Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Homemade Rapunzel Dress and Wig Costume

Sienna was C-3PO for our Stars Wars Droids family Halloween costume.  But if you asked her, she was "the Golden Guy", or if pressed to name him, C-Creepy-O.  Sooo, I made her a different costume to wear to school.  And also as an excuse to make her a Rapunzel dress-up.


Peasant dress pattern: Simplicity 2377 (Minnie Mouse dress)


I made the dress much longer than the Minnie Mouse dress, and in a bigger size, but it's pretty much the same. The light purple pattern has hearts traced all over it, a cute little detail.


As for the hair, I estimate the yarn cuts to be about 9 feet long.  I'm guessing you'd need 12 feet strands to make a floor length one.  Sienna is about 44 inches tall.  It's a lot of yarn.

She loved wearing it for Halloween, and she loves dressing up in it after school most days.  Bonus: It was probably less than $5 to make.  And it's the same yarn I used for the C-3PO hat.

Halloween 2017

Trick-or-treating with all the neighbors.



Helping in Dalton's class Halloween party.


TK costume parade.


Pokemon pumpkin carving.


Sienna painted hers in bright colors this year.


Trunk or treat.



Pumpkin patch with the littles.


Pumpkin patch fail on the way to scouts.


Thursday, October 26, 2017

Jedi at the Park


I took my littlest Jedi to a Halloween party with some church friends and neighbors. He was so darling walking around with his hands in the air so his sleeves wouldn't hang down.







First craft he participated in.  He was pretty excited about jamming on the cotton balls.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

October Beach Days

Very low tides at just the right times led to some fun beach days this month.  I took Arthur early one morning, Sienna after pick up, and all the kids after school in different weeks.  We picked up sea glass and huge shells, explored caves, collected rocks, examined anemones in tide pools, and had fun.

We went to Fisherman's Cove each time, my favorite beach for finding sea glass.  Though two of the times it was very sandy.












Friday, October 20, 2017

Homemade Halloween: Star Wars Droids & Jedi

For Halloween this year (or Mickey's Halloween Party, at least), we decided to be droids from Star Wars.  There are four good ones, but the big kids picked the cute, small ones and left the tall ones for the little two, so I took one, and John and Arthur are Jedi. 

As usual, I  crocheted the hats using this pattern, and made up my own decorations for them.  I'm impressed with myself.
K-2SO - Besides the hat, the rest of my costume is literally duct tape on black clothing.

3-CPO - Tutu made from a variety of gold and glittery tulle.  50 yards of tulle is plenty. Glitter tulle not recommended. Gold leggings from Amazon.


R2-D2 and BB-8 - Maggie's white and orange tutu is made the same as Sienna's. Both of the kids' t-shirts are iron-ons.  I decided to try that after I found free printables for each while looking for ideas.  Printable R2-D2 iron on

It was easy and I would definitely do it again.




Jedi - I bought John's robe from Walmart because it was more cost effective, but ended up making one for Arthur. (any size Jedi robe tutorial) I also made inner tunics for them both using this nifty tutorial.




Update with one more pic from Trunk or Treat.

Thursday, October 19, 2017