so yesterday, the duo and i were at pottery barn kids for their little weekly storytime session. and as we were amidst the halloween decorations of cookie-cutter-buy-this-and-insert-into-your-home-and-your-life-will-be-catalog-perfect that is PBK, i started thinking about halloween costumes. yes, i *started* thinking about them.
you see, i've been putting off the whole "make vs. buy" issue for quite sometime, all the while knowing that sissy will be a kitty (her favorite word is "meow") and little miss thing a bunny (she's my bunny-bun-bun). but we just haven't gotten around to actually having costumes. i'm not against the idea of purchasing costumes. not at all. in fact, the ones out there are absolutely adorable. it's just that i really wanted to make them this year - tailored to our babes.
with halloween less than a week away and a weekend full of costume-required activities ahead of us, i decided it was time to "shit or get off the pot" as my dad would say. a trip to the local fabric store after bedtime last night resulted in a bag full of polarfleece. then i had to decipher the pattern - holy moley. i do think i have never had my hot little hands on a formal sewing pattern before and now i know why. it's a scary thing. 2 hours of snipping and pinning later and here's where we are.
but then there was the issue of my studio which had become a dumping ground of late. no fear - naptime was (somewhat begrudgingly) spent emptying and organizing so that this evening, after we rock out, i have a clean space in which to *hopefully* work on our little furry creatures. if i can read the pattern, that is.