My husband is so clever. Sitting near my computer is a small Gumby and Pokey set. (A gift from Martha a couple of Christmases ago, it is a joking reference to a yoga nickname.) Gumby and Pokey love to play and romp while I toil away at the computer each day. Imagine my surprise to find Gumby pretending to be Santa.
Apparently I had eaten some chocolate at the computer and not cleaned up after myself. From the candy wrappers, Burton fashioned a Santa suit for Gumby and left it for me to find. His version of guerrilla art.
My sister Patty is rather clever as well. Our grand-niece, Caroline, wanted a “Grandma Barbie” for Christmas and Patty did a Fashion Doll Makeover for her.
Patty took an doll from her daughter’s collection and dyed her hair with not one, but two colors of Rub N Buff. She really wanted an authentic look for Grandma. Patty shortened the braid and twirled it into a bun for a grandma hairstyle. A thin film of the gray color on her face aged her bit more. Her costume needed only a little fine-tuning to make it grandma-ish. And for the finishing accessory, glasses made by Patty’s husband, David. Caroline was thrilled with the results.