and I took pics before wrapping the gifts.
I made another pillowcase dress and this time I used some of the leftover case to make a matching burpcloth with a rick-rack border and rolled it and tied it up with matching ribbon.
I also made a diaper cake. I love pink and brown!!!
I know I still owe pics of Chickie Poo's costume.......but I finished it and wasn't completely happy with it.
She had a costume birthday party last Friday night that she wore it to. And I discovered major issues.
Mainly, that when my long legged girl of 11 years wears a mid thigh dress and flops she's fine. But put that same dress on with the costume required fish nets and small ankle boots with a bit of a heel.........and she looks 17! That skirt on that dress looked like it climbed 3 inches......in the wrong direction.
I made her sit in the car while I ran into the store for a card on the way to the party.
I let her go to the party in her costume with cheerleading bloomers underneath, but had I had any other option that wouldn't make her cry, I would have gone with it.
Did I mention is was a boy/girl party? That sounds worse than it was. It was her kindergarten "boyfriend" and his twin's birthday party. I am close with their mother and knew supervision would be the word of the night. There were a handful of other girls and a bunch of rowdy boys.
I stayed for about 20 minutes and only once did I feel like yanking her into the car and dedicating her to the life of a nun.
Her desk partner from school, (a boy) had told her what he was dressing as and wanted to know about her costume. She was telling me all about it on the drive.
When this boy showed up he pulled her aside and was talking about his costume. Of course, I turned slightly away but eavesdropped like a champ.
This boy came to her ummmm, chest, and he backed up and looked her up and down.......a total once over, and said (in all sincerity)"You look good."
To her dismay, I immediately decided to let Boo Bear stay for the party, sans costume. The twins have a younger brother his age and he stayed and played in the haunted house.
You know I pumped him for info when they got home.
I rushed to the Super Walmart the next morning and bought more fabric and will be sewing an underskirt that adds a few inches.
Look for pics after Halloween. You'll totally be able to imagine what she looked like before as I had to get different fabric for the underskirt!!!