Saturday, October 31, 2009

busy week- ready for Halloween fun today

hi again! it's been a crazy week- i've had to sew a costume, prep & help with a pre-K class party, a girl scout costume party, school trunk or treating, a teacher conference, house decorating and now tonight is the big night-HALLOWEEN!! ;) Thankfully, Noel Mignon had a jam packed Halloween kit for sale and an amazing message board filled with fantastic ideas and tutorials from the design team!! They so saved my sanity & helped me get some fun crafty time in- LOVE IT!

our daughter has changed her mind about what costume she'd like to wear this year at least 5 times. First it was Ninja Turtle (Raphael is her fave), then it was a fairy, then it was the giant alien robot from Monsters vs Aliens, tinker bell- you name it. one day she came home and requested to be princess leia from star wars. cool! so i told her that i would sew her costume. i've never sewn a dress, let alone a princess leia one- but i figured i'd give it a go. i found a pattern from McCalls on ebay (circa 1981), took it to my local Hancock fabric store where they gave me amazing support & tips, and i just dove in. it came together very quickly and easily- i couldn't have picked a better 'total newbie' costume pattern (thank goodness!) she's worn it 2 times already this week - for the girl scout party and her school party. it's holding up great & i think she looks super cute!

ok- here's just a ton of pics- this morning we are going to the Bird Viewing Preserve at 10am to learn about 'Birds with a Spooky Reputation'- Ravens, Vultures, Owls & more- we'll get to see some of these birds up close too- cool! then it's back home for pumpkin carving & spooky meal prep before the big evening out! i'll try & post as we go today, or else i catch up in pics later!

Wishing you & your families a safe & fun Halloween!

Virginia's amazing haunted house tutorial & Noel's Boo Bucket Ideas:

House Designed and step by step tutorial by Virginia Tillery
all supplies from Noel Mignon's The 31st kit except for wooden birdhouse, black acrylic paint, white paint pen & ball point pen (used on windows).
Boo Bucket ideas from Noel Mignon. my card in the Boo Bucket uses a digital stamp image 'The Boo Crew' from My Favorite Things.
these were given to my daughter's school teacher- she LOVED them! {{GIANT HUGS}} to Virginia & Noel for the total hook up- luv ya!!

my decorated trunk for the school 'trunk or treating' parade:

my little Princess Leia complete with mini-buns (she has barely enough hair but i LOVE them!)

OK more to follow very soon- i'm late to get dressed EEK!

1 comment:

Virginia said...

AWESOMENESS! Love it all!