Saturday, October 16, 2010
What should Izzy be for Halloween this year? I've been asking myself this question pretty much since Halloween ended last year. I know, I'm ridiculous. I've searched the internet non-stop trying to find an idea for the perfect costume. Finally found the cutest little owl costume at Pottery Barn Kids' website. I'm in love! Being the super cheap, I mean cost conscious, person that I am, I attempted to make a look-a-like. After many hours of staring blankly at pieces of fabric, bleeding from pin pricks, and cursing at my sewing machine, I'm done and ecstatic with how it turned out! Too bad my little one doesn't feel the same way. Yeah, she HATES it. Tried it on her and was met with tugging that turned into sobbing and then falling to a heap on the floor. The worst part was the look of, "Why would you do this to me Mommy?". In an attempt to get her to like it I've been running around the house wearing the hood myself and flapping the wings, have renamed it Dora the Owl (since she loves anything Dora), and have been randomly plopping the hood on her so maybe she'll become desensitized to it. Again, I know I'm ridiculous. But, also, somewhat successful! Just enough that I could get a couple pictures taken. Note the haphazardly tied bow that was done as she was running away from me :) Oh, and don't let the last picture fool you, she was just happy because she thought she was going to get away from me.
Monday, October 11, 2010
I love me some Halloween! I think it's because it's fall and I'm no longer sweating all of the time, and because it's the beginning of my other two favorite holidays (Thanksgiving because of the food of course, and then my fav of all, Christmas!). When I was little I always looked forward to getting the decorations out and putting them up with my mom. Thinking about it now I can almost smell it. I know it sounds weird, but to me holiday decorations have a smell associated with them. With Halloween it's the cool, crisp air that fall brings, and with Christmas it's almost like cinnamon. Anyways, when Izzy looks back I want her to have those same fond memories of putting up decorations with me. So, I scrounged the house until I came up with some things to go with my Michael's finds (the crows & pumpkins). I had a bunch off old books my mom had given me, a LOAD of moss left over from last year, and bunch of silver pieces. I kind of like how it turned out, sort of haunted house-ish. I know she's probably still too young to enjoy it, but I like to get a head start on creating little memories :) Oh, and when I get done with it I'll show you the costume I'm making for her. So excited!