Showing posts from November, 2015

I've got a notion to sew a Halloween costume

Now that I'm a mother, I find myself enjoying Halloween more than I ever did as a child.

Case in point: Halloween 2015 was less than a week past when I began wondering what my daughter will wear next year. On a trip to Walmart, I sought out the Halloween leftovers and sifted through the costumes hoping to get an awesome costume — one that normally costs out of my price range — at half off.

But I know two things about my daughter that made looking through those costumes a waste of time:

She has growth spurts every few months. I could buy the next size up, but by next Halloween, she might be two sizes taller — or three even. (She's very tall for her age.)Her tastes come and go quickly. In the week since Halloween, she's already told me that next year she wants to be Wonder Woman, then changed her mind and said, "I think I want to be Sofia the First."
Once I realized the perfect 2016 costume wasn't on the rack, I got ambitious. Despite knowing little more about …

July? Really?

I had no idea so much time had passed since the last time I blogged here. But then, it's been at least August since I've tackled any beading projects, so it's not like I've much to say.

Back in August, I made some feather earrings like the ones I made last year, and I started bracelet that ultimately, I unraveled because I had messed up in the middle. I thought I was able to mask it, but once it was complete, I realized I didn't do as well as I had thought.

That's about it in a nutshell. My hope, though, is to get back regular beadwork and blog posts.