Monday, October 31, 2011

Hand-made owl costume

Here it is! I spent probably 25 hours on this costume, and it turned out almost the way I wanted. Oh well, there's always next year.


Last-minute pet costume

In the past, I've been one of those people who spent $15 on a Target costume for my cat. Why? Not really sure, but when you're in the aisle, everything just seems so cute.

Mr. Friedrich von Stauffenpuss grew out of the sharky costume I bought him a few years ago.


And last night as I was finishing my costume (another post to come tonight), this costume just started taking shape.


What you need:
Men's T-shirt
Cat or dog (You wouldn't necessarily need one these, but then this project would be kinda pointless)


1. Cut a sleeve off one side. Friedrich loves crafternoons.


2. Flatten the sleeve so what would normally be the top of the arm, is the back, where you use a sharpie to create a spooky creature. I drew a jack-o-lantern face. If you have a green shirt, try a witch or Frankenstein. A plain ol' white Tee? Hello, ghosty.


3. Cut arm holes. These turned out to be not quite big enough, so it may require a few dress rehearsals to get it right.


4. Friedrich loved crafternoon until he realized it was a costume for him. He's not modeling the best, but I promise he looked adorable.

What is your pet going as this year?

(Another) MondayMust: Miss Indie's Halloween Party

Everyone needs to go check out Miss Indie's Halloween Party. The playlist is a wonderful way to kick the day off, and her "killer" deals are pretty great, too!

The party has just begun!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

MondayMust: Awesome costume links

Today's the big day. Pull out your costumes. If you're still at a loss, some of these are easy enough to whip up in an afternoon. Though most of these are intended for kids and babies, I can envision some easy adult adaptations. And if you're staying in, keep the rest of the links in mind for next year:

Adorable shark sleeping bag for baby

This super easy DIY dinosaur hoodie from Living, Loving, Learning Naturally

Deliciously delicate baby sushi costume from Craftzine

And leave it to Martha Stewart to come up with a pretty/cool/exotic/slightly creepy Medusa idea

And one so horrifying, yet amazing, that you can't look away

Those of you who follow me on Pinterest have likely seen these already, and if you don't follow me, you should so that I can return the favor and become more obsessed with that website ;)

Did you create any fun costumes this Halloween? Please share.

AnotherSunday: August 7, 2011


Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011

Paris, France

This was our very first full day of our honeymoon. We hadn't comfortably acquainted ourselves with the metro yet, so we walked to the Seine from our hotel in the Opera District. It was rainy and windy but oh so enjoyable.

This is a weekly post where I share a past Sunday. It might be decades old or maybe even just a week old.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

SaturdayObsessions: Lipstick

Yup. I'm obsessed with lipstick lately. Keep me out of the cosmetics, people.

Photo on 2011-10-29 at 20.13 #2
"Heat Wave" by NARS.

Check out my review.

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SneakPeekSaturday: Halloween costume

Pinned Image 

My handmade Halloween costume is coming along nicely. Any guesses as to what I might be?

I'll show you the finished product Monday.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Covetous giveaway over at Bleubird

Go get in on Bleubird's room6 giveaway. Ends Monday and well worth the 30 seconds it takes to post a comment:


PhotasticFriday: Family photos

My family threw my a birthday bash (I turned 28 on Tuesday) last weekend, and part of it involved a walk in the park and some photos sessions with my nieces and nephew. I can't believe how big these kidlets are getting and how much more amazing they get every time I see them.


Flying Maia

Mom and Natey boy

Grandma and the great-grandkids

My sister and her beautiful family

Grownup Elena

Maia girl