Halloween adventures…a little late!

It wil come as no surprise to those of you when know me well that I’m a wee bit of a procrastinator.
…And by wee I mean huge.
I live for the adrenaline rush only an almost-missed deadline gives me!
…and by live for I mean I stress over, moan about and avoid at all costs.

…so yes, I’m a procrastinator.
Which is why nobody, myself included, thought it out if the ordinary I was madly dashing to finish (*ahem* start) my kids halloween costumes on October 30. This wouldn’t be a problem if I could just nip into a store and grab a pre-fab costume. Nothing wrong with that, I know there will come a day my kids will want that….most desperately. But I can’t. I looooove creating their costumes from scratch. Using things around the house, or busting out the sewing machine and knitting needles to make my kids whatever their wild imaginations come up with. Thankfully nothing too crazy yet!

In the past I’ve made trains, and fire trucks. Designed astronaut packs and crocheted pink wool wigs. I’ve sewn princess dresses and scoured Home Depot for parts.
This year was no exception. My oldest wanted to be a police office, my girl wanted to be an owl (!) and my youngest wanted candy. He’s easy to please ;).

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Police was easy. Navy cargo pants, blue dress shirt, black belt with nightsticks, flashlight and handcuffs. I dug out one of his old fall vests and wrote ‘police’ on with hockey tape. Perfection!

My youngest ended up as Mickey Mouse. Talk about easy and cute! He wore yellow fuzzy socks from the dollar store over his boots, black snow pants with red cut off pants over, and a black hoodie. La piece de resistance for him was his new hat…

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He’s still sleeping in it. I’ve done gone

And of course my baby girl got the full out royal owl treatement. Including a new winter hat made with malabrigo. Yum.

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And for the body, my sewing machine, scissors and a whole buncha felt got friendly. Real friendly.

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Tada! My Halloween creations revealed 🙂

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10 thoughts on “Halloween adventures…a little late!

  1. The costumes came out lovely. What wonderful memories. I especially love the owl hat. And I love that rush of having to rush to finish a project. At least I know I’m not the only one.

  2. Adorable!
    I’ve been watching and reading for a while now, and love your socks! I’m a teacher, and the pencil ones are great. I also noticed the stunning teacher gifts you knit last year – the recipients are fortunate! I’ve been nominated for a Liebster Award and am nominating your blog on my page. It’s a “pay it forward” kind of thing – you post the logo and nominate some blogs that you read and want to recognize. I don’t comment often, but do enjoy seeing what you’ll knit up next!
    Sarah

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