Just a quick update to say that I am still here, still unpacking and my project list is getting long and longer (at least my mental list!).
I did take a necessary break to make Halloween costumes for the kids. Liam decided a couple months ago that he wanted to be Puss in Boots and he wanted Emmeline to be Kitty Softpaws.
I have been busy sewing away for the past week, off and on, and I am pleased to say I am ALMOST finished!
I managed to get a few mediocre photos and I was sweating afterwards. Wrangling two toddlers by myself while shooting photos made for the most difficult photoshoot ever! The two of them are like tweedle dee and dumb walking aimlessly down the street (usually in opposite directions) but they adore their costumes. I’ll get better photos closer to Halloween.
Puss still needs some sort of fencing foil. I’ve been hemming and hawing over it because I don’t really want my 3-year-old piercing someone’s eye out. I’m trying to think of a way to make one that would collapse if it stabs someone (maybe tin foil).
I was also planning on painting orange kitty stripes on his costume, but I’m not sure if I miss them. What do you think?
Emmeline ended up loving her costume (during her fittings she cried and slapped me). I wish you could see how tiny she really is in person. It makes the costume that much cuter!
I even ended up driving to Mother Plucker Feather Company for a yellow ostrich feather. Don’t leave your car unlocked if you go!