Friday, November 6, 2009

A year ago....

This was P's costume last year. She loved that little cat she's holding.  It was the first toy she actually went after in a store.  She wouldn't let it go, so I had to buy it.  I figured if I made her look like her favorite cat she would want to wear her costume and I was right.  She LOVED it!  Ironically, someone stole her cat that night.

I started sewing when I was round 11.  Since then I've dreamt of making my children's costumes.    I was in tears sewing P's first costume.  I was so happy, as I was again this year.  These are the things that make me extremely happy.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween 2009

P is a chicken this year and hubby and I are cheeeken faaamers.  She's still in love with chickens after chicken sitting the neighbor's over the summer.  

I did a Martha Stewart costume. It turned out great. She loved it and wanted to wear it all the time. I was blown away by her coordination when walking in her "chicken feet".  They were hand-washing gloves stuffed and stretched over her shoes.  My God the girl amazes me with her coordination constantly.

Tonight she ate candy. I don't like her to eat it but I'm also not such a nut that I wouldn't allow her to have any on this given night.  She had about 6 pieces.  Enough to give her a sugar rush that had her jumping over and onto the couch for a good hour.  

I am in love with my child.  Making her costume myself makes me feel so good and it's the realization of a dream I've had since I was a child.