Monday, October 31, 2011

Handmade Princess Costume

Happy Halloween! Or, as we called it at school, Book Character Day! Here I am posing silly for my sister (seriously, she had taken like 5 pictures at this point) with my fairytale costume at the end of the day. She made the main dress, and I made the undershirt and added all of the embellishments. It was SO cute. I did wear a pair of 5" heels off and on throughout the day (I switched into my comfy shoes in the classroom and after the kids left) so I wouldn't trip going down the hall. 

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Fall!

Wow, life has been so freakin' busy around here I haven't crafted in ages. Well, I take that back. I haven't made anything worth sharing in ages! Happy Fall, though! Here is a beautiful view standing on my front porch. I'm not much of a photographer, but I couldn't pass up this shot. Absolutely breathtaking.

On this beautiful weekend before Halloween I finally used my Pumpkin Carvings cart to actually do what it was intended for- to carve a pumpkin. I cut out the pattern with vinyl, then transferred it to my victim, eh, pumpkin, then cut-cut-cut. Peeled off the vinyl and oh-snap! How awesome! I'm loving owls these days and thought this would look super cute on my porch. And it does!
Tomorrow is Book Character Day at school (ha! What a great way to get buy with wearing a costume on Halloween!) and my sister made me a beautiful dress for Christmas last year. I embellished it a bit and I'll be going as an unheard-of Queen from a Classic Fairytale story. If you're lucky you might get to see pictures!