Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Questions of a theatrical nature...

Over the past three years I've been in seven productions! So, to celebrate this...I thought I would share some pictures and a quiz to see how much has happened.

As I have been in several shows, I saw this quiz on a blog and thought I'd attempt it. Here are my answers, you should do it too!!!

Put an "x" in the brackets of statements that are true.

Over the span of your theatre experiences, you have been cast in...
[x] A chorus role (Annie Get Your Gun)
[ ] A cameo role
[x] A minor/supporting role (Sound of Music)
[x] A principal role (Anne of Green Gables)
[x] A title role (Snow White)
[x] The lead role (Little Women)

You have played...
[ ] A character that is very similar to you
[x] A character that is very different from you (Snow White, Little Women, Anne of Green Gables, etc.)
[x] A character you loved (Little Women)
[ ] A character you hated
[x] A ditsy/scatterbrained/clueless character (Snow White)
[x] A character of the opposite gender (The Music Man)
[x] An obnoxious character that no other character likes (Anne of Green Gables)
[x] A boring character (Sound of Music)
[ ] A "show-stealing" character
[ ] A "prima donna"
[x] A character in love and/or loved by another character (Snow White & Little Women)
[x] A character abused or ridiculed by other character(s) (Anne of Green Gables)

For a role, you have...
[ ] Cut your hair
[ ] Dyed your hair
[x] Gained weight on purpose (Anne of Green Gables)
[ ] Lost weight on purpose
[ ] Changed the sound of your voice
[x] Changed your way of moving (Snow White)
[ ] Changed your posture
[x] Developed bad habits as a result of characterization (talking in a high annoying voice - Snow White)
[ ] Become depressed as a result of characterization

You have played a character who ________ onstage.
[x] Cried (Little Women)
[ ] Had an emotional or mental breakdown
[ ] Kissed another character
[ ] Slapped another character
[ ] Was slapped by another character
[ ] Got into a catfight
[ ] Was carried/picked up by another character
[x] Fainted (Little Women)
[x] Died (Snow White)

Onstage, you have sung...
[x] As part of a chorus (Annie Get Your Gun, The Music Man, Sound of Music)
[x] A solo in a chorus piece (The Music Man)
[ ] A duet while other characters were onstage
[ ] A duet while no other characters were onstage
[x] A solo while other characters were onstage (Triple Threat)
[x] A solo while no other characters were onstage (Triple Threat)

You have been...
[x] Asked to sign an autograph as your character
[x] Asked to sign an autograph as yourself
[x] Recognized by someone who saw you perform
[ ] Asked by a director to audition for their show
[x] Given a role without auditioning
[ ] The first person to play a specific role in an original show
[ ] The inspiration for a character in an original show

You have had your name...
[x] In a newspaper.
[ ] In a magazine
[ ] On the front cover of a playbill
[x] On a poster
[ ] On a billboard
[ ] On a marquee

You have had your picture...
[x] In a newspaper.
[ ] In a magazine
[x] On the front cover of a playbill
[x] On a poster
[ ] On a billboard
[ ] On a marquee

Wow, that was fun... Your turn! :)

Saturday, December 26, 2009

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...


However, it wasn't just a dream...it actually came true!


The first white Christmas in over 80 years occurred in my town!!!


What a special Christmas present that was!

Dottie in the snow

Christmas eve we watched "White Christmas" (it seemed fitting) and, with the white snow flakes falling from the sky, we went to sleep.


By the next morning we had several inches of snow outside!


The next day we went outside to enjoy the beautiful SNOW!


Merry Christmas!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Present #4

A Pearl & Doily Necklace


I do believe Disney is a genius! Who would have thought of putting a doily on a pearl necklace and adding a ribbon?! I really do love her blog: www.rufflesandstuff.com/ I made this necklace for my sister Heather. And she really loved it! It's so exciting to see people's faces when they open up a completely handmade gift and find out that you were the one who made it! :)

Here is the tutorial: http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/2009/11/cheaters-guide-to-bib-necklace



Christmas Present #3

A Book Clock


Another one of Disney's (at www.rufflesandstuff.com/) great inventions! I found some really pretty classic books at an antique store the other day and knew exactly what I wanted to do with them! I made one for my brother Seth and one for my very good friend Morgan! I'm also planning on making one for someone else but I won't mention any name so the person in question won't know... :)

Here is the tutorial: http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/2009/11/time-for-good-book

I forgot to take pictures of Seth's book (which had numbers & bigger hands) but I got some of Morgan's book:




Christmas Present #2


My second present was also a tutorial I found on http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/ and the first time I saw it I completely fell in love with it!!! SO CUTE! I made two of these shirts for my niece Piper (who is due sometime next month!) and am planning on making some for my little sister Michelle!

Again, credit goes to Disney on Ruffles and Stuff!!! Here is the tutorial: http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/2009/11/ruffle-picture-tees






The "letter" one is also available at my etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/sewinginthepast

Christmas Present #1

Felt Tie Shirts - For the casual gentleman


A few weeks ago I was browsing the internet when I came across a blog/website called Ruffles and Stuff. I absolutely fell in love with it! The whole site is done by a lady who is very crafty and creative. Anyways, pretty much all of my gifts I gave, were based on different tutorials she's posted on her site. So much credit goes to her!!!! http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/

Anyways, I made three different shirts using this tutorial: http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/2009/11/for-casual-gentleman Two for Graham and one for Zander. I only took pictures of Graham's onesie shirts though.

I really love the way they turned out!!! Thank you so much Disney for the fantastic idea! :)





I really recommend trying this out because it's super easy to do! However, if you really love the idea but aren't the "crafty type" please visit my etsy shop where I am selling these! http://www.etsy.com/shop/sewinginthepast

Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Family Christmas


Sunday we had Christmas with my older sibs. I have an older brother who is married and has a little 2 week old boy (Graham), and two older sisters. One is married and has a 2 year old boy and a little girl due next month. And the other just graduated college yesterday.

Anyways, this year I decided to construct & hand-make presents. Even though I had absolutely no time to do so, I managed to make quite a few very cute things...if I may say so myself. So I thought I'd share with you my projects on separate posts and give my inspiration, etc.

Regardless, here are some photos from Sunday evening:





Monday, December 14, 2009

Musings of a proud Aunt...

I am in love with my new little nephew Graham. He is such a cute little baby boy! I cannot wait to see him for Christmas and kiss his little noggin and squish his little cheeks and smile at his beautiful little face!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The 8 O Clock Frock GROSGRAIN GIVEAWAY!!!!

Grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com is hosting a giveaway!!!! Follow the link to see more information! Isn't it such a cute dress?!

The 8 O Clock Frock GROSGRAIN GIVEAWAY!!!!

A Sneak Peek...

Here is a preview of the Little Women play:

*Edited because of viewing troubles (sorry!)

Friday, December 11, 2009

It all comes down to this weekend...


Little Women is finally ready for an audience! Indeed, we are ready for 3 full houses! Open the doors, light up the stage, and draw back the curtain. The time has come.






More pictures to come!

P.S. If you live in the North Texas area, please go here for information on our location and performance times! I'd love to see you there! :)