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Friday, October 30, 2009

Dorothy, Coraline and a Happy Monster!

I was up until well after midnight. ::sigh:: But it's all worth it right? Yeah. It is. There are times when I wish I could be like so many of my friends... Moms who have lots of time on their hands. lol One of these days perhaps, and hopefully it will come when the girls want me to go shopping with them (you know, where I sit outside a dressing room, waiting for them to come out and model? Yeah. That's a ways off. My girls are thrilled when I bring "finds" home to them--Nathaniel not so much. He is now getting into "going to look" for his own clothes. ::sigh::) I digress.

So this week is nearly over and I still have a good bit of work to do, but for the most part I'm calm since I feel like I have a good handle on what I need to accomplish today. :)

Deanie's costume was the most difficult yet easiest to do. I didn't go into it blindly, but I had a basic pattern that I modified into a Dorothy dress. I didn't use the traditional checked blue fabric because I couldn't find anything better than a very thin material, not a nice piece of fabric at all. I don't understand that, all of the checked fabric I found was very thin. So I picked out the same color of blue that had little stars on it, it's beautiful. :) I love how it feels when you touch it and Deanie did too. I made some slight changes and the end result was fantastic. :)

We used a little Longaberger basket with a tiny puppy inside for Toto, but tomorrow night (if it's not raining) I'll let her take Jack-Jack because he's the perfect teenie size to take along! Isn't she adorable? :) I think so too! Oh, she does have sparkly shoes but I didn't want her wearing them to school. She'll wear those tomorrow.

Nicole's going as Coraline. I know what you're thinking. She looks just like a school girl. lol Well, Coraline is a school girl. lol But she has blue hair. Nicole's wig will be used for Halloween night, not for school today. I think it would be annoying to have on all day. Anyway, she has yellow shoes, faux tweed skirt and stripey sweater and she even has her dragonfly necklace. :) She's so sweet.

Natalie told me a couple weeks ago that she wanted to be a monster. "What kind of monster?" I ask. "Ohhhh I don't want to be an ugly or mean monster, I want to be a kind and happy monster! You know?" she replied. Well, hmmm.... a happy and kind monster... lol I wasn't sure what that meant but this was all her. I didn't have much to do with it. I just sewed it all together. She was the one who told me (in detail!) what colors she wanted. We made the entire thing ourselves and I must say that it's just terrific! :) For Halloween night she'll have these crazy-long eyelashes too (they're red and black with glitter on them). I'll have to take another pic.

Nathaniel does plan on dressing up but his school didn't allow that today, just the girl's school. So I'll post his pictures tomorrow. I think he's going as a zombie. lol

I hope to have some specials up... very very soon. You all have a great day!

1 comment:

Beth said...

Absolutely adorable! All of them!