Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day Trashion Fashion Show

Warning - this is a grand-
daughter heavy post. Alexia's University preschool has been getting to participate in the Earth Day Trashion Fashion Show for the last month. She is cleaning out the inside of a potato chip bag, which will become the fabric of her garment.

Hammering is required to connect pieces to other pieces and make holes to attach things like bottle caps.






Things that can't be tied on have to be glued on. Glue guns are hot and require serious concentration, as well as the supervision of a teacher.










Everything is attached but last minute adjustments are required. Artistic license perhaps - a bottle cap here and shiny bit here.










And then there's the moment of truth. Does it all actually fit? It has to. Potato chip bags can't be let out - they have no seams!










And the true final moment of truth - the runway. Do the judges like it? Mommy teaches belly dancing at the community college and I have seen this pose and expression many times, but I am completely taken by how it translates to my four-year-old granddaughter. I'm sad to say, I was at work and had to miss it and am deeply grateful for the miracles of digital photography.

9 comments:

Purple Fuzzy mittens said...

She was wonderful!

Leigh said...

What a fantastic idea. Alexia is a real doll!

bspinner said...

Alexia put the models on Top Model to shame. She's adorable!

Robin said...

What a great job she did! By the pictures, she is totally into this project! The end results look fantastic! Also, kudos to her teacher - what a cool idea for Earth Day.

Mim said...

Who knew a potato chip bag could make such a wonderful outfit! Darling.

Lee said...

How utterly cool!

Minya said...

Amy took that runway picture. She was in the perfect spot to get the shot :)

THANKS AMY!

Sunrise Lodge Fiber Studio said...

Hooray!!! She did such a wonderful job.......a designer in the future?

Laura said...

Oh My God - she looks just like Chrissie! I'll bet you're having deja vu all over again.

I love the bottle cap accents and the use of color - she obviously gets the latter through her mom from Grandma...