I hope y'all were dying to see boatloads of pictures of my kid in his Halloween costume- 'cause that's what you're getting! Little Smith decided to be a fish-y this year, well actually I decided for him because we already had a great knit fish hat- but he has been very obsessed with fish lately so it was meant to be. I can not sew. Despite the fact that I did get a sewing machine for Christmas last year and did promise myself to tackle sewing in 2012, my portfolio of projects consists solely of a single flashlight cozy (how practical!)... maybe next year.
My mother used to make my Halloween costumes as a kid and I really wanted to contribute something to Little Smith's this year, so I decided to pimp out a black hoodie with some felt fish scales and eyes to match the hat. It seemed like a simple little project that would be easy enough to hand sew, but it took me an insanely long time to pull this thing together.
I had to finish it almost a week early so that Little Smith could wear it to costume day at the baby class we attend, and when we showed up I am fairly certain the other mommies thought I had way too much time on my hands. The teacher mentioned that she had been up until 10PM the night before making her own son's costume and I was too embarrassed to admit that I was up until nearly 3AM... stitching felt like a nut job!
No matter how ridiculous, once I commit to a project, it's going to get done. Just ask Big Smith, who has tried to talk me down from the ledge time and time again. I'm stubborn, it's probably my best and worst character trait all rolled into one.
My mom thinks he looks more like a bird than a fish (she's got a bit of a critical eye- the apple doesn't fall far). Luckily he is too little to care this year, he's just happy that the hoodie is comfortable and the hat is easy to remove!
We'll be setting up chairs on our porch and passing out some candy this evening- we get a lot of kids so I hope we have enough treats for all those tricks. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
*We are grateful that the storm was fairly mild in our area and we can enjoy some Halloween fun today. Most of my family is in New York and still without power, but happily all safe and doing great. Hope everyone else is faring as well and a swift recovery to those who were hit the worst.