…cosplay fail…

What is it that they say about roads paved with good intentions? Every project starts with the most fabulous of intentions, and then, somewhere along the way they just pushed aside or stored for later… or sometimes they are just a total fail that I hang on to for far too long. Craft blogging has a tendency to become a […]

easy last minute DIY Halloween masks

Tomorrow night marks the official start to our end of year festivities. The drama school our children go to don’t do a Christmas concert, instead, they do a Halloween concert to avoid any clashes with all the other events that seem to crop up around Christmas. Generally, the children get to pick their own costumes, and the directer asks that […]

on persistent dreams & grown up plans

It varies, from week to week, from pilot, to engineer, to inventor. Though I guess they all have an engineering kind of common thread running through them. He’s a child who loves to know how things work, who’ll question and think and question some more. As a toddler, he spoke early and spoke constantly – especially “why?”. “Why why why […]

meine kinder

And then there were three! The final costume I made for Bear last month {see his Hogwarts uniform here and his Melbourne Cup Day get-up here} was a pair of lederhosen for a multicultural day to round out their cultural experiences unit at school. With the boys at school, Butterfly at preschool and Beetle napping, I set myself up in […]

minion 1 & minion 2 {blogtoberfest day 28}

When I shared my last Project Life update, I realised I hadn’t really shared much about the minion costumes I made for the boys. I’m one of those mums who love making costumesĀ (ohmygosh look how tiny my boys were!), even if I do have a wee tendency to procrastinate and then stress myself out and have a late night the […]

aussie aussie aussie…

A week or so ago, it was Education Week, and part of that was a dress-up book parade, with the theme of Champions. Brilliant, a box, a horse head and he could be Black Caviar. Yeah, no. A swimmer he wants, and try as I might to talk him into a tracksuit and some medals, no, it has to be […]

Little Elves

Come as a fairy or an elf, the invitation said. And so, I walked the streets, looking for an elf costume, or anything vaguely elf like. A fortnight before Halloween, I’ll be sure to find something, I told myself. But no, not a single elf to be found. Which is how I found myself at the fabric shop. The day […]