Photo Monday – Halloween

This Halloween, I stayed home to answer the door for the 10 trick or treaters who came.  Quiet dead end street…

I did want some pictures though so I hurried the girls out as early as possible to get the last of the (cloudy) light.  I had to bump my ISO up to 3200 and I should have gone all the way to 6400 but I was afraid the images would be grainy.  Let’s just pretend the soft focus is on purpose, okay? You know, creating a dreamlike quality for two little girls dressed up as princesses…

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Because oh yes, they dressed up as princesses.  Or rather a princess and a queen.  Yes, my kids are sooooo original.  Queen Elsa and Princess Anna...  

I confess I bought the costumes.  I would rather spend my sewing time and money on clothes the girls will wear more often but if I had unlimited time and money?  I would be so there!  The creative challenge is awesome.  Instead, I challenged myself to find something to keep these children warm that would work with the costumes.  And I got lucky.  I’d already made a cape (from Oliver + S) that would be perfect for Elsa.  Deep purple wool with a snowflake printed cotton lining and faux silver fox fur trim.  And a metallic clasp.

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For Anna (notice that souricette 2 chose the coronation dress rather than the travel dress that already comes with a pink-red cape), I needed a green cape.  I couldn’t find green wool so I used some green cotton twill I had.  I was not messing with the faux fur again so I got some white minky for the lining.  And another metallic clasp.
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Blurry cuteness!
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And warmth.

Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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2 comments on “Photo Monday – Halloween
  1. Lori B. says:

    Super cute!!!

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