Hello lovely readers! Happy November!!! Well mostly happy, my birthday is in exactly 17 days and as usual I'm not thrilled for it. Good bye fleeting youth. Okay I'm mostly kidding...mostly.
Today I'm excited to share with you photos from this year's Halloween. As some of you may know, I love making homemade costumes! There is nothing more satisfying than wearing something you know no one else is wearing. However this year I was completely behind on getting started. I bought everything ahead of time but with our usual chaotic schedule I didn't actually start making anything till just two days before. Yep reigning queen of procrastination! I once was the craft coordinator for a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group. We had over 60 members. I was terrible about waiting till the day before to come up with a craft, get a sample ready, and do all the prep work. Somehow, by the grace of God, I always prevailed and with success! I think I work better with a fire lit under my arss.
This year Piper wanted to be a faerie. Naturally it had to be a blue faerie. Everything with Piper has to be blue, ALWAYS! I love that about her. I did a lot of surfing on Pinterest for inspiration. Some ideas I had planned on doing didn't pan out well but ultimately I'm pretty happy with how everything turned out. I'm especially excited about her floral crown. I've never made one before but after reading a tutorial I quickly caught on. These are so much fun to make. I might have to make a
This year I didn't make Chloie's costume. I'd like to next year if she'll let me. Instead we went with a sort of Victorian harlequin, piecing together things we already had. It was really exciting finding pieces from previous costumes and reusing them in a different way. The necklace was from her Renascence costume a few years back. She wore that same corset last year too, you can see it here. She looked fabulous for such a simple look. She loves wearing that corset.
At the last moment I decided I wanted to dress up this year. Ever since I became a redhead I've always wanted to be Daphne for Halloween. I whipped up a scarf for myself and an ascot for Jedidiah. Boy did the girls love saying ascot. It made me think of Pee Wees Playhouse and the secret word of the day was "Ascot!" Every time I said it they screamed and giggled. Girls are so silly. I even researched how to tie one of those darn things! I think we must have looked pretty good because we had at least 4 people stop us to take photographs with us.
Our entire day turned out to be so wonderful! The weather was fantastic, making it easy to trick or treat for several hours after it got dark. I didn't even have to wear a coat! Tons of layers but no coat! That's pretty epic for around here.
Gotta love this last shot! Just like Jedidiah to be goofy when I'm not looking. How was your Halloween? Did you dress up or do anything fun? I'd love to hear about it!
Stockings: Local costume shop
Take Care & Enjoy,