Yesterday was my birthday…it’s weird to have a birthday during such a wild time in our world…and because of social distancing, I couldn’t have a party or anything. Not that I’ve had one that was my own really in recent years. My birthday weekend has fallen on Dapper Day weekend the last couple of years, and I have many friends who are also April babies, so we tend to celebrate together during Dapper Day weekend since so many of us attend Dapper Day. For those curious about Dapper Day, the unofficial “dress to your best” day at Disneyland, it has been postponed to June. So this year I had to get creative… and was inspired by one of the four dresses I’ve made (so far) as part of “sewcial distancing.”
Patrick and I whipped up a cactus cupcake cake we saw online. No guests? No problem! Taxidermy works great! I brought Mr. Van Cleef, our jackalope, out for a little birthday picnic in the backyard. Patrick and I have never decorated cakes before and while this isn’t as gorgeous as the one we based it on, I think it isn’t all that shabby! Colonel Whiskers was forced to stay inside during our little picnic, as he was getting too curious over the cake.
If the cut of this dress looks familiar, it is because it’s the same as my Bird Cage dress I made last December. It’s just such a flattering cut, and I think very conducive for prints. So I’ve made this dress in four different prints since the COVID-19 safer-at-home order was issued for California. Most of which have been designs by There Will Be Cute on Spoonflower, and most of those have been Halloween themed actually, which who knows, that might be the next time we are allowed out in society!
I also whipped up a matching mask, because why the hell not? If you gotta wear a mask, why not make it fun?
Has anyone else celebrated or will celebrate their birthday in quarantine?