Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Garden Theme for Halloween

It is the last day of September. Wow. It is time for me to get busy on the Halloween Costumes for the kids. Last year around Christmas, Addison decided he wanted to be a garden gnome this year. I am so happy that he has not changed his mind. Naturally Jack wants to be the same so that makes it easy.
Anna has a mind of her own. She wanted to be Bat Girl. She saw a costume complete with tall black boots, a shredded leather skirt and a sexy mask. Um, no.

I finally talked her in to a Princess costume. A Garden Princess costume. She decided that would be fun, especially after I mentioned a special hydrangea crown that we could make together.
I wanted to make it quick, before she changed her mind and wanted to be something else.
She did that last year. I bought a ton of pink tulle for her princess costume, but decided she wanted to be a clown like her brothers instead.

I started it last night, while she was in bed. I thought I could creep in there and do some measurements. It is so much easier for me to sew when they are asleep.
I woke her up right away. She asked me what I was doing and I told her nothing although I was wrapped in tulle and tripping all over the place. Geez, this stuff is hard to work with.



On my way out she said, " Oh, that must be for my Pincess (princess) Garden dress."
I told her it was, and she could try it on in the morning.
"But, Mom? Please do not knit any part of my costume, okay?"
Point taken.

21 comments:

Meagan said...

So cute! She does look like a garden princess- I love the brooch and the crown! Ava was a garden gnome last year, of course she had no say, she was only 11 months old, but fleece from Joanne's made a quick and cozy costume-I know Addison's will be perfect! Every time Ava sees me with yarn she says, "oh, mama knitting Ava sweater. Again." Poor things-they just have it so bad, with mommies who hand make them treasures and such!?! Someday they will really love all the hand mades!

kim said...

But won't she need a shrug? She is too funny and beautiful!

QuiltedSimple said...

what a cute garden princess! Neither of my kids have decided what they want to be yet.....love her crown and the brooch!
Kris

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Adorable!!

Renee said...

So sweet! She's the prettist Garden Princess I've ever seen. :)

martha - ca knitter said...

What a sweetie ! And she looks so cute in her costume.

Katlyn said...

Oooh how fun!

nicole said...

i love that she asked you not to knit anything! too cute!

Karen said...

What an adorable costume!! She for sure is a princess!! What a lucky little girl to have you for a mom!

Erin O. said...

Adorable.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha! So funny. Beautiful work, by the way. Wowie. Ooh, and do you mind if I steal your garden gnome idea? I'm at a loss. Stefani

Stitching At Stone Cottage said...

Just too cute...much beter than a clown!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

She looks absolutly adorable! Nice work mama! Cyan was a fairy pricess at her age too. :)

Blessings,

Val

http://goddesshobbies.blogspot.com/

Christina Scovel said...

Wow. Amazing outfit and she looks like a dreamy princess in it!

MichelleB said...

Adorable dress - she looks JUST like garden princess. Love the knit comment - too funny.

Anonymous said...

That will look so cute with the turtleneck she will need by then! lol Yikes, It seems to be getting colder every night. Thinking about having a fire tonight. BTW love the new porch - showed it to ARG too - he loved your reasons post! - Jo

Hilary said...

So sweet! I LOVE the hydrangea crown.

Shannon said...

Lovely work! I adore the dress and the crown. I am laughing out loud at the "Please don't knit my costume" comment. Sounds like something my kids would say. No appreciation for the crafty Mom. That's ok, we do it cause we love it:)

Julie said...

What a sweet garden princess!

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

the costume is adorable! Brought back lots of memories of making little princess costumes out of tulle myself!
The comment at the end had me cracking up!
She sounds like she has lots of spunk!

Kelli said...

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who has kids that don't appreciate my handmade talents! ;) LOVE Anna's princess dress! My 5-year-old is going to be a witch this year, so I'm working on a black peasant dress with orange and purple tulle around the arm cuffs and for a handkerchief-style skirt. She agreed to be a witch as long as it was not too scary, but not too cute. These girls have so much personality!
--kelli
kellbell_6@hotmail.com