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Friday, October 10, 2014

Use Your Words: Pattern Stories #3


Today’s post is a writing challenge created by Karen @ Baking in A TornadoThis is how it works: 13 participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, but there's a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who received their words or in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featured in this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they were given and how they used them. 

My words are: 
vengeful irony (optional) ~ eye broccoli (opposite of eye candy) ~ insidious ~ stroll ~ alluring ~ insignificant


They were submitted by: http://www.crumpetsandbollocks.com  
Holy Hannah with those words, woman!!

Pattern Stories #3
   
Pattern drawings are the property of Kwik Sew Pattern Co. 
Pattern #852 was designed by Kerstin Martensson.



Despite blasting Donna Summer's disco loveliness overhead, nothing and no one could help Julia and Kristy connect during last month's photo shoot.

The two had been competing for the same modeling gigs in what seemed like forever. No matter how much Julia had tried, she could never measure up to what Kristy brought to the stage. 

At the Prell shampoo shoot last May, Kristy showed up with bouncy, newly-frosted hair. The color was so alluring, Julia didn't even make it into the final photo. When Julia had practiced the perfect motions for a "cross-your-heart" bra commercial later that month, Kristy strolled in with a new set of perky double Ds. Julia had always felt insignificant in Kristy's shadow.

Then came the day when the girls were competing for the front page of McCall's magazine. The cover-girl would show off the most anticipated piece of clothing for fall: The culottes. Every girl wanted to get their hands on a pair and wear them with the other must-haves of the season: knee-high leather boots.

Kristy had the insidious plan of choosing the tomato-colored culottes knowing the leather boots would match marvelously. She was sure to make the cover.

But when the photographer caught sight of the eye broccoli that were Julia's feet, he demanded that the boots cover any sight of them, and in his words, " the legs they were attached to."

Kristy, who was not at all happy at this turn of events, decided to show off her glorious Double Ds  once again in a revealing button-up blouse. Surely that would clinch the job.

Unfortunately, in what can only be described as a vengeful irony, two buttons on that fabulous shirt popped off and bounced out of sight. Kristy would spend the rest of the shoot in her last-season moccasins, carefully covering up her "girls." She would have to save her beautifully whitened smile (via Pearl Drops) for another day.

All was not lost for Kristy. While Julia made the September cover of McCall's, both women were featured on Kwik Sew's new pattern for culottes. (Any claims to the notion that Kristy's cover was due in-part to her father owning the Kwik Sew company should be dismissed, as this was purely coincidental.)


Happy Friday, friends :)
Check out all the cool kids participating this week:

Baking in a Tornado                              
Spatulas on Parade                       
Stacy Sews and Schools                   
Follow Me Home                        
Battered Hope                             
The Bergham's Life Chronicles                    
Evil Joy Speaks                  
The Momisodes                                    
Someone Else's Genius                        
Crumpets and Bollocks                 
Sparkly Poetic Weirdo                     
Eileen's Perpetually Busy                    
             

30 comments:

  1. LOL, love it! Gosh, I remember Pearl Drops...I actually kinda miss that toothpaste; they had cinnamon!

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    1. Pearl Drops. I remember my mom using the cinnamon kind and me thinking it was only for rock stars.
      Thanks for commenting, Eileen :)

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  2. I love it Michele! You're such an eloquent writer about stuff I know nothing about haha. Not even sure what culottes are but it was fun to read your post and I see where Alex gets her creativity from!

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    1. Oh Micah, A. has put a spell on you. I love that you don't know what culottes are. Maybe if you're lucky, I'll make you a pair for Christmas.
      Seriously? Thank you for reading the post. It means a lot.

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  3. Wow.. so creative! Love this post. You are such a great writer. I really felt as if I were standing in Julia's boots, covering the hideous feet. At least the underdog always wins. :) Great blog. Fantastic Author!

    Love you!
    -Alex

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    1. Glad you finally were able to read it, Alex. You know that my feet are perfect for, ahem, tall boots :) The underdog ALWAYS wins. <3
      Now, come bake some cookies with your mother. Or, we could just open up a package of OREOS...

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  4. Best. Thing. Ever.
    DYING!!!!! Prell!! I had forgotten all about that!!!!
    LOVE THIS!!! You are a genius!!!

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    1. Prell. In a glass bottle! It's all I could think about when I saw their hair :)
      Thanks for reading, Stacy. I know you can appreciate a good pattern. LOL

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  5. I love the retro pattern stories. Great job Shelly

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    1. Thanks, Dawn. They're fun to write. The retro patterns in my stash are begging to be blogged about. Ha!

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  6. Michele I loved this post and now I'm wishing it was a little warmer so I could go a little retro and rock some culottes!

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    1. I told a friend today: "Everything old will be new again." Perhaps Spring 2015? :)
      Thanks for reading and commenting, Jenn

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  7. Ha! I love it. Brilliant use of your words! Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. Thanks Jules. I didn't know if I could pull this one off...

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  8. You used my words very well. I'm glad Kristy got to make it on something... Culottes might be the next trending thing we bring back from the retro past... I can only wish that would be more in than the mini-skirt when my kids hit teenage years old.

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. Those words! I wasn't sure...
      Let's together just hope hemlines start getting lower each season, and that leggings become what they were intended for: tights. When did I become such a prude?

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  9. Oh Twinnie!!! I absolutely loved this post!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah. Glad you liked it ;)
      BTW, PI is darling!

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  10. Culottes! Holy guacamole, those were some tough words you got there, and you did so well! Fabulous post, great job!

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    1. Tamara, when I saw those words I wrote Karen and told her, "I don't know..." But she had more faith in me than I did. I hope I used "vengeful irony" correctly :) Thanks for stopping by. I hope your trip is/was amazing <3

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  11. Michele, great use of your words. I don't know how you always do it. I love this post!!!

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    1. Thanks, Dawn. One Thursday in the future, at about 9:00pm, my procrastination is going to bite me in the behind. I'm sure of it. So glad you enjoyed it :)

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  12. WOW. I am impressed. You were given difficult words and pulled it off with ease. CONGRATS.

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    1. Thanks, Carol. The retro patterns almost write themselves... LOL

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  13. I've heard stories about the Julia and Kristy rivalry. I'm surprised they even agreed to be photographed together - are you sure they were in the same room at the same time? If so, Kristy has got to be at least a foot taller than Julia based on that picture. I'm with Micha - I don't even know what culottes are. Very entertaining story - you did a great job with some hard words. Keep up the great work!

    Love,
    M

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    1. Kristy was always larger than life. LOL I'm glad you don't know what culottes are; your legs were really made for daisy dukes... ;)
      The words were great, I'm just glad I could spin them into a post.

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  14. I knew you would hit this one out of the park, you always do.
    Amazing use of your words, and I DO know what culottes are, btw.
    I think I need to come up with 30 challenges. That way I'll be able to read as many monthly posts of yours as I'd like to.
    XO

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    1. 30 challenges? Whew? Well, it would give me an excuse to write...
      Thanks for having faith, mom :)

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  15. Well done using vengeful irony! Big breasts have a habit of enacting that on those who try and flaunt them.

    Not that I have any idea what that's like...

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    1. Dang big breasts... Always getting the flaunters in trouble.
      Does sagging count? I may be able to rock that... LOL

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