Thursday, 1 November 2012

Mind the Gap

Hope everyone is well! Just a quick post to let you know I'm away at a spoken word festival 'til next week. I've been having a fantastic time over at Ally's Halloween party - go check out all of our excellent costumes! I got there late as usual, this is just a hint of my getup:


explanation here, inspiration here and here

By popular demand, here is one of my (tamer) gardening / chicken care / pyjama ensembles. I am joined by Dolores the Little Red Hen (a.k.a. "Heavy D"), Mrs. "Big Henrietta" Hoover (of the supremely fluffy bum), and Alma Ferguson (whose thinning neck-feathers are due to molting).


Think our hairdos are similar? You should see our handwriting. 
glasses: Oakley
plaid fleece shirt, size 3x: Mountain Ridge, Giant Tiger
t-shirt: No Doubt concert local crew, gift from Beary
polka dot pyjama bottoms with ribbon trim: Vera Wang, Winners 


And another gratuitous very special chicken photo because I will be missing my Beary and the hens at home (I'll be missing y'all too, of course!):




They were chasing me because they thought I had treats. It was also fun to run around in the leaves, and Beary found the whole episode desperately hilarious. Not quite as dramatic as Sheila's (ultra-fabulous!) Halloween, but on the upside, way less bloody.

Are you participating in Megan and Keely's Fall Colour Trends Fashion Challenge (*dates corrected*) Nov. 12-16? I might not have the capacity this time around, but at very least I will be greatly admiring everyone's efforts as I catch up on my outfit-photo backlog! Stay tuned for more Giant Pants.

See you soon!


31 comments:

  1. Week after next for the Fashion Challenge! November 12-16!

    Loved your Halloween costume and your feathered ladies. They look so friendly!

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    1. Ooops!!! Sorry about that - updated with correction! But that makes me happy, 'cause there'a better chance I can do it.

      Our ladies are very dear - it just about knocks me over how they come running at the sight of us, even though it may be more about anticipation of treats than affection. They betray their dinosaur heritage with how mean they can be to each other!

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  2. Please, as far as I'm concerned you're early for the Halloween pics!! Have a wonderful time at your spoken word event; I'll be waiting to hear all about it!! I love the one boot-one barefoot picture, plus tulle and polish. Pretty much sums it all up, right? Add beautiful chickens and pajama bottoms for the perfect effect.

    Love you!!

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    1. Ha! I still haven't put together a proper tulle-and-teacup post over a week later!

      Love you too, doll. xo

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  3. These photos are so sweet and fun. Your little chickens love their mommy! Meaning the stylish Amber of course. Hurry back!

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    1. Thanks, Joni - the hopping up on my back does seem to be an imprinting / mother hen thing, which I can't help but take as a compliment. :)

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  4. Oh yeah, you do a mean tutu and a teacup and a chicken and rubber boots! Brilliant! Your chicken photo makes me dizzy which is why I love it so.

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    1. Much appreciated, especially from the One Who Started It All!

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  5. Hee! Love your tutu and teacup interpretation! Have a great time at the event!

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  6. Oh that chicken chase pic is fantastic!! :) Have a wonderfull weekend wherever you are :)

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    1. Thanks - I was laughing so hard I could barely run, and the sound of the leaves rustling was amazing!

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  7. Love these chicks - they love you too, I see! Your partial costume looks intriguing, and a tea cup adds mystery to any setting, I think. Enjoy your trip!

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    1. Thank you, Patti! The love is what surprises me the most about our whole chicken experience.

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  8. I'd recognize a tulle and tea girl anywhere. yea Amber! Love the pics of you playing chicken too. Have fun speaking words with like-minded souls.

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    1. Thank you, Pao - it was your version of it that pushed me over the edge into HAVING to do it too!

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  9. I loved your Halloween photo for Ally's party. I still want to do the tulle and teacup pic - just missing the tulle! :)

    I love chickens, so yours are fascinating to me. I bet it was hilarious to see them chasing you for treats. I have the kitten trained to beg for treats when the dogs get theirs after a walk. Or maybe she has me trained, I get confused :o

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    1. Thanks, Lynne! It's never too late whenever the tulle finds its way to you.

      About them training us, especially where treats are concerned - I think you're on to something. Is it Sasha Jane you describe? She is so pretty - and smart too, apparently. :)

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  10. I'm sure when Melanie posed with her tea cup and tutu she had no idea she would be starting a blogger craze, and inspire a halloween costume! I hope you are having a great time at the Spoken Word festival. We should chat - I've participated in a couple of author's readings and was working on a spoken word piece at one time; I'd love to hear more about your creative projects. Your blog has given me a new appreciation for chickens outside of being a source of protein ;)

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    1. I know - Melanie certainly captured something which has grabbed all of us. Cool that spoken word may be another opportunity for us to intersect!

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  11. Ah, I love your addition to the Tulle and a Teacup series! It has its own special one wellied charm.
    And another ahhhh for your chickens, fluffy bums and all!
    Have a great time at your festival - don't forget how much we would LOVE to see a wee clip of you performing, Amber... Just saying! xxxx

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    1. Thanks, Curtise - yet another way in which the "owner" resembles her pets. :)

      I won't forget! I know of three videos in existence, one may be up on YouTube around January, the others have to wait for the written works to work their way through the publication process first.

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    2. P.S. It means so much that my friends are interested to see!

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  12. Ooh, I can't wait to see your costume, because I know it will be fab! Tulle is terrific!

    Thank you so much for the shout-out. :)

    Your chickens are so funny.

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    1. Thanks, Sheila! My particular tulle has an interesting and loaded history. I did tons of photos, which makes things a little daunting to put together!

      Chickens are totally comical. :D

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  13. Oh Amber, you make me want chickens. Maybe I'll just settle for collecting some chicken figurines for now.
    Like Lynne, I'm loving this tulle and tea cup party movement.
    Safe travels to your speaking engagement.

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    1. Figurines would definitely be a bit easier to clean up after. :) Although the eggs are superior!
      Thanks, Sheila!

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  14. Yes, the tulle is fun, the chicken photo is wonderful, but that teacup and saucer - I love it! The black and white contrasting with the flowers really sets it apart from grandma's china. They're gorgeous! Do you have a set?

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    1. Hi Val, welcome and thanks for your comment! The teacup and saucer are all I have in this pattern, picked up at a flea market to add to a small collection of very pretty all-different cups and saucers inherited from my Great Aunt.

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  15. I love your Tulle and Teacup outfit! The colours are beautiful, and I always enjoy elegant wellies! Have a great time at the festival!

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    1. Ha! I didn't feel so graceful chasing the hens around the yard - turns out that most aren't such big fans of tulle. :) These are Beary's wellies, as mine are all-black without the iconic-of-my-childhood orange sole - I will tell him they have been deemed "elegant" - how marvellous! Thanks! :)

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- Amber