Thursday, July 5, 2018

A Parrot and his Egg- Halloween 2017

I was on maternity leave for Halloween and Claire is the easiest baby ever, so I was able to sew for a week straight and make Max an AMAZING bird costume! I asked him at least twenty times and he consistently said he wanted to be a bird- which is super impressive for a 2.5 yr old. Then, after I finished the costume and the day before Halloween, he said he wanted to be a dragon. LOL.

Claire was an egg. Makes them theme costumes and super easy!
 My inspiration from Pinterest or somewhere.
 In process:

 I layered the felt in rows like this and then sewed on continuous seam. This made it so the feathers moved as he walked.
 Practice run for a neighborhood trickortreat at shops event.
 I ordered yellow tights from Amazon, only to later realize that they were coming from China to get here just before Thanksgiving. Hahaha. Luckily, his friend Dia lent us her leggings and saved the day!
 If I were to make it again, I would either source red elastic online or cover the straps so that they don't contrast so much. However, every person we passed while Trick or Treating LOVED his costume and Max was so happy!

 I also bought him matching red gloves, since this is Chicago and it will be chilly or freezing. One year was an ice storm.
 My love!

I wonder what he will want to be next Halloween?!?

Monday, July 2, 2018

Christmas Sewing 2017

Well, I am on summer break and have a tiny bit o time to blog. I can't believe I haven't even written anything for 2018. Wow. It's almost like having two little kids and working full-time takes up most of my energy and time. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

I have sewn stuff though! 

For Xmas, I made Max and Claire matching stocking to match the ones I made for Andrew, T-Rex and myself a few years ago. I had managed to find another piece of that vintage fabric on Etsy, which was amazingly lucky.
 My previos ones are tacky, with gold trim and two rows of pompoms, so I made Max and Claire's much simpler.
 Max had fun eating the candy out of all the stockings.

I also made these little hats with leftover fabric. I had also made Claire two Xmas themed knock-off Zipadee Zip sleep suit for Cliare, but apparently didn't take a single picture of her in it in the .005 seconds before she outgrew it!
 I tried to take some cute pictures, but Claire was still too floppy and they all were terrible!