!  Tomorrow is the day that I get to step into the shoes of the Spelling Bee at the boys' school...I don't mind saying that I am seriously nervous!  I have been in many Victorian fashion shows, Victorian underwear shows, have been interviewed for TV...but these things did not strike fear in my heart like the thought of walking into a room full of grade schoolers with my bee costume on and talking to them about the school fund raiser!  Gah!!!  Well, at any rate, it will be over before lunch!!


This has got to be the funnest costume I have ever made!


The black and yellow just makes me smile!!


The wings are made of silk covered cardstock.


Oooo...bad picture of the bustling...it was a bit scrunched up.


Pollen pom poms on my black velvet shoes!!  Fun!!!

I actually took step by step pictures of the making of my wings and the making of these pom poms...so later this week I will be posting tutorial for both of them!

Be blessed my friends!

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30 comments:

  1. Love this, so darn cute! Looking forward to seeing you pom pom tutorial. :)
    -Emily

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    1. Thank you Emily!! I had such a fabulous time wearing this today! I will be writing the tutorial here in a bit...
      Blessings!
      g

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  2. What a cute costume! You don´t have to be nervous - the children will love you, I´m sure! :-)

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    1. Thank you Emily! I was silly to be nervous about the kids...I had a total blast with them!!
      Blessings!
      g

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  3. That is SOOOOOO adorable! They are going to love you!

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    1. Thank you so much Jen! The kids were so very responsive to the Spelling Bee! They were a blast!
      Blessings!
      g

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  4. Oh Gina, this is so incredible. You constantly amaze me. Those wings are precious. The whole thing is just so great

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    1. Thank you so much Tracey!! This is officially my favorite costume of all time!! It was a blast to wear and the wings performed most excellently!
      Blessings!
      g

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  5. I've seen this in the old book of costumes, and let me say, you have done a beautiful job! So much more interesting than a person stuck in a funny bee suit. I see a future for you as the Spelling Bee Lady!

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    1. Thank you for your lovely compliment Carol! It was so much fun being the Spelling Bee! I told Mrs. Anderson that I would be the SB until my kids graduate!
      Blessings!
      g

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  6. Absolutely lovely!!!! Anxious to hear how it went at the school ....bet you were a hit :)

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    1. Thank you Diane!!! I had such a marvelous time with the kids! They really made my heart so very happy!! I know it was ridiculous to be nervous, but kids are so very honest and open about what they say...it sort of freaked me out!!
      Blessings!
      g

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  7. It is ridiculously adorable and I'm completely in love with it. And the pompons are sooooo cute :D

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    1. Thank you so much Maqda, for your lovely compliment! It is ridiculous isn't it!! And it totally made me smile when I had the whole ensemble on!
      Blessings!
      g

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  8. Pollen pom poms! *is dying* Seriously, though, this outfit is so cute. And I think you're going to have so much fun wearing it. I LOVE your wings.

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    1. The pollen pom poms made me smile...they were huge and so fluffy!! I DID have a blast wearing this outfit...it has become my all time favorite outfit that I have made...It was just so....silly, fun, bright and wonderful!
      Blessings!
      g

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    1. *Blush* Thank you so much Katherine! This outfit totally made me smile while wearing it!!
      Blessings!
      g

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  10. :) Part of the joy in reading about this project is the joy and enthusiasm that you bring. I particularly love the pom poms.

    Best,
    Quinn

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    1. Thank you Quinn! I have to say that out of most of my outfits, this one did bring a lot of joy to my world...it was so fun to make! And I cannot say that about most of my outfits! I did make, mostly for you, a pom pom tutorial!! ;-)
      Blessings!
      g

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    1. Thank you so much MaiLoan!
      Blessings!
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  12. The finished Bee is just adorable! I think the wings have to be my favorite part. So fun!

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    1. Oh thank you so much Aubry! The wings were what made the outfit "pop"...when I was doing the final fitting before the wings, I was sort of disappointed with the way it looked, then I put the wings on and WOW!!! They were totally what the outfit needed!
      Blessings!
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  13. I. love. it. Like seriously, you did a great job and all the details and thought you put into it is just so cute! That is the best bee costume I have ever seen! I've shown everyone in my family your "Bee" and they all love it too :D
    ~Theresa

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    1. Oh my heavens you have put a perma grin on my face!!! Ha! WOW! Thank you so much for your wonderful complement! And please thank you family as well! I am blushing!!
      Blessings!
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  14. This is excellent! You look great!!

    Caroline

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    1. Thank you so very much Caroline!
      Blessings!
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  15. It looks wonderful! I love the pom-poms!

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    1. Thank you so very much LM!!!
      Blessings!
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