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i am a mom/wife/textile designer gone haywire. I love to sing(music/arts AA degree), craft, exercise, and be goofy. Just living life outside the norm. And the norm thanks me for it. Oh yeah, and I like me some haikus. . . . . . . . . . What are we up to currently? Aaron recently started medical school at Ross University on the island of Dominica in the Caribbean, and the kids and I are along for the crazy ride :)

Halloween Costumes

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Here is the first installment of what I've been meaning to post for a while...... I'm going to toot my own horn for a minute and tell you that I did Megan's costume without a pattern! yes, folks, this is the first time I've ever sewn anything without a pattern for someone to wear.... Oh wait. actually no, I'm wrong. I sewed Megan's costume last year without a pattern. wow. I can't believe I forgot that. But this is WAY cuter. I made it like an apron so it can grow with her- the straps are velcro-ed to the inside of the back of her waist band. Her ruby slippers were black sunday shoes we already had- Aunt Valerie sanded them (thanks Val), I painted them red, and then red glittered them with red glitter I already had on hand and something called glitter goo (glue for a strong flexible hold).

Thankfully, Matthew decided he wanted to be Wall-E this year. I said "YAY! We can use a cardboard box!" And that's exactly what we did! The kids painted the base coat on the box and then I went to work. I had elaborate plans to make him some goggles with trimmed tp rolls and supplemental cardboard and some wheels, but this is the furthest it got. Sorry, Matt! He loves it and plays with it all the time- his favorite part is the set of buttons on the top. he'll press one and pretend that it did something. He especially likes the music button. He presses it and we all pretend to be dancing to music. For the week before halloween we hid it so he wouldn't ruin it before the fact. On Halloween he wore it with his Wall-E shirt, but here he's just got on a collered shirt.And here are the models- would anyone be interested in purchasing this lovely bottle of ketchup? Megan is such a kook.


2 comments:

Brandis said...

I'm totally impressed! I LOVE the Wall-E box and I can't believe you sanded, painted, and glittered SHOES! I would never think to do something like that. You're smart. :)

Aaron and Stephanie Shumway (and family) said...

ahhh shucks