Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Were You Naughty or Nice?

Well, Santa's been and gone, and he brought rain and hail with him as well as some great presents : )
I hope your Christmas day was a happy one...mine was great fun, with too much food as always, and lots of noise from all the nieces and nephews, but that's what it's all about, right?



Finally I'm able to share the moose costume I made for my DD (after trying hard to dissuade her)
DD: Mum, how hard is it to make a moose costume?
Me: Very hard...why?
DD: Do you have a pattern I could borrow to make one?
Me: We'd have to buy one...
DD: Can we go to Spotlight and have a look?
Me: It's Saturday afternoon and you need the costume tomorrow afternoon, we don't have enough time!
DD: Can we go and have a look anyway?    It can be my Christmas present, pleeeeaaaasssseee...
Me: OK...

So off we went, and spent the next hour looking for a pattern and fabric (we only had 1 hour before the store closed!)    To be fair, DD spent her own money (for the fabric, labour was free LOL) as she said the costume would be used a few times.   So as soon as we got home we got to work, first cutting the pattern, and then tracing and cutting the fabric...10 hours later, we had a gorgeous moose costume, the actual pattern we bought had the provision for a lion, bear, and dog hood, so DD had to improvise her own antlers' pattern, which were made out of felt and lightly stuffed with polyfill.   I think it looks fab, don't you : )



Sorry that my moose was so uncooperative, and camera-shy, but it was a stinkin' hot day so I didn't push it LOL

4 comments:

Karen said...

What a great costume! Very, very impressive.

shirley said...

This is fantastic Vicky! The antlers are perfect. Looks like your daughter carries your crafty gene :)
Sounds like you had a wonderful day.

Jenxo said...

lol what a great costume....your a good mum ! hope the hail didnt get you....

Lyn S said...

So this is the moose! What a great Mum you are Vicky......and what a fabulous costume! Must've been hot though!