Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Halloween Crazies

I've got the Halloween crazies.

Because I'm in the midst of making costumes.

Yes, I said making. As in actual sewing.

It's not because I'm such a fine seamstress and have all kinds of time on my hands. It's because I'm cheap. I can make a costume for less than $10. Like last year's Little Bo Peep and her sheep.

I might be able to buy costumes secondhand for about that, but it can be tough to put together a theme when you're shopping secondhand. And I have even less time for shopping than I do for sewing. At least I can sew while the kids nap or are tucked in for the night.

I figure I'd better do the theme costume thing while I can, because knowing my opinionated children it won't last long. This year I already had to come up with something for the boys that would go with Amelia's choice of costume.

Fortunately, my 10 years in 4-H gave me enough sewing skills to manage a simple pattern. Not without having to rip a few seams and open a bottle of wine, but still.

I'm a little rusty, but unlike nearly every 4-H sewing project I ever undertook, this one hasn't moved me to tears...yet.

Stay tuned for the results!

© Trippin' Mama 2010

1 comment:

Rachel and Clint said...

Ohhhh! Cannot wait to see! Super funny post last year btw! Loved it...and all your posts and photos! Yummy dishes too! I wanted to do my own costumes but better yet another triplet mom GAVE me her last years costumes, peas in a pea pod, classic right? Probably every triplet mom has done that one but its SUPER cute so who cares! :)