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Happy Halloween

I have just a quick post today to share our costumes.  But before I get started, if you haven’t already, be sure to leave a comment for the Hungry Jack giveaway— $175 Visa gift card plus Breakfast Celebration kit is such an awesome giveaway!

Our costumes this year are Make it Do, but still turned out fun.

Ben is a guy that survived “Messin’ with Sasquatch.”  Ben and I came up with the idea.  A good buddy of Ben’s dressed up too and his mom helped us pull all the ingredients together… like the plaid shirts, suspenders, and fake blood.   We made tee-shirt using Avery printable transfers… they read, “I Survived Messin with Sasquatch”  The picture is terrible, but you get the idea… they have to be to school before the sun rises!

He looks sooo grown up, I want to cry.  Gone are the days of Robin Hood, Knights, and Ranger’s Apprentices.

Lily and Emma’s school requires them to dress up as a historical character that they study in class.

Lily is Joan of Arc.  Luckily we were able to use Ben’s old knight costume, that I made several years ago.  I made the laurel wreath from leaves from my neighbor’s yard.

Emma’s costume was the only real sewing I had to do this year.  She is Athena.  The dress was modified and improvised from a pattern we had.  I used the cheapest fabrics I could find and the whole costume ended up less than $10, most of that for the trim.

Wishing you all a very spooky day!  Wish me luck in scoring some Butterfingers.



Caught Up Half Way- Bees Knees

I’ve been working on a little catch up for my Bees Knees Quilting Bee.  The first block is for the wonderful, sweet, and talented Trish.

I had purchased the Swoon Pattern a long time ago, but had never made a block.  So I was thrilled that Trish picked this block… and sent me such pretty fabric to sew.

My strawberries are upside down in the middle row… but I decided that perfection is overrated.

For Jodi’s blocks, she asked us to make six blocks from the quick and easy Scrappy Summer Quilt pattern from Allison of Cluck, Cluck, Sew.

It took no time at all to whip up these block and makes me want to get sewing an easy quilt.  I absolutely loved the fabrics.

I am thrilled that Jodi joined our Bee this year.  I’m a big fan of her style and look forward to getting to know her a little, at least virtually, this year.

I still have two more blocks to go to be all caught up for Bees Knees… but at least I’m headed in the right direction.

Be sure to check back tomorrow, I’ve got an awesome giveaway!


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