Monday, October 06, 2008

that elusive sponge

After weeks of begging Brianna to please, please, please tell me what she wanted to be for Halloween, she finally decided. This is the first time she's actually going to wear a costume I make for her and I'm super excited! Every year I want to make her costume and every year she'd rather me just buy her one. This year, I showed her about 75 million homemade costumes and she chose a pink poodle. I was tres happy and started getting the things we need to make it. Everything seemed simple enough. We'd need some pink leggings, a pink turtleneck, a pair of pink socks, bubble wrap, and eight pink mesh sponges. Easy, right? Not so fast. . . . . I can't find pink mesh sponges anywhere. These things should be easy, right? They're just like these. . .

I've been to every discount and dollar store in the area and can't find them in pink. I found two in our grocery store of all places, but I still need six. Friends were telling me about several other discount stores that are not too far from here where I could maybe find them. I'll be going there. Plus my mom is on the look-out in Texas. I've seen some online, but I'm not willing to pay $4 on each. Is that super stingy of me? I mean, I want these from like a dollar store, not Sephora (which are the ones I keep coming across). I went looking at a body shop in a mall this weekend and each one was $6.99. No thanks. I didn't even stay to look for the right color.
If I'd have known that this was going to be a hassle, we would have picked another color. She could have been a white poodle. We have everything in pink now, though. Isn't it always the case that when you're looking for one specific thing, you can't find that? I bet you after I don't need them anymore, I'll be seeing these things everywhere I look. -sigh-

feeling: it doesn't feel like Monday to me
listening to: John Mayer (Free Falling)

5 comments:

Jesser said...

OMG! That's so ridiculous. I would have sworn up and down that I've seen them at our dollar store all the time. I will check for you around here and see what I can find. Good luck in AZ.

Elaine said...

You could make them, they sell the nylon netting in the fabric stores. A yard for something crazy like 99 cents. Just a thought.

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/639287/homemade_bath_and_shower_puffs.html and http://www.craftbits.com/viewProject.do?projectID=893

Michelle said...

Have you tried Walgreens? I always seem to find puffs at Walgreens, but color isn't a big deal to me, so not sure if they have pink.

Anonymous said...

I was going to suggest Walgreens as well. That's where I get mine. I'd be glad to look for you. How many would you like?

Ani
foodiechickie.com

Jodi said...

I am desperately trying to come up with a costume idea and may steal this! Do you have the instructions?