Saturday, January 03, 2009

Recycled Cards and the end of the Panto.

Today is sees the final performances of the Panto, its been a hard slog for all involved not least of all us long suffering parents who have had to stay sober all over Christmas so that we can get them there and collect them afterwards. We have made some cards for some of the people who have been helpful back stage and who have kept things on track, its not easy organising so many children and making sure that they are dressed and on stage at the right times.
I decided to recycle some of our New Years eve masks, as most of the cast at some point wore very similar masks!! The oval greeting has been cut with my brand new nestabilities, which gave me a bit of a worry by sticking fast to one of the perspex plates!!

Beth had several roles and several changes of costume, she starts as a villager, swaps to a cat, back to villager, then a clown and finally a villager. Lots of changes and lots of make up on and off.

This is how she feels at the end of a very long run!!!!
I feel quite sad on the one hand but we are looking forward to the after show party tonight and getting back to normal on Monday.


Debbie Yates said...

Oh how fun! My eldest daughter loved plays and singing too so I understand the "taxi" duties!

Happy new Years to you and yours in 2009!

Kim Marie said...

What funny posts! Love the tired as it is, it's a relief when the "scenery" changes and a new project begins!!

Here's to a new and shiny year to create and live joyfully!
Kim Marie

Barrie said...

Love the before and after pics. What good parents you are, doing all that shuttling.

Katie said...

Hiya Lizzy!
Seems ages since I last visited, well it is ages really isn't it? School productions are such hard work aren't but don't you feel so proud of your kids!!!
Ah me! How well I remember my boys coming home and telling me they'd been chosen for a production and could I please make an Elizabethan costume in velvet, with a starched neck ruffle and hand stitched pearls by the day after tomorrow! LOL!! A bit of an exageration but you get my drift!! Looks like the panto was fab.
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that the New Year brings health and happiness to you and your family.


Louise said...

Beth looks just grand in her costume. I am pleased you will be getting a bit of a break. Very cool recycled cards!