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Raise your hand if you like to play dress up

June 20, 2022 7 Comments

Raise your hand if you like to play dress up

Dress up...I was all about it in my younger days.  You may not know, but Tom and Marcia had a little square dancing phase, and it worked out great for me.  My dress up bin was overflowing with poofy skirts!  A few even with bells attached for extra special flare.  I adored dressing up and had all the fixins at home and at my grandma's house as well.  I am also quite guilty of being a Barbie girl.  Hours on end were spent dressing up Barbie dolls.  I inherited the Barbie clothes that my mom made when she was young so that dress up closet was busting at the seams as well.  Fun fact...Marcia's Barbie was not a Barbie.  Bonus points to anyone that can name her doll in the comments!  :)  I truly cannot remember what her doll was called, so I need your help.

Last night, the fam came over for Father's Day supper.  My daughter says to me, "Oh my gosh, Mom.  Did you dress up your chickens?"  Yes...yes, I did.  

Before you judge, it's only partially because they look so darn cute in their mini-skirts.  My rooster, Brewster, has been getting a little aggressive with the girls and the feathers on their backs.

See the poor gal on the right?  I must dress her up in a skirt after work tonight.

I just simply couldn't have 1/2 naked ladies running all around my yard.  What's a Barbie girl to do?  I resolved to consult the interwebs.  We All Sew answered my call: https://weallsew.com/how-to-make-a-chicken-apron-or-hen-saddle/

I got to sewing immediately.  Before I even knew what happened, a dozen hen aprons were ready to roll.  They were like potato chips, and I was an unstoppable chicken seamstress force.

Of course, I matched the elastic to each one, but you can't even see it under their wings.  Still...I KNOW they are color-coordinated and highly fashionable.  

I have really enjoyed the spring and being able to tie up the dogs and let the chickens run free.  We adopted a puppy from Paws and Claws last spring, and we are still working on the anti-chicken murdering behaviors...that's a blog for another day.

They love to cut loose and run really super fast and fly for just as long as they can (which isn't much,) and I just can't look away!  My hostas look like crap and most of the seeds I planted they dug up, but hey, a chicken's got to eat and scratch so I'm getting over it.  That's the good stuff, and I'm one happy girl that it's warm outside.

Piece Out!

Suzie




7 Responses

Debbie White
Debbie White

June 26, 2022

I agree. Midge with the 3 wigs
I still my original Barbie but she has a Midge head with the only remaining wig, a blonde Bob.
Still have Skipper and her original clothes.

Suzie
Suzie

June 21, 2022

Tammy is the correct answer! Pepper she claims is also acceptable. Teresa Speck and Sherry earn 1 million ba-billion bonus points! Bonus points are good for nothing, but so glad you were able to come up with the answer! I couldn’t for the life of me remember…good memories.

Penny
Penny

June 21, 2022

When I was younger we dressed chickens up in baby or doll clothes and pushed them around in baby stroller.

Sherry
Sherry

June 21, 2022

Could Marcia’s doll’s name be Tammy?? And little sister Skipper? My Mom was ahead of the times – she didn’t like Barbie because of her unnatural proportions, Tammy was a little more ‘normal’. And yes, I still have my Tammy and Skipper along with all of the tiny clothes my Mom made for them. They are in good shape – since I have 3 sons and also 6 grandsons – all totally uninterested – and only 2 granddaughters.

Cindy Thomas
Cindy Thomas

June 21, 2022

Midge or Skipper

Teresa Speck
Teresa Speck

June 21, 2022

Did your Mom have a Tammy rather than a Barbie? That’s what I had, even though I really wanted a Barbie.
I don’t think Tammy had quite the same figure that Barbie did!!!

Stay cool these days!!

Pam
Pam

June 21, 2022

Was Barbie’s best friend Midge? I seem to remember it was either Midge or Madge.

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