Ralf the Reindeer

“Rudolf, Prancer, Dasher”

Ralf

My family and I gave out a little laugh when my niece Katie suggested that one of Santa’s reindeers was called Ralf. Mum and I went to her dress rehearsal performance of  her very first ever nativity play last week. She was a total star smiling at us and singing as best as she could. Funny enough the play was all about Ralf the reindeer that could not fly!

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Katie played the part of a snowflake, and asked her beloved Aunt (me) to make her costume for her! I was delighted to take on the challenge. Any mums out there would know how little time you get to make these things, it also has to be practical so that a 4 year old can get in and out of it by themselves.

I made a basic white tunic, with large armholes and neck  so she could easily pull it over her head. I put a large silver snowflake on both the front and back of the costume, so she wouldn’t have to worry about putting it on backwards! Finally I added tinsel at the bottom. She really loved it and looked fantastic.

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The play went very well despite the shaky start of Christmas tree #3 bursting into tears after a red ball ball fell off his costume. Congratulations Katie on your first ever nativity performance, I am sure this won’t be the last costume I make you!

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