The twins are barely a year old so the costumes have to be sized down from the originals in the movies (just a bit). Leia's dress I figured would be easy enough, and Luke's Jedi tunic can be a re-purposed Karate Gi. However, no karate gi is made for an eleven month old, so I'm making it from scratch. I haven't made too many things with my sewing machine, so it's been a fun challenge.
I've crocheted a hairpiece hat for Leia's buns, and it came out really cool looking!
It's a single crochet hat with two very long braids wrapped in a coil. Very easy, and warm too just in case it's chilly Halloween night. Here's the Leia hat prototype (the real one is bigger and a darker brown).
Speaking of hats.... Check out these candy corn hats my sister Heidi ordered for some of the kids in our family. I crocheted a total of six hats, and I had a ton of fun doing so. I followed the tutorial on The Worsted Crochet Blog (seen here: http://theworstedcrochetblog.blogspot.com/2012/10/candy-corn-hat-pattern-for.html) The only difference is I didn't make ear flaps and I did one extra row of yellow. We had the kids try them on ...and hilarity ensued. Trying to get three kids under three to sit still for a cute picture was really difficult, so I just took a ton of pictures. I took so many, my phone made a mini video of all the pictures, I love the result! Its almost as crazy as being there in real life!
Thanks Google+! ... said no one ever. Except for me. This one time.
Hats! Hats! Hats!! Here's another hat I made! It came out totally differently that what I was expecting. I followed the pattern exactly, but I think I was stitching too tight and using too thick yarn. I think it came out kind of cute looking anyway, so I kept going the way I was going and added a scalloped edge to it for more fun. It's really warm! And it's a piece I can totally keep for myself!
Now that I have a huge dining room table, I figured it would be fun to make a cool Halloween table setting. My table is a nice dark wood so I wanted to use a table runner instead of a table cloth. Why cover up that beautiful wood?! I haven't gotten around to making a long table runner just yet, so I decided to do three small centerpieces in a row as a table runner. I used three round multi colored straw placemats that had autumn colors like crimson, gold, amber, and brown (only $2 each).
I set a small centerpiece on each; a large sugar skull I got from Home Goods, a bouquet of spooky purple and black roses with sparkly spiders from the dollar store (YES! The $1 Store!), and a cool collection of four candles in interesting holders. Paired all that with orange place mats (great for all of the fall/harvest season, not just Halloween) and I have a cool Halloween table!
|The Halloween wine glasses were a gift from my sister, they really complete the table spooking - I mean table setting|
You know that Christmas song The Most Wonderful Time of the Year? That is totally a fall song... totally. Autumn is the BEST time of year!