"Shut up! You're making a fool of yourself, Clairee! Nobody gives a shit about that stuff. All the people want to hear about are touchdowns and injuries! They don't give a damn about that grape shit!"
I thought of that quote this weekend when Kyra, who was working over a new fashion design (in her sketchbook that she's designated solely for that purpose) turned to me and said, "Designing and sketching all these fashions is fun, but I'd really like to learn to make the clothes myself, like with a sewing machine and patterns and stuff. Oh, and by the way, I don't want to go to cheerleading camp this summer. I want to go to football camp, instead." I could have named this post the title of the movie from which the quote came because it is a fitting description for my divalicious linebacker, but then I would have given you the answer to the first trivia question below*.
I need some help here from those of you who are crafty with the fabrics (Oh, Kristin, whereart thou?). Kyra has a birthday coming up, and I'm pretty sure I want to buy her a sewing machine and associated necessities. Does anyone have any good recommendations for a dependable, yet inexpensive starter machine and/or basic how-to sewing books? Either kid-geared books or something in the Idiot's Guide to Sewing vein are needed, because I can barely sew on a button. I figured sewing would be a fun summer project for us to learn together.
Just think of all the money I'll save when instead of partaking in the torture that is shopping, I can get Kyra to just make me new Fat Pants. Touchdown!
*Points to the person who tells me the name of the movie. Bonus points if you can tell me the character's first and last name and the actress who played her role in the film. Triple bonus if you can tell me the playwright of the original stage play who then went on to screenwrite the movie script. Quadruple bonus points if you can tell me the title of a film he directed in which the actress who said the above quote also starred.