Monday, November 24, 2014

Halloween 2014

So I know this post has taken a while to write but our Halloween was not filled with dressing up and getting candy... unfortunately. It did not go at all as planned.

Our Plan: We were going to be the Apple family from My Little Pony (our nieces idea) and my husband even helped me with finishing the costumes the night before. My husband was going to be Big Macintosh, I was going to be Apple Jack, and our daughter was going to be Apple Bloom. They had all turned out so cute and all we had left to do was put them on and attach mine and my husband's cutie marks. It was our first Halloween we had dressed up since being together and it was our daughters first Halloween s needless to say I was beyond excited! All I have pictures of is our daughter's costume. My husband and I didn't get to wear ours. Everything was handmade except the sweater and pink bow... She looked so cute! I just hate she didn't get to wear it on Halloween. I do have a picture of her in it though (ok 5 pictures) :)

Apple Bloom Costume

TUTU: I used 3 yards of tulle. I cut 18in long strips, put 4 of the strips together and then looped them around a piece of 1/2in elastic that I had sewn together to make the waistband. For the tail I just made the strips a couple inches longer and used the same gathering/attaching method.

LEGWARMERS:The crochet leggings took some work. It actually took me most of the day just because of the custom sizing but after I had one done the 2nd one took me about 45 minutes to crochet. The legwarmer pattern can be found here

EARS & HEADBAND: Sorry guys the ears I completely free-handed.  I was tired and ready for bed and needed to finish so I just completely winged it. The headband I glued the ears to is just a long HDC chain. I measured her head before she went to bed and made the chain that length and it fit perfectly.

Our Unplanned Adventure: I had been feeling horrible all week and had even been to the ER earlier in the week but still felt horrible on Friday. I went to the doctor and she told me I needed to go to the ER in Columbia ASAP because she thought I may need my gallbladder removed. I was in complete shock. I figured she would just give me medicine and I would be alright but that wasn't the case. By the time I got to the ER I was in pretty severe pain and a nervous wreck. They admitted me just under 3hrs of being there and I was scheduled to have gallbladder surgery the next day. So instead of a fun Halloween with our daughter and nieces, I had to spend it in the hospital. However I did get a picture of our little one on her 1st Halloween all dressed up. Auntie Sarah is a fabulous costume maker on the fly! Our little Spike the Dragon with her other pony friends Twilight Sparkle, Princess Cadence and Apple Jack :)

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. - 3 John 1:2