Once again it's time for Heather's challenge for the Adventurer's Club.
Unfortunately, the weather has been very much against me taking photos outside this month. It has been so cold, wet and windy, the garden is extremely damp underfoot. So after speaking with all my girls at some length, it was agreed that we would use Kismet's backyard instead. It really was time that she had a chance to steal the limelight and enjoy an adventure of sorts of her very own.
It was a typical cold winter's day, but in Kismet's world the sun was shining and her beautiful garden was flush with lovely pink roses. Kismet woke early to find a pretty dress on a hanger beside her bed. I poked my head into her room and asked, "Kismet do you think you could model this little dress I made for Carol's Lati Yellow? I need to take some photos for my portfolio."
"Oh yes, I would love to, you know how much I love trying on pretty dresses," she replied enthusiastically.
She jumped right out of bed, ran into her bathroom and quickly washed and dressed herself. When she was ready, we went out into her backyard and together we selected the perfect spot by the stairs to take some photos.
"Look at me, I'm modelling just like the girls on the runway." she said proudly with hand on hip.
As she twirled and swished the skirt around, I shouted, "Kismet, please stand still so I can focus the camera!" Sometimes, when she's all caught up in her own little world, I have to shout to gain her attention.
"Okay, okay, there's no need to yell at me." She pouted while brushing her hair back from her face. "I was just trying to show off the dress properly, so people can see how sweet the pattern is."
She suddenly looked a little sad, so I asked her, "What's wrong Kismet? Aren't you enjoying the modelling?"
"Oh no, it's not that, I was just thinking how nice it would be, if you made me one just like this, I'm so sick of wearing that same shabby black Gothic dress."
I thought you liked your Gothic dress? I queried.
"I do, but it's getting a bit old and it's the only one I have. It would be so good to have a change of clothes to wear." She replied. "Besides, you know how much I love Hello Kitty."
Seeing the pleading look on her face, I very quickly agreed. "Okay, as a reward for modelling today, I will make you one of your very own."
She smiled broadly and when we finished the photo session, we went back to the house to choose a Hello Kitty fabric just for her. So today, might not have been a bold or risky undertaking, but to Kismet, it was an exciting and unusual experience . . . a truly wonderful adventure.