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Showing posts with label Masquerade Ball. Show all posts

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Masquerade Ball Top 5!!!

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Thank you to every one who entered the Masquerade Ball!  All the costumes are amazing.  Your kiddos are adorable and you all have some mas crafting skills. I wish I could give all of you a prize but alas we had to choose a top few.

Thank you so much to my judges.  You all had a tough job to do. If you haven't check out there blogs, take a few minutes and go see what they are all about.

A Big Thank You to all the Sponsors.  
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Now onto our top 5! At the bottom of this post you can cast your vote. Voting is open from know until the 30th until 11pm MST. You can vote every 12 hours.  Spread the word and share on Facebook, Twitter, G+ or any other social Networking.  
Mary Poppins
Merida

No Sew Owl


Curious George

Little Red & Wolf


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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Rainbow Brite Costume



One afternoon I decided to share some of my childhood with my Little Miss.  We sat down together and turned on You Tube.  I decided to show her Rainbow Brite.  She fell in love, and had to watch every episode.
Later when I asked her what she wanted to be for Halloween and she said Rainbow Brite.  And the search began for a Rainbow Brite costume.
Here is how I did it.

Royal Blue fabric
1/4 yard Rainbow fabric
White t shirt
Rainbow leg warmers 2 pair
yellow felt

I started by making a circle skirt and using a wide elastic from Joann's for the waist band.

I used a basic peasant shirt pattern. Instead of peasant sleeves I made a stiff flutter sleeve.




For the belt I used red for the sides and a rainbow fabric for the center.  Then added red suspender style straps.  Add a big star and you are ready to go.




Add your leg warmers to her arms and legs and she is ready to trick or treat!







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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

{No Sew} Snake Charmer Costume, How to


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My second son defiantly beats to his own drum. For Halloween this year he wanted to be the "devil". I was not totally comfy with his choice so I sent him back to the "thinking board". After much deliberation I finally convinced him to be a Snake Charmer.  He has a small collection of stuffed snakes he got from the zoo and he enjoys teasing his sister with them.  This is by far the easiest costume.  It only took and hour to put together! Here how I did it.
Supplies:
Tunic shirt
baggy pants
scarf with tassels ( Go buy yourself a new scarf and let your sone use it for the day.  Its a win win!
(2) $1 store baskets
snake
$1 store whistle or flute
1.5 yards cheap cotton fabric

Most of his costume is pretty self explanatory   For the snake basket I glues the 2 baskets together. I cut the bottom of the top basket off so the snake could go inside.I also glued a piece of ribbon around the basket seams and the top of the basket.

 I use a 1 foot piece of fishing line and tied one end to the whistle and the other to the snake.  When they play and move the flute the snake will move too.

For the Turban I watched a few you tube videos to learn how to wrap and tie it.





So that's it. Super simple.  If you ever need a quick costume you can't go wrong with this one. Happy Halloween!!




Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Venus Fly Trap Costume, How To..

I have 3 sons.  The two oldest love science.  We have grown all kinds of science experiments in our kitchen window.  plants, trips, sea monkeys. You name it we have probably tried it. Their favorite was the meat eating plants.  We loved to catch flies and feeding them to our Venus Fly Trap. It is amazing how the slightest of touch triggers there mouths to close. Then I saw a costume for a Venus fly trap online.  It inspired me to make his costume.


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sponsors {Love}

Have you seen my amazing Sponsors? I am so grateful they are Sponsoring the Masquerade Ball. Each time someone new would contact me I just had to {squeal}!It's so exciting when companies want to sponsor you.   So today I just have to share my love with each of them.

Paint me Plaid 
Plaid paint is one of the first paints I used a a crafter,  way back when I was a wee lass.  I loved to create and make new things.  It seems like tole painting was the thing to do back in the 80's and Plain paint was there.  (Did I just date myself???) Yep I did.  Back with no internet.  When you had to buy books or take classes to figure out how to do your project.  Now a days you just jump on the internet and have thousands of projects at your fingertips.  Plaid Paints has just the place.  There website is full of project ideas. Painting, Modge Podge, Gallery Glass, Simply Screen for painting on clothing, and so much more. Go spend a little time and find your self a project.

Fat quarter shop

Do you love yummy, soft, fresh fabrics?  I do! I am a self professed fabric Hoarder Collector.  I love fabric. Sewing  is my time to relax.  That is where the fat Quarter shop comes in. They have every fabric you can think of.  Beautiful bundles of yummy fabric!  Anything you need you can find at the Fat quarter shop. Head over ans fall in love with there shop and Blog!

Sassy Steals

Have you heard of Sassy Steals??? They are a Daily boutique of wonder handmade and trendy items at awesome prices.  They even do a giveaway each week.  Be sure to stop by and enter to win something great!

Digital Party Paper Creations
 
I found this little shop on Etsy.  So many adorable digital creations for Parties.  I love her Halloween pack.  If you need any Party creations for any kind of party stop by her shop. She has lots to offer with great prices!



Poppy Seed Projects is one of my new go to sites for Home decor creations.  So many wonderful projects to create and personalize just for you. I have a few favorites.  I think my next purchase is this Dry erase menu board.  Head over and check out what Poppy Seed has to offer.

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Fabric Nest is full of fun, yummy quilting fabrics.   Lots to choose from.  Some oldies but goodies and fresh new just off the line fabrics.  This little shop doesn't disappoint.  This little shop doesn't help my fabric addiction. Head over and take a peak.

I love each of my Sponsors!  I am so grateful for there Sponsorship.  Please stop by there shops and show them some love!!

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Don't forget the Masquerade Ball Link party ends on Wednesday.  Be sure to link up your handmade costume!!

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