Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween Again

Here you go Sylvie :)

I got off easy this year. My daughter Rachel wanted to be Stitch (from Lilo & Stitch).  We bought her the hat when we were in Disney World in May, and my boss happened to be going to Orlando in October, so he was tasked with picking up the gloves :).  I had intended to make the jumpsuit, but couldn't find the right colour fleece. Luckily I saw this suit at Value Village and it was perfect. It was a Men's size Large, so I did need to hem the sleeves and legs, but that was easy.
My other daughter wanted to be a pirate. As I was looking for a pattern, I was told that it wasn't just any pirate - it had to Elizabeth from Pirates of the Carribean.  I didn't see the movie so I went searching for a picture.  I picked up McCall's 5446, morphed the jacket and vest patterns, and made the shirt out of fleece for warmth.  I think see looks adorable, and she loved it.  She was very proud when a "teenager" told her that she liked her costume while we were out trick or treating :)

Next up ... the traditional Christmas Eve nightgowns.  Stay tuned...

Sunday, March 6, 2011

A new toy :)

Konad Nail Stamping. I know I'm a little late to the party, and I did buy this mainly for my daughters, but it is pretty cool. My friend Sylvie showed this to me at her house, and I had to buy it.

Here is my first full manicure using the stamps, a subtle animal print using You don't know Jacques by OPI as the base, and Gold Get 'Em by Revlon for the stamping. Several people commented on my nails when I wore this.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

It's a tradition.

Every year since they were 4, I have made my daughters nightgowns for Christmas that they open on Christmas Eve.
They didn't think they were getting them this year, but they did.

And here they are on Christmas morning, with their brand new sewing machines!

Maybe I'll have a nightgown to open next Christmas Eve!! LOL