Sunday, May 11, 2008
This week Katya will be returning to the Pioneer (Soviet Youth Group) Camp for three days with her school. They're studying Russian fairy tales and myths and she needed to bring a folk costume with her; she had outgrown the one she's wearing in my top sidebar picture! I took both girls to the central Dyetsky Mir at Lubyanka and we found beautiful costumes for both girls--even the headdresses are gorgeous! The fourth floor of the huge building features little boutiques rented by a wide variety of shops; that's where I've found art supplies, ballet slipper/goods, sewing notions, artisan stuffed dachshunds for my mom, and theatrical costumes these past few years. The woman who made Natalia's pink dress really enjoyed seeing her twirl in it!
I'll really miss that store when it closes for THREE YEARS of renovations next month; I'll do a separate post on the place sometime soon.