My friend Tina and I were talking about how we get these great ideas.
We see things online or on TV and decide that we can do whatever it is ourselves.
Most the time we don't even try...
but sometimes we lock ourselves into these ideas.
We had this discussion at her sons birthday party
after she spent hours and hours making BAM! and SPLAT! and BOOM! cookies
and a gorgeous banner that looked relatively straight-forward.
We know better, don't we.
Oh sure, that won't take much time.
So when I started looking for a costume for Peanut,
I just couldn't decide on what I saw.
I started seeing all these diy owl costumes and ended up with a whole board of them.
We thought that he might make a great vampire, what with the hair do and all,
but I kept coming back to the owl.
I mean, it's his
first second Halloween and I get to make him cutesy if I want to.
So my mom helped me pick out a pattern for the body.
There weren't any owl patterns but a pumpkin/lady bug/duck pattern should be fine.
Of course, just opening up the pattern scared me.
There were 35 different pieces and so far I've use 2.
Of course, I don't understand the directions.
Um mom! What is basting?!
Like in cooking?
What does basting have to do with sewing?
I figure if I just do what she tells me it really seems pretty straight forward.
For now I'll just spend my evenings cutting out "feathers".
Lots and lots of feathers.
B still doesn't believe I'm going to make a costume.
I mean, just because I've only sewn square (and 1 rectangle) pillows...
and some pumpkins (that were slightly lopsided).
Back to cutting feathers.
The more pictures I see the more elaborate things get,
so I've restricted myself from looking up anymore owl costumes.
He'll be 1, he won't even remember this.
Oh but the pictures will last forever :)
Remind me later that I wanted to do this.