This costume is definitely a challenge. And is taking a bit of time to do. But, when you can only do bits at a time because of a tiny human and needing help to sew things go slower. Tiny human reprogrammed my mother’s sewing machine while we were fitting the bodice.
The costume was a couple sizes too big for me, the pattern was only a few sizes too big. We have had to fit the costume a bit more than we were hoping to.
The bodice has been the most work and it still needs more done. The sheer overlay still has to be attached.
The skirt is proving to be easier than anything else. I am hoping to get it mostly done this weekend for Halloween next Friday.
Still needs work yes, but is is getting there mor and more. the bodice will be more form hugging. and the skirt is mostly done. We just have to hem and connect the two together as well as add a zipper. Which finding the color of zipper to match was almost impossible. Great/
Oh, and my son’s leaf of Lorien came in and he had mama wear it. He also got Sting in yesterday and has not stopped playing with it.
We didn’t have to go into a troll cave for this, Amazon did that for us. HA!
Nice try Sauron
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It is boot weather! And I a, so happy, and every now and then here it is cool enough for them. That doesn’t happen often right now.
The Serova boots are really comfortable and super cute. What made them stand out to me was the zipper in the back. It definitely makes a statement. I am looking forward to wearing them more often. The one thing is you may want to get a half size up. So if 7.5 get an 8.
Shirt Skreened pants HM boots justfab
Today I feel like it is a Loki shirt day, so the outfit of the day reflects that. I say represent the fandom. My little man has been watching the Avengers and Avengers Lego movie today. Which the Lego movie was very cute, if you are wondering. So, I decided to wear my Free hugs for Loki shirt.
I am just wearing it with jeans and some great black over the knee boots. I just got the boots Saturday! And I will feature the boots tomorrow for Tuesday Shoe day! Love it!
The shirt is available on Skreened and is made from an American Apparel tee shirt. They have quite a few different Loki shirts for you Loki lovers. I feel like this Monday a funny shirt is neccessary, as it is my turn to play Shadows of Mordor for XboxOne. My hubby got to play it all weekend. But, that will be during nap time. This morning is all about cleaning. I don’t know what it is about weekends but all that work I do cleaning all week goes down the toilet. And so Monday is full of me yelling at myself for being somewhat lazy and for how in the heck is there so much laundry?!
Got to love chasing a 1 yr old around.
There is a lot to do this week and there will be a lot of Halloween prep pictures. Expect a new post for the Elsa costume sometime tomorrow late or Wednesday. Got to love planning out the week! I love it!
Got to love nature.
Good afternoon everyone! I made some progress with my Elsa costume today.
Got all the pieces of the pattern cut out. I forgot how much work is just in cutting out the fabric pieces.
Cutting out layers and layers of fabric for the bodice and then figuring out how they go. This pattern is a bit more intricate than I have worked with before.
We got the bodice cut out.
And while I still have to cut out the rest of the cape, we still have so much to do. Piecing it together and then making sure it looks right. And then sizing the costume differently that they have. After all that is said and done, I get to put sequins and beads on it. As well as glitter the dress fabulously.
So Tuesday there will be an update. Thanks for reading!!!
Two boneheads. HAHAHAHA
I love running errands. It gets me out of the house and we get to see some neat stuff. Like at Lowes, when we saw this great pumpkin and flower arrangement at the front door.
I love those flowers. And have no idea what the orange and yellow ones are called (help). But, I love these and am considering them. Even though my green thumb is nonexistent.
Pumpkin patch, or something!
And then there were some Christmas villages out. My little man got side tracked by them. I mean they made music and lit up. There were moving parts too. What baby wouldn’t love this? He was thrilled by the glittery twinkling light. He was amazed by the mechanical wonder of the little ice skaters moving around their rink.
I hated pulling him away from it. But we needed things for the lawn. Christmas time will wait.
And then look what I got!! Best Buy you truly are a wonderful place. Yes!
Happy Caturday everyone.
I have an obsession with stripes. I will admit it. I have a stripe obsession. The thing I love pairing with stripes, besides yellow, is red. Red, red, red, and more red. It is just stunning together.
Red is just amazing with black and white stripes or even navy stripes.
The dress from HM is just a classic piece and super comfy. I am in love with these Frederica heels and bag from Justfab. Similar dress here
I love walks where the weather is nice and cool. Walks where there is a breeze and life is just standing still. Where all you see are trees and peace a quiet. Even though it is a populated area, it seems no one is ever outside.
We( should say me, he sits in the stroller) go for a 3 mile walk each day. It is an excuse to getting out of the house and since we have a community mail box, it is a great way to fit in a nice walk with getting the mail. My Xbox One game is still not here. Bummer.
The thing that I love about this time of year is people start decorating for the holidays. However, I have yet to see any Halloween stuff. Last year places were already decorated in September. This year not so much. Late start? And speaking of Halloween and all its fun, I will be piecing together my Elsa costume Sunday! Which I am excited about! And I have to get the finishing pieces for my little Frodo. My family is doing a LOTR themed thing and I am running around as Elsa. Go me and my family cooperation. Really, I guess I could have gone as Galadriel. But, nah. I wanted to do this instead.
I hope that late Sunday or early Monday I will have pictures up on the blog of the progress.
Getting this for my little man for his costume and he loves The Hobbit.
I love this HM tunic dress. It was from their Conscious collection and is so bright and cheerful.this shirt/dress is actually supposed to be a tunic shirt but the great thing about being a bit short is being able to wear it as a sort of dress. The colors are great and the material is very lightweight making it great for the sporadic weather. Right now it is a nice 77 degrees outside.
Today was a day where I wasn’t too sure about posting an outfit. But finally after a cup or two of coffee later I decided what the heck why not. It was either play some Destiny or take pictures. I chose to take pictures. Yesterday’s playing of Destiny ended in a rage quit and my son turning the Xbox One off by accident.
I was having trouble with angles today. We all have our off days. Today is one of mine. Actually, yesterday was too but who is keeping count.
The great news is my arm is no longer swollen. And is pretty much back to normal. Thanks nature.
Having a word with the Fluff. He decided barking at leaves was fun. And I disagreed with him on that.
I love these pants I got almost a year or so ago from H&M. But when I got them I was still loosing baby weight and so they were too small. I was too lazy to return them but now they fit! Almost too big now. The thing about loosing “baby weight” and having a baby is the constant not knowing what size you are. When you think you got it,you don’t. There are some shops where clothes are made bigger and some that are smaller. For the longest time I was scared to buy anything because nothing fit right. Now, think I am past that. I try everything on first now. And when it comes to buying things online, I purchased measuring tape.
This necklace is one of my favorite pieces because I love lions. I really need to wear it more. It was from H&M as well and is older. I will try to find a similar necklace. I almost typed in Silmaril again.Oops. The Milani lipgloss is Ravish Raspberry.
Well it is time for the daily walk and check to see if my Middle-earth game came in. I am dying to play it! Cheers!
I found a necklace that is a leopard.
Happy Wednesday all and thanks for stopping by!!! I have gotten some more decorations up for Halloween. And my little one has destroyed my office. Nothing is safe anymore. Makes me wonder how the Christmas tree will survive this year. The joys of having a 1 year old. I am truly afraid for my Christmas decor this year.
I am in the baking mood and made more raspberry widow cookies. Why? Um because they are full of awesome!
I also have some chocolate chip cookies to make. Fall always brings the baker in me out and I love it.
I also can not wait to carve a pumpkin! Nothing screams Halloween time than cutting a pumpkin open and carving it. We usually have to wait a few days before Halloween as it is too hot here in this part of the south to have one longer. It is really the seeds I am after. I make spicy pumpkin seeds. Mmm.
Let me tell you, they are super good!
What are your favorite things about this time of year?