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21  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Don't let the pigeon drive the bus! on: November 04, 2008 10:18:02 AM
due to the cuteness of your son and his costume i just had to buy this book on ebay! Smiley

Oh wow, that's quite the compliment!  I think you'll like the book especially if you have someone in the under 6-years crowd to share it with.
22  UNITED STATES / Rhode Island / Re: craft fairs in rhode island on: November 03, 2008 07:05:45 PM
It's too late for this year, but the Scituate Art Festival is Columbus day weekend every year.  In addition to the art section (with paintings), they have a huge craft festival throughout the center of town. 
23  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Yip Yip Martian INVASION!!!! on: November 03, 2008 05:27:03 PM
So cool!  I'm totally making these next year!  You have my vote for sure!
24  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Silly little giraffe on: November 03, 2008 05:25:00 PM
Super cute!
25  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Don't let the pigeon drive the bus! on: November 03, 2008 01:35:22 PM
Okay, I got the pictures working.   Undecided
26  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Don't let the pigeon drive the bus! on: November 03, 2008 01:15:27 PM
This is my son's first Halloween and I wanted it to be special.  So, since his favorite book is Don't let the pigeon drive the bus! by Mo Willems, I decided to make him a pigeon costume. 

This was my first sewing project and while the stitches aren't perfectly straight, I think it came out pretty well!

I used the duck pattern from Simplicity #2788 and added felt eyes to the hat to be more pigeon-like.  I had to dye the plush felt myself since I couldn't get it in blue.  Luckily, Paula Burch suggested that I use fabric paint from Dharma Trading since the felt was 100% polyester.  This worked like a charm!

His costume is in 5 pieces: 2 webbed feet, a black bodysuit with blue sleeves, a blue stuffed belly and a hat.

Once I finished his costume, I bought a light green shirt from the good will and added some darker green fabric to the collar and shift cuffs to make my own bus driver costume.  I also reworked a police officer hat from the costume shop to match.

27  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: The Little Chef on: November 03, 2008 01:13:37 PM
Oh my gosh, he's so cute!
28  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Proof you can be a "sexy" anything... even a DINOSAUR! on: November 03, 2008 01:12:45 PM
Sexy Dinosaur?  Why not?  This is so awesome!  Love the picture with the apple.
29  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Tinker Bell and Goofy on: November 03, 2008 01:12:01 PM
30  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Strawberry Pop Tart: BUTT TON OF PICS on: November 03, 2008 01:11:25 PM
Fabulous!  I love that you can see the filling in the bite mark.
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