I had this post written, once… then Blogger ate my homework. So maddening. (Now that I re-wrote it, post number one better not magically reappear!)
I have a thing for clever, crafted, homemade Halloween costumes, like those I showed two weeks
ago. Have you ever made Halloween costumes? Are you this year? Sweetie and I are doing hand-crafted, but much less involved than last year’s
crafting and sewing. However…
Do you know the work of Richard Scarry
? Do you know there is a whole new generation
of kids enjoying his work? That new generation includes my pre-school aged nephews. They are familiar with the same Richard Scarry characters from the books of my childhood!
Do you know who Pig Will and Pig Won’t
are? (pssst…. I didn’t
either!) Well, that is what nephew #1 decided he and his little brother are going to be for Halloween. And guess who he asked to make them? So…
Four pig ears (lined with pipe cleaners/chenille sticks so we can pose them correctly), two pairs of blue shorts, a red polo shirt and a green polo shirt later… Oh! and two twisty tails (also with a pipe cleaner/chenille stick in the middle, to make them “springy”)……
……We almost have two complete pig costumes for an almost-three and almost-four-year-old, who couldn’t be more excited about his choice of costume. I hope to put the finishing details on them tomorrow, so I can start on the costume for their lil’ sister:
Yeah, like she’ll know the difference, I know… But, I am not about to pass up making something adorable for this little bitty. Look at that face. I’m pretty she can have anything she ever wants as long as she asks Aunt Doris for it.
This week’s Blogtoberfest Giveaway: is the Scrappy Charm Witch Pincushion from yesterday’s post, and today I’m adding a treat to it, (not pictured, because let’s admit it, if I bought the treat NOW, I would have to repurchase it before sending the package out to the winner next week! I’m not foolin’ anyone…
So, today I want to know, do you have a favorite costume memory from your childhood? Mine is a gypsy costume that my Mom made when I was 7 or 8, out of many layers of pastel colored organza, chiffon type materials, a la Esmeralda
… I’m pretty sure it was the flowy, girly, fabrics that did it for me.
How about you?