Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!

Pikachu peek-a-boo!

Oddly the little toys were way more popular with the kids than candy this year...

No really...take the glove already!!

Hope everyone had a safe and happy evening!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Halloween Costume Spoiler

Here is a peek at Chase's Charizard costume. You can't really see the tail but let's be honest the mask is the best part!

I have never made a foam mask before...I used the fursuit tutorials online to walk me through the steps. Someone even did a great Charizard tutorial!  The cosplay stuff out there is kind of amazing. 

If I could redo anything I would have used chiffon for the eyes, the interfacing I used isnt strong enough and tears too easily. Also I would have colored the eyes with a bright blue instead of navy. Oh well...

The wings could also have a bit more of a back to help hold them on but I am still working on a wing final solution. 

Can't wait to finish up the small details and see the kids in their costumes!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Great Day

Chase had a great day at Pops Camp

and then he took me out for a mommy Chase date at Red Lobster (endless shrimp heck yah!)

On our way home we saw this sweet yard! (I'm totally jealous!) 

Now if only Sunday would come faster so I can feed my Walking Dead addiction...

Saturday, October 18, 2014

If Money Grew on Trees...

Here are a bunch of impractical things I would buy if budgets didn't exist...

Wired Ugg headphones?!  Yes please!

Ugg mittens - $160 a pair? Ouch!

Baby Uggs - sooo cute but I can't convince myself to cough up $60 for baby shoes that will last a few months (I am having the same problem with the adorable baby Northface jackets). 

Tiffany glasses (sadly my eyes are getting bad enough to need every day glasses).
Love this Kate Spade purse - so classy...
Urban Outfitters knit underwear and bra - seems totally impractical but for some reason I love the idea!

Toyota Sienna SE minivan (ok this isn't impractical and maybe someday I will get one)....

Friday, October 17, 2014

Infant Poncho with Sleeves

I saw this poncho online and thought it was so cute!

My friend had a shirt that I made a pattern from and here is the result. 

Next time I may line it so I don't have to bind the bottom which made it a little stiff. 

It's pretty adorable though!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Spooky Banner

I have been wanting a Halloween banner but haven't had any time to do anything elaborate. I found these letters as free online printables and I just put some scrapbook paper that I already had behind the letters.  I am not a huge fan of the color orange so I went with purple instead. A black ribbon and some fabric scraps and Ta Da!

Sunday, October 12, 2014


It is starting to cool off here - I am so excited we got an electric fireplace!  Woohoo!

Also I guess it is almost hat season. Chase got this purple minion hat and Keira looks pretty adorable in it!

Our neighbors also helped us plant 200 tulip bulbs today it is the first time we have ever done any fall planting. Hopefully in the spring we have an entire field of flowers. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Locks of Love

I was going to get my hair trimmed today and the lady mentioned that my hair was long enough to donate to Locks of Love. The last time I donated my hair was right after I had Chase so fun to donate it again after Keira.

The new short style is fun...

Keira refused to join the selfies...

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Modkid Sydney Tunic

I saw this pattern and fell in love - but I am cheap and impatient so ordering a paper printed pattern isn't my thing. 

So I modified another pattern to make this...

With a pair of leggings (or jeggings would be even better) it will be adorable right?! It may be a little big but K can grow into it. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Halloween Sneak Peek

I made Keira a Pikachu costume - it turned out fairly well. I wish the hood was a little smaller and the pants were a little longer but oh well she is only going to wear it once.

Now if only I can get her to keep it on (she is not a fan of hoods). 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Snow Bikes

I guess we are ready for the winter.