I was hoping to replace last year's beloved pig slippers. The Goober had outgrown them, and it soon became obvious that finding new animal slippers in her size was gonna be tricky. (Judging from what was available, every child the Goob's size wants to look like/be Miley Cyrus, but I find that hard to believe.) Anyway, just as I was about to give up hope, we hit the outlet mall, and found these.
The backs - at the heel - have tails.
And I couldn't get a photo of it, but the nostrils have red LED lights in them, so that when the kid stomps her feet, the nostrils light up like the dragons are breathing fire. In fact, the top photo was taken mid-stomp. No luck. Probably the flash.
I so want a pair. (They aren't made in my size. I asked. The clerk knew they weren't available in adult sizes because she wanted a pair too and had checked.)
Best part of all? It was the outlet mall. We got them for less than ten bucks.
I have also had several major thoughts about the batik for my sis-in-law. You know, those huge revelations that leave you halfway between "Damn I'm smart" and "I must be a moron for not thinking of this sooner."
Revelation one, if I put a pattern just along one side of the fabric, that would give her the choice of where to put the pattern, and how. Plus it's easier to do - less measuring and less wrestling around of fabric, and not as much work space needed. Heck, if she doesn't like the pattern, she can cut around it altogether and not use it at all. It's an evenweave/tabby fabric, which gives her a lot more options on how to cut it, and it's a mid-weight cotton that could be used for anything from pajamas to pillows to a skirt.
Revelation two, MAYBE I SHOULD SEE WHAT STENCILS ARE COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE. (This was the 'damn I'm an idiot' revelation.) They're made for stenciling walls, but many of them can be used for wax application, and at the least, I might get some ideas. And I found the perfect edge.
It's about three inches wide, and I'll run it along one side of the fabric, then dye the rest dark green. Perfect.
Now all I have to do is get motivated about ironing ten yards of cotton.
I got some other stencils and some other types of wax while I was shopping, and experimented a bit. Famous last words, but I think I've got the hang of this.
So I'll dye some stuff today and see if it's working as well as I think.
Oh. And my migraine's better. Does it show? Hahaha. It's almost gone, and I think what's left of it will get gone with the use of Excedrin Migraine. The drugs the doc gave me work great, but DAMN.
Anyone remember the Dennis Leary routine about NyQuil? ("GREEN DEATH.") Well, the stuff he said about Big Fuckin' Q is really true about this migraine medication. Don't take it while you're standing up or you'll hurt yourself when you pass out and keel over. Wait. I found video. "Are you drunk? No. I have a cold. Same cold I've had for two years. My teeth are green and I'm high as a kite. Merry fuckin' Christmas."
Seriously, if you haven't ever heard Dennis Leary's NyQuil discussion, do watch. (On the other hand, if you're at work, don't click unless your co-workers have a sense of humor. There's quite a bit of profanity and drug reference. "I don't do cocaine any more. I do NyQuil.")
Still, beats a migraine all to hell. But I think I'm gonna start calling the new migraine med "Big Fuckin' Q."