Friday, August 31, 2007

I Like Yellow...


mainly because it is such a natural colour, it features so prominently in Spring, when Miss P and I go on our walks through the neighbourhood, she loves to pick yellow dandelions to take up to our friend James at the Cafe, thanks James for always acting surprised and happy to be on the receiving end of half wilted weeds!!


So in honour of all things Spring-like, I've made P this little semi-round skirt, in panels of vintage yellow/orange/green floral (thanks Claire) with bright yellow cotton. I'm feeling like I need a little yellow in my wardrobe, except it makes me look like something left on the beach once the tide has gone out (ie washed up), so maybe not.


On another note: 'My' Playgroup has been overtaken by a bossy, uptight Dad! We have all been laughing about it for some time now, and have managed to pretty much ignore him - but now he is putting signs up around the place, big signs that consist of DO'S and DON'TS, crap like 'Do Introduce your self' and 'Don't leave hot drinks on the ground' - it's so moronic. He has a core group of loyal followers (a bit cultish?) who do all the work for him, and dish out the dirty looks/smiles (depends whether you've introduced yourself or not), they love to get the microphones and tambourines out, and last week they had us all dancing around to 'YMCA' - addictive stuff sure, but not outside a gay bar and in broad daylight!! It all feels a bit like hard work just going, we used to just lolligag about the place drinking coffee and talking non-stop, now we are actually being bossed around, and told what to do .... there will be an uprising I'm sure! Slack Mum's of the world UNITE and take over!

12 comments:

Cathy said...

Hey, doesn't that dad know that Playgroups are for the mums' social benefit only!!! Go Slack Mums!!

Linda said...

Skirt is v.p (very pretty).Dad at playgroup can p.o
Hope you're feeling better.

emma said...

How outrageous! I don't know where that Dad gets off..but I know in our long-gone playgroup days a Dad would have instantly crushed the girl-power mojo of the thing. How can you get the boots into your own husband (shocking , but neccessary at times) if he has a spy there taking notes? I know in these enlightened times everyone should be welcome, but sometimes you just need to hang with chicks. Also...maybe if you have grievances you should come right out and say it, rather than leaving those maddening signs. Ok, I feel better now.

Cherryskin said...

Sounds like he just needs to be ignored. Pfffft -- boys. (Cathy, spot on!!!)

Cherryskin said...

Oh, in my anti-testosterone fervour I forgot to mention that I love the yellow skirt!! I too have a thing for yellow but alas my pale skin just can't hack it.

VictoriaE said...

Oh no, that is so funny- the bossy dad. What you will be able to do about it I have no idea. It's hard when someone gets an idea to make paygroup all educational or purposeful and all that, I'm with you - playgroup is for drinking hot drinks and eating lots of morning tea while the kids do whatever. Who wants to be organised!

VictoriaE said...

Actually, it is a bit disturbing that the dad is spending his time trying to boss women around in playgroup, too much male domination.

ingrid said...

Hahaha about your playgroup adventures. Maybe you should start putting up your own signs. Things like 'All men must report to the kitchen for tea duty'
and 'All men are required to put away the tables and chairs'.

Love the yellow skirt too btw. I am huge fan of yellow. It is so sunshiny fresh!

claireswimming said...

The skirt looks great!
I have taken photos of the patterns,Golden Hands mags and some fabric but have yet to upload them to Flickr. Do you have any issue numbers of Golden Hands in mind? If not, I will let you know as soon as I upload them so you can browse.

Hyena In Petticoats said...

That kinder dad sounds like a freaking nightmare.....
Thanks for popping in to my blog - I hope you win the bidding on the shoes, they're really cute!

Leah xx

Cath said...

Hey Claire - thanks for stopping by my blog. Sounds like a certain bossy britches needs a big mug of "shut the *beep* up" - those kinds always get whats coming. Stay relaxed. I LOVE the yellow vintage fabric on P's skirt - gorgeous.

Stomper Girl said...

Bloody boys and their rules. I say Be the Rebel Slacker-Mums in the corner. Next time they want you to get up and sing, refuse by complaining about your rheumatism, then point & snigger audibly at the cult-members as they cavort. It's great this guy is so into it, but there's no rule says you can only enjoy playgroup his way.