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Wednesday, August 9

Buttoned Up for Scribble Picnic!

Do you remember getting into your mother's or father's big grown-up clothes? Actually, I never did (Dad was overseas and I wasn't interested in Mama's), but I wonder if Mr. Rogers' kids' ever snuggled into one of his infamous cardigans? Hmm...Well, this chummy lil' guy is certainly all buttoned up and ready to go to this week's Scribble Picnic, regardless. You know, it's been positively Autumnal around here these last few days....and I'm loving it!

(BTW, if you haven't seen it already and are interested, you can now check out my finished, coloured version of Bear's Bare Cuts. Hope you like it.)

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  1. This is beyond cute Michael, all buttoned up! Love his toes peeking out so adorably, wonder if this was inspired by your little grandchildren too.

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    1. I actually added the toes at the last min and am so glad I did! :)

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  2. Dress up was always a favorite when I was a kid and the best place to get goodies was Mom and Dad's closet ... Brings back fun memories in an oh so cute way, Micheal. I did see your beautiful finished product from last week and I am so glad I did because I had missed the little bat in the tree. Love your imagination! It has been glorious here in the Midwest as well and it's supposed to stay that way right through the weekend ... like you, I am loving it :)

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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    1. Ah, thank you so much, Andrea! Very appreciated by your lovely words here.

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  3. This is all kinds of adorable.

    I loved wearing my dad's army coats, even though they were way too big for me. I am still a sucker for any coat with vaguely military styling.

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  4. Oh Michael....You shrunk.....I think that is the little boy in you coming out to play. This is so darling...every detail of the coat, the buttons, the fabric...love it. And those toes....too cute.
    We are going to be out of town for the rest of the month, so I hope you won't mind, I put all of mine in a collage.

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    1. Aw, we will miss you, Wanda. Ha...it is my child's heart for sure but as noted, I never did play grown up with my dad's clothes as he was not around! Anyway, here was my chance! :)

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  5. looks very snugly :)

    I never tried my parent's close either. dad was a Dead Head with lots of tie dye and mom was all jeans and leather wearing, which I hated lol

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    1. Yes, I think I would have steered well clear then too, Jennifer. Too funny.

      Snuggly indeed!

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  6. Fun memories of wearing my Mom's clothes. Love this illustration too. It's like he just finished putting on the huge sweater.

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    1. Exactly! nice to see a pic of you too. So is your first name Galley or Juana?! :) Thank you.

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  7. Such a cute illustration, Michael! I love Wanda's take on it.

    I can't ever recall playing dress-ups as a child but, with four siblings, we did play a lot of make-believe games which was fun. :)

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  8. I can't get over all the details in the rolls of that sweater. You must have had a great model!

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    1. No model, Lorraine! Pure imagination and picturing in my head how the rolls of fabric might work! I am decent at conceptualizing I suppose. Thanks for noticing.

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  9. Oh, yes, Mom had some of her old dresses that I could use for dress-up play, and I loved trying to clomp around in her Sunday shoes, all pointy-toed and high-heeled! I also seem to recall wearing and trying to tie Dad's neckties.
    I'm impressed that your little guy was able to get all the buttons buttoned on that gorgeous big sweater, but perhaps he's reaching up for some help to get out now. Cute illustration!

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    1. ha, Jolene, I was thinking in fact that perhaps the cardigan was already all buttoned up and all he had to do was squeeze it over his head and pull down!

      I love what you say about those shoes being all pointy-toed and high-heeled. I am sure that was fun for you then and ah yes, ties! I think I did try on some of those but can;t recall now. Ha. Great write up. Thank you.

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  10. We loved Mr. Rogers and that's his sweater for sure. What a cute picture!
    Blessings
    Janis

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    1. Love it too. I actually only ever saw maybe one or two shows as I did not live here but saw them when visiting pops. It always left a warm impression on me and he was such a great guy through and through from all Ive ever read.

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    2. We have three children and I watched Mr. Rogers with them. Also The Friendly Giant and Sesame St. Sitting with children gives parents an idea what the kids are watching so conversation later makes sense.
      J

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  11. who doesn't want to pick this little guy up? so darn cute! wonderful take on the theme.

    your bear's bare cuts turned out very well. it looked so full of textures and details, wonderfully done.

    sorry, I used the word wonderful twice, it seems to be stuck in my head today.

    seeing your piece and the others makes me feel a bit lacking since I didn't do anything for this week's theme, I really do like the challenge as it helps me to get some pieces done & thought up new ones, anyway, we'll see if I come up with anything for the next theme

    have a lovely day.

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    1. Aw, Lissa, well I hope you do join in next week. These picnics are all the better when you come to them! :) Thank you.

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  12. Hi Michael....we are packing the car heading to Oregon to see Jill and Tristan. He's 4 already and I miss him so. You don't need to enter me each week....everyone has seen my Month of Scribbles, but that's sweet of you to consider that. I'll catch up for September!!! Love and Hugs.

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  13. We had so few clothes when I was a kid that there probably weren't extra for dress up! I did allow my kids to have some of mine for Halloween costumes etc. when little - later of course they wanted fancy smancy readymade character costumes from the store, boo hoo!
    Love this Michael - you have such a great talent and imagination.
    Mary -

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  14. So darling. One must smile endlessly by the antics of a child. So fun that you thought of this.

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  15. perhaps he's reaching up for some help to get out now. Cute illustration!


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