Monday, November 7, 2011

Halloween 2011

My internet is really slow, so I haven't had the patience to post for a while.  But here is a pic of my kid's halloween costumes.
It was a joint effort - my mom and I made different parts of each costume - Luckily, she made the tricky parts of the costumes (Minnie's dress and Batman's head piece - which she had to make 2 of since my children have HUGE heads and we had to go up two sizes to make the head piece fit right.)  Thanks Mom!  They turned out awesome, as always!

Minnie's dress has boning in the bottom to give it that hoop skirt look.  And I didn't think I would find yellow shoes anywhere for her, but then I realized I could buy black ones at goodwill and then spray paint them yellow.  Worked awesome.  But I wouldn't do this for anything other than a costume.  It isn't holding up well - it cracks and scrapes off easier than I hoped.  But it was great for a Halloween costume and looked awesome.

Here's Emeree with our newest family addition - Adam (wearing the lion costume my Mom made 11 years ago and has made it through all 6 grandkids so far)
 And just love this shot of my husband and Emeree at the pumpkin patch- such a sweet shot.  But the rest of the pics of her on his shoulders were of her pulling on his hair.  Glad I got the one cute shot.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Thanksgiving and Halloween Bunting

I found this idea for a Halloween bunting, and they mentioned using the other side for Thanksgiving.  Wonderful idea. 
Except I forgot how much I HATE working with burlap.  It's messy when cutting, it's itchy and just aggrivates my exczema and makes me feel like I'm wearing an itchy burlap blanket.  Anyway, I love how it turned out.  I put a maple leaf on the last spot since "thankful" didn't fill up the whole line. 

Even though Halloween is past, you can still make this in time for Thanksgiving and then make the Halloween side to be ready for next year.  I didn't have mini black ric rac, but I did have thin sparkly ribbon!
I couldn't find the same font she used, so I found a similar one on - called IFC Rail Road