Halloween Birthday Party Planning: Costume

My son’s 2nd birthday is coming up fast and furiously – and as promised: I have another update on the planning for his birthday costume party. THE COSTUME!!! It’s silly, it’s funny, it’s super home made looking, but I like it.

As much as my husband and I said that we would work really hard to limit TV time, we give in way more than we intend to. G now loves Blue’s Clues. It was my mother’s suggestion to have him dress like Blue. Well, I said ok, but insisted on making a cute and minimal costume.

I started with a little white hoodie (couldn’t locate a light blue one) and decided to try my hand at dying it. I found some dye, but it turned out a lot more aqua than I intended. Ah, well. Then, using fabric glue and some dark blue felt I got at the fabric store, I glued some spots onto it randomly.

spotted hoodie

Next I used construction paper to draw the shape of the ears and tail. I then took light blue felt and pined the ‘pattern’ onto the felt. I did this twice for each ear (four times) and twice for the tail. Then I cut out the shape of the felt. For the ears, I took some pipe cleaners (also found at the fabric store) and hand sewed them into the edges of to ear pieces, to allow the ears to be shaped. I also stuffed the ears with some cotton balls before sewing them up, to give them some dimension. I stuffed the tail and sewed that together, too.

ears

The final product is a bit jenky, but sweet. After the party, I will try to post the final product, along with my husbands “Steve” costume, and the paw prints that my parents and I will be wearing. I can’t wait!

The first post, all because of a DIY Bow

My first post!  I come across things all the time that I wish to bookmark. What better way to start doing this then to create a blog to collect all of these ideas, then to get to share those ideas with my friends?

I love this DIY idea! So simple, yet does not look like it at all! Like most moms, I have saved 100’s of drawings my son has been doodling  this year and had thought about wrapping my holiday gifts with them. However – how much cooler and cleaner to use those drawings to create beautiful bows?

Magazine-bow-finished