Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sew Sweet!

In keeping with last year's chicken costume, we decided to continue on with the food theme, and this year Ru went as a a cupcake. More specifically a "pink cake with spinkles." Seems quite fitting seeing as how, a) I often refer to her as my little cupcake and b) she LOVES making AND eating them. This years inspiration was courtesy of Pottery Barn Kids. Besides the fact I wasn't about to spend $59- on something that gets worn once, I would like to maintain the tradition of homemade costumes as long as possible. It really is a fun process, even if it doesn't turn out exactly like the picture. Ommie Sandy and I had a fun time experimenting on this costume seeing as how we had no pattern to follow. Although I left all the tricky parts up to Ommie, I am quite proud of the fact that I sewed the mini cupcake she wore in her hair
by myself, entirely by hand.

Prior to this, I has never sewn anything by hand other than a button! This little project has definitely motivated me to continue sewing on a regular basis and increase my needle know how. Despite the fact Ru didn't really like wearing the cake on her head due to the wobble factor it had going on, she did really enjoy serving it with her "afternoon tea" prior to me sewing it into her hairband. I think it would be fun to create some more faux food to go with the kitchen set my little cupcake will be getting for Christmas. Shhhh, don't let the cat out of the bag. Oh, who am I kidding ? I've already told her if she is a good girl, Santa might bring her her very own pink kitchen. No...we're not excited for Christmas around here at all!

This door looks awful familiar...

Where's daddy bear?

Not the best picture I know, but this face just cracks me up!


Melissa said...

So darn cute! Note to self: learn to sew before having children so I can be awesome like Amanda.

Anonymous said...

I love it!!!! super sweet.You are so darn TALENTED!! Maybe next year Miss Jen can bring Clarabear...this year she didn't make it past the first child dressed like Yoda before she wanted "home!"

Cave Momma said...

Love it! I wish I had the room for a sewing machine so I could learn how to sew. She is totally adorable, you guys did a great job!

debi said...

Love how it turned out and love your enthusiasm in all you do with Ru. That last photo is a crack up....I think I've seen that look on her before :-)

Great Job Mommy!

Four Flights said...

So cute! great job lady!