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Creation of a Costume – Final in Series

Two days and counting!  Halloween is almost here and when last I wrote I was in a painting dilemma for Aden’s Bumblebee costume. Crisis averted!  Like a bolt of lightning from the sky came the idea that would save my son’s Halloween.  You could see the proverbial “light bulb” go on over my head.  And […]

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Creation of a Costume: Part 2

The countdown is on, only 8 more days until Halloween!  Where did this month go? Well I have been diligently working on Aden’s Bumblebee costume and to be honest it hasn’t been as bad or as difficult as I thought it was going to be.  That’s not to say there haven’t been any snafus along […]

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Creation of a Costume: part 1

This year my 4 year old, Aden, finally gets it. Gets what’s supposed to happen at Halloween that is. And the thing that is exciting him the most is not the gobs of candy (that will haunt Mommy until Christmas treats start rolling in) but the act of dressing up. The quintessential ritual of the […]

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Rope Basket Tutorial

I am broke.  Well, not totally, but broke enough not to be able to afford to buy 20 family members gifts for Christmas. This year I am taking my cue from a good friend who MADE ALL HER CHRISTMAS PRESENTS LAST YEAR.  I guess I’m kind of crafty in a pin-beautiful-handmade-gifts-on-pinterest-but-they-don’t-usually-turn-out-as-good sort of way.  But […]

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