Saturday, 2 October 2010

Dear Weasel


This perhaps should be titled Dear Mr Gove but I really can’t stand the odious Michael Gove; I recoil at the thought of him.  But Gove has to be the addressee as he is the current Secretary of State for Education.

I have just spent a few hours trying to come up with a simple tunic that can be adapted to look vaguely Ancient Egyptian.  I did this because Hannah has to turn up to school dressed as an Ancient Egyptian.  I’ll be shopping for curtain tie back cord which will serve as a belt and, at the moment I have no idea how I’ll manage the colourful neck collar thingamabob.

I am not very creative and I don’t instinctively know how to make things like this.  I usually spend hours online looking for hints and tips and racking my brain for solutions that will be effective but with the minimum of effort.  I don’t expect someone to do this for me but I think it’s reasonable, given that the stuff I need to create is part of the national curriculum, that the Government provide some ideas.

A nice set of patterns with easy instructions on the Department for Children, Schools and Families website, together with supplier details would be great.  Throw in a hefty dose of optimisation for search and I’ll be a happy bunny.  And so would Hannah, because when she turns up in my creative effort she’ll look like an Ancient Egyptian loser.  And that’s not fair on her.


Anonymous said...

"Dear Weasel" reminds me very much of the "Mandelweasel" name for Mr.Mandelson (
Are they all weasels there?

As for creating costumes... that is surely every mother's nightmare - why weren't we prepared for this torture when we went to mother-training-school?


Rana said...

I was at college with the aforementioned weasel, but I think he's busy trying to "free" schools at the moment so I'll deign to reply on his behalf.

Namechecking another "famous" person, my dad did a similar costume for a play once using - honestly - a cheap umbrella bought that he cut up and somehow mangled into some sort of round-the-neck contraption.

Ann said...

I thought about an umbrella but settled for interesting pillow case I can repurpose. I just need some iron on "stuff" to stiffen the fabric. I don't even know what the fabric-stiffening stuff is called. *doomed to failure*