My Elsa

I can't decide if I am ashamed or proud to confess that this is the first year my 8-year-old has hit the pavement sporting a home-made Halloween costume.

It's not that I have anything against costume making, it's just that the kids always seemed to be happy to pull something out of the dress-up bin and call it good.  And, you have to admit, you run the risk of completely wasting your time.  There's nothing quite as disheartening as making a costume only to end up sending your kid out in a snowsuit because of inclement weather!  However, this year my blondie requested an Elsa and who was I to turn her down?  We even had a hand-me-down dance costume thing that had the makings of a snow queen written all over it...

Those sequins and that subtle heart-shaped neckline?  Totally Elsa!  So I lopped off some stuff and attached some stuff and eventually it came together.

She really loved her dress -- so much so that I had to wash it twice between the time I finished it on Monday and Halloween rolled around on Saturday!

Here's a picture of my whole motley crew before they commenced their candy begging:

(Nope, they aren't all looking at the camera!)

I told them that the kids who wear the warmest clothes get the most treats and they happily donned fleece pajama's under their costumes and had a blast.

What a great day.


  1. The kids that wear the warmest clothes get the most treats ~ haha!! It's very true! Lily wasn't overly eager to wear a long sleeved shirt under her costume since it wasn't 'accurate' but I assured her it was much better than a COAT covering the whole ensemble!
    Great job makin' your girl happy!
    Hope you new year has gotten off to a good start ~ Tracy

    1. Thank you Tracy! I saw you little Cinderella -- you have such beautiful little girlies! Hope your quilting is going well these days :). I have four rather daunting sewing projects on my plate right at this moment...miiiigggghhhtt get back to this space before next Halloween, lol. God bless ~ Liz

  2. I've been thinking about you lately and wondering how you are. Hope everything is well!

    1. Thank you for thinking of me Jacqueline! We are well...just carrying on with the homeschool and toddler life. Congratulations on your new house! From the pics, it looks completely wonderful and I know how good it feels to finally have a home. Blessings to you and your little family ~ Liz


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