Steve and I spent last week in New Orleans! It was AMAZING! I promise to share photos this week. I am beat...that city is CRAZY! Let's just say, my only regret is that I didn't go there when I was 21 (versus over 30)!
We got back to ND late Sunday/early Monday! I am still catching up on sleep. When we got back, I had to work hard to get Mur-Man's Halloween costume ready. We went to a Halloween party tonight, so I had added pressure.
Literally, this costume cost me $0.00 (NOTHING)! Most of it required items that people would already have, and I also crashed my craft stash. Not bad.
I asked Mur-Man what he wanted to be for Halloween and he said a cookie. Cute, but we needed to go a little more creative, so I decided to go with a smart cookie.
Here's the steps I took to make the costume:
|I took kid sunglasses and popped out the lenses.|
|Using black electrical tape...I wrapped the glasses.|
|NERDY, but smart! ADORABLE!|
|I let Mur-Man come up with the chocolate chip design.|
|There's my chip pattern. I used this shape to cut black fabric chips. I also used it to cut out wonder-under (or fusible interfacing.|
|I then ironed the fabric to the fusible interfacing, cut it out, and then ironed it to the brown cookie fabric.|
I created the cookie shape and also added a bite. I then sewed the two fabrics together leaving space for stuffing. I stuffed it and then closed the hole with the sewing machine.
I also sewed black ribbon to attach the two cookies.
|Finally, I used Steve's graduation hat to complete the outfit! He looks pretty smart--doesn't he?|