Monday, September 26, 2011

The Toddler Halloween Costume...Has This Crafty Mom Met Her Match?

This morning started like many other Monday mornings,  coffee,  feeding Bean breakfast,  more coffee,  planning my weeks To-Do list over coffee and then throwing on my favorite jeans and heading out to begin this weeks errands.

This week we have an impending vacation to plan for and to pack for but I cannot seem to concentrate on packing up the sunscreen with Halloween just around the corner.  I have been up to my eyeballs in blogs looking for a unique toddler Halloween costume.

On one hand I have seen so many cute ones that just require a two second swipe of the card but I am a crafty mom!  Currently I am an unemployed crafty mom and so I have no excuses,  if I am ever going to attempt to make a toddler Halloween costume,  this seems to be the time.  It is not like I have not found ideas...Martha Stewart (my go-to How-to guru) has tons of ideas including this precious little chicken with rubber glove feet!!!



My Owl Barn also has a wonderful little owl idea that has been floating across the back of my mind.



However it is the wings at Llevo El Invierno that have been keeping me up at night.



I am in love and so my first stop was the fabric store.  This seems like it should be fairly simple after reading her very detailed tutorial but an hour later,

I had fabric strewn all over the store as I chased the bean between rows.  Every captivating color and pattern had this project growing in my head until I finally walked out with empty arms.  I am not giving up on these wings but I may have to return to the fabric store sans my little assistant.  I know I should be making a toddler Halloween costume but it is an overwhelming prospect.  Surely I will be just as motherly if I take the easy way out this year and simply buy a costume.

I don't know what I will end up choosing,  I mean the Bean has never even had candy so I don't think this years Halloween trick or treating is going to be more than a trip to the grandparents.
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1 comment:

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