Monday, November 1, 2010

Our Halloween was Happy!

I want to say a heartfelt thank you for your kind and encouraging comments on my last post. I feel ready to start the quilt and I feel so much support from all of you, thank you! I want you to know that I appreciate each one of you that stops by my blog when you have a spare moment in your day.

On Friday, we were pretty focused on making Halloween costumes for the kids.  Making things can be so therapeutic.   It was our first time to make costumes and let's just say that Fabri-Tac is my new best friend.


We trick or treated with a bunch of seminary families.
The kids were super excited!
And it was cold!
For this Texas girl, it made me so so happy!

The girls costume requests were Susan, Lucy and Aslan, from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.  We thrifted both of the dresses and the bear costume from Goodwill. I had planned on making a lion costume with a hoodie and pants, but Jeremy found this and we couldn't pass it up.  I just added a felt mane and a little lion tail and he was good to go!



I made the capes with felt, ribbon and Fabri-Tac (did I say I love Fabri-Tac?).


We made Susan's bow and arrows from a tree limb, shoe string, an oatmeal box, some scraps of felt, sticks and a thrifted belt.


We made Lucy's knife from a stick, felt, cardboard and a another thrifted belt.


Once we joined all of the other families for trick or treating, it was a little overwhelming to the girls; notice the sad, unsure looks on their faces :(  They did have fun, I promise, and based on the number of times they have dumped out, sorted and resorted their candy bags, they are very pleased with their haul!

We also made the fabric pumpkins I mentioned in a previous post; the girls had fun stuffing and painting  them.  After stuffing, I think they had had their fill, so we collaborated on the pumpkin embellishments.


Any pumpkin parades or costume parties in your neighborhood?


Danielle said...

I love the kids costumes.

As one of the junior high youth group leaders, I went to the Mitchells'/Gibsons' Halloween Party dressed as Piglet. They drove a hay ride around the neighborhood for the kids to trick-or-treat. Oh, and I made tarantula cookies. Miss you guys.

Genevieve said...

Great costumes! I bet there weren't many people dressed up as the characters from The Lion the With and the Wardrobe.

What id Fabri-Tac?

Can't wait to see the quilting process!

The Morginskys said...

sooooo lincoln is aslan??? he's our hero!
love the costumes. you crafty lady!!!