I hope you all had a happy Halloween.Ã‚Â Here is a (not so great)Ã‚Â pic of our pumpkins.Ã‚Â
The night before IÃ‚Â stayed up very, very lateÃ‚Â to make Bug’s vest for her cowgirl costume.Ã‚Â It is loosely based on New Look 6336, but I had to make some modifications due to the fabric.Ã‚Â I can honestly say I hate sewing with moleskin.Ã‚Â It is a nice substitute for suede, so soft, has a very nice drape and I hate it.Ã‚Â It won’t hold a crease. Ã‚Â I wanted to do a turn and stitch edge so I pulled out the iron and turned and pressed and pressed and pressed.Ã‚Â Nothing, and that’s great if you a garment that’s wrinkle resistant, but not if you want a crease — on purpose.Ã‚Â Ok, I winged it and it worked, for the most part (good enough for a costume).Ã‚Â The other thing is that it ravels like crazy.Ã‚Â Also not good for the turn and stitch edge.Ã‚Â Oh well — costume!
This year we implemented a toy trade after trick or treating.Ã‚Â We have put the kids on the Feingold Program, most of the candy from trick or treating has artificial dyes and flavorings. Ã‚Â I stopped by they grocery store and hit the health food section and picked out some “good candy” a then hit the toy store for a toy for each of them.Ã‚Â They were both thrilled, Bug is a quite the little artist and loved theÃ‚Â Spirograph and Bubba was thrilled with the wooden Firetruck (on sale for 60% off!).Ã‚Â
A win-win in my opinion, they went trick or treating, still get some candy and they each got a toy to keep; and we don’t have to deal with theÃ‚Â usual sugar overload.Ã‚Â
Umm . . . don’t ask what happened to the candy from trick or treating.Ã‚Â What? Ã‚Â No, that’s not chocolate on my face.Ã‚Â It’s not, shut up!