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Happy Halloween

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This year I undertook the huge task of making the girls costumes. I gave myself a month, and still procrastinated until the last days to finish everything…when will I learn? After asking the girls what they wanted to be for Halloween, and not getting very much input, I decided to pick their current movies of choice: Tangled and Tinkerbell. After telling the girls this week what they would be dressed as, I knew I made the right choice.

I started with Tinkerbell, I found this wonderful homemade costume on Prudent Baby, and copied it almost exactly. The design was easy enough, the fabric I choose, however was not. After several frustrating tries, I was happy with the result. (Even though it already started to fall apart prior to pictures….oh well!)

I found some wings at Michaels, the shoes I painted green and glued a pom pom onto, and the wand was a dowel covered in ribbon and topped with a pom pom. All in all, one very happy Tinkerbell!

The next project had me a bit worried, I didn’t have a pattern and I had to make sleeves (something I’ve never done before). The first thing I did was go back to the fabric store and grab some better fabric, I wasn’t going to go through that again! I found some other Rapunzel creations online and decided to pick and choose what elements to incorporate. The dress came together very easily, the corset jacket was another story. After redoing the sleeves four times, I finally got it right…just in time (an hour prior to trick or treating)!

Of course I had to give my girl some accessories: a little hair extension and a frying pan!

Hope all your little ones had fun, Happy Halloween!

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Flower Quilt #1

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Well, it only took several months, but I finally finished the quilt for Bug. I was hoping to finish it prior to moving her into the big girl bed, but she really needed to get out of that crib. Thankfully, she was a champ and made the transition with a less than stellar blanket. A week later when I finished the quilt and placed it on her bed, the smile on her face made all the late nights worth it.

I brought the lovely border print around to the back of the quilt, it is such a little detail, but I love how it turned out.

The quilting pattern was a bit challenging at first (especially since I have never done it before), but after a while I was doing those loops and corners with ease. I love the flowers on the white blocks, even though they were a pain to sew and don’t show up without a closer look.

I found the pattern here, and feel in love with the Holly Holderman fabric, so it came out very similar. I have another flower quilt in the making for Peanut, but I don’t think it will get finished until after the holidays. Until then, she is happy using my old quilt.