Thursday, December 19, 2013

Grandma Elf Builds A Darth Vader Costume For Her Grandson

 Hip, Hip, Hooray!  Darth Vader is finished and ready to ship tomorrow.  Whew.  One more task completed.  Can't begin to tell you how happy I am about that.  I cut this out yesterday.  Started sewing on it at 11:00 am this morning and finished it at 3:00 pm.  I sew pretty fast.  Couldn't tell you the number of costumes I have made through the years.  Lots and lots for certain.  Yes, I owned a costume shop for 10 years.  Little costumes go pretty fast most of the time.

Our grandson will be 6 on Christmas Eve.  He has the Darth Vader helmet, but did not have the costume.  His mom told me he really would love a costume.  Grandma Elf said she thought she could come up with something.  There are no patterns for Darth, so  it was all on a wing and a prayer.
Here are his up close details.  I took about a gazillion pictures and none of the detail would really show.
This is Grandma Elf's workshop.
Thank goodness this closet has doors.  It will be reorganized after the holidays.  The whole room will be reorganized.
Yeah, two ironing boards.  Don't ask.  I have sayings by the Dalai Lama hanging over my ironing board to remind me not to get too bent out of shape about things.  One is called "Never Give Up."  I've had to refer to it on many occasions.

This is Grandma Elf sewing away.  Doesn't she look calm?
Yes, Grandma Elf looks calm, steadily working away.  But, this is how she actually feels about trying to create Darth and get it done to ship by tomorrow.
Do you feel like this at holiday time?  Deadlines?  So much to do?  Will you ever get finished?  And, who is going to straighten this workshop up?  It makes Grandma Elf want to cry when things are in such a mess.  Oh well, this too shall pass.  But, the costume is pretty awesome.

Grandma Elf really hopes a certain little 6 year old will be ever so happy with this Darth Vader costume!  It was truly made with all the love she could put into each stitch.

Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas, Roman!  Grandma loves you lots and lots.  I can't wait to see a picture of you in full regalia.

Everyday Donna

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go..........

1 comment:

  1. so awesome Grandma Elf! He won't believe his eyes...