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Countdown to Trick-OR-Treating Commencing…

Zero minus 4 days and counting. There is still plenty of work to do over here before Halloween can happen.

Costumes – Quinby needs to wear hers to school in the morning, but PZ, Hubs, and I don’t need ours until Sunday evening when we are going to a Halloween party. I also have until Monday night before I have to make warm cloaks for them and bags for trick-or-treating.

Quinby’s Tinker Bell costume is done. Yay! She really loves it, too. So that does a Mama’s heart good.

I finished the little slippers today, finished the arm holes off with my pinking shears, and added a warm inside skirt to the dress made from green minki fabric. This should help with the scratchy complaint and keep her warmer.

PZ’s Peter Pan costume still needs a hat with a feather. She really likes her costume, too. Especially the little dagger. Stabbedy Stab Stab. Take that Captain Hook!

The hat I worked on tonight after ballet class turned out just a wee bit small I’m afraid. I’ll have to wait until she’s awake so I can remeasure and try again.

Hubs is planning on going as Captain Hook. I need to put some ruffles on an old shirt of his. Everything else I think he’s pulling out of the costume box.

I’m planning on going as Princess Tiger Lily. I need to make myself a tunic with some fringe and fashion or buy some moccasins. I already have the braid ties, but I’ll need a headband with a feather which is something I’ve been wanting to make for EVER now anyway.

Decorations – 

We already carved pumpkins and made tissue paper ghosts for our outside staircase. We also made paper jack-o-lanterns for the door and bats for our windows.

I still want to make some luminaries for the bottom of the stairs.

What are you hoping to mark off of your Halloween to-do list? Are you making a costume this year?

Pandas, Kittys, and Wolves, Oh My!

I’ve been working this little project in my head for awhile now, what with my fairy tale kick I’m on and everything, and finally got around to sewing it up today during nap time. I found a very handy tutorial over at Indietutes and added the ears as my own little touch. I think I’m going to do a few different animals in the next week including a unicorn which is what PZ wants to be for Halloween this year. It’ll be MUCH easier than last year’s costume.

So its been forever since I posted and I figure I should show off what else I’ve been working on. I did these kokka kitty kat pants for Q last week and I made these purple panda pocket pants to sell. The cuffs roll down about 4 inches so I figure they’ll be good for about 2 years. That’s what I call conservation!

I also did this fun reversible skirt for PZ using the cinderella fabric with birdy pockets on this side and teal pants weight fabric with a veggy pocket on the other.