A Halloween Picture Story
Growing up my mother was a seamstress. She was and still is one of the most talented and creative people I know. I SHOULD dig out old pictures and scan them of costumes she has created and sewn in her day-and believe me, there are many. She worked for many years at the Theater and for the Summer Playhouses' designing and sewing costumes for everything from the Wizard of Oz to Damn Yankees! She is amazing.
She always used to teach me how to sew-but I really never thought I would have the ability to create things on a whim-in one night (as she did many many times), nor that my creations would be worthy of actually wearing. When I had Brayden, Ron challenged me to make my first "costume". His idea was this Baseball Glove-with Braydens head being the actual ball:
I pulled an all nighter making this thing-using nothing other than Ron's actual baseball glove to look at as I nervously created this in the dining room. I was bound and determined. When I finally finished it and actually fit Brayden into it-I called my mother with a HUGE "woot-woot" because I knew she would be SO proud of me...and she was ;-) Pictured here is Brayden being a totally pleasing-cooperative & (trusting) child-God Bless him ;-)
So...Halloween year II: We had a hard time coming up with any idea that would surpass the last year-and Ron wanted me to make something again! I ended up with the flu the week of Halloween and tried to come up with something ever.so.simple-that would still be familiar and fun! Jack Jack from the Incredibles it was...alas a simple project. Red Jammies with feet-some felt and voila-Mommy rocks! We even put some mousse in his hair for the whole mohawk affect! This costume only took me about two hours in the dining room-so I was more than pleased to say the least ;-)
Halloween #3: Grandma??? This year is all you :-)