- AM/PM pre-school quilts: The tops were blogged here, and since then I've been to the class, had the kids put their name on a leaf, and on a strip of fabric for the label. Very good progress!
- Mom's placemats: Only two of six are pieced. Strips pieced and segments cut for another 2. I'm okay with that because now that I showed them to the preschool classes, they're a December project.
- Hallowe'en costume: Progress! I plan to add some "wings" along the arms. But oh my goodness. That fun fur? Sheds. A LOT. Amy warned me but I'd already bought the fabric. Ugh. The stuff is in my nose, on my carpet and all over my cutting mat.
Cute story: we've been reading quite a bit about penguins lately, and when I was chatting with The Child about the costume, she announced she wanted it to include "an egg in my brood patch." On the off chance you haven't been studying penguins lately like we have, it's a pocket of sorts where an Emperor Penguin keeps its egg warm, just above its feet. I told her the costume didn't include a brood patch and then - get this - she brightly suggested that she wanted an egg stuck to her foot. As you do when you are a penguin. Obviously. Hilarious. Of course I said okay to that. I now have to make an egg-shaped something to attach to the bottom of one leg of this costume.
- Stash Trad Bee: Dunzo!
Feeling quite satisfied with myself, I am. Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced and The Needle And Thread Network.
I admire mothers who make costumes. I was so happy when our son was old enough to be creative on his own. Funny penguin story! She will be adorable.ReplyDelete
P.S. You DO have a scary to-do list!ReplyDelete
"DUNZO" - now that made me laughReplyDelete
Now that we moved to Germany, I don't have to do Halloween costumes anymore, yeah! But yours looks great so far!ReplyDelete
Wow, look at you, making that Halloween costume! I don't possess those kinds of skills at all. I bet the child is going to be one adorable penguin :) I hope we get a pic of the finished costume!! Good luck finishing it up!ReplyDelete
It looks great, painful though the fur may be to work with! Get out your lint roller :) You know, they have styrofoam egg shapes (big ones too) in the craft section. Could you use one of those and paint or cover it in fabric?ReplyDelete
I was thinking the plastic Easter eggs that are constantly seen around our house, (minus the jellybeans that were in them) but styrofoam would be easy, too!ReplyDelete
Love when people make hand made costumes. I was one of the few in our town that did. My kids always got to pick what they wanted to be and boy did the youngest pick some doozies. A sea creature, a gargoyle and The Flying Nun were some of the most memorable!
Oh I love penguins and the ideas for this costume are fantastic!! I can so imagine it! hilarious xReplyDelete
Sweet story! That is one awesome costume! And now you are going to add an egg? Even better....ReplyDelete
Wow, that's quite the to-do list! Love that penguin costume, and I hear you on the fur. I hate working with fuzzy fabrics for just that reason. Make sure you clean your machine a lot! Can't wait to see the finished product.ReplyDelete
You're so brave to tackle that Halloween costume! It's going to be awesome, and the egg on the foot is brilliant!ReplyDelete
Haha, I love the penguin/egg story. Kids can be so literal and creative at the same time!ReplyDelete
Such a cute story- kids are so creative. Good to know about that furry fabric. So far I haven't had to make any costumes, but I see it coming. :) that costume is looking great!ReplyDelete
Too bad they don't have L'eggs [sic] hosiery anymore - panty hose that came in a plastic egg (in case you're too young to remember.)ReplyDelete
Okay the egg stuck to the foot will be hilarious!ReplyDelete
Wow, you have a gotten a lot done! How about a styrofoam egg ie from floral supply?ReplyDelete
Oh! The EGG!!! Love that. I can't wait for photos.ReplyDelete
:) I can't wait to see the egg carrying penguin. Sounds cute!ReplyDelete
It looks great so far! It's going to be so cute!!!ReplyDelete