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Fall Tablescape

Our small family Thanksgiving Dinner didn't call for much to-do about anything, but my 9 y.o. insisted on fancy napkins. So we found this cornstalk design that was not too hard to make. They turned out so cute and really dressed up the table.



Finally discovered the Moscow Mule. In love. With the drink and the mug!





Halloween '16 - Little Red Riding Hood

I made something! Actually, although the daily grind of life has inevitably taken over and impinged on my crafting time completely, I've still managed to churn out a few things hand-made, but only by the skin of my pants and certainly with no time for photos and blog posts. BUT. I'm going to try to start posting them as time allows.

No longer the happy-go-lucky sewer of child costumes I used to be, no birds singing in the background, but to my surprise, I was able to whip up this Little Red Riding hood costume the night before Halloween. The only thing I missed was the little white apron because, as I announced several times to the family, I refused to sew past 10 o'clock at night!

I used the same pattern I used many moons ago for the Hansel & Gretal costume (McCall's 6187) but made the pieces separately. The Gretal costume is actually a dress with a back zipper but I found it is harder to get a good fit around the bodice, the skirt didn't have much fullness, …