A repurposed handmade costume

I didn't have it in me to make two costumes this year [without going a little bit insane], so I knew that this year, Luke Skywalker would be walking alongside whatever we could find in the dress up bin. tutorial found here Of course, my plan to have my 3yo be Darth Vader was thwarted by … Continue reading A repurposed handmade costume


Luke Skywalker Costume Tutorial

This weekend I wore jeans and a sweater, which can only mean one thing... it's fall! And that means that we need to start thinking of costumes! For the third year in a row, I'm participating in the Handmade Costume Series at The Train to Crazy. This year, I decided not to ask my almost … Continue reading Luke Skywalker Costume Tutorial

Boys Will Be Boys: Silly Mustache Stocking Stuffers Tutorial

Today I'm sharing one last tutorial for Boys Will be Boys, so Handmade Their Toys! [but don't worry, we have a couple other fun things up our sleeves to wrap up the series!] In our house, dress up is a must. We may not have tutus and princess dresses, but we have capes and masks … Continue reading Boys Will Be Boys: Silly Mustache Stocking Stuffers Tutorial

Upcycled Elephant Costume Tutorial

Have you made your kids' Halloween costumes yet?! I'm usually such a procrastinator. I probably would still be sewing if not for Andrea's fabulous Handmade Costume Series. [check it out - over 65 costume tutorials between this year and last!] Today I'm bringing home my upcycled elephant costume tutorial, originally posted as part of her … Continue reading Upcycled Elephant Costume Tutorial

Handmade Costume Series – an Upcycled Elephant Tutorial!

Last year, I had the privilege of being part of Andrea's Handmade Costume series. It was so much fun [you can see my tutorial from last year here]. I'm so happy to be over there again this year, sharing another costume tutorial! So come on over to The Train to Crazy and check out my tutorial, … Continue reading Handmade Costume Series – an Upcycled Elephant Tutorial!

Hey, hey, it’s a monkey!

Happy Halloween! While many of you still have festivities to come tonight, we have already gone trick-or-treating, and we have the loot to prove it [that is, the candy that hasn't already made it into my belly.... mmmm] There are my three costume-clad cuties! [iPod tutorial blogged here] Months ago, when I asked my four-year-old … Continue reading Hey, hey, it’s a monkey!

Almost done…

Two of my littles napped for an hour at the same time today. Oh how lovely it was! So I got my sew on [while my 4yo peppered comments like "is it done yet? Is that my costume? Can I wear it yet?" - very motivating] Here's a sneak peek. Any guesses?

iPod costume: a tutorial

Um, who else just realized that it's almost Halloween?  And the homemade costume you planned on making isn't quite finished started?  But it's not too late to whip up a quick Halloween costume for you or your little one!  You may have seen me post how to make an iPod (or iPhone... or iPad) costume … Continue reading iPod costume: a tutorial

Trick or Treat, Don’t You Look Sweet?

Happy Halloween! This was the first year I decided to make Halloween costumes.  Besides the fact that I thought this would be fun to try, I am also super cheap.  So, my goal was to refashion or use what I already had, rather than buying anything new for these costumes. I present, Super Why and … Continue reading Trick or Treat, Don’t You Look Sweet?