Wednesday, October 31, 2007


When we went to look for costumes for the kids, I took one look at the prices and said "I don't think so--not for something they're only going to wear once!" I was just crazy enough that I decided to make costumes that would also serve as winter coats for the girls.

I made a pattern based on one of the girls' jackets, went to JoAnns to get fur, etc., and spent hours cutting out layers and putting everything together. I spent some long nights and still had two zippers to put in when it was time to go, but I figured they were good enough for trick-or-treating! Everett decided he wanted to be a mouse, so here are our three little bears and big brother mouse. (Gwyn is in the brown fur and Maddie is in black.)

Thursday, October 25, 2007

First Bunkbeds?

All of the kids like to climb (hence the need to lay all of the kitchen chairs on the floor under the table). Here are Maddie (top bunk) and Gwyn (lower bunk) in their first "bunkbed", aka the toy shelves.