Sunday, October 30, 2011

Animal house

This year for Halloween I made our costumes and we all went as animals.

Julie was a cat. A grey cat specifically because we have two grey cats at home.

I went as a fox.

And Tony as Finn The Human from the cartoon Adventure Time!

I made my fox hood using the tutorial from Whitney Sews. She has a great video blog if you haven't seen go check it out!

The ears for my fox I made myself, here's the pattern I made
For the black and white parts of the ears I'm just top stitching them on. Sew the black pieces onto 2 of the red pieces and that will be the back of your ears

On the other two red pieces sew the white parts on like this and that will be the front of your ears

Then you are going to put right sides together, and sew leaving the bottom of the ears open so you can turn them inside out.

Now there you have 2 fox ears.  Front and back.

Add them to any hat you wish! I folded them on one corner when I sewed them into my hood but that's not necessary.

I'm not going to go into great detail for Julie's costume because you can tell by looking at it how its made. Ofcourse if you have any questions go ahead and email them to me. I bought a grey sweatsuit, unfortunately in North East Ohio its really cold on Halloween so I have to make sure that whatever she wears is warm. I cut out 4 triangles in grey and 2 triangles in white and made them the same as the fox ears. I attached the to the hood on her top. For the white belly I just layed the fabric on top of the hoodie and cut the shape I was wanting. Her tail is a grey rectangle with some white on the end and sewn into a tube and attached it to the bottom of the hoodie.

For the Finn the Human hat my husband wore I got the tutorial here.

Well that wraps up our costumes. Happy Halloween everyone!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Last weekend we went to Dussel pumpkin farm.

First thing we did was go for the corn maze.

Julie had no idea what was going on, she is quickly turning into a little prissy girl that doen't like to get dirty and you can tell in that picture she was very skeptical of what we were about to do.
There she is with her daddy before we got muddy.
It was a beautiful Fall day for pictures.
About halfway through the maze it turned into a complete swamp, Tony and I took turns carrying Julie through it because she was constantly stopping to point and whine about the mud on her shoes.

Just when I thought we would never get out, we did.

We played around.

Julie hunted for the best pumpkin.

Found it!

We carved it when we got home and I thought Julie was going to cry, she thought we were hurting her new friend. We (Tony) turned it into a cat Jack o' lantern.

Well that wraps up this years pumpkin extravaganza. Now its time for some costume making. Have a great weekend everyone!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fall Swap

I recently participated in a swap hosted by Bonnie at Pink Stitches. My swap partner is super cool and she has a great blog: Sew Delicious. I feel lucky because I think I must have got the best swap partner! here are a couple pictures of what I got.

I LOVE this purse! the fabric is very much my style.

and this lovely little coin purse with the AmAzing Halloween fabric. She blogged about it here

This cute little dress for Julie:

I also got some yummy Australian candy, and a calendar with Australian animals on it. I really love everything and Ros is such a nice lady. I am a bit frustrated that it is taking longer than I expected for my package to get to her. I hope it arrives soon!

Stay tuned for pictures of todays trip to the pumpkin farm!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I haven't been blogging as much as I would like to, my family is still adjusting to a big change in our house. I just wanted to drop in and say that I am going to be participating in a sew along with See Kate Sew

It's this super cute scalloped bag and I can't wait to get started! I will be posting pictures as it comes along. I encourage you to give it a try as well, its a free pattern and its really cute. Kate has very easy to follow and fun patterns.

Stay tuned for progress!