Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Perseverance and Progress

Word has reached me that my godmother has noticed the lack of  updates here... so here's a photo of what Tamsin has been up to at RG training:


Her coach, Marta, took the photo at Tink's request as she has been trying to get this move for ages.
Nice one, Tink - keep it up!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Here we go again

It was the last day of term 3 yesterday, so that means that 2016 NZ Gymsports Nationals is here.
Tamsin qualified Aerobics ADP3 for Gymsports Manukau, and Rhythmic Grade IV Group for Auckland, so we're off to Invercargill tomorrow for the week for her to represent two regions in two codes, while I'll be judging Aerobics for every session except hers and Aerodance.
Rumour has it that Invercargill is booked out as 900+ gymnasts and the all the support crew descend on ILT Stadium.
Wish us luck!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Last one for luck

Finally, the "official" 2016 Ribbon Leo got made:


Tamsin has two ribbons: one white with purple and black, the other is black/aqua/purple, so this leo had to match both.
This was an experiment with one of the current European trends for gathered mesh on leos.  I might try it again, I'm not sure. As always, it needs more bling!
Tink wore it at Midlands Champs and National Secondary Schools to some nice comments. My favourite leo this year is still the orange glitter velvet, though.

one day in Te Awamutu

Spiralz of Hamilton hold their annual RG comp at the Te Awamutu Events Centre, a very nice venue and a competition we have always enjoyed.
As Tamsin is competing RG again, we made sure that she was entered (missing ZM3 AER to do so) and the lovely KP of Katherine Paton Photography was on hand to get some lovely shots:









Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Up In The Air

Action shot of Tink from the Aspire Qualifier/ Akl Secondary Schools competition earlier this month:
Photo courtesy of my lovely neighbour, Clare, 
who also made that amazing leo.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Just in Time

Jess coaches levels 1-3 for Xtreme Rhythmix and one of her girls needed a leotard for the Counties RG Invitational.  After a rummage in the stash, she chose:


Finished in time for Jess to take to the competition for her gymnast to wear.
Jess reported back that it looked great on Ella, and great on the floor - yay!

That same week (i.e. the week prior to the comp) I decided I really didn't like Red Zebra on Tink and that a new hoop leo was required.  Another rummage in the stash, where I pulled out the lycra I had intended to use before the red zebra fabric came home, I put together this:

Tink wore it on Saturday for L6 Hoop, where the substitute Evil Gym Moms (I was elsewhere judging AER) reported back that it looked good on her, good on the floor but showed a tad too much flesh... so a bit more applique and lots of bling required apparently!
Wonder if I'll get that done in time for Auckland Secondary Schools comp that is happening this Wednesday??


Saturday, June 11, 2016

Hi-Vis for luck

After making the AER leo for Tamsin, Clare gave me back the fabric I'd bought for it. The piece of glitter orange velvet was big enough to make another leotard:




Definitely hi-vis! To be worn for her ballet medal test in early July (she wore it in class today to check with the teacher that it was ok) and probably as the new interim ribbon leo.
More bling to come: more rows on the back and all along the bottom edge of the skirt.