Sunday, November 8, 2009

A Hoot!

Sorry it's been awhile since I've posted anything...we've been so busy!!! A tiny sliver of that busy-ness was making my baby girl's first Halloween costume. I used this pattern from Martha Stewart. The pattern calls for regular white felt for the front "feathers" but there was some fuzzy white felt on the shelf with the regular stuff and I thought fuzzy would be more fun. Also, if you go to the link and look at the picture of the baby wearing the costume, you'll see that that baby seems perfectly happy wearing those goggles. Marian resisted them at all costs. There was screaming, pushing, and even tears. So I didn't push it.

My husband and I wanted to keep our costumes low key, so we figured we'd go thematic. A few felt leaves stitched to headbands and gloves, a little bird's nest with a few eggs in it, color-appropriate clothing, and we were all set. Easy, and nothing spectacular.

Disclaimer: the lighting wasn't working for us when we were taking these pictures, and so they suck.


  1. Oops, sorry, I copied my pictures over from my other blog and they are the big size...hope that doesn't ruin the asthetic of the whole website. Kind of aggravating to have such a huge picture of myself that is so horrible.

  2. You mean nothing short of spectacular!!!! I love it! i remember seeing that costume and loving it so much. I love your and Jonny's costumes as well - they complement it well!

    Uh - its so cute. Love it. well done on her costume. It looks EXACTLY like the original. Uh, why don't we live closer?

  3. LOVE IT. So so so cute. Isn't felt great?

  4. this is so lame, but it didn't even occur to me to MAKE a costume for lily. I'm in love with the owl costume, I love owns right now. I'm even more in love with your little girl, she is sooooooo adorable! you did an amazing job with the costume, I'm very impressed. I book marked the pattern site so maybe I can pull through next year.