Xania is cool and calm after receiving the custard pie on her head. She just wants to get cleaned up now!
The custard pie lands on poor Xania’s head!
Xania is now waiting for the custard pie to land on her head. She is wearing her new skirt with a nice mesh top. She loves the grunge style.
Melissa is about to demonstrate the principle of gravity by dropping this custard pie on poor Xania’s pretty head. After dropping the apple a bit hard on Carmen’s head a few minutes earlier this was probably deserved!
Xania vainly attempts to attract the custard pie to her face using the force of gravity between the mass of the pie and the mass of her head. Xania knew this wouldn’t work by the way. She did this partly for comedy and partly to demonstrate the point that gravity is a very weak force. She was, however, very tempted to dunk her face in the pie but that would have ruined this whole episode of Pie Science.
A forgiving Xania with custard pie all over her face.
Xania once again getting custard pied. Unfortunately the witch had used the incorrect spell and pretty Xania once again received a faceful of custard pie.
Xania looks down terrified at the floating custard pie that is getting dangerously close to her beautiful face. “Not again!” She is thinking to herself.
This was not a good idea! The witch, who was a bit out of practice started to make the custard pie levitate after being asked by Xania. This would result in hilarious, if not humiliating, consequences.
Xania is asking the witch if she can show off her skills. I love the way the witch turned out here… however Xania… not sure!
The Witch is introducing herself to Xania and thanking her for helping the witch community. In Game of Pies Xania had made huge changes and saw the witch community were more free to use their craft. Here the witch has brought a pie and other gifts. Xania and the Witch are both completely enraptured with each other however. Xania, like most people, thought witches were all old hags and the Witch had been left to believe that the Dark Queen was evil, ugly, never washed and had horrible breath. Instead the queen found the witch unbelievably beautiful and, as for the witch, she found Xania completely the opposite to expectations too. Very fair, gorgeously pretty and extremely hygienic!
Tiny Tot, Tiny Pattern, Big Effort: Easter Coat and Bonnet
As spring arrives up north, this little pattern–I can cover the pattern envelope with the span of my open hand–seemed right for today. It reads on the back “Make this coat and bonnet her best outfit.” And I can imagine how charmed a little girl would be if it was made in her favorite color. And trimming the hat with a choice of ribbons and flowers would have been a delight. The fabrics recommended are a broad range from wool flannels, wool novelty weaves, and velveteen for place where it is colder to cotton pique and linen for where it is warm. Silk crepe is also listed, but that is clearly a mistake as no one put a little kid in silk crepe and its soft drape would hardly work for a child’s A-line coat or a bonnet.
It really would be a best outfit as it is fully tailored with interfacing, lining, bound buttonholes, welt pockets with flaps, Peter Pan collar, and two-piece sleeves. Although making children’s clothing can go quickly as so many of the seams are so short, this would have been a true labor of love. Especially since little people grow so quickly out of their clothes.
Children’s wear can be hard to date as many styles, including little A-line dresses and coats, continue to this day. Tots in short dresses and matching bloomers were still around in the 1960s when the mini-skirt put women in an equally short silhouette. I found this one among a pile of adult women’s patterns from the 1940s, so I am estimating it dates from that era or a little before.
Another episode of Pie Science. Melissa, Xania and Carmen are now going to tell us a bit about gravity.
Another Vegas photo 🎉 felt cute in my denim mini skirt