Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Belated Halloween Shot

I got burned out on Halloween this year, which is partly why it took me so long to post about it. It makes me a little worried about Christmas, since the advertising and sales have already started. Christmas music too, although I'm not listening to it yet. We're not going to decorate until after Thanksgiving. I need to figure out the budget and gift lists and decide how much I can actually do handmade and stay sane.

So... here's the official Halloween portrait of my kiddos:

J. wore his costume from last year. I have to admit feeling like a bit of a costume snob. I love that this firefighter costume held up so well over a whole year of dress-up play and still fit him well enough to be worn a second time (Last year I made it too big on purpose.) I'm so glad it's over and that I don't have to think about it for a while.

And here are the pajama pants I finished up for the boys last week:

I now know that 2.5 yards of one kind of fabric is enough to make them each a pair of flannel pants. That might not be the case next year when J will be in a larger size. My secret is that I have a whole bunch more of the dark green flannel (it's printed with submarines and radar graphics) and I'm going to make flannel pants for my husband, too.

Other sewing news:
I've been working on quilts for a service project type thing. I may post a picture of, yep, scrappy log cabin blocks, later on today or tomorrow. Or soon.