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Halloween is coming…eek!

September 29, 2008

Just a few things to report this morning…

Mister Gnome has finally made his debut in my Etsy store. If you have any questions about the pattern please feel free to contact me. It’s a 3 page PDF File which I’ll email to you once you’ve purchased the pattern.

After a few weeks of throwing ideas around, our family has finally settled on the Halloween theme this year. Pirates! Arrrgh! Yeah, it’s become tradition that we gather family and friends, and go all out at Halloween trick or treating around my dad’s neighbourhood. He lives in a sleepy little townhouse community which really makes an insanely excellent effort of elaborate decorations complete with sound effects and ghostly dry ice. (I’ll try to get some pictures this year)

Last year, the theme was Harry Potter:

complete with handmade light up wands, school ties, scarves and crests,

a ratty little friend,

Handmade broomsticks:

a dazed Professor Trelawny doing her best to hand out candies and fortunes to the kiddos.

and a host of jack-o-lanterns to light the walkway:

The year before, we were The Incredibles:

There was also the year of the crossdressing Popeye crew, which I can’t seem to find a picture of just now. I’ll poke around some more and see if I can dig it up, it was a riot!

So this year it’s pirates of all sorts. We’ll be seeing Captain Jack Sparrow, a couple of Elizabeth Swanns, Calypso the sea goddess, and possibly a mini Will Turner or mini Captain Feathersword, depending upon the whim of the little monkey, and whether or not he’ll sport facial hair.

I’m so glad I have more than 3 days to whip these costumes into shape. As much as I love sewing and crafting, 3 day all out sewing like a madwoman marathons really aren’t so fun.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 30, 2008 5:02 am

    I don’t have kidlets anymore, so I’m the stay-at-home Halloween Lady who tries to go all out with decorations! Last year the theme was Roswell Alien Crash Site, and this year it’s Mad Scientist’s Laboratory.

    I’d thought of doing Harry Potter, but was afraid I just couldn’t do it justice alone, so bagged that idea. But I LOVE your costumes from last year!

    Can’t wait to see the pirates!

  2. October 8, 2008 8:19 pm

    Very cute pictures I’m very anxious to discover the pirates’ pics from this year.

    Happy Halloween to everyone!
    AO.

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