Well, I didn’t miss it completely, just blogging during October — typically I blog daily in October as part of Blogtoberfest, I plan ahead, I create extra, and I love it! But this Autumn just got too crazy, and something had to give. I did sew though, a few costumes… this adorable penguin costume for my niece (you might recall I made her very first Halloween costume in 2011):
The hat was actually purchased, because her Mommy found it under $10. And it’s hard to see, but I made a pillowy fleece & flannel body with black “wing” flaps that attached around her wrist with thin black elastic. She was specific about being a girl penguin (Girl has two big brothers, y’know) so Mom lent her a string of pearls and added a pink flower pin to her hat. Crazy adorable.
And you can almost see it in that photo (she was too excited to stand still!) the Trick-or-Treat bags that I made for her and her brothers:
They were a panel I bought a few years ago, and I liked the retro images so much, I almost made myself a table runner out of them instead! We spent a fun evening with the Lioness granddaughter at Living History Farms Family Halloween (Lion costume from Pottery Barn Kids):
And I finished my sweetie’s scarecrow costume just before we left the house for the annual Halloween party we attend:
I made the gingham check jumper in an evening, found the white blouse at Goodwill, the basket, green shirt, gloves and hat we had (the hat was a hillbilly hat that was in the Halloween stuff we brought home from my MILs house) — I sewed patches onto his shirt and hat, and we used raffia and lots of staples to get the scarecrow look. This is the mess on our living room ottoman about 45 minutes prior to that photo above being taken:
If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time, you know I love Halloween and I love creative costumes. Have to share one last pic that shows the great robot costumes my sister created for her boys (the penguin’s big brothers):
until next October…