Sunday, August 28, 2011

Time To Think Halloween Costumes.....(Week 1)...

I have always been a lover of handmade Halloween costumes. Over the next weeks, I am going blog about Halloween pasts and the costumes that I have made.
So, I think I will start with a costume I made for my son when he was about 4 years old.
Jason the Knight!

The costume was made from solid grey fabric with some grey vinyl like fabric on the arms and legs to look like boots, as well as the hood. The fun part of this costume is the "armour". I asked everyone I know to eat potato sticks in the cans and drink frozen canned juice! They all saved the lids for me until I had enough to make a vest like armour. I used an awl and a hammer to make holes in lid (top, bottom and sides) and then I wired them together until I had something he that was big enough for him to wear.
For the trick or treat bag, I drew some black ink pictures on some colored construction paper and then sewed a felt bag with a clear plastic pocket on top that I could slip the construction paper into.
He wore this to his pre-school Halloween party parade and I remember he was the only one in a handmade costume....all the other mother's hated me. :)
One more picture here:

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Summer Time.................

I have been "missing in action" for a while now. My only excuse is summer vacation. For the first time, my son, has had a very "down time" summer. No camps (except for one basketball camp, early on in the summer). So, there has been no time for crafting this summer at all. Which means the fall is going to be EXTREMELY busy. We will be SO far behind in our craft fair production this year, I am already stressed about it.

We were able to have some great fun this summer. We took a nice family vacation to Cape Cod (which we do every year, but this year we stayed in the most amazing home in Bourne, MA. President Grover Cleavland lived on this same property - lots of history and amazing views).

We went on a whale watch while at the Cape and saw probably 50 whales. I snapped this picture and had to share it. It's an unbelievable photo with the sea gull right in the whales mouth. The seagulls try to steal the fish out of the whales mouth when they come up to the surface.

So, stay tuned....I will be back posting soon. I have lots and lots of Halloween costumes from past years to write posts about.